Junior Tennis

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Tiny Tots (ages 5 - 7)Tuesday/Thursday | 3:15 – 4 pm
Designed for our youngest players, this class introduces the game of tennis in a fun, low-pressure environment. We teach fundamentals of technique and cultivate hand-eye coordination through a combination of instruction and games. Our goal is to provide a positive experience in order to help kids develop a love for the sport, and establish a foundation to grow from in the future.

Junior Foundations Tuesday/Thursday | 4 – 5 pm
For players with little to no tennis experience, typically ages 8 - 11.
This class introduces students to the fundamentals of the game, covering ground-stroke, volley and serve techniques, alongside basic movement and court positioning. We focus on consistent positive reinforcement, allowing kids to gain success and build confidence while ensuring they receive a solid foundation from which to start their tennis career. The class consists of a combination of drills and games, generally using 'Orange Balls,' alongside basic fitness exercises to provide a well-rounded session that keeps learning tennis fun.

Junior Development Tuesday/Thursday | 5 – 6:30 pm
For players with established technique, working towards rallying / match play, typically ages 10 - 13.
Players in this class will learn to take basic techniques and start to focus on shot production, developing both consistency and accuracy. Using primarily 'Green Balls,' we will introduce more advanced strokes and movement patterns to prepare students to rally with each other, and eventually, match play. Players will also learn to keep score and basic strategies alongside more advanced footwork and conditioning drills.

Junior Competition Monday/Wednesday/Friday | 4 – 6 pm
For players looking to compete on high school teams or junior team tennis, typically ages 12 - 17.
Designed for players who can already rally and are comfortable with the scoring / rules of match play. Using regular yellow tennis balls, this class focuses on competitive play ensuring students develop the complete set of skills necessary to achieve their tennis goals. We will be utilizing both basket fed and live ball drills to refine techniques, develop more advanced shot production, further conditioning and learn the tactics necessary for success in competitive tennis.

Ranked JuniorsWednesday | 3:45 – 6 pm
For Tournament Players UTR 5+, looking to play collegiate tennis or beyond.
This invitation only class is geared towards taking successful tournament players to the next level. Our Director of Tennis, Josh Martin, has spent years working with ATP / WTA, collegiate and top junior players and will be overseeing instruction and drilling. This comprehensive clinic will help students improve: shot production, strategy, court positioning & movement, mental toughness, technique and fitness.

Please ensure your child is prepared by:
- bringing water
- tennis racquet
- appropriate tennis shoes


    Tennis & Pickleball Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday | 9 am - 1:30 pm & 3 - 8 pm
    Saturday | 8:30 am - 4 pm


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    Almaden Valley Athletic Club
    5400 Camden Ave [at Kooser Road] | San Jose, CA 95124
     408.445.4900   [email protected]