Future Champs

JTCC offers a pathway for youth of all ages to develop their interest in the sport of tennis to reach their full potential. The Future Champs program (formerly known as the Junior Development program) is session-based and designed for beginner to intermediate players. Red and Orange classes are for children ages 10 and under, Green and Yellow classes are for players ages 11-17.

In an effort to accommodate both ages and skills of players, court sizes for classes are adjusted. The 3-5 year-olds will use a 21-foot short court, which will be gradually increased to a 36-foot short court for 4-8 year-olds, a 60-foot short court for 6-10 year-olds, and ultimately to a full size 78-foot court for 8-17 year-olds.

Classes are offered daily, and schedules are flexible to meet everyone’s needs and level of commitment. If your child wants to play on his or her school team, compete in local, regional or national tournaments, or just enjoys the exercise, there is a program to meet your child’s level of play.

Registration is now open for Fall Session I (August 29 – November 6).

Tennis Whizz

Ages: 3-4
Court: 21-36 ft.
Ball: Red

Created in the UK, Tennis Whizz has been hailed as the most complete pre-school tennis program ever developed. Classes are led by a dynamic instructor who takes children on amazing adventures that aid in developing the fundamental athletic base needed to be successful in any sport. Parents have the option of being involved in the learning process.

Red I

Ages: 5-7
Court: 36 ft.
Ball: Red

Red I is designed for beginner level players ages 5-7. This class focuses on building physical skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed) while teaching the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a game-based curriculum. Coaching is focused on developing sending and receiving skills (rallying), footwork and racquet mechanics.

Red II*

Ages: 6-7
Court: 36 ft.
Ball: Red

Red II is designed for intermediate players ages 6-7. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with basic technique (rallying) more than five times in a row, understand how to move side to side on 36’ Red Court (forehand and backhand), and have a basic swing path for serve, forehand and backhand. This class focuses on building the players overall physical and tennis specific skills. Coaching is focused on technique, consistency and match play skills.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Red III*

Ages: 6-8
Court: 36 ft. 
Ball: Red & Orange 

Red III is designed for advanced players ages 6-8. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with proper technique (rallying) more than 10 times in a row, be able to cover and play points in the 36’ Red Court. This class focuses on transitioning to the 60’ Orange Court, developing topspin, directional intent, ball recognition and net play.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Orange I

Ages: 8-9
Court: 60 ft.
Ball: Orange

Orange I is designed for beginner level players ages 8-9. This class focuses on building physical skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed) while teaching the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a game-based curriculum. Coaching is focused on developing sending and receiving skills (rallying), footwork and racquet mechanics.

Orange II*

Ages: 7-9
Court: 60 ft.
Ball: Orange

Orange II is designed for intermediate players ages 7-9. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with basic technique (rallying) more than five times in a row, understand how to move side to side and up and back on 60’ Orange Court (forehand, backhand, volley), and have a basic swing path for serve, forehand, backhand and volleys. This class focuses on building the players overall physical and tennis specific skills. Coaching is focused on technique, consistency and match play skills.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Orange III*

Ages: 7-10
Court: 60 ft.
Ball: Orange & Green

Orange III is designed for advanced players ages 7-10. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with proper technique (rallying) more than 10 times in a row, be able to cover and play points in the 60’ Orange Court. This class focuses on transitioning to the 78’ Full Court, developing spin, height, depth, direction, singles and doubles strategy.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Green I

Ages: 10-12
Court: 78 ft.
Ball: Green

Green I is designed for beginner level players ages 10-12. This class focuses on building physical skills (agility, balance, coordination and speed) while teaching the fundamentals necessary to serve, rally and score using a game-based curriculum. Coaching is focused on developing sending and receiving skills (rallying), footwork and racquet mechanics.

Green II*

Ages: 10-12
Court: 78 ft.
Ball: Green

Green II is designed for intermediate players ages 10-12. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with basic technique (rallying) more than five times in a row, understand how to move side to side and up and back on 78’ Full Court (forehand, backhand, volley), and have a basic swing path for serve, forehand, backhand and volleys. This class focuses on building the players overall physical and tennis specific skills. Coaching is focused on technique, consistency and match play skills.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Green III*

Ages: 11-12
Court: 78 ft. 
Ball: Green & Yellow

Green III is designed for advanced players ages 11-12. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with proper technique (rallying) more than 10 times in a row, be able to cover and play points in the 78’ Full Court. This class focuses on transitioning to the 78’ Full Court with a Yellow Ball, developing spin, height, depth, direction, singles and doubles strategy.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.

Yellow I

Ages: 13+
Court: 78 ft.
Ball: Yellow

Yellow I is designed for advanced beginner and intermediate players ages 13+. For players starting, class will focus on building athletic skills (agility, balance, coordination, speed and strength) while teaching the fundamentals of tennis with a game-based curriculum. For intermediate players, class will focus on developing topspin, height, depth, direction, pace, net play and overall point play for singles and doubles.

Yellow II*

Ages: 12+
Court: 78 ft.
Ball: Yellow

Yellow II is designed for intermediate players ages 12+. Players in this class should be able to send and receive the ball with a partner with basic technique (rallying) more than five times in a row, understand how to move side to side and up and back on 78’ Full Court (forehand, backhand, volley), and have a basic swing path for serve, forehand, backhand and volleys. This class focuses on building the players overall physical and tennis specific skills. Coaching is focused on technique, consistency and match play skills.

*Placement in this class requires approval from Interim Director of Tennis Jordan Zimmerman.