The Future Champions Program is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters for players ages 13 and up.
The program is designed for players who are committed to high-performance training but are limited due to school schedule. The program consists of tennis, fitness training, and college prep counselling with an option to add SAT Prep course.
The program is led by JTCC’s Co-Directors of Future Champs James Carr and Wilson Mathewes. James is a certified USTA High Performance and USPTA Coach with previous teaching experience for the City of Tempe in Arizona, Jekyll Island Tennis Center in Georgia and Grove Island Tennis in Florida. Wilson has previously worked as the Assistant Men’s Coach at the Citadel and on the team at Clemson University under Chuck Kriese.
The Future Champions Program has a well-balanced curriculum offering comprehensive tennis and fitness training with 2-4 practice sessions per week on both hard and clay courts. Future Champs adds an important education component to its curriculum, an SAT Prep course that will help players to prepare for their college entrance exams. In addition players will access to JTCC College prep counselling, which helps players to find the best fit for their collegiate tennis goals.
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||4:00 – 6:00 pm||Optional Study Hall and/or SAT Preparation|
|Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday||6:00 – 8:00 pm||Tennis (5-6 pm Optional Fitness Training)|
|Sunday||3:00 – 5:00 pm||Tennis (2-3 pm Optional Fitness Training)|
There are 11 weeks of summer training beginning in mid June and concluding in late August. Most JTCC players attend at least six summer camp weeks. Summer sessions consist of drills, match play, fitness, and mental training. Summer training is strongly encouraged.
Fall Semester: September 4 -January 27
Spring Semester: January 29-June 6
Thanksgiving: November 22
Christmas: December 25-27
Easter: April 21
Memorial Day Weekend: May 26
Fitness training consists of on court speed and agility, strength and endurance training, tennis specific footwork and balance exercises, and dynamic and static stretching for flexibility and injury prevention. All fitness will be incorporated into on court training.
Players are tested in specific speed, strength, and agility settings to monitor their development throughout the year.
The Future Champions program requires a semester commitment with a minimum of two and a maximum of four practices per week.
One semester (20 weeks) twice per week: $2,960
One semester three times per week: $4,440
One semester four times per week: $5,290
To add one hour of fitness training with a one semester commitment is $15 per hour
Full year (40 weeks – 2 semesters) twice per week: $5,600
Full year three times per week: $8,400
Full year four times per week: $11,200
To add one hour of fitness training with a full year commitment is $10 per hour