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.

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:

4-7

Court Size:

36'

Tuesday & Thursday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$130

Saturday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

Saturday

Junior

Jr. Membership + $50

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Family

Guest

Incl. in Fam. Membership

$80

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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:

7-10

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

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:

9-11

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:

10+

Court Size:

78'

Monday & Wednesday

Junior

$140

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Family

Guest

$100

$200

Days/Times:

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Pre-Elite & Elite

This program, divided into Pre-Elite and Elite, is coached by Taylor Dent.  The Pre-Elite program is designed for players who started to play tournaments but have not yet reached a 3 UTR ranking yet; whereas, the Elite program is for high performance players with a UTR ranging 3-10.  These players actively play in tournaments and on high school tennis teams.

This program is for members only and is billed by the month - students are paying for every Tues/Wed/Thurs in the month regardless if they attend or not. Drop-Ins are not allowed. 

4 players per court, max 20 students.

Ages:

10+

Court Size:

78'

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Member W/O Zero Limits Performance

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

$45/class

Member w/ Zero Limits Performance

$32/class

Days/Times:

Rates:

 

Full-Time Academy

Get attention from one of the most knowledgeable families in tennis.

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

  • Taylor and Phil Dent have been involved in this sport their whole lives and will share their knowledge, expertise and love of the sport every day.


Character Development

  • We create champions off the court as well. The Dents are a family with Christian values and provide students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, accountability, integrity and moral values.


Professional Fitness Training

  • We are committed to having the most fit junior players in the country, both physically and mentally.   To get physically fit, our students spend four hours on court every day doing drills and participating in match play with Taylor and Phil Dent.

  • Off court training is focused on preventing injury and increase quickness, stamina and strength. We have partnered with Zero Limits Performance to train our students, provide nutritional counseling, and physical therapy.

  • Emphasis is also placed on mental toughness. We incorporate drills that simulate the mental pressure of a real tournament match.


FULL TIME ACADEMY SCHEDULE

  • School 8:30am – 12:00pm

  • Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

  • Tennis Training with Taylor and Phil Dent 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm to allow travel to weekend tournaments


DAILY RATES

Monday-Thursday

Member Daily Drop-in $80 - for students NOT registered with Zero Limits Performance

Member Daily Drop-in $70 - for students registered with Zero Limits Performance

Non-Member Daily Drop-in $90 - for students NOT registered with Zero Limits Performance

Non-Member Daily Drop-in $80 - for students registered with Zero Limits Performance

Partial Attendance (2hrs) / Friday Drop-in

Member $40 - for students NOT registered with Zero Limits Performance

Member $35 - for students registered with Zero Limits Performance

Non-Member $45 - for students NOT registered with Zero Limits Performance

Non-Member $40 - for students registered with Zero Limits Performance

Ages:

10+

Court Size:

78'

Weekdays (School)

Monthly

$500/month

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Daily (Member)

Daily (Guest)

$35/day

$35/day

Weekdays (Lunch)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Weekdays (Training)

Monthly w/o Zero Limits Performance

$1360/month

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monthly w/Zero Limits Performance

$1200/month

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