JUNIOR  DEVELOPMENT  TENNIS

Junior coaching 10 – 17yrs

Junior development tennis is a progression for children to enhance their skills and continue to the next level of their development. In the sessions, the players will focus on technical and point-orientated drills. The goals for players in the squad is to be able to compete in Saturday Morning Fixtures, Thursday Sunshine Coast Singles Challenge and JDS.

When squad and private lessons are combined with match play and tennis camps, players will see a faster rate of development.

 

Program Inclusions:

  • Squad lessons

  • Private lessons

  • Semi-private lessons

  • Tennis camps

  • Match play

Squad Lessons

Squad lessons for developing juniors are designed for players to improve by doing drills, playing games and competing in point situations. Group lessons include technical, tactical and physical drills as well as fun games which help improve anticipation and perception. Group lessons provide an opportunity for developing juniors to practice multiple times a week. 

 

  • Minimum one hour group lessons (at least twice a week)

  • Average 4-6 players per coach on 1-2 courts

  • Yellow tennis balls are used at this stage as students are playing on a full court.

  • Technical and point-orientated drills.

  • 9-10 week coaching term

Private lessons

Private lessons are a great option for developing juniors choosing to fast-track their tennis. One-on-one individualized attention is the most effective way to improve your technical development as a player. Having private lessons is highly recommended as it gives the coach an opportunity to work on smallest details of any players game. 

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)

In most instances the students will make private arrangements to pair together with someone they know, however players can be grouped in compatible pairs. Whilst similar to private lessons, semi-privates enable the student to share the time and reduce costs. Semi-Private lessons maintain the individualization of private lessons however allow the player to practice specific, match situation points with the other player.  

 

Benefits:

  • Shared session with semi-individual time with the coach

  • Technically: the coach can easily adjust the session to work on any technical corrections of both players

  • Tactics: players can practice together and learn how to construct points at any level

  • Physically: you can work in intervals so you are fully recovered mentally and physically

  • Mentally: the player can challenge and compete against each other in reaching an objective 

  • Economically: there is no time wasted at half of the cost

Tennis Camp

  • Fast track development because the players are playing tennis for 5 consecutive days

  • Intense training for 2 hours

  • General fitness

  • Make new friends

  • Hitting a lot of balls in a short period of time

  • Playing with players of a similar standard

  • Reinforce your learning the following day

  • Point play with a variety of players

  • Excellent training environment

  • Still have enough time to enjoy your holidays and have the choice of an afternoon hit

Match play

Match play is played within squads when there are more than four players in the session. Points are played in the form of tie-breakers or in sets where the score begins from a certain score in the set. This is done in order to teach mental toughness and tactics.

 

Matchplay is organized at Nambour Tennis Centre as a leader board tournament in the Thursday Sunshine Coast Singles Tournament. We also highly recommend Saturday Sunshine Coast Fixtures and Junior Development Series (JDS) tournaments.