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Juniors Tennis Programs

AT CREEKSIDE TENNIS & SWIM CLUB

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Creekside's 11 hard courts allow us to offer an unparalleled variety of youth tennis programs ranging from beginner to high performance for all ages. Whether your child is just starting out or ready to take on the state we've got a program for them. Our goal is to get your child active and for them to develop a love for the sport of tennis.

Our younger Juniors groups, The Little Beagles and Junior Future Stars (I, II, & Elite), are designed to introduce and advance player's tennis knowledge and skills from Beginners to Elite Athletes. Our youngest program The Little Beagles (3-5 years old) is geared to learning the lifetime sport of tennis in a fun and rewarding way!

Our more advanced Junior Programs are loosely grouped according to each player's skill and individual goals. These programs are unique in that even though the children practice at different levels, possibly with different goals, we stress that they are a TEAM. The different skill levels, ages, and amount of tennis exposure of our Junior "Team" players often intermingle, with the better players helping the newer ones. There is a fluid "rising through the ranks" that always keeps the children and young adults feeling challenged and motivated!

Featured Events:

Next Junior Tennis Session is:
March 5th to March 31st

For more information on any of our programs listed below, please contact
JoAnn Lee, Tennis Director
843-388-5988 || joannleetennis@gmail.com

Make sure to take a look at our upcoming events & programs at the bottom of the page! 

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LITTLE BEAGLES

 

Ages 3 to 5

Our Little Beagles program is one of the only 3 to 5 year old tennis programs in the area. Start your child in a game for life with one of our 3 little beginners options!  Our goal is to get your child active and for them to develop a love for the sport of tennis.  Behaviors and habits formed in pre-school years are instrumental in setting the stage for a healthy lifestyle as they mature and grow! 

+ Little Beagles I (Ages 3 & 4)

Emphasis is to teach your child basic athletic skills; catching, receiving, balance, spatial awareness and of course, tennis skills!
Movement skills: jumping, hopping, lateral movement.
Life skills: cooperation, honesty, communication/listening skills.
TIMES: Monday & Wednesday 4pm-5pm

+ Little Beagles II (Ages 4 & 5)

Emphasis is on athletic skill development and fundamental tennis skills. Start on match play skills - rallying, serve.
Movement skills: split step and lateral movement.
Life skills: listening and cooperation skills with coach and teammates.
TIMES: Monday & Wednesday 4pm-5pm

+ Little Athletes (Ages 3-5)

This program will include tennis and soccer! Emphasis is on athletic skill development, hand/foot/eye coordination, and tennis & soccer fundamentals.
Life skills: teamwork and cooperation.
TIMES: Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-5:30pm

"Behaviors and habits formed in preschool years are instrumental in setting the stage for a healthy lifestyle as they mature and grow!"
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JUNIOR FUTURE STARS

Ages 6-10

Our goal with this program is to start you child in the lifetime sport of tennis in a fun, positive, active, and safe environment where they can excel in age appropriate games and drills. Our programs will provide expert instruction that simplifies the game of tennis so your child will love it and enjoy the sport from the first day they step out on the tennis court.

Your child will be encouraged to play the game and be on a team!

Your child will be surrounded by positive instructors who will serve as role models.  Coaches play a huge role in your child's development on and off the court. We will always reward effort over ability and we will inspire and challenge your child to be the best they can be and to enjoy the journey. 

Your child will also learn these life skills:

+ Importance of honesty and integrity - sportsmanship
+ Communication and cooperation
+ Independence and self-confidence in doing something to the best of one's ability
+ Decision making

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+ Future Stars I (Beginner Level)

Focus on Teaching tennis fundamentals including forehand, backhand, serve and volleys. Developing athletic skills including sending and receiving (throwing, tossing, and catching). Teaching match play skills including rallying, scoring, and tennis etiquette. Movement Skills: Split step, lateral movement. Life Skills: Listening and cooperation with coaches and teammates.

TIMES: Monday thru Thursday 4pm-5pm
Promotion: For advancement to next level, child must demonstrate the following skills.

  • Rally the ball over the net 10 times on a 60 ft. court
  • Serve 50% of the balls in on a 60 ft. court
  • Improved listening and cooperation skills

+ Future Stars II (Intermediate Level)

Students should be able to serve, rally and keep score. They will be encouraged to play Junior Team Tennis (JTT). Our goal is to get kids playing the game as this is where the fun starts! JTT matches are on Sunday afternoons. Students will need to commit to at least 2 group clinics/week.

  • Focus: Stroke production including correct grips, ground strokes, volleys, and serves; net play for both doubles and singles; match play tactics; footwork skills; decision-making & sportsmanship.

TIMES: Monday thru Thursday 4pm-5:30pm
Promotion: For advancement to next level, child must demonstrate the following skills.

  • Volley the ball from the net back and forth to a baseline player.
  • Hit cross court rallies at least 10 times on a 60 ft. court
  • Hit 60% of serves on a 60 ft. court

+ Future Stars Elite (Advanced Level)

Students are encouraged to play Junior Team Tennis (JTT); start playing LEVEL 4 & 5 tournaments; have 30 minute private lessons each week; must commit to at least 2 group clinics each week.

  • Focus: Learn how to hit top-spin and under-spin; use Continental grip on volleys, overheads and serves; use open and close stances; diagonal movement patterns for volleys and ground strokes.

TIMES: Monday thru Friday 4pm-5:30pm
Promotion: For advancement to next level, child must demonstrate the following skills.

  • Rally the ball over the net 15 times in a row
  • Hit 60% of serves in with Continental grip
  • Play Level 4 & 5 tournaments
  • Execute simple tactics in match play like hitting cross court and down-the-line shots.
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HIGH PERFORMANCE

Ages 8 and Up

Our more advanced Junior Programs are loosely grouped according to each player's skill and individual goals. These programs are unique in that even though the children practice at different levels, possibly with different goals, we stress that they are a TEAM. Being a TEAM, the coaching staff builds winners on the court and adds great leaders to the community focusing on the importance of each athlete to be an all around good citizen.

+ Junior Excellence - Green Dot (Ages 8-12)

Students are encouraged to play Junior Team Tennis (JTT); play Southern and LEVEL 2 & 3 tournaments; have 60 minute private lessons each week; must commit to at least 2 group clinics each week.
TIMES: Monday thru Friday 4PM-6PM

+ High Performance Program (ages 10-17)

The goal for our High Performance Program is to provide world class training instruction in a competitive and purpose driven environment. We want our players to love the game and the battle. Our coaching philosophy is simple - we want to maximize every player's development in a fun, clearly defined program. We understand every player is different and our job is to find the best way to train a player to succeed.
TIMES: Monday thru Friday 4PM-6PM

+ High School Training Program

This program is for High School students looking to not only make their high school team, but also be important contributors. Activities will include a daily drill session, technique work, match play, individual challenges, and a doubles drill/play session. An emphasis will be placed on match play strategies and team based competition.
Monday & Thursday 5PM-6:30PM

The different skill levels, ages, and amount of tennis exposure of our Junior "Team" players often intermingle, with the better players helping the newer ones. There is a fluid "rising through the ranks" that always keeps the children and young adults feeling challenged and motivated!

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