St. John's Tennis Association
High Performance Program Winter Junior Developmental Programs


PARENT & TOT TENNIS

Parent and Tot Tennis begins to lay the foundation for life long participation in sport and physical activity. Using fun games to develop moving in patterns, coordination and balance, parents will help to introduce their child to the fundamental skills used for all sport. Tennis is used as the tool to develop interest and have fun while learning key foundational motor skills. All classes are led by a coach, but require parent participation with their tot.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20244Parent & Tot W202118 month to 3Sat9:00am - 9:30am Jan. 9Mar. 271220$95.00$110.00Closed Jan 20, 2021

LES PETIT TENNIS

This program is for children who’ve already been a part of our Parent and Tot program or are old enough to be independent and work with other players of a similar age. Les Petit focuses on enhancing and developing beginning tennis and coordination skills, including centering skills, balance, basic setup, and hitting actions


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20245Les Petits W20213 to 5Sat9:45am - 10:30am Jan. 9Mar. 271210$165.00$180.00Closed Jan 20, 2021

RED BALL

The RED BALL ½ court tennis program is the first step of progressive tennis. The focus is on skill development. Cooperative activities lead to the development of the basic strokes and fundamentals in a FUN environment. Red Ball participants focus on learning fundamental grips and strokes using modified equipment to promote success. Entry level program for children ages 4 – 7. Coach : Player ratio = 6:1. Participants may register in more than one session per week.

EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESS:

  • • Bigger and slower ball (75% slower than traditional yellow ball)
  • • Smaller court
  • • Lower net
  • • Smaller racquet (21-23 inch)
  • • Shorter games (tie-breaks and short sets)

CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20246Red Ball - Wednesday W20214 to 7Wed4:00pm - 5:00pmJan. 6Mar. 241210$170.00$185.00Closed Jan 17, 2021
20247Red Ball - Friday W20214 to 7Fri4:30pm - 5:30pmJan. 8Mar. 26127$170.00$185.00Closed Jan 19, 2021
20248Red Ball - Saturday W20214 to 7Sat9:30am - 10:30amJan. 9Mar. 27127$170.00$185.00Closed Jan 20, 2021
20249Red Ball - Sunday W20214 to 7Sun9:00am - 10:00amJan. 10Mar. 28123$170.00$185.00Closed Jan 21, 2021
20250Red Ball Competitive - Wed W20214 to 7Registration Code RequiredWed3:30pm - 5:00pmJan. 6Mar. 241212$255.00$265.00Closed Jan 17, 2021
20251Red Ball Competitive - Sat W20214 to 7Registration Code RequiredSat10:30am - 12:00pmJan. 9Mar. 27129$255.00$265.00Closed Jan 20, 2021

ORANGE BALL

The ORANGE BALL ¾ court curriculum allows young players to play on an 60 ft. court with the same rules on a regulation court. Playing the “real game” will promote the development of fundamentals required in game situations. The ORANGE BALL program uses low-compression balls that facilitate development of the tactical areas while ensuring the development of good technique.

Entry level program for children who have completed Red ball or who are 8 – 9  years old and have little or no prior exposure to tennis. Coach:Player Ratio = 6:1. Participants may register in more than one session per week.

EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESS:

  • Bigger and slower ball (50% slower than yellow ball)
  • Smaller court  
  • Lower net
  • Smaller racquet (23 – 25 inch)
  • Shorter games (tie-breaks and short sets)

CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20252Orange Ball - Thursday W20216 to 10Thur5:3 pm - 6:30pm Jan. 7Mar. 251215$193.00$208.00Closed Jan 18, 2021
20253Orange Ball - Friday W20216 to 10Fri5:30pm - 6:30pmJan. 8Mar. 261215$193.00$208.00Closed Jan 19, 2021
20254Orange Ball - Sunday W20216 to 10Sun11:00am - 12:00pmJan. 10Mar. 28123$193.00$208.00Closed Jan 21, 2021
20255Orange Ball Competitive - Wed W20217 to 10Registration Code RequiredWed5:00pm - 6:30pmJan. 6Mar. 241213$290.00$300.00Closed Jan 17, 2021
20256Orange Ball Competitive - Sat W20217 to 10Registration Code Required Sat10:30am - 12:00pmJan. 9Mar. 27129$290.00$300.00Closed Jan 19, 2021

GREEN BALL

The GREEN BALL program is designed on a full court using low compression balls. This program continues with skill development in all areas of tennis: technical, tactical, physical, and psychological. The program will successfully develop next step FUNdamentals from serve, rally and score.

This program is designed for children who have completed other progressive tennis levels or some prior exposure to tennis. Coach:Player ratio = 6:1. Participants may register in more than one session per week.

EQUIPMENT MODIFICATIONS TO ENSURE SUCCESS:

  • Bigger and slower ball (25% slower than yellow ball)
  • Full size court
  • Standard net height
  • Smaller racquet (23 – 25 inch)
  • Shorter games

CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20257Green Ball - Tuesday W20219 to 12Tue5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan. 5Mar. 23121$204.00$219.00Closed Jan 16, 2021
20258 Green Ball - Saturday W20219 to 12Sat12:00pm - 1:00pmJan. 9Mar. 271212$204.00$219.00Closed Jan 20, 2021
20259 Green Ball - Sunday W20219 to 12Sun10:00pm - 11:00amJan. 10Mar. 28123$204.00$219.00Closed Jan 21, 2021

YELLOW BALL

This program is focused on developing ball control skills and fundamentals starting with low compression balls leading to yellow ball, depending on the skill level of players. This program is designed for a range of skill levels, from the total beginner to an intermediate player.

Older players typically progress quickly through low compression balls into yellow ball as their coordination is further developed and their physical strength allows for a faster transition through low compression balls. Sessions may begin on a smaller court, but will also progress to full size as the players develop their skill set.

For players aged 12+ who have either progressed through the first three levels or are new to the game and play at a beginner level. Coach: Player Ratio = 6:1. Participants may register in more than one session per week


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member PriceStatus
20260Yellow Ball - Monday11 to 18Mon5:30pm - 6:30pm Jan. 4Mar. 22120$220.00$235.00Closed Jan 15, 2021
20261Yellow Ball - Saturday11 to 18Sat1:00pm -2:00pmJan. 9Mar. 27121$220.00$235.00Closed Jan 20, 2021
20262Yellow Ball - Sunday11 to 18Sun12:00pm - 1:00pmJan. 10Mar. 28120$220.00$235.00Closed Jan 21, 2021