Match Play Tennis Academy
Registration Now Open
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Match Play Tennis Academy is targeted towards tennis players of all ages and ability levels. Our teaching curriculum is based on the United States Professional Tennis Association player development program and have been operating in Redlands since 1980.
Future & Rising Stars
Future Stars 1 (Grades Pre-K and K-1)
This class uses the USTA 10 & Under format where players play on a 36’ x 18’ court with foam balls. These balls bounce 75% less than a regular ball. The goal of this class is to introduce hand-eye and tracking & receiving skills for future success.
$55.00 two-week programs
|Sat||9:00a – 9:30a||Register Here|
|Mon & Wed||4:00p – 4:30p||Register Here|
Future Stars 2 (Grades 1 – 6)
This class plays on a 60 foot court which are the new USTA rules for this age division. The main focus changes to developing rally skills. Competitions are introduced at this level The main goal of this class is to get players to be able to rally and serve the ball and play a match.
$65.00 two week programs
|Mon & Wed||4:00p – 5:00p||Register Here|
Rising Stars (Grades 4 – 8)
This class uses a variety of balls and court (sizes) to facilitate learning. Most of the training occurs on a 60’ court with low compression (orange ball) or green-dot balls. These are now the new USTA rules for this age division. The main goals of this class are to develop match play skills and proper technique.
$65.00 two week programs
|Mon & Wed||5:00p – 6:00p||Register Here|
Ages: 10 and up
Our Tennis Academy uses an integrated approach for on-court and off court physical training, mental toughness conditioning and constructing points for tournament play. The professional tennis and fitness training staff will work together to build each player’s game at a personal level for a noticeable improvement.
|Mon/Tue/Thu||5:00p – 7:00p||Register Here|
The Academy enrollment is limited and participants must play UTSA tournament levels (5&6), (4,3) or (2,1) and/or be members of their high school varsity team. Academy selection is based on ranking/invite criteria and staff evaluation. This level is also open to collegiate level players.
Ages: 18 and up
Advanced Adult Tennis class is an intermediate to advanced player group tennis lesson program and is designed for players moving out of the intermediate level to the advanced level. The class will be working on constructing points, strategies, tactics, and learning what to do with the ball in different types of playing situations.
|Wednesdays||7:30p – 8:30p||Register Here|
In order to register, tournament experience must be approved by the instructor as a class pre-requisite.
Tournament Team 1 & 2
2 week programs (Sep & Oct): $75.00
3 week programs (Nov & Dec): $95.00
Team Tennis 1 (Grades 6 – 8)
Just like the European models, we will use a variety of balls and court (sizes) to facilitate learning. Most of the training occurs on a regular-sized court using a yellow (regular) tennis balls and occasionally green-dot ball for certain skill acquisition. The main goal of this class is to get players ready to compete on their high school teams and to transition into regular tournament play.
Team Tennis 2 (Grades 9 – 12)
These players must have experience on their high school JV or varsity team. The main goal of this class is to provide an intense drill experience with a chance to practice with the best junior players at or above their level. This class prepares players for tournament play and the upcoming high school season.
|Tue & Thu||5:00p – 6:00p||Register Here|