Dehart Park Tennis Courts...Now only one court left, too bad.
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SUMMER 2018 GROUP LESSON SCHEDULE
Pee Wee Tennis: Ages 3 & 4. This class serves as an introduction to tennis in a non-competitive environment. Activities are designed for immediate success and there is no rallying among players. Lower nets, Red-Level Foam balls and various stationary equipment leads the students to master the basics of tennis. Strokes include the volley, forehand, and backhand.
Hot Shots Tennis: Ages 5 & 6. This class continues the introduction to tennis in a non-competitive environment. Activities include rallying when possible and regulation nets set at a lower height. Red-Level Foam balls and shortened 36 foot courts provide students with the opportunities to succeed at tennis. Strokes include the volley, forehand, backhand, and preliminary serving technique.Classes Meet
CHILDREN'S CLASSES (Ages 7-15). For children ages 7 -15, students will be grouped by age and ability within each class based on the following criteria:
Children Level 1 (ages 7, 8, 9). This class transitions players from Hot Shots into 60 foot courts and regulation nets. Orange-Level Balls are used as students learn the basics for rallying in tennis from the baseline and closer to the net. Instruction focuses on movement towards the tennis ball and on Games that allow the focus to be on correct movement and stroke technique. Strokes include the volley, forehand, backhand, and serve.
Children Level 2 ( ages 10, 11, 12). This class is designed to transition into regulation size courts (78 foot), regulation tennis balls and Green Level balls are used. All strokes are covered and emphasis is on rallying, point play and strategy development.
Children Level 3 (ages 11, 12, 13, 14). This class continues development of all strokes but adds emphasis on offensive and defensive use. Singles and doubles strategy is covered and drills focus more on strategy and tactics. This class is for older players with more experience as well as some who currently are competing in tournaments, club teams, or are planning to play high school tennis. Only regulation tennis balls are used for this class.
Groups in each class will be grouped by ability: Adult Beginner. This class is for students with little or no experience playing tennis. Forehands, Backhands, Volleys, and Serves are covered. Drills emphasize technique but include point play. Adult Advanced Beginner. This class is for students with experience playing tennis. They are comfortable rallying and playing points. Emphasis is on stroke improvement toward improved match play. Doubles strategy is also covered. Adult Intermediate/Advanced. This class is for seasoned players - focus is on developing match play skills/strategies. Part of the class is drills followed by supervised doubles match play.
or at the Recreation Department: 574 Valley Street (inside Town Hall)
PEE WEE Classes: $90.00 ( 5 x 30 minute classes)
HOT SHOTS Classes: $110.00 (5 x 60 minute classes)
Adult and Children Classes (5 x 90 minute classes) : $165.00
Adult Intermediate/Advanced ( 5 x Two-hour classes): $220.00
**Classes begin Tuesday July 10th, Wednesday July 11th, Thursday July 12th, and Saturday July 14th, and meet for Five CLASSES.
Tuesdays July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7
Wednesdays July 11, 18, 25, August 1, August 8
Thursdays: July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9
Saturdays: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, August 11
**Classes meet at Memorial Park Tennis Courts
Class size is limited and may be canceled due to limited enrollment. Additional Classes may
be added to accommodate any overflow.
PEE WEE and Hot Shots Classes have a student/teacher ratio of 4:1 or less, All other classes have a student/teacher ratio of 5:1 or less. RAINED-OUT classes will be made up by adding additional classes to the end of the schedule, until Five classes have been held. NO Individual MAKE-UPS for missed classes.
Class cancellations and delays due to weather: please call our weather-related class update phone number at: 973-843-1116.
Class cancellations due to weather and Make-up dates will be posted as soon as possible
on the Maplewood Tennis Program website: www.maplewoodtennis.com