Adult Development Pathway
Our Adult Development Pathway is a rally based program that utilizes the concept of exploring the game through a progressive based concept. This concept of learning the game helps to create the most appropriate learning environment and encourage players to progress in a way that maximizes their individual development. Each session addresses the individual’s development in the following areas: Technical, Tactical, Mental, Strategical and Athletic training. Programs are designed from complete newbies all the way to advanced players.
Rally Jump Start
Jump Start is designed for first time players that have never or rarely ever played. Jump Start focuses on building the athletic skills required by the sport while also teaching the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a rally/game based on a modified court with low compression tennis balls. The first 30min minutes will be spent coaching serving, rallying and scoring concepts. The last half our players are left to play points on their own that they were taught in the first 30min of class.
Rally Beginner is designed for beginner level players that have come through our Jump Start program. Players also could have some prior exposure to playing. This class is designed to continue teaching the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a rally/game based curriculum. Coaching is focused on developing sending and receiving skills, sound footwork and racquet mechanics. Prior to moving to the next level, the player will be able to demonstrate an overhead serve to the correct side of the court consistently, short rally with a partner with a simple recovery between shots, direct the ball away from an opponent and keep score.
Rally Intermediate is designed for players at the intermediate beginner level. This class is designed to continue building the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a rally/game based curriculum. Rally Intermediate focuses on developing sending and receiving skills, sound footwork and racquet mechanics. Players learn how to properly position themselves to execute ground strokes and volleys with purpose.
Rally Advanced players are fundamentally sound in both movement and technique and are beginning to work on more advanced patterns of play. Rally Advanced focuses on stroke development and tactics for singles and doubles.
Practice Play is designed for intermediate to advanced level players with an NTRP rating between 2.5 – 3.5. This program is designed to offer 45 minutes of drilling and 45 minutes of match play based practice.
The Academy Bronze Program is designed for intermediate to advanced intermediate players. NTRP 3.0 – 3.5. Academy Bronze will focus on stroke development, spin, height, depth, direction, pace of their shots, selecting the correct footwork pattern to strike the ball and tactics for singles and doubles. Players learn to develop strengths in their game and how to use them to their advantage. At this stage of the pathway, Academy Bronze players have a strong desire to compete, play tournaments, enjoys competition. Minimum of 2 days a week is recommended for this program however, not required.
The Academy Silver Program develops experienced players’ stroke technique, mental toughness, tactical strategy, decision making, athletic skill development and court coverage skills. NTRP 3.5 – 4.0. Players skills are built with a combination of technical drills followed by rallying and point play drills that reinforce the training. Players learn how to build points and become successful competitors. Players in the Silver program are recommended to play in at least 2 days a week, however, not required.
The Academy Gold Program focuses on technical understanding of singles and doubles strategies necessary to compete at an Open Division Tournament level. Players drill, play matches and complete agility-power-speed regimens that will assist them in becoming a solid, well rounded and more complete player. Players at this level need 4.0 NTRP rating or higher with proven skills, a strong dedication to improve and the will to work hard to reach their optimal potential. Players in the Silver program are recommended to play in at least 2 days a week, however, not required.
Drill clinics are designed around players’ need to help perfect a skill including volleys, overheads, strokes, and shot selection.
Singles or doubles, beginner or advanced leagues available for every level. Match Plays are coordinated by a pro with the intent of setting up competitive and fun matches. See Clinic and Match Play Schedule for days and times.
Adult Leagues/House Leagues
Singles or doubles, beginner or advanced, leagues are available for every level. Call today for a league that is right for you. Please note: Leagues currently offered at Village Glen only .
A full night of tennis, food and friends organized by our pros monthly. Always a great time!
Sanctioned and non-sanctioned tournaments held throughout the year.
Private or group tennis lessons
Improve your game by taking a lesson with one of our experienced tennis pros. It will take your game to the next level.
Join us for some great fun during our holiday socials. Check with the front counter for the next upcoming event.
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