Club Academy Juniors are placed in groupings by age and ability levels, with specific consideration to growth and developmental stages. If your junior is participating for the first time, our Academy Director will provide a 15-minute evaluation in order to best place your junior into one of our Club programs.
Our movement of juniors is placed on technical, physical, and mental progressions. Each junior is unique. There is no exact length of time a junior player moves from one class to another. Private lessons are a great way to accelerate the movement process while obtaining specific individual attention.
On rain days, contact the Junior Academy Director for an update. Normally,
when it is raining all day, we elect to cancel class. If it is raining off and on, we will hold
class in one of our banquet rooms, using indoor tennis balls and exercises. We also
take advantage of our video library to analyze tennis play.
The Club has an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) on site at all times, to take care of specific occurrences. If there is a serious injury, parents will be contacted immediately based on the contact information provided through membership
Unfortunately, once a junior signs up for a particular class(es), these will be the classes they must attend. This is due to the fact that we have a set amount of coaches for each class, based on the number of juniors attending. If additional juniors join the class unexpectedly, then ratio of juniors to coaches will be compromised.
Rackets are the key ingredient for tennis. There are 5 lengths of rackets that are crucial to a junior’s progress: 21, 23, 25, 26 and 27 inches. Check with one of our Club Pro’s to obtain advice for your junior, as each length pertains to a different age and ability level.
When juniors are ready to compete by being comfortable in serving and keeping the ball in play, there is a league called USA Team Tennis. The league consists of teams formed at each tennis club or center located in San Diego. There are generally 6 to 8 juniors on each co-ed team. Play is singles and doubles, with coaching allowed.
We suggest waiting until Tier 2 and to consult with a Club coach first. Our Challenger Cups are a great place to start as they are tailored for the beginner player. The Challenger Cups are round-robin format, providing 2 to 3 hours of play against a group of players of similar abilities.
All our teaching professionals offer private lessons, including education on all biomechanics of each shot, strategy, and tournament coaching. Look for a teaching pro that a junior bonds with in the programs, and inquire about times, days and pricing of lessons with them.
The best thing to do is check with the pro currently working with your junior, as they are most knowledgeable about your junior’s progress. Otherwise, please refer to Junior Academy Director, Conan Lorenzo.