Novice/Advanced Novice Classes
The Novice and Advanced Novice Classes generally start the first week of each calendar month, are 4 weeks long, and end the last week of the calendar month. Students will attend the same class the same day of the week for 4 weeks. Example: If you register for Wednesdays 7pm novice class, you will attend every Wednesday at 7pm until the class ends.
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This class is designed for players that are just picking up a racquet, have never received any formal instruction or need to go back to basics after several years away from the courts. Mechanics of the forehand, backhand, volley, overhead, serve and return are covered. Tennis strategy and scoring are also touched on. At this stage, stroke analysis is crucial and shots are mostly taught from stationary positions. A player may take this class until he/she feels ready to move onto Advanced Novice.
Advanced Novice Classes:
This class is designed for players who have already taken the novice class. It is also appropriate for those who've learned the basics, but have not played in a while. Strokes are fine tuned and specialty shots are introduced (for ex: lob, drop shot, 1/2 volley scoop). Movement and ball placement are worked into drills. Class participants will have opportunities to put what they've learned into use through games & live ball drills. Both singles & doubles strategies are discussed. Players may take this class more than one time.