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 preparatory counselling with an option to add SAT preparatory coursework.
The program is led by JTCC’s Co-Directors of Future Champs: James Carr and Wilson Mathewes. James is a certified USTA High Performance Coach as well as an accredited USPTA Coach with teaching experience from 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 (Future Champs) consists of a well-balanced curriculum which offers a comprehensive tennis and fitness training regimen (2-4 practice sessions per week on both hard and clay courts) alongside a thorough educational program. Future Champs also provides an additional SAT preparatory course that will aid young players to prepare for their college entrance exams. In addition players will also have access to JTCC’s college preparatory counselling, which helps players find the best collegiate tennis program for their personal 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 a total of eleven weeks of summer training. They begin in the middle of June, run all through the month of July, and conclude in late August. On average, JTCC players attend at least six of those eleven weeks. In addition to tennis training, fitness training will be incorporated into future champs summer training. Daily fitness instruction includes speed and agility training, tennis-specific footwork exercises, strength and endurance workouts, and both dynamic and static stretching for injury prevention and flexibility. Each off-court training activity and exercise is purposefully designed to improve specific aspects of on-court performance.It is strongly encouraged for players to participate in summer training.
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 enhancement, strength conditioning, endurance building, tennis specific footwork, balance exercises, as well as static and dynamic stretching for flexibility and injury prevention. All fitness will be incorporated into on-court training.
Players development is carefully monitored in specific speed, strength, and agility settings to track development throughout the year.
The Future Champions program requires a semester commitment of a minimum of two and a maximum of four practices per week.
One semester 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
Flexible 20-class pass $1,720 is valid for six month from the purchase date and can be used for drop in classes for Future Champs.