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2020 Junior Tennis (Registration Coming Soon)

Thank you for your interest in the Junior Tennis Program. RFTC is following governmental guidance regarding the opening of programs. Therefore, the preseason classes have been cancelled. Hopefully Junior Tennis will be able to resume for the first summer session on June 8. We hope to open registration for summer sessions soon. We are including the tentative schedule here. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. We wish you and your families good health.


Reminder about Court Attire:

  • NEW: Apparel must be all white, including socks, hats, visors.  Court-appropriate shoes can be non-white.
  • Color accents (up to 10% of attire) are permitted.
  JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM – SUMMER 2020 John Morlidge Head Pro
Program name Starting skill set Suggested age range* Description Class duration Schedule
USTA Red Ball shotmakers No prior experience 4-8 yrs A great way to introduce young children to the fun of tennis. Kids will learn eye-hand coordination, footwork, basic shots. Red foam balls and a smaller court will be used. Certificate awarded at the end of the session. 45 min class 4 x per week M, T, W,Th 10:45-11:30am OR 5:00-5:45pm
USTA Orange Ball Excellence Beginner 7-10 yrs Kids will begin to learn to hit with each other through a series of progressive activities and games. The focus of this group is to keep the atmosphere fun and engaging, while having friendly team competitions. Appropriate rackets, orange balls and court size will help in development. Coach evaluation at the end of each session.  USTA match play opportunities will be available with other local clubs. 90 min class 4 x per week M, T, W, Th 11.30am-1:00pm OR 3:15-4:45pm OPTIONAL Fri matches TBD
USTA Green Ball Super Excellence Advanced beginner to intermediate 9-12 yrs Emphasis placed on rallying back and forth with some consistency with a feed. Kids will learn positions on the court and a variety of shots. Players should have proper grips. Green dot balls will help in development.   Coach evaluation at the end of each session.  USTA match play opportunities will be available with other local clubs. 90 min class 4 x per week M, T, W, Th 1:30-3:00pm OR 3:15-4:45pm OPTIONAL Fri matches TBD
Yellow Ball 1 Advanced beginner to intermediate 10-16 Same as above, but with regulation yellow balls.   Meant for older players who are newer to tennis, or those passing through green dot but not yet ready for Junior Varsity group.  USTA Match play opportunities will be available with other local clubs. 90 min class 4 x per week M, T, W, Th 1.30-3.00pm OPTIONAL Fri matches TBD
Junior Varsity Intermediate 11-16 yrs Players should have proper grips, a variety of shots and be able to rally with pace and consistency. Emphasis will be placed on improving consistency, emphasizing stroke production, form and control. This class will provide opportunities for point play, competitive drills, game strategies and athletic development. Players are expected to participate in weekly interclub matches, which may require local travel. 2 hrs class 4 x per week with Friday interclub matches M, T, W, Th 11-1pm OR 3:00-5.00pm Fri matches 1.00-3.30pm
High Performance/ Varsity Advanced 13-18 yrs or ability based Advanced players tournament program - Training for tournament play emphasizing stroke production, control, technique and athletic development. This class will emphasize point play, competitive drills and advanced game strategies and tactics. Players are expected to participate in weekly interclub matches, which may require local travel. 2 hrs class 4 x per week with Friday interclub matches M, T, W, Th 11-1pm OR 3:00-5.00pm Fri matches 1.00-3.30pm
 
  JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM – SUMMER 2020 PRICING Non-Member (Member) John Morlidge Head Pro
USTA Red Ball USTA Orange Ball USTA Green Ball USTA Yellow Ball I JV / Varsity High-Performance JV / Varsity High-Performance    2x Day

SESSION 1 (4 weeks) Jun 8 - Jul 3  $202.50  ($180) $405 ($360) $405 ($360) $405 ($360) $684 ($608) $1026 ($912)
1A  Jun 8-12 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
1B  Jun 15-19 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
1C  Jun 22-26 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
1D  Jul 29-July 3      No groups July 4 $45  ($40.50) $90 ($81) $90 ($81) $90 ($81) $160 ($144) $240 ($216)
SESSION 2 (4 weeks) July 6 – 31 $216 ($192) $432 ($384) $432 ($384) $432 ($384) $720 ($640) $1080 ($960)
2A  Jul 6-10 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
2B  Jul 13-17 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
2C  Jul 20-24 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
2D  Jul 27 – 31 $60  ($54) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $120  ($108) $200 ($180) $300 ($225)
SESSION 3 (2 weeks) Aug 3 - Aug 13 $120  ($108) $240  ($216) $240  ($216) $240  ($216) $288  ($256) No Friday matches $432 ($384)
POST-SEASON TBD


*Age groups are intended as a guide to placement – coaches will make final assessments for appropriate grouping and will make every effort to balance ability levels within groups.   Questions?  Please email Dara Keidan at DaraK@tenandfit.com
  • All players must abide by RFTC Dress Code and Code of Conduct.
  • Friday matches - travel arrangements to local clubs for JV and Varsity will be made by tennis coaches at no additional cost. Optional matches will be charged separately at $25 per match for orange, green and yellow ball.
  • Advanced players tournament program by invitation only. Training for tournament play emphasizing stroke production, control, technique and athletic development. This class will emphasize point play, competitive drills and advanced game strategies and tactics. Players are expected to participate in weekly inter-club matches which may require local travel.

 

*Age groups are intended as a guide to placement – coaches will make final assessments for appropriate grouping and will make every effort to balance ability levels within groups

FRIDAY MATCHES
Travel arrangements to local clubs will be made by tennis coaches at no additional cost

VACATION POLICY
Please make arrangements for vacations with the coach in advance of the session. Sessions may be pro-rated in weekly increments only (no daily refunds).


River Forest Tennis Club
615 Lathrop Ave.
River Forest, IL  60305
708-771-7780
General: office@rftennis.com
Web: hello@rftc.org

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