10 yrs and Under Tennis
In 10 and Under tennis we use QuickStart methodologies to help kids 10 and under to learn and play the game. It is engaging, exciting, and fun. To make learning easier, smaller racquets are used, along with foam and/or low pressure balls. The net height has been adjusted. Short courts are used. Scoring systems have been modified. In QuickStart kids learn as they play.
AATS offers progressive* practice sessions for ages 6-18. The courts and equipment used are regulation. Each practice includes:
The theme and objective of the practice.
A warm-up activity that helps develop the athletic skills of the age group
A review of what was learned in the previous session.
A new skill and a series of practices for that playing situation.**
A team game that reinforces the skills and tactics of the playing situation.
A take-home tennis activity.
Each practice session will incorporate tactics, skills and rules so these are learned as the players are playing the game. Announcing the score, calling lines, knowing the rules and court etiquette, court positioning and shot selections are elements of these practices.
* By progressive we mean that each practice session sets the stage for the next.
** The practice sessions are categorized by playing situations, and skills are introduced in the context of the situation
Junior Tennis | 6 - 18 yrs
AATS is partners with USTA (United States Tennis Association) and offers Jr. Team Tennis. Designed for 5 to 18 year olds, USTA Jr. Team Tennis gets kids playing right away on teams. Five (5) divisions of play are offered: 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and 18 and under. The 8 and 10 and under divisions utilize the QuickStart Tennis format and apply the new skills taught.
The other three divisions (12, 14 and 18 and under) play on full-size courts and use standard equipment and various play formats. In addition, for the 14 and 18 and under divisions, teams have the option of playing locally only or competing in the National Championships – at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Players are placed on USTA Jr. Team Tennis teams based on their age and skill level as determined by the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP).
Within USTA Jr. Team Tennis for the 12, 14 and 18 and under age divisions, players are further divided into three play levels – Beginner (NTRP 2.0 and below), Intermediate (NTRP 3.0 and below) and Advanced (NTRP 3.5 and above).
Junior Team Tennis
This year AATS will focus on the following skills and cardio clinics:
Walk On programs
Senior Development programs
Zip tournements (one day events)
USTA Sanctioned Senior Championship events.
Home owner associations are invited to inquire about having tennis programs on the courts in your community. The following programs are available:
Free Play Day to introduce the game to the community
10- Under tennis using Quick Start techniques and technology
Junior Team tennis for 18 and under
Beginner Intermediate or Advanced.
Play league matches in advancing or competitive categories
Combination play/clinic programs
Adult play and/or instruction programs.
A minimum of 5-6 players is required in order to start a session. In the event those numbers are not reached, you will issued a 100% refund.
Communities previously served include
Bay Hills Community
Hunt Meadow Community
Sherwood Forest Community
Home Owners Association
Can't find something that fits your schedule? We just may have the solution for you. Get 4-6 of your friends and contact us below for questions and pricing information. We will set up a program specifically suited for your needs. It could be cardio, technical training, tactics, doubles strategy, singles play, junior development, adult groups, or 10 & under. You name it. We will do it!
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Do you want to take you game to the next level? Reaching your true potential takes a combination of 3 things: 1) Clinic Participation, 2) Match Play, and 3) Private Lessons.
Even adults can benefit from private lessons as the game has changed drastically in the past 20 years. There is a much better understanding of biomechanics and the subsequent insight into ground force acceleration. Modern technique uses the entire body to generate pace, and as such, is less stressful on the shoulder, wrist, and elbow.
However, even if you have a classic style, there is much to be gained from having private lessons.
Private lessons are primarily geared for the junior player (starting at 10 years old) who wants to play high school tennis (and beyond), the USTA adult who plays team and league matches, and the recreational player who just wants to get better.
A good private coach will help you get inside the game mentally, technically, and tactically. He or she will understand your strengths and weaknesses and will help you become the best player you can be. There is no underestimating the importance of taking private lessons.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
AATS is the local branch of the United States Tennis Association. Participation in most AATS programs does not require USTA membership, but all are encouraged to join. Members receive regular publications, which include news from the tennis world, features about top players, tips for better performance, feature articles about new equipment and apparel, and more. Tournament and league play requires membership. For more information, or to join click here.