Greate Bay offers junior clinics for players of all levels ages 5-18, looking for a fun and valuable way to learn the game of tennis. Our clinics run in 6-7 week sessions. Players can sign up for the entire session or call us to arrange to "drop-in" on a clinic when its convenient. Our clinics follow a development pathway that defines the direction players will advance thru our program. Beginner players are placed in a clinic based on their age, while players with tennis experience are placed by our Head Junior Pro based upon their ability level. If you are new to the club and have tennis experience, please sign up for a FREE evaluation and be placed in the appropriate clinic.
Junior Development Pathway
Red(1,2,3) > Orange (1,2) > Junior Development(Green) > Junior Competitive > Junior Varsity > Varsity > Elite
Junior Class Descriptions & Age
Fun club: 5-6
This class is an introductory class for the skills needed for tennis. Tracking, throwing, receiving skills will be emphasized with fun games for the young student.
Red Beginner Court 1 and 2: 7-8
This clinic is played on a 36’ court with red balls and small racquets. Beginners will refine their tracking and receiving skills. Skill Development will include footwork, ground stroke volley, rally and game play. Students are grouped according to age and ability. The emphasis is on FUN!
Orange Court 1 :9+
This clinic is played on a 60’ ct. with orange balls. This clinic is for children who are new to the game or have tested out of the Red 3 clinic. Students are able to hit the ball with some consistency, display correct footwork, and sustain a rally.
Orange Team Training 2:9+
This clinic is played on a 60’ court with orange balls. Children in this clinic have tested out of Orange 1. The following skills will be developed: approach shots, inside out forehands, serves, point play. Students will play matches during practice. Students are preparing to move to the 78’ court. Match play is encouraged!
Green Court: Junior Development: 11+
This clinic is played on a 78’ court with green/yellow balls. This clinic is for graduates of the 10-under program and and older juniors new to the game. Green Court Team Training is for students who are training to move up to Junior competitive and are transitioning to yellow ball and full court.
Tactics Tournament Training
: This is a match play class where strategy and point play is practiced. Matches are scheduled, singles and doubles with a Pro who will advise during match. This is for students planning on playing middles states tournaments thru the winter/Spring.
Junior Competitive: 11+
This class is played on the full court with regulation tennis balls. These students are getting serious about match play, and competing in USTA tournaments. Match play is encouraged! Invite only
Junior Varsity: High School
The JV level are for beginning HS students who all developing all strokes needed for match play. Ball placement, doubles/singles strategy and match play will be emphasized. These students are preparing for High School Tennis Team and moving to Varsity clinic
Varsity: High School
This class is for the advanced HS player who is looking to progress on their school team ladder. Players in this group will learn double/singles strategy and tactics for competition. Players will be expected to participate in match play and ladder play throughout the session.
Elite Performance Training: High School
This class is Pro Approved! This class is for the elite athlete competing in USTA tournaments, preparing for college entrance. Strategy, tennis specific training, and match play will be emphasized during this 2-hour class. Please contact us for detailed criteria for this program.
Junior Program Policies
*All students must be placed by a senior pro
*Clinics must be prepaid to reserve a player's spot
*If you do not pre-pay, player will be charged a daily "drop-in" rate for the class (players who pay daily rate are not guaranteed a spot in the class)
*Minimum of 4 players in each clinic, if that minimum is not met, players will be moved to other classes.
*Only 1 make-up class allowed per session - and it must be made up during the session the class was missed. Classes may be made up only if you notify the Pro before the missed class.
*The likeness of players may be used for Greate Bay web sites, publications, advertisements and other collateral materials.
*Junior clinics are non-refundable and non-transferable.
New Session Sign ups
To sign up for a junior clinic you can simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child for the session. Please make sure to read our full program policies (available above) before committing to any junior programs.
USTA 10 and Under Programs
We are the only Professional Team offering the USTA 10 and Under Program in the area! Learn about our 10 and under program for players ages 10 and under which uses kid sized courts and did sized equipment. Click Here for more information!