Our junior program at BridgeMill is designed to meet the needs of all our junior players from age 5 and up; from recreational to advanced tournament players.
The goal of our program is to instill a love for the game of tennis in our youth. We develop self-motivated young people who want to practice and then practice some more. We encourage and foster a healthy, active lifestyle that players carry with them throughout their lives. All of our teaching professionals have a passion for the game of tennis and are here to ignite this passion in your child! 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.
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.
Excel Junior Tennis Academy at BridgeMill
The junior program at BridgeMill is designed to meet the needs of all our junior players starting at age 5 and up and recreational to advanced tournament players. The goal of our program is to instill a love for the game of tennis in our youth. We encourage and foster a healthy, active lifestyle that players carry with them throughout their lives. Our program is divided into categories based on ability and age. All programs focus on proper stroke development, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness at an age and level appropriate manner. Contact the Tennis Shop for class schedule updates, available space and to sign up.
Excel Future Stars – Development Groups
5-6 years – This group is for our youngest juniors with little or no tennis experience. Our goal in the program is to help children learn and enjoy the game of tennis while improving their overall athletic skills. We focus on basic motor skills like throwing, catching, running and jumping but also learn fundamental racket skills.
7-10 years – These classes are for juniors with little or no tennis experience. We focus on developing athletic skills, fundamental stokes and learning how to play points and keep score.
11-16 years – This group is for players with little or no experience. Players will be taught every shot, how to score, how to play a match. This group is great for those aspiring to play on their high school teams and know what they are doing.
Development groups meet for 1 hour during after school hours.
The Academy group is for intermediate to advanced players, ages 11 & up, who are committed to improving their game. This high energy group of players is striving to play tournaments, high school tennis or working to get a college scholarship. The Head Coach of the academy is Jennifer Pourchier who is also the Head Coach for the Reinhardt University tennis teams! One unique benefit of this is that Academy players often get to hit and train with the college players! Players are divided by ability level and age. Drills focus on proper strokes, footwork, fitness, strategy and mental toughness. The group meets Monday and/or Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 pm. This program runs throughout the school year.
Excel Summer Tennis Camps
Juniors drill, play games and train in a fun atmosphere for 5 hours a day, 4 days in a row. Campers can’t help but improve their tennis game and they have a chance to make new tennis friends. Players also have a chance to cool off in the BridgeMill pool. All levels are welcome. Groups are divided by age and ability. For juniors 7 – 17 years.
Camp meets Monday -Thursday from 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Fee/session: $220/Tennis & Golf member
Session 1: June 8-June 11
Session 2: June 22-June 25
Session 3: July 13-July 16