Junior Academy Group Tennis Clinics

Levels of Group Lessons


  • Munchkins- Ages 4-6  
  • Ages 7-8 - Grades 2-3
  • Ages 9-10 - Grades 4-5 (Beginner and Experienced)
  • Ages 11-13 - Grades 6-7-8 (Beginner and Experienced) 
  • HS Beginner
  • HS Experienced
  • HP Academy (JV, Varsity) 

Program Details


  • Meets: Monday through Thursday (Friday are used for makeup days)
    • 55 minute classes
    • Max of 12 players per class
  • Location: Valparaiso High School tennis courts

Munchkins  


Ages: 4 to 6 Price: $30 resident /$42 non-resident
This class uses USTA 10 & under format where players play on a 36' x 18' court with foam balls.  These balls bounce 75% less than a regular ball. The goal of this class is to introduce hand-eye and tracking & receiving skills for future success.

Times


  • Munchkins M-W 9:00-9:30 a.m.
  • Munchkins M-W 9:30  10:00 a.m.
  • Munchkins M-W 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. 

Ages 7-8 


Price: $54 resident/$66 non-resident 
This class plays on a 36' x 18' court which are the new USTA rules for this age division.  The main focus changes to developing rally skills. Competitions are introduced at this level.  The main goal of this class is to get players to be able to rally the ball and play a match.  

Times


  • 7 to 8 yrs old M-TH  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • 7 to 8 yrs old M-TH 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Ages 9-10 Beginner and Experienced


Price: $54 resident/$66 non-resident
This class uses a variety of balls and court (sizes) to facilitate learning.  Most of the training occurs on a 60' court with low compression (orange ball) or green-dot balls.  These are now the new USTA rules for this age division.  The main goals of this class are to develop match play skills and proper technique.

Times


  • Ages 9 to 10 (Beg)  M-TH  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Ages 9 to 10 (Exp)  M-TH  9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
  • Ages 9 to 10 (Beg)  M-TH  10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Ages 9 to 10 (Exp)  M-TH  10:00 to 11:00 a.m

Ages 11-13  Beginner and Experienced


Price: $54 resident/$66 non-resident 
Just like the European models, we will use a variety of balls and court (sizes) to facilitate learning.  Most of the training occurs on a regular size court using yellow (regular) tennis balls and occasionally green-dot balls for certain skill acquisition.  The main goal of this class is to get players ready to compete on their middle school teams and transition into tournaments. 

Times


  • Ages 11 to 13 (Beg)  M-TH  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 11 to 13 (Exp)  M-TH  10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

High School Beginner & Experienced (Grades 9-12)

Price: $54 resident/$66 non-resident 
These players must have experience on their high school JV or Varsity team.  The main goal of this class is to provide an intense drill experience with a chance to practice with the best junior players in the area.  This class prepares players for tournament play and the upcoming high school season.  Younger players may be placed in higher level groups if their experience level matches that of the class. 

HP Academy Ages 13 to 18

Price: $72 resident/$84 non resident
The academy enrollment is limited and participants must play UTSA tournaments and/or be members of their High School Varsity or Junior Varsity teams.  Academy selection is based on ranking/tryout/invite criteria.  This level is open to collegiate level players. 

Times


  • HP Academy  T & TH  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  

Session & Registration Information


Available sessions and their registration deadlines are listed below.
Session Dates Registration Deadline
Session A June 5 - June 15 May 31
Session B June 19- June 29 June 14
Session C July 3 - July 13 June 28
Session D July 17 - July 27 July 12
There will be eight days of instruction per session. All sessions run Monday through Thursday.