The following guidelines highlight recommendations for junior players that are conducive to development. At this stage, skill development is extremely important where players learn how to get better as players that will set them up for the rest of their lives.
The Advantage Junior Tennis Development Program provides young players with the athletic and technical skills for optimum improvements. Continue to develop a life-long love of the game in our instructional and competitive youth tennis programs.
The tennis training program here is very similar to how top juniors in Europe train from the ages of eight to 14 years. The program consists of five major parts, each of which is crucial for the development of a nationally ranked tennis junior.
Our Junior Development Pathway is dedicated to serve players who are new to tennis, or who need to further develop their skills in order to move into other pathways, or aspire to play recreationally. Through a variety of game-based and cooperative activities, players will learn the fundamental skills needed to continue to progress as they gain additional experience.
Remember for junior tennis players under 12, they should: Stay the course, follow the long term development plan. If you don’t have one, then find a tennis coach who does. Focus on developing the athlete. They should be spending at least 40%-50% on other athletic skills and games.
Junior Development is largely the enjoyment of tennis and sport, whilst also laying down the groundwork for the development of a tennis player. This groundwork consists of fundamental movement skills, motor skills and over excellence in sport.
The Junior Development Program is designed to create a strong foundation of fundamentals including correct grips, technique, ball control, agility, balance and coordination. The players will also learn the importance of teamwork, develop self confidence and learn to love the game.
The Junior Development Program environment is fun yet challenging with good discipline and organisation. We have a strong emphasis on reception, movement, technical & tactical skills as well as stroke development. Our experienced coaches are expert skill developers.