Adult Development - Group Lessons

Join us for group lessons - both members and non-members are welcome. Group training lessons are designed to improve stroke technique, broaden shot selection and increase your overall enjoyment of tennis. Use the NTRP guidelines to initially select the appropriate level for you - coaches will group players according to skill level after the first lesson.  

 

Group lessons provide you with the opportunity to meet other like-minded players at your level. Practice is important between lessons to maximize the value of each lesson received; you will be encouraged to set up hits with lesson mates to build your tennis network!

 

Group lessons will be taught by our club pros.

Beginner Adult Lessons

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm 

Intermediate Adult Lessons

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm 

Customizable Private Doubles Clinic

Any time

Tactic-of-the-Week Clinic

Tuesday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm 

Six 1-hour sessions focusing on the basics, Forehand, Backhand, Rallying, Serve, Volley, Scoring & Playing a Set.

This course is tailored for players who play sets and are looking to refine their performance during match play.

This program is a highly customized workout designed to improve doubles performance.

Weekly clinics focusing on providing shots to solve specific tactical situations in tennis.

Adult Camp

Saturday Mornings 9:30-11:30am

Weekly high intensity, high volume training sessions for NTRP 3.5 players and higher who want to improve their tactical and technical skills

 
BEGINNER ADULT LESSON SCHEDULE FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST - 2018

$120 for six 1-hour lessons (non-members add $20)

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm

Beginner Session 1
Beginner Session 2

Rain Date Monday June 25

Rain Date Wednesday May 30

Beginner Session 3

Rain Date Wednesday July 25

Beginner Session 4

Rain Date Wednesday August 22

Beginner I: New Players to the game

NTRP 2.0        

 

This class is specifically designed for newcomers to the game who are looking to familiarize themselves with all of the shots used to play a basic game of tennis. The course will delve into the mechanics of stroke production, teaching attendees how to hit each shot for the first four sessions.

 

The second part of the course will introduce scoring and show players how to play a set using OTA rules and regulations. Players will learn how to maintain a rally and win points when playing against other opponents.

 

The main focus of this level is to introduce the basics of tennis and get players to the point where they can rally and play points. Players will have completed Beginner I when they can effectively rally 10 balls in a row from both the forehand and the backhand sides.

 

Lesson 1 Forehand

Lesson 2 Forehand and backhand

Lesson 3 Staying in the Rally & Serving

Lesson 4 Serves & Volley

Lesson 5 Strokes Review and Repetition (“Volume Hitting”)

Lesson 6 Scoring & Play



 

Beginner II: Players learning to compete in sets

NTRP 2.5, 3.0 

The lessons will review basic stroke production but will include practical application of the shots against players of a similar level. This level is designed to fix fundamental errors in technique such as grips and improve consistency in shot production.

 

The workouts will be targeted to provide players a chance to improve muscle memory and get the fundamental strokes “grooved” through high volume basket drills.

 

This level is intended to build confidence in match play and will emphasize consistency of groundstrokes, the ability to volley effectively, and a full motion serve.

 

Lesson 1 Forehand & Backhand

Lesson 2 Groundstroke Revision & Introduction to Tactics

Lesson 3 Volleys & Overheads

Lesson 4 Serving & Point Scenarios

Lesson 5 Movement & Volume Hitting

Lesson 6 Match Play & Testing

 

To complete Beginner II a player must be able to execute all strokes consistently. They should be able to compete in a set and exhibit consistent stroke production

 
INTERMEDIATE ADULT LESSON SCHEDULE FOR MAY, JUNE, JULY & AUGUST - 2017

$120 for six 1-hour lessons (non-members add $20)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm

Intermediate Session 1

Rain Date Tuesday May 29

Intermediate Session 3
Intermediate Session 2

Rain Date Tuesday June 26

Intermediate Session 4

Rain Date Tuesday August 21

Rain Date Tuesday July 24

Intermediate I:  Shot Production

NTRP 3.0, 3.5       

 

This course is tailored for players who play sets and are looking to refine their performance during match play. The course will define the moments in a point/rally when certain shots should be employed and the tactics that govern that decision.

 

The course will provide high volume basket drills to “bake in” the technique effectively. Players will be placed in match scenarios to apply these skills in the situation that demands them. Court positioning will also be an important aspect of this level’s training.

 

Players can expect to have improved shot efficiency, court awareness and overall improved performance in match play.

 

Lesson 1 Groundstroke Overview/Review

Lesson 2 The Rally Ball & Shot Sequencing

Lesson 3 Building a Point & Approach Shot

Lesson 4 Volleys & Overheads

Lesson 5 Serve & Return

Lesson 6 Match Play

 

Intermediate II:  Shot Selection and Player Performance

NTRP 3.5, 4.0, 4.5      

This course is designed for players who need to improve their overall performance on the court. Players should have a clear idea of their strategies in game situations, their strengths and weaknesses and how to use them during a match.

 

On court training will be geared towards shot selection, tactics, mental tennis, and building a game plan. Drills will be tailored to improve performance of specific shots and application of those shots in match scenarios against other players.

 

Players can expect to address weaknesses and improve existing strengths, match play awareness, and overall performance of skills.

 

Lesson 1 Grinding (pattern play with a high level of consistency)

Lesson 2 Weapons

Lesson 3 Defense

Lesson 4 The Transition Game

Lesson 5 Serve & Return

Lesson 6 Match Play

Customizable Private Doubles Clinic

$40/player for two 1-hour coaching sessions

Anytime. Four players required to sign up as a group.

 

This program is a highly customized workout designed to improve doubles performance. During the first session of this two-session workout, the four participants will be required to play an “interactive set” where they will be charted (stats recorded for errors, winners, and shots made and missed) and will be given feedback in between points. The next segment of the hour will be a tailored workout to improve specific shots and strategies based on the performance of the charted set.

 

Participants will be required to book an additional hour on their own to continue playing and practicing the skills and tactics as an additional method of application.

 

The sequence for the following session will be reversed, whereby the hour starts with training the tactics and shots learned previously, followed by a charted “interactive set” to measure improvement.

 

Once again, participants will be required to book an additional hour on their own to continue playing and practicing the skills and tactics learned.

 
 
Tactic-of-the-Week Clinic

$15/member per 1-hour session

Tuesday Evenings 5:30-6:30pm

First clinic: May 22

 

These weekly clinics will focus on providing shots to solve specific tactical situations in tennis. The clinics are for intermediate players who are able to maintain a ten-ball rally with some degree of consistency and are seeking to enhance their skills.

Maximum of 6 players.

Lead Coach: Jack Lott

Adult Camp

$40/member per 2-hour session

Saturday Mornings 9:30-11:30am

These camps are geared toward players with an NTRP rating of 3.0 or higher. The camps will give participants the opportunity to improve performance in a high intensity and high volume training environment by focusing on improving participants’ decision-making skills and tactical skills (what to do), along with the technical skills to execute those tactics more effectively (how to do it).

 

Maximum of 8 players (4 players per court).

Lead Coach: Jack Lott

 

THE KINGSTON TENNIS CLUB

45 Napier Street, P.O. Box 621,
Kingston, ON  K7L 4X1

Phone: 613-542-2467    

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