Competitive Training

Transition Pathway

Our Transition Pathway focuses on players who are aspiring to become competitive tournament players but need to further develop before entering our High Performance Pathway. While further emphasizing fundamentals, work ethic, and overall ball control, players will learn the necessary skills needed to be able to successfully be introduced to local and sectional competition.

Feed the Feeder

Academy

Feed the Feeder - FTF (Ages: 9-12)

For players who are developing a strong foundation and showing the commitment needed to become a competitive tournament player. At this stage, players have successfully transition into yellow balls and are expected to be competing locally with frequency. Use of yellow balls, and green balls, as needed. Racquet size: 26-27 inches. Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).


Academy (Ages: 13-17)

For competitive players who need additional fine tuning to their fundamentals in order to progress to higher levels. This class will place additional emphasis on shot tolerance and developing a stronger physical threshold. Players are expected to demonstrate a consistent work ethic and respect towards fellow students and Coaches. Players should participate in local tournaments, and Match Play. Class length: 90 or 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).


The ages shown here are used as guidance. Updated May 2021.


High-Performance Pathway

Our High-Performance Pathway follows the USTA Player Development coaching philosophy and concepts that are instrumental in long-term development of outstanding players. Our goal is to help players develop tournament mentality backed by solid parameters, fitness, and strategic thinking. By providing an environment conducive to personal excellence and a progression-based teaching methodology, our program focuses on developing and attracting serious junior tournament players with high aspirations, such as college tennis and beyond. Continuation in the program is not guaranteed; players will be held at a high standard in terms of work ethic, coachabilty, and overall level of play, and can be removed if failing to maintain the desired standards. If you would like additional information about our High-Performance Pathway, including try-outs/evaluations requests, please contact our Head Pro Joao Pinho at pinho@usta.com.

Feed the Feeder Plus

Feeder

Elite

Feed the Feeder Plus (Ages: 9-13)

Players have a sound technical base overall, having successfully transitioning to yellow balls, and are able to sustain focus and intensity consistently. Additional emphasis is placed on building a strong work ethic and resilience. At this stage, players are competing in local and section tournaments. Racquet size: 26-27 inches. Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).


Feeder * (Ages: 10-16)

For highly competitive players who are excelling with fundamentals and trainability. This program is designed for serious players who are trying to make into our Elite level. These players train multiple times a week, maintain a robust tournament schedule, and are serious contenders at high-level Sectional events. Feeder participants are part of our NTC Competition Team and aspire to play at the collegiate level. Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

*FEEDER PLAYERS: If you have not received a notification from our Head Pro, Joao Pinho, stating your placement (day assignment) for the Feeder classes, please contact him, at pinho@usta.com, prior to signing up. Failure to comply with the assigned days will result in potential admin fees as your days will be changed.


Elite (Ages: 12-18)

Players show a total commitment to personal excellence and are already excelling at the Sectional level and are strong competitors at the National level. Elite participants are part of our NTC Competition Team and have aspirations to play at competitive NCAA Division I programs and beyond. Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).


The ages shown here is used as guidance. Updated August 2020

Match Play

In our competitive training program, we offer an exclusive match play. The players in this program can qualify for this important game-building opportunity to participate in the weekly organized competition under the coaches’ supervision:


Make Up Policy

Make-up Clinic Policy for Programs: Please note that we do not offer makeups, credits, refunds, carryovers, for no-shows, same-day cancellations or missed classes. We do offer the students who have registered for full session programs one (1) clinic during or at the end of the current session in lieu of a make up for any one (1) missed class. To qualify to be registered for this one (1) clinic per session, the notice of a student’s absence must be given in writing by filling out the Class Absence Notification Form at least 24 hours in advance of the absence. Spaces in clinics are limited. Credits, refunds, or carryovers will not be offered if you are unable to attend the makeup clinic opportunity given or miss more than 1 class. We are unable to accommodate make-ups for the same-day cancelation, no-shows, late cancelation, and any other make-up request outside of our make-up policy. You can find the absence notification form here. High-Performance Pathway, please contact Joao Pinho directly.

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