JUNIOR PROGRAMS

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The Dent Academy junior programs have been created to provide a pathway for our players to improve in their proficiency of the game and grow in their love of the sport.  From a beginner player, to a high school player or prospective college player, the Dent Academy provides the highest level of instruction in a new, state of the art tennis facility, The Birch Racquet and Lawn Club.  With 50 years of tennis experience, Phil, Taylor and Jenny Dent have created an environment to foster the love of the sport for players of all ages and abilities.
Academy Overview

Academy Overview

This is the last level, for players ages 7-10 years, before moving to the yellow ball. The player will continue to develop their game and start to use strategies.

Orange Ball and Orange Ball Advanced programs will introduce players (ages 7-10) to a larger court with a slightly faster ball while using a larger racquet.

Players ages 4-7 will be introduced to the game of tennis using smaller courts, smaller racquets and lower compression balls.

Receive on-court training with grand slam level coaches who have competed against Roger Federer, John McEnroe and Serena Williams.

This after school training is for high performance players and meets three (3) times a week.

The Prep programs are designed for students over the age of 10 who are new to the game of tennis or still refining their technique and playing style.

Red Ball

This is where the player is introduced to the game of tennis.  The smaller court allows players to learn more quickly by adjusting to the court dimensions, equipment, drills, instruction and games to better suit their needs.  During this time, players will be challenged in many ways that will help their overall understanding of themselves and the world of tennis. Recommended racquet length 19” - 23”.


Skills learned in the red ball level before progression to the next level

  • Sending and receiving

  • Rallying with a partner

  • Overhead serves

  • Scoring and point play

Ages:

4-8

Court Size:

36'

Days/Times:

  Membership       Monthly Rates:

Tuesday & Thursday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$130

Thursday (Sept -May only)

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Friday (Sept - May only)

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Friday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Saturday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Saturday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

 

Orange Ball

ORANGE  and ORANGE ADVANCED (ages 8-10 yrs). This program provides an environment where each player is able to improve their learning capacity due to the increased requirements from the players.  Their skill level will be challenged by a bigger court compared to red ball courts, speed of the orange dot tennis ball and bigger, faster, stronger tennis players. Recommended racquet length 25”


Skills learned in the orange ball level before progression to the next level

  • Proper grips

  • Serve technique

  • Match play

  • Understanding different types of spin

Ages:

8-10

Court Size:

60’

Days/Times:

Membership

Monthly Rates:

Tuesday & Thursday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$130

Thursday (Sept - May only

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Family

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Friday (Sept - May only)

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Friday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Saturday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Tuesday & Thursday (advanced)

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$130

Saturday (advanced)

Junior

Jr. Membership + $40

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

 

Green Ball

Players are one step away from the full-size tennis court with the yellow ball.  The game is played much faster due to the technology of the equipment at this level.  Green dot tennis balls bounce faster, higher and farther than the red and orange dot tennis balls which adds more challenges for players needing to understand the game.  Recommended racquet length 26”


Skills learned in the green ball level before progression to yellow ball

  • Placement of serves

  • Different type of spins for serves

  • Placement of groundstrokes

  • Proper hitting stances

Ages:

9-12

Court Size:

60'

Days/Times:

Membership

Monthly Rates:

Monday & Wednesday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $140

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$200

 

Prep 1 & 2

Prep Level 1 - Yellow ball 78 ft. court. Ages 11 and up.  This for the older student that is just starting to learn the game of tennis.  The basics of tennis including grips, stances, swing path, strategy and scoring will be taught.  When the player has a good understanding and can rally and keep score they will progress to Prep Level 2. Recommended racquet length 27”.


Prep Level 2 - Yellow ball 78 ft. court. Ages 11 and up.  This is the final level before Pre-Elite,  Elite or Academy.  At this level the player should be playing tournaments and continuing to develop their playing style.  Recommended racquet Length 27”

Ages:

12+

Court Size:

78'

Days/Times:

Rates:

Monday & Wednesday