The Junior Champions Program is an after-school invitation only program for players ages 8-12. The goal is to develop young players who possess the talent, character, work ethic and desire to progress to JTCC’s highly acclaimed Champions Program.

junior champs training program

Participation in the Junior Champions program is by invitation only. In the Junior Champions program, Director Ali Aganamba introduces players to High Performance Training focusing on proper tennis technique, match play, fitness, video analysis, evaluation and after-school tutoring. Coaches attend many local tournaments to evaluate JTCC players.

Tennis & Fitness Training

Junior Champs is the first 12-and-Under program where players are introduced to fitness training in addition to their on court development. Players typically practice 2-5 days per week with progressive drills, including fundamental footwork and technique, soft ball hitting, drop ball, fed ball and live ball drills.

In their fitness training sessions, players concentrate on plyometric, agility, dynamic stretching and flexibility as well as tennis-specific movements designed to make the players more effective in competitive situations and better athletes overall.