Winter 2020-21 Camps and Classes
For court safety all players will need to make a one-time 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.
Players will need a racquet that is the correct size, shorts/shirts with pockets, tennis shoes, a water jug, a hat/visor or sunscreen.
There is a 10% discount for siblings and a 20% discount for enrolling in a second class. 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.
- 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.
Winter Class Schedule (Starting 1/11)
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 6 weeks long. Players will be assessed for skill development and divided within the classes by ability. There will be one Team Tennis event at the end of the session due to weather concerns.
During Session 3 (January 11-February 21) players will have the option of indoor or outside lessons.
INDOOR CLASSES will meet every week on the indoor courts. Players will be required to wear a mask/sports gaiter while in class. Only players are permitted in the indoor courts. There is a 4:1 ratio for 8U and 6:1 ratio for all other ages. Classes require a minimum of 4 players. Indoor classes are $200.00 for the session.
OUTDOOR CLASSES will be taught ONLY outdoors. If the lesson cannot be taught due to weather we will credit your account for that class. Our temperature rule is 40 degrees or below at the time class starts. There is a 4:1 ratio for 8U and 6:1 ratio for all other ages. Classes require a minimum of 4 players. Outdoor classes are $180.00 for the session.
Session 3 – January 11 – February 21 (6 Weeks)
|5-6 Yr Olds||19-21″||Indoors||Wed||4:00-5:00 pm|
|7-8 Yr Olds||21-23″||Indoors||M/Tu/Th||4:00-5:00 pm|
|9-11 Yr Olds||23-25″||Indoors||M-Th||5:00-6:00 pm|
|9-11 Competitive||Indoors||Tues||6:00-7:00 pm|
|11-14 Yr Olds||26-27″||Indoors||M,W,Th||6:00-7:00 pm|
|11-14 Competitive||Indoors||Tues||6:00-7:00 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. A parent meeting will be held at the beginning and end of each session to discuss class objectives. You will receive a written evaluation at the end of the session.