Sample Daily Format
- 5:00 – 5:20 PM – WARM-UP + FITNESS
- 5:25 – 5:45 PM – DROP FEED GROUND STROKES
- 5:50 – 6:10 PM – BASKET FEED DRILLS
- 6:15 – 6:30 PM – SERVING
- 6:35 – 6:55 PM – LIVE BALL RALLYING + GAMES
The FUNdamentals program at SC Tennis Academy is for players ages 8-13 years, with experience ranging from beginner to intermediate level (pre-tournament). These classes are two hours long and begin with “tennis fitness” for the first 20 minutes.
Players work on overall groundstroke development as a basis for the class, followed by service motion and net play development. Our strategy to maximize players’ focus and interest is to do a drill followed by a game and repeat this format throughout the two-hour class. We find that a balanced combination of drilling and game-play keeps players having fun while staying productive.
Players are separated based on age and experience, with the lower-level players drilling more for skill acquisition, and the higher-level player competing more. The top two or three players from the FUNdamentals program graduate into the High Performance program at El Dorado Park Tennis Center at the end of each month.
FUNdamentals is a fun, game-based program with engaging and experienced coaches. Students that start the FUNdamentals program may be new to tennis or building on what they have already learned from previous tennis classes/instruction. Either way, our FUNdamentals players develop an impressive understanding of tennis techniques, as well as a strong love for tennis.
The focal points of FUNdamentals are:
- Service motion
- Live ball playability
- Footwork specific training
- Coach/player interaction
- Having fun while working hard