Junior Aces

Our 'Junior Aces' program is for young, keen and talented tennis players who want to develop their skills further. Our aim is to provide players with an extensive coaching program as they transition from Red Ball, through to Orange & Green. Junior Aces players are usually invited to join these sessions from showing potential at club tennis coaching; with a vision to play competition (and train in our academy) in the future. 

Our Focus:

  • Improve tennis fundamentals, skills and technique in a fun environment.

  • Develop key footwork and movement drills.

  • Progress into serving, rallying and scoring. 

  • Attention to detail from coaches and forward-thinking approach.

Groups/Stages:

  • Red Ball (25% compression), we use bigger tennis balls and smaller courts for players to learn the fundamentals of tennis. Great for newer players!

  • Orange Ball (50% compression), balls are smaller than red & court size is larger, perfect for players who have had experience/transitioned from red ball.

  • Green-Dot Ball (75% compression), these balls are very similar to a ‘normal’ ball and kids play on a full court. Players progress to interclub level soon after.

  • Yellow Ball (100% compression), players aged 11+ who are ready for interclub competition in the upcoming season.

 

Session Days & Times (Winter 2021):

  • Red Ball (Ages 5-7):                  Monday's 4pm to 4.45pm

  • Orange Ball (Ages 7-9):           Monday's 4pm to 4.45pm

  • Green-Dot Ball (Ages 8-10):   Monday's 4.45pm to 5.30pm

  • Yellow Ball (Ages 11-13):            Tuesday's 6.15pm to 7pm

- Classes commence on May 3rd 2021 and run for 16 weeks through terms 2&3. 

- All groups are run by Nic Jenkins and held at Edgeware Tennis Club. 

- Groups are limited to a maximum of 4-5 players per class.

Cost:

  • 1 class per week (for a total of 16 weeks)   =   $200 

 

Full Payment must be paid into Elevate Tennis bank acc (12-3240-0211054-50) by 

15th May 2021. Part-payments are available, but please contact us.

FAQ:

How is this different to group coaching at my club?

Group coaching is great, however it involves much bigger groups of various ages and abilities which can sometimes be difficult. Our aim is that our program will have smaller groups, more attention to detail and allows us to separate groups depending on abilities. 

 

How big are the groups and who is running the sessions?

Group sizes are a maximum of 4-5 players, this allows us to give players 100% attention and get more practice within each session. Nic (Head Coach) will run all of our Junior Aces classes.

 

Why should I play tennis in the winter?

Unfortunately, a lot of the skills players learn over summer goes to waste when they stop playing for 6 months. It’s vital for their development to get more repetition and continue to learn new skills. This is the best way to get rapid improvement and be better prepared for transitioning into competition. 

 

What if it rains? 

We provide 16 weeks of coaching over winter which allows ‘back-up’ weeks at the end of the terms in case of any wet weather to ensure sessions are not missed. Worst case, ‘credit’ from your payment will be carried over to the following term.

 

I don’t know much about tennis or what level my child is?

Feel free to contact Nic if you would like more information on this or other programmes. If Nic or the coaching team has seen your child play before, then we can accurately put them into the correct class.