Junior Tennis

camp 2015 session 1Our Excel Junior Tennis Program is designed to meet the needs of all our junior players from 5 years old on up; from recreational to advanced tournament players.

The most important goal of our program is to instill in our youth a love for the game of tennis. We strive to develop self-motivated young people who want to practice and then practice some more. We encourage and foster a healthy, active lifestyle that they can carry with them throughout their lives. All our teaching professionals have a passion for the game of tennis. Our staff recognizes that the true gift of those labeled as gifted is not necessarily their talent but their love of whatever it is they do. Our staff is here to ignite this passion in your child!

We have a complete program that is divided into different categories based on ability and age. All programs focus on proper stroke development, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness in an age and level appropriate manner. Contact Pat Perry at pat.perry@hmsgolf.com for information on the program.

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SPRING/FALL PROGRAM

Excel Future Stars (ages 5 – 7)  Juniors will be learning the fundamentals of movement, balance and proper swing technique in a fun environment. Low compression balls will be used. Classes meet once a week for 45 minutes. Groups are kept small and will be offered during after school hours. Day and start time depend on the instructor.

Beginners (ages 8 – 14)  This group is for juniors with little or no tennis experience. Juniors will be learning the fundamentals of tennis including basic stroke technique, movement and the rules of play. Players will use age appropriate balls and equipment to help them succeed quickly and are divided by age. Classes meet once per week for 1 hour and are held throughout the school year. Day and time depend on the instructor.

8U match 2015Excel Academy (ages 8 – 17)  Group drills for juniors 8 – 17 years old, advanced beginners through advanced players. Players are divided by ability level within each category but should have a desire to reach the next level of their game. All groups include high intensity tennis drills focusing on proper strokes, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness. Students work and train hard but also have fun! These groups are held throughout the school year.

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SUMMER PROGRAM

Excel Academy Day Camps (ages 7 – 17)  The camp includes tennis drills focusing on proper strokes, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness. Match play is also included. Players also have a chance to cool down in the BridgeMill pool. Students work & train hard but have lots of fun too. All levels are welcome. Groups will be divided by age and ability.

Excel Future Stars Mini Camps (ages 5 – 7)  Juniors will be learning the fundamentals of movement, balance and proper swing technique in a fun environment.

academy volleys 2013Excel Academy Summer Drills (ages 8 – 17)  Group drills for juniors 8 – 17 years, beginners through advanced players. Players are divided by ability level within each category but should have a desire to reach the next level of their game. All groups include high intensity tennis drills focusing on proper strokes, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness. Students work and train hard but also have fun! Drills are offered throughout June and July except the weeks of Excel Day Camp. Players must sign-up the week prior to attending to ensure proper staffing. A minimum of 4 players of a similar age and ability is needed to have the group.