Tri-City Fitness is happy to announce the return of our Junior Tennis Academy and Net Generation programs, which are set to begin on September 9, 2020!
As many of you know from our summer camp, Tri-City has worked hard on introducing safety protocols to keep our members and staff safe, both on and off the court. These protocols can be found on our website. We are committed to providing a safe environment for kids to learn the sport of a lifetime, and will be actively encouraging social distancing while on court and in the lobby, wearing masks while not playing, frequently disinfecting the court and equipment, etc.
In an effort to limit the number of people in the lobby, we ask that parents please sign up and pay online ahead of time, and not bring the kids off too early for their class. In addition, whenever possible, we ask that parents pick their kids up on time so they’re not waiting at the club after their class ends.
Since many school districts have delayed the start of the school year to September 14th, we will be extending our summer camp through Friday, September 11. For those of you who would like to sign your child up for the Junior Academy, and do not wish to have your child play in the first week due their enrollment in our camp, we will gladly pro-rate the session for you.
We will be resuming a modified version of our Junior Shootout program on Saturday, September 12. Once again, there will be no extra fee for the Shootouts for kids enrolled in the junior program. However, this year, advanced signups are required. Players can sign up starting every Monday for the upcoming Saturday by emailing Jeff. Spaces will be limited based on the number of courts available. If a player does not sign up ahead of time, they will not be allowed to play. We will also currently be unable to provide pizza for the kids afterwards. We hope that parents understand the need to be strict with this, in an effort to limit the crowds and increase the safety of all those participating.
We look forward to providing a safe, fun experience on the court for all players this fall. Tennis is a great sport for so many reasons, especially in the current climate, and we appreciate the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of tennis with the next generation of players!
Please note, Junior Club Membership is required for participation in our 10U Red and Orange ball clinics, our Junior Academy clinics, and Junior Shootout.
Additional membership benefits include reduced rates on court time and vacation/holiday camps.
Net Generation / 10U: This format, intended for beginners from 4-10 years old, uses smaller courts and unique balls which won’t bounce as high or travel as fast. This innovative approach will facilitate proper techniques and make it much easier for young kids to grow into the game.
Junior Academy: During the school year, we offer lesson groups Mondays through Fridays after school, and also on Saturday afternoons. These groups are offered for players of all levels, from complete beginners to advanced players. Emphasis is placed on both mechanics and strategies, utilizing a number of drills and games during each lesson.
Elite Program: Designed for USTA tournament players, as well as those on their school’s JV and varsity teams, this program pushes the kids harder than our normal junior academy. We expect that players in this program have a solid fundamental background, and therefore we focus more on strategies and execution than mechanics. Players are expected to take their game seriously, and work hard to improve. While instructors will lead the drills and games during the groups, players must take responsibility for their game themselves. Groups are offered after school during the week, and also on Saturday afternoons.
Junior Tennis Ladder: Challenge your friends and move your way up the ladder while gaining positive match experience. Ladder match times will be set up each week. For more information, and to sign up, contact Jeff.
Junior Shootout: This walk-in program allows kids to play matches against their peers in an informal setting. Prizes, games and match play included. Fee is $15 (members) and $25 (non-members). NO CHARGE for members currently enrolled in our Junior Academy! Shootouts will take place on Saturdays from 5:30pm - 7:00 pm
Vacation/Holiday Camps: Tri-City Fitness junior holiday and school break camps are open to kids from the ages of 5-16, across all ability levels. Each day, the players are split up into groups by ability. Campers are engaged in drills and fun games geared toward their level throughout the course of the program.
Summer Camp: Our Summer Camp program is open for kids from the ages of 5-16 at all skill levels. Camp is split in to morning and afternoon sessions. Players can choose between either session or they can participate in our full day program.
Contact Jeff Hollinger for more information on our junior programs.