Junior Tennis Program
St. Thomas Yacht Club Tennis Spring Youth and Adult Tennis
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March – May
The STYC is excited to welcome Al Richards to our after school tennis program. Al has a deep history with tennis in the VI including a Bronze Medal at the CAC and Caribbean Games. Al has worked as the Pro at Secret Harbor, coached the tennis team at UVI, as well as traveled with intentional players to both junior and adult tournaments. We are excited to have Al join us at the STYC and look forward to seeing you on the courts.
Spring Tennis will run for 12 weeks from March 9 through May 25 with a two week break in March. See Below for Class schedules, which is also available on the club tennis calendar. Online registration and payment as well as a signed online waiver are required by March 8. All players must be members of the STYC.
Please note class descriptions have changed. Al is available to talk with you about you/your child’s placement. Please email email@example.com with questions.
Tiny Tots Junior Clinics
ages 4 to 5 – This class is for the child that is excited to give tennis a try; introducing the sport in a fun and relaxed manner. The players will learn the grips and strokes using racquets that are appropriately sized for them. We use the mini nets and low compression balls. The players begin with rolling the balls back and forth and progress to feeding balls to each other and rallying. They learn to orient themselves to the side of the ball and to target shots.
Beginners Junior Clinics
ages 6 to 16 – This class is for the beginning tennis player that may or may not have had an introduction to the game before. They learn the correct grips and stroke patterns and begin to try to rally with each other. As a guideline, the kids at this level can hit the ball for the most part standing from between the service line to the 60′ court line. More movement is introduced into this group as well as maintaining balance and body rotation.
Intermediate Junior Clinics
ages 6 to 16 – The clinics emphasizes on the mechanics of all the strokes and footwork, as well as focusing on rallying and consistency. There will be coaches using hand and racquet feeding in conjunction with live ball drills where the players work with each other. Many of the players in this group are beginning league play.
Schedule and Fees
One of the VIYA Open Tennis Tournament Winners