Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Classes Offered for Fall 2016

Question? How do i register for these classes?
Answer: Please email Coach Mike at [email protected] and he will advise you on the correct class for your child and process your registration. You will then receive an invoice from Coach Mike that can be used to make your payment in the Proshop at South Austin Tennis Center. We are transitioning to an online registration and will offer that option in the near future.

 

Red Ball 0.5 | For ages 3 & 4 using a Red Ball on a 36’ Court |

Session Dates: This class does not offer Session Dates and Pricing. It is a signup and pay as you go class.
Days Offered during the Fall:
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:15am – 10:00am
Class Description: This class is the ideal entry point for future tennis stars to fall in love with the game. We provide a warm, inviting atmosphere so that our young students gain a positive association with the tennis court. In this structured setting, children will learn basic hand-eye coordination and body control through a combination of games. Education and enjoyment take top priority.
Suggested Equipment: 19″ – 21″ tennis racquet, water bottle, athletic shoes, weather-appropriate clothing
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 4:1
Skills Introduced: basic hand-eye coordination, ball tracking, tennis-appropriate reactions, respect, good sportsmanship and cooperation with in a group setting.

Red Ball 1.0 | For ages 5 & 6 using a Red Ball on a 36’ Court |

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 29th – October 2nd

Session 2: October 3rd – November 6th
Session 3: November 7th – December 18th (No Class Nov 21st – Nov 27th)
Days Offered during each Session:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:00am – 10:45am
Class Description: Many students enter this class as their first exposure to the sport and Ripper Tennis provides our young students with the essential skills to learn organically and grow with the game. Students will learn body, racquet, and ball control through cooperative games and contests. This class will be the student’s first exposure to hitting a ball that bounces before they strike. Students will also learn to use opposite sides of the racquet to hit a ball with and on which side of their bodies to use one hand (forehand) and two hands (backhand).
Suggested Equipment: 21″ – 23″ tennis racquet, water bottle, athletic shoes, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Skills Introduced: basic hand-eye coordination, ball tracking, tennis-appropriate reactions, respect, good sportsmanship and cooperation with in a group setting

Red Ball 2.0 | For ages 6, 7, & 8 using a Red Ball on a 36’ Court |

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 29th – October 2nd

Session 2: October 3rd – November 6th
Session 3: November 7th – December 18th (No Class Nov 21st – Nov 27th)
Days Offered during each Session:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays 10:45am – 11:45am
Class Description: This class also serves as an entry point for many of our young students and we will begin or continue with the skills needed for tennis advancement. Increasingly, coaches will design more self-fed cooperative games so that the students become self-sufficient and learns the sport organically. Games in this class will emphasize proper tennis reaction and impart skills that will eventually develop a rally. Some students may even choose to compete for the first time in Junior Team Tennis.
Suggested Equipment: 21″ – 23″ tennis racquet, water bottle, athletic shoes, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Skills Introduced: basic hand-eye coordination, ball tracking, tennis-appropriate reactions, self-fed games (feeding), basic rallying, respect and good sportsmanship and cooperation within a group setting

Orange Ball | For ages 9 & 10 using an Orange Ball on a 60’ Court |

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 29th – October 2nd

Session 2: October 3rd – November 6th
Session 3: November 7th – December 18th (No Class Nov 21st – Nov 27th)
Days Offered during each Session:
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Sundays 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Class Description: Students in this class we increase their ability to rally the tennis ball, first, from a ground stroke and, second, from a volley. The prominent focus in this group will be the introduction of ball rotation to shots — topspin and underspin. With increased spatial awareness, students will begin to follow a ball on all three dimensions (height, width, depth) and be trained to move efficiently before and after each shot. This group will also be introduced to the complete service rhythm in which the students learn to move their tossing arm and racquet arm in a controlled manner. More and more of the game situations will resemble actual tennis point play. The most developed students in this group will be challenged to play actual tennis points and participate on our junior tennis team.
Suggested Equipment: 25″ tennis racquet, water bottle, tennis court shoes, jump rope, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Skills Introduced: hand-eye coordination, ball tracking, tennis-appropriate reactions, self-led games (feeding), basic rallying, creating spin, rhythmic serving, proper point play, respect, good sportsmanship and cooperation within a group setting.

Orange Ball Advanced | For ages 9 & 10 using an Orange Ball on a 60’ Court |

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 29th – October 2nd

Session 2: October 3rd – November 6th
Session 3: November 7th – December 18th (No Class Nov 21st – Nov 27th)
Days Offered during each Session:
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Sundays 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Class Description: We are excited to introduce a class specifically to guide our young players who have begun USTA tournament competition in the orange ball distinction. Students in this group will learn how to strategically use their skill set to problem solve match situations. Our teaching staff we teach the students to be analytical and to understand how tournament stressors influence their performance.
Suggested Equipment: 25″ tennis racquet, water bottle, tennis court shoes, jump rope, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
Student-to-Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Intro to Tennis: Middle and High School | For ages 11+ learning the fundamentals of tennis |

Session Dates:
Session 1: November 12th – December 17th (No Class Nov 27th)

Days Offered during each Session:
Saturday 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Class Description: This class is designed specifically for students with little to no experience with tennis in the middle school to high school ages. After passing this 6-week course, student can then enter our standard educational tract.

Competitive Development | For ages 11+ Beginner to Intermediate, using a Green Ball on a Full Court |

Session Dates:
Session 1: August 29th – October 2nd

Session 2: October 3rd – November 6th
Session 3: November 7th – December 18th (No Class Nov 21st – Nov 27th)
Days Offered during each Session:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Class Description: This class guides intermediate tennis players to further hone their skill sets and gain confidence in competitive situations. Students in this may have yet to enter formalized competition or are still in the early stages on competitive tennis. Players in this group will become well-prepared for their middle school or junior varsity tennis teams. Students who excel in this group may receive an invitation to the High Performance Academy.

High Performance Academy | Invitation Only for Player Competing in USTA Texas Tournaments |

Session Dates:
Aug 29th – Dec 18th
Days Offered during each Session:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Students must choose which nights to attend and tuition will be calculated based on 15-week commitment @ $28 per class.

  • This program is invitation only with limited space.
  • Students in this program have made a substantial commitment to their tennis games and have placed tennis as significant extra-curricular activity in their lives.
  • These players compete regularly in tournaments through the month and seek high state and national rankings. Coaches will guide players in this program through the collegiate tennis selection process.
  • Those selected for this group are self-motivated and seek a great training session not only out of themselves but also from their classmates.

*All questions concerning specifics details about the program or classes should be emailed to Michael MacVay before calling the reception desk. [email protected]