Balcones Summer Junior Clinics
The team and I are excited to introduce the Summer Junior Program at Balcones Country Club! We have an amazing Summer in store for junior players of all ages and ability levels. To have fun, meet new friends and learning the great game of tennis is our central goal. There is always something new to learn and we have the USPTA professionals ready to assist your children as they develop their skills in an inclusive environment. Lace up those sneakers, grab your racquets and get ready for a fantastic Summer of tennis at Balcones.
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DATES AND POLICIES: There will be seven terms available for the morning sessions of beginning and intermediate levels. Classes will meet on Monday through Thursday of each term week. If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather, we will have a make-up class on the Friday of the same week at the same scheduled time. Sign-ups are taken on a one-week basis. You may sign-up for any of the seven terms at any time. A 10% discount will be given for early registration, which is two weeks in advance of the term in which you are enrolling. Payment must be made in advance to secure your enrollment. You may register on line and will received payment information with your confirmation notice. A 5% sibling discount will be given for two or more kids. Missed classes will not be transferred to other terms. The dates for the terms are:
Term 1: June 11th-14th Term 2: June 18th-21st Term 3: June 25th-28th
Term 4: July 9th-12th Term 5: July 16th-19th Term 6: July 23rd-26th
Term 7: July 30th-August 2nd
HOT SHOTS: This program is designed or our Beginners ages 4-6 who are just learning to play. The focus will be on fun and fundamentals! The goal of our program is to cultivate a lifelong love for the game. Classes will be taught with Red balls on a 36 ft. court. There will be a maximum of 6 students per instructor. Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Full/Tennis members=$50 per week, Social members=$58 per week, Non-Members=$66 per week.
FUTURE STARS: This program targets our Beginners/Intermediates ages 6-8 who are just picking up the game or have had some experience with the sport. Emphasis will be placed on proper fundamentals, technique and an introduction to point play. Training will be Orange balls on a 60 ft. court. Maximum of 6 students per instructor. Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Full/Tennis members=$50 per week,
Social members=$58 per week, Non-members=$66 per week.
RISING STARS: This program is for our Beginners age 9-11. Emphasis will be on modern stroke production through drills and games. We will be training with Green Dot balls on a full court. Maximum 6 students per instructor. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Full/Tennis members=$65 per week, Social members=$75 per week, Non-members=$85 per week.
SUPER STARS: This program is for our intermediate/advanced intermediate players age 9-11 who are skilled on the basics of tennis. Emphasis will be point play and match strategy. We will be training with Green Dot balls on a full court. Maximum 6 students per instructor. Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Full/Tennis members $65 per week, Social members=$75 per week, Non-members=$85 per week.
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PREP: This program is for our Beginners/Intermediates age 12-13. The class will consist of interactive games with an introduction to point play. Emphasis is on maintaining proper technique while competing. Players will be on a full court using regular balls. Maximum 6 students per instructor. Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon. Full/Tennis members=$65 per week, Social members=$75 per week, Non-members=$85 per week.
HIGH SCHOOL PREP: This program is four our Beginners/Intermediates age 14-16. Students will learn the proper grips and techniques for lifelong enjoyment of tennis. Scoring and where to position one's self on the court will also be introduced. We believe every student is one positive Summer away from making their JV or Varsity team. Players will be on a full court using regular balls. Maximum of 6 players per instructor. Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon. Full/Tennis members=$65, Social members=$75 per week, Non-members=$85 per week.
BALCONES JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY: The Academy is for high performance players who want to take their High School Varsity careers and collegiate aspirations to the next level. To be your best, in any walk of life, you need to develop championship habits. Our team of experienced USPTA certified professionals combined with a systematic approach to increasing player performance aims to give the player the tools to reach their unlocked potential. Developing championship habits is a choice, and nobody can make the choice other than yourself, it our job to show you the techniques to make your dreams a reality. The Academy focuses on 3 key components, advanced stroke production, match play and physical fitness, all of which are complimented with video analysis.
Stroke production entails everything from the proper grips, stances, swing path and even shot selection of the player. A players poor shot selection typically has more to do with a stroke production issue than an incorrect choice of shot or target location. In Stroke Production Video Analysis, the professional and player will work in coordination to understand how the players mental translation of what is going on throughout the progression of the shot matches what the video captures. The eye in the sky doesn't lie! It is extremely beneficial for the player to understand the reality of what they are doing throughout the entirety of the swing to make sustainable improvements.
In Match Play Video Analysis, the professional's goal is to clearly identify both positives and negatives throughout the match. These sessions are designed to be interactive in real time. Could you have taken the ball earlier? Was there another option in this situation? Did you play too aggressively? Were you aggressive enough on this ball? Would this have been an appropriate defensive situation? These are the types of questions to be answered while actively learning about your game in this format.
Fitness is at the forefront of modern competitive tennis. Endurance is only one of the many factors that are enhanced with proper physical fitness and nutrition. Stroke production, defensive skills, perseverance, injury prevention, sleep, stress reduction, the list is endless. If you are not committed to your personal fitness, then you are not committed to the sport.
Balcones Junior Academy is all about championship habits. Our team is designed to assist every player in the pursuit of their goals. Two of the most common attributes of successful people are toughness and energy. We plan to give you both through our comprehensive high-performance approach at Balcones
DATES AND POLICIES: There will be two terms for the academy during the summer. Term 1 is June 11th-July 6th. Term 2 is July 9th-August 3rd. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. Friday is match play only. Fees per term are Full/Tennis members=$395, Social members=$445, Non-member=$495. Registered students may opt to pay on a daily drop in basis. Fees are Full/Tennis=$30 per day, Social=$35 per day, Non-member=$40 per day.
Complimentary Major Zone Warm-up and Coaching: Each term comes with complimentary coaching at a Major Zone event. The event comes with a complimentary warm-up and off court coaching throughout the entirety of the day. The term 1 event is June 16th and 17th at the SATA Championship Major Zone. The term 2 event is the HTA Championship Major Zone on July 7th and 8th.
A 10% discount will be given or early registration, which is 4 weeks in advance of the term you are enrolling. A 5% sibling discount will also be given. Payment must be made in advance to secure your enrollment. You may register on line and we will send payment instruction with your confirmation of enrollment. Missed classes will not be transferred to other terms.