RIPPNER RED Ages 7 & 8
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: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00am
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.
Warm Up: Start with a simple activity that gives players a chance to become engaged, during which they start hitting to get the entire body moving, and prepare for the 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), along with sending and receiving skills such as rolling, tossing (underhand), throwing (overhand) and catching, fundamental skills for the hands and feet for the ABC’s. Tennis, focuses on developing building blocks for serve rally and score and work on skills that use tactics, technique and movement.
Games: Players are divided into teams to work on the skills covered in each practice.
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.
21″ – 23″ tennis racquet, water bottle, athletic shoes, sport and weather-appropriate clothing
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.
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.