Summer 2020 Camps and Classes
Starting June 8, Southlake Tennis Academy will offer a week long Summer Camp starting at 8 years old and once-a-week Summer Classes for players starting at 7 years old. Camps have staggered start times by age, and a limit of 4 players per coach for Red Level 7-8 yr olds, and a limit of 6 players per coach for 8-14 year olds. We have made the very difficult decision to not offer classes for 4-6 yr olds this summer due to the new state requirements for social distancing.
For court safety all players will need to purchase a STA Player Bag ($20.00) containing personal equipment for each player in camp or classes. This bag needs to be purchased in the Pro Shop prior to attending the first day of camp or classes and brought every day. A t-shirt will be provided.
Campers will need a racquet that is the correct size, shorts/shirts with pockets, tennis shoes, a water jug, a hat/visor or sunscreen. Players can bring their own snacks or purchase snacks/drinks in the Pro Shop.
There is a 10% discount for siblings and for enrolling in additional sessions of camp. Campers who enroll in classes will receive a discount. Adjustments for discounts need to be made by the Pro Shop.
Health and Safety
- The health and safety of our junior players is very important to us.
- Camps/Classes have staggered start/end times to promote social distancing and health screening.
- Players have personal balls, cones, and spots to use during instruction.
- Our curriculum is designed for players to rotate activities while remaining 6 feet apart.
- Coaches will wear face protection while speaking to the players and will keep appropriate distances.
- Hand sanitizer is available on every court.
Our week long camps focus on developing playing skills. Players will learn proper technique for all tennis strokes through tennis specific games and drills. All levels take a 15 minute break indoors during camp. $200.00 per week.
|Red Level||7-8 yrs old||19-21″ racquet||8:45 am – 11:45 am|
|Orange Level||9-11 yrs old||21-25″ racquet||9:00 am – 12 noon|
|Green Level||12-16 yrs old||26-27″ racquet||9:15 am – 12:15 pm|
Our once a week classes focus on developing playing skills. Players will learn proper technique for all tennis strokes through tennis specific games and drills. Each session is 5 weeks long. The Tuesday/Thursday classes are taught INDOORS ($175.00/session), the Saturday classes are taught outside ($150.00 per session) with the exception of the Elite Level classes, which are taught outdoors for tournament training.
|Red Level||7-8 yrs old||21-23′||Tues/Thurs||3:15 – 4:15 pm|
|Saturday*||8:30 – 9:30 am|
|Orange Level||9-11 yrs old||23-25″||Tues/Thurs||4:30 – 5:30 pm|
|Saturday*||8:45 – 9:45 am|
|Orange Elite||By invitation||Tues/Thurs||5:15 – 6:45 pm|
|Green Level||12-16 yrs old||26-27″||Tues/Thurs||5:45 – 6:45 pm|
|Green/Yellow Elite||By invitation||Tues/Thurs||5:15 – 6:45 pm|
Southlake Tennis Academy follows the curriculum developed with Evolve 9, the leading expert in junior development training. We tailor our program to meet the needs of each player, focusing on the skills that need to be acquired by age. Each level has instruction and play to foster a life-long love for tennis.
Our program develops skills on and off the court. Join our closed STA Facebook Group for weekly homework assignments, family tennis challenges and team events throughout the summer! As part of the Evolve 9 program, players will be invited to participate in challenges with players from all over the world.
We use the 10U format for both instruction and play. This format features modified racquets, balls, courts, and scoring to “right-size” the game for children. 10U formats allow junior players to gain skills at a much earlier age in a technically correct way, while having fun learning the game. We offer a competitive progression from Match Day to Future Stars Beginner Tournaments to help prepare players for USTA tournament play.
The Texas Section supports a transitional competitive program. Players start in 8U Red Ball, move to 10U Orange/Green and graduate to Yellow Ball at 11 years old. Each level has a progression where points are earned to move to the next level. Our program supports this system, so players use the same balls in practice that they will see in tournament play. For more information about competitive tennis in Texas please use this link Texas Junior Tennis
Movement through Levels
Each age group has multiple levels so players can advance at their own pace. Each level has a set of skills that need to be mastered in order to move up to the next stage of development. Classes focus on athletic development and technical instruction as coaches work on skill acquisition. Coaches evaluate player match skills on Match Days. All these skills are reviewed each session by our coaching staff.