JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT

Serving up a lifetime sport.

The FUTURE of tennis!

Summherhill’s Junior Development Program includes different levels for children ages 5 through 17 and provides a structured and fun framework for learning the game of tennis.

Students attending Summerhill’s classes are coached in all aspects of the game:

  • sportsmanship
  • stroke production & technique
  • speed, agility
  • strategy
  • physical conditioning
  • mental skills

Current spring session:

Begins April 1 – May 17. This is a 7 week session. Contact Robert to sign up!

Summer Camps

We are offering multiple sessions to choose from during the summer. Also check out our High Performance Camp  for other available options!

 *Please note, prices are for the entire session duration. Also, for NON-MEMBERS there will be an additional $50 one-time fee.

Session Dates

Camp 1: June 17-21

Camp 2: June 24-28

Camp 3: July 8-12

Camp 4: July 15-19

Times

All sessions will run Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 2:00pm

Session Pricing

$250 for Members

$285 for Non-members

Robert Meek

Robert Meek

Director of Junior Development

Contact Robert directly for more information about the program: (214) 923-1341 or r.meek@summerhillrac.com

Class Levels by Age Group

Mini Champs

Age: 4-7

Mini Champs will be taught on a 36’ court with mini nets. Red tennis balls will be used to learn basic ground stroke skills with proper technique.  A combination of games and drills will be used for kids to develop footwork and hand-eye coordination.

Champs

Age: 8-10

Champs will be taught on the 60’ court and use orange tennis balls. This class is for kids still developing correct technique for all their shots (forehand, backhand, serves and volleys).  They will also learn scoring, court positioning, tennis etiquette, etc. Games will be used to teach consistency and shot placement in a fun and friendly environment.

Elite Champs

Age:8-10

Elite Champs will be taught on the 60’ court and will be transitioning from orange tennis balls to green dot tennis balls. Kids in this group can hit 40-60 ball rallies with their coach and have already played in tournaments.  Focus will be learning game situations, control of the point, mental toughness and shot control. **Entry must be approved by Director of Jr Development

Smashers

Age: 11-13

Smashers will be taught on the full court and use yellow tennis balls. Kids will continue developing correct technique for all their shots (forehand, backhand, serves, and volleys). They will also learn scoring, court positioning, tennis etiquette, etc.  Games will be used to teach consistency and shot placement in a fun and friendly environment.

Contenders

Age: 14 and up

Contenders are taught on the full court with yellow tennis balls. Focus will include mental, physical, and strategic parts of the game. Conditioning, court theory, and specialty shots (drop shots, top spin lob, etc.) are included.

Elite Contenders

Age: 14 and up

Elite Contenders are tournament players and high school team players. Conditioning, court strategy and pattern play are a few things taught in this class. Serves and serve returns are also an emphasis. Elite players will play over net extenders for long periods of time to ensure depth and consistency. **Entry must be approved by Director of Jr Development

 

 

Want the details on ALL  our Junior Development programs?

Download the brochure to get information on pricing and session dates!

Experience the new Summerhill. We have tennis programs for all ages and skill levels. Also, try one of our small group fitness classes or choose one-on-one personal training.

Contact
3480 N. Summerhill Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72703
479-521-8241
Club Hours
Monday – Thursday: 6:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm