Intermediate Programs

 

Program Dates: Sept.10, 2018 – June 16, 2019

Program Leaders: Dan Vila, Andrew Polus

Age Groups: U14 (Ages 10-13), U18 (Ages 14-17)

Level:

  • Intermediate
  • Futures Program Graduates
  • UTR Rating Range: 3.0-5.0

Program Priorities:

  • A Fun, Effective, Highly Organized School-Year Program for Intermediate players seeking to make steady progress towards a High Intermediate Level of Play (UTR 4.0-6.0), with an emphasis on Skill Development and Situational Group Training. (Note: Players seeking to progress beyond High Intermediate to Advanced Levels will require additional Instruction and Competitive Play beyond the basic program requirements.)
  • Provide Opportunities for Open Play Assessment and Friendly Competition through periodic In-House Matchplay Sessions

Program Features:

  • Full-Time NTS Program Leaders
  • Maximum 4 players per Court
  • Maximum 1:6 Coach-Student Ratio
  • Players sub-divided into ‘pods’ to ensure suitable levels of challenge

Curriculum emphasizes the 5 Playing Situations, The Process of Play (Ready-Set-Stroke), Stroke Development and Understanding of the Rules, Etiquette and Strategies of Open Play, both Singles and Doubles.

Additional Benefits:

  • Annual OAC Membership Included in Registration
  • Member Rate for Individual Lessons & Summer Programs
  • Program Clothing, Accessories

Student Requirements:

  • Correct Age Group
  • Ability to Function within a Group Setting
  • Minimum 80% Attendance in Group Lessons and Matchplay sessions combined (measured after Fall, Winter and Spring sessions).

Maximum Participants: 12 per class

Commitment:

Training Activities: Minimum 2 group lessons per week

Playing Activities: Intermittent Saturday Matchplay Sessions (9 per year)

Competitive Requirements:

Not applicable, but players are encouraged to participate in suitable High School, UTR and OTA Tournaments

Physical Training Requirements:

Not applicable, but recommended for more serious students. On-Court Lessons will incorporate physical skills, emphasizing especially balance, coordination, speed and agility, in general and as related to specific requirements of footwork and stroke production.

Group Lessons: U14

Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm
Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 pm
Sundays 2:30-4:30 pm

Group Lessons: U18

Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
Sundays 2:30-4:30 pm

Junior tennis questions?
Tony Roth
Tennis Director
613-523-4024 ext. 226