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2679 Shermer Road
Glenview Illinois 60025

LEARNING THEME – FUN AND FUNDAMENTALS (5–8)

Introduction/Foundation Phase

Childhood

Teaching Emphasis

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Physical Skills

  • Agility, balance (static and dynamic)and coordination (simple to complex)
  • Throwing overarm, catching, jumping and running
  • Speed
  • Reaction (response time)
  • Tracking skills
  • Warm up and cool down
  • Other sports
  • Hydration/nutrition

Tactical (On 36′ court)

  • Serve, return and baseline skills
  • Developing accuracy and consistency

Technical (Use 19″, 21″ & 23″ racquets and foam balls)

  • Developing basic stroke patterns of serve, groundstrokes and volleys
  • Basic grips
    •  Serve— continental grip
    • Forehand—eastern to semi-western grip
    • Backhand—single or double-handed

Mental and Emotional Skills

  • Fun and enjoyment of sport
  • ‘Best of 3’ scoring principles
  • Coping with winning and losing
  • Sportsmanship and respect for other players

 

Length of Sessions

  • 2-3 tennis sessions per week of 45–60 minutes
  • At least 6–10 hours of physical activities (including tennis) per week

Type of Competition and Scoring

  • Fun entry-level team events, including Team Tennis
  • 36′ court events on intra- and interclub basis
  • Modified scoring—best of 3 tiebreaks to 7 points

Type of Coaching and Program

  • Coaches/teachers/parents with experience of age group, together with tennis skills
  • FUN, well-structured program
  •  Group teaching

 

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Summer Training Hours

Monday

9:00 - 11:00 AM

Tuesday - Thursday

9:00 - 11:00 AM
2:00 - 4:00 PM
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Fall Training Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday & Thursday

9:00 - 11:00 AM
2:00 - 4:00 PM
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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(847) 460-2742