The P.L.A.Y. summer tennis program was relaunched in the summer of 2021. It is exclusively an outdoor non-traveling clinic based program to help learn the game of tennis, refine skills, and introduce tennis match play for those interested.
The program is run by a professional Tennis coach while also depending on on-court parent volunteers to assist with drills. Parent volunteers are vital to help maximize the real time feedback and repetitions for each player.
Clinics focus on tennis fundamentals through short court individual drills and small group activities while creating a sense of teamwork within the larger group. The Coach keeps practices fresh utilizing a variety of drills and simulated games creating a sense of familiarity and confidence keeping young players interested and engaged.
P.L.A.Y. Tennis is a progressive program that starts with small courts and decompressed balls allowing for growth and development of basic tennis skills. Red (Level 1) and Green (Level 3) balls are used along with variable court configurations which will change as playing levels improve. This method is similar to using Tees for baseball, shorter hoops in basketball or smaller field sizes in soccer.
Participants are challenged to listen and receive individual feedback with an open mind while learning the discipline of how to practice tennis skills.
Participants learn basic fundamentals such as footwork, watching the ball, scoring, and most importantly keeping a positive attitude. Match play will be introduced as players get more experience.