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2679 Shermer Road
Glenview Illinois 60025

LEARNING THEME – TRAINING AND COMPETITION(Girls: 10–13 Boys: 11–15)

Refinement/Transition Phase

Pre & Post Puberty

Coaching Emphasis

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Physical Skills Growth Spurt Issues

  • Complex coordination
  • Dynamic balance
  • Footwork and movement
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Core and shoulder stability
  • Other complementary sports
  • Nutrition/hydration
  • Rest and recovery
  • Testing and tracking

Tactical

  • Development of game style
  • Playing the ball at different heights
  • Different serve and return options
  • Sequencing of shots
  • Offense and defense in all game situations
  • High percentage play
  • Tactics for different surfacest

Technical

  • Sound technique on lob, overhead, drop shot, etc.
  • Developing use of spin
  • Developing racquet head speed
  • Preparation for next shot, especially after serve
  • Appropriate footwork patterns
  • Ball speed control for serve, volley and groundstroke
  • Shot placement to move opponent
  • Taking control of the point
  • Developing sense of shot selection

Mental and Emotional Skills

  • Developing goal-setting
  • Developing self-discipline
  • Concentration
  • Anxiety control
  • Developing decision-making
  •  Developing pride in performance

Length of Sessions in a Training Phase

  • 2 hours with recovery before next session
  • 15–20 hours of physical activities
  • (including tennis) per week

Type of Competition

  • Jr. Team Tennis
  • Club competition
  • High School
  • USTA local, Sectional and National tournaments

Type of Coaching and Program

  • High Performance coaches with understanding of growth and development
  • Established Development Plan
  • At age 11, max. of 40 matches per year
  • Unlimited practice matches

 

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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