RIPPNER Competitive Development
Session 1: January 7th – February 10th
Session 2: February 11th – March 17th
Session 3: March 25th – April 28th
Session 4: April 29th – June 1st
Class Days and Times:
Monday and Wednesday: 5:30pm-7:00pm
27″ tennis racquet, water bottle, athletic shoes, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
This class guides intermediate tennis players who are 11 and up 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 Futures program.
Warm Up: Partner-based activities that focus on control and theme of the day.
Skill Development: Is broken into two specific areas of focus, Athletic and Tennis. Athletic, covers tennis-specific movement. ABC’s (agility, balance, coordination), speed, strength and advanced tossing/throwing/catching activities. Tennis, focuses on developing all five ball controls (direction, height, depth, speed, spin) and all phases of movement.
Games: Skills learned from practices will be applied to tactical situations during games.
Character: Practices have a character theme that can apply to tennis and life because at RippnerTennis we are not just developing champions on the court but champions in life.
Community: At RippnerTennis we are looking to grow a lasting community with relationships and memories that last a lifetime. During this time we are looking to enforce the topics covered in class, and make a connection with each and every player about their experiences during the class.
Based on the age of the Players and number of Players enrolled, RippnerTennis maintains a safe ratio of Coaches to Players to ensure a quality, inspirational, and safe experience for the all Players.