The Junior Development Program includes different levels for children ages 5 through 17. The program provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis.

A program of movement, balance, coordination, and motor skill development with a focus on self and partner rallying skills in the Micro Court. Both reception and projection activities will be emphasized. Children will learn the first stages of cooperative tennis. The children will learn how to initiate a rally, how to move and judge a ball (reception and centering skills), how to control the racket at the contact point and control the height, direction and depth to be successful on the 36-foot court. They will learn adaptive skills that will be the foundation of their future tennis development.

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30pm and Thursday, 4:30pm

Children will learn the skills of the 36-foot court. By the end of this program, a child should be able to play mini-tennis using a full or abbreviated serving motion. The children will learn how to move effectively so as to ensure good position and balance for each shot. They will be taught how to adapt to different situations and to control a follow-through on both the forehand and the backhand groundstrokes.

Tuesday, 4:30-5:30pm and Thursday, 4:30pm

Children will continue to learn the skills of the 36-foot court. By the end of this program, children should be able to move their opponents with intention by controlling the direction of the ball, use a full or abbreviated serving motion and learn how to move effectively to ensure good position and balance for each shot. They will be taught how to adapt to different situations and how to compete in age 8 and under events

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm and Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm

Students will learn the basics of tactical play as they transition from the 36-foot court to the 60-foot court for singles and doubles. Swing rhythm on the forehands and backhands will be emphasized. Children will be introduced to topspin and will learn how to differentiate between a volley action and a ground stroke action. A variety of serve progressions will be taught. Serve and return of serve will be covered in each class.

Tuesday, 5:30-6:30pm and Thursday, 5:30-6:30pm

Students will experience the five play situations and will refine their tactical/technical skills. Concepts of offense/defense will be introduced in both singles and doubles. Ball control exercises that enhance consistency, direction, depth and spin will be stressed. A variety of adaptive skills will be trained using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations in all areas of the court. Students should compete in Junior Match Play.

Monday, 4:30-6pm and Wednesday, 4:30-6pm

For teenagers who are relatively new to tennis, the Teen 1 program provides exposure to all the basic skills of the games through drills and competitive play as they transition through all court sizes.

Monday, 4-5:30pm and Wednesday, 4-5:30pm

Students experience the five play situations and refine their tactical and technical skills using a variety of adaptive skills with dead ball drills, live ball drills, and competitive play situations as they transition through all court sizes.

Monday, 4:30-6:30pm and Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm

Summer Session 1: 6 Weeks / 12 Classes

June 17-July 28. No class Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day)

Price is prorated.

Pricing:

CA Fit&Play, Play, 5Day Golf&Play, and Golf Fit&Play membersOther CA membersColumbia CardholdersNon-members
1 hr, $3301 hr, $3661 hr, $3901 hr, $414
1.5 hrs, $4951.4 hrs, $5491.5 hrs, $5851.5 hrs, $621
2 hrs, $6602 hrs, $7322 hrs, $7802 hrs, $828

Summer Session 2: 5 Weeks / 10 Classes

July 29-September 1

Pricing:

CA Fit&Play, Play, 5Day Golf&Play, and Golf Fit&Play membersOther CA membersColumbia CardholdersNon-members
1 hr, $2751 hr, $3051 hr, $3251 hr, $345
1.5 hrs, $4131.4 hrs, $4581.5 hrs, $4881.5 hrs, $518
2 hrs, $5502 hrs, $6102 hrs, $6502 hrs, $690

To enroll in our Junior Development Tennis Program, please call Long Reach Tennis Club at 410-423-4120.

Please notify us if you will miss a class, so we may fill your spot with a make-up for that week. We will work to get missed classes made up but it is not guaranteed. Please contact your coach for make-ups.

One-week sessions will be held Monday-Friday beginning June 18. Program meets from 9am-3:30pm on Monday-Thursday and from 9am-noon on Friday. We offer full-week full-day sessions and full-week half-day sessions for those who don’t want to attend a full-day. Sessions are held at Wilde Lake Tennis Club.

Session 1June 17-21
Session 2June 24-28
Session 3July 1-5
Session 4July 8-12
Session 5July 15-19
Session 6July 22-26
Session 7July 29-August 2
Session 8August 5-9
Session 9August 12-16
Session 10August 19-23
Session 11August 26-30