After School Development Program
We offer a fun and interactive approach to teach junior tennis with the use of the Progressive Tennis format. Progressive Tennis uses a system of modified courts, racquets and balls scaled to maximize learning for different levels and/or age groups. Just like many other sports (e.g. Mini-soccer, T-Ball, etc.), scaling the game down to the size of the child speeds up the learning process and makes the game more fun. The colour coded system (Red Ball, Orange Ball, Green Ball) is fully endorsed by the International Tennis Federation and has been adopted by the majority of countries world-wide.
KEW KIDS AFTER SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
This program is offered Tuesday and Thursday only, parents can select in 1 hour time slots for 7 weeks.
Spring Program Dates: May 1- June 14 (7 weeks)
Program Days: Tuesday / Thursdays
Program Times: 4-5pm & 5-6pm
Program Categories Offered:
Parent and Tot (Age 3-5)
This program led by an instructor is for children aged 3-5 years old to learn tennis with their parents. Racquets are provided. Kew membership is not required for participation.
Red Ball (Ages 5-8 year olds) are played with red ball on a 1/2 court mini nets
Red 1: In this stage children are learning the basic motor and co-ordination skills. For this class 19″ to 21″ racquets are recommended, foam balls and mini-nets will be used for this class. Skills that students are taught in this class include, underhand and overhead throwing, catching, learning to hit a dropped ball and an underhand serve in the ½ court. Red 2: In this stage children are now able to exchange a few rallies over the mini-net. This class is 21″ to 23″ racquets, red balls and mini net will be used in this class. Skills that are taught in this class include groundstroke rallies, overhead serve, volley and basic footwork in the ½ court.
Orange Ball (Age 8-10 year olds) is played with orange ball on a 3/4 court
In this stage children are taught to have basic exchanges from 18 meters (3/4 court). In this class 23″ to 25″ racquets are used, stage 2 balls (low compression) and an 18m court will be used in this class. Skills that are taught in this class include groundstroke rallies, overhead serve, volley and basic footwork in the 3/4 court.
Green Dot Ball (Age 10-12 year olds) is played with green dot ball on full size court
In this stage children use a 23″ to 25″ racquets, stage 3 balls (low compression). Players learn to serve, rally, score, and play at net in singles and doubles on a regulation sized court with a low-compression transition ball.
Teen Beginner (Age 12+)
This class is for players who are just starting tennis and/or learning are taught the basic fundamentals on a 3⁄4 size court with a low-compression ball. Players learn how to serve, rally, score and play at the net.
Teen Intermediate (Age 12+)
This class is for teens who have some or minimal tennis experience and are able to exchange over the real net. Players learn to serve, rally, score, and play at net in singles and doubles on a regulation sized court with a low-compression transition ball. Lessons take players through a progression of skill building activities that speed learning.