Youth Tennis Leagues (YTL) is a NEW tennis program for kids that combines learning with match play. Most of the children that play in our program are at an Intermediate level but many have limited match experience. Our goal at Youth Tennis Leagues is to teach the skills to prepare them for the match.
YTL enables young players to gain confidence and compete in a low pressure setting so they can feel comfortable transitioning to Jr. Team Tennis and tournaments.
Registration for our Winter YTL 2017 programs are available for:
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens - starting January 7
Cunningham Tennis Center in Fresh Meadows, Queens - starting January 8
Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx - starting January 21
Tennis Club of Hastings - starting January 14
Click on Winter 2016 in menu above to register
8 weeks, 2 hours
1 hour of instruction, 1 hour of match play
The player to instructor ratio is never more than 6:1
Ages: 7 to 12 years old, Low to High Intermediate player
Some examples of what we focus on each week includes:
Forehand and Background Groundstrokes
Rallying with Consistency
Serve and Return Progression
Net Game - Approach shots, volleys and overheads
DRILLS AND MATCH PLAY
1ST HOUR DRILLS OBJECTIVE:
Introduce new skills AND develop the skills learned in previous sessions.
Teach how, why and when to play the different shots and where to be positioned on the court.
Practice Drills to develop new skill in a playing situation
Team Game that reinforces the skills and tactics of the playing situation
2ND HOUR MATCH PLAY OBJECTIVE:
Maximize the playing time using different formats including:
Short sets - First to 4 games
"First to Five" point play
10 minute timed matches
Enable the player to gain confidence and have fun learning while competing
To register for Teen Tennis for the Winter season, click on Teen Tennis in the menu above