Tidewater Academy Program

Junior Tennis Programs

Fall/Winter 2020-21

Tidewater Tennis Center is excited to introduce the all “NEW” Tidewater Tennis Academy.  You will notice major changes to our program including:

  • New More Detailed Course Descriptions
  • Shorter Sessions to Reduce Scheduling Conflicts
  • Emphasis on Proper Student Placement
  • Expanded Class Offerings

Drop by during any of our classes and you will see the TTC difference.

Online registration requires an account be set up through Tidewater Tennis Center. This only has to be done one time and we will be glad to assist over the phone. (757) 461-3015

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Current Programs

Tots (Ages 3-5)

For students 3-5 years old who cannot rally from 1/4 court. Parent participation is encouraged for maximum productivity and to teach parents simple progressions for practice with their child on their own. Class focuses on basic hand/eye coordination skills needed for tennis.

Day: Saturday
Session Dates:
Dec 19 – Jan 23

Time: 9-10am
$96

Rising Stars

These students cannot rally from half court yet. Class works on progressive curriculum to learn how to rally and get serves in from half court. Class starts close to the net with short swings focusing on ball judgement, control and learning to properly square the racquet thru contact zone. Class will gradually back to half court allowing participants to refine strokes.

Day: Saturday
Session Dates:
Nov 7 – Dec 12
Dec 19 – Jan 23

Time:
9-10am
$96

Qualifiers

These students have just learned to play matches from the baseline. Strokes still tend to break down on tough balls. Depth of shot is lacking. Class focuses on proper mechanics, consistency, depth, footwork, recovery, and tolerance on groundstrokes. Wrist snap and racquet drop are taught on serves to increase speed and depth. Volleys will be introduced.  We offer 2 classes on Saturday and 1 on Sundays.

Session Dates
Nov 7 – Dec 12
Dec 19 – Jan 23

Saturday Classes
Time: 10-11:30am
1-2:30pm

Sunday Classes
Time: 12:30-2pm
$132

"New" Qualifiers

These students have just learned to play matches from the baseline. Strokes still tend to break down on tough balls. Depth of shot is lacking. Class focuses on proper mechanics, consistency, depth, footwork, recovery, and tolerance on groundstrokes. Wrist snap and racquet drop are taught on serves to increase speed and depth. Volleys will be introduced.

Day: Mon 4:30-6pm
Wed 4:30-6pm

Drop In – $25 per class.  Package available – 4 Classes for $90

Challengers

These students are hitting from the baseline with a bit more consistency.  They are beginning to develop a feel for point development and improving both offensive and defensive skills.  Proficiency at the net still needs improvement and choosing when and how to approach will be discussed.

Day: Saturday
Session Dates:
Nov 7 – Dec 12
Dec 19 – Jan 23

Time: 11:30-1pm
$132

Tournament

Students can hit all basic shots with consistency still lacking mastery of power and spin. Class will introduce advanced mechanics in order to derive power from energy transfers. Spins, trajectories, and shot selection are introduced in order to construct points. These students are usually participating in tournaments and/or on their school team.

Day: Saturday
Session Dates:
Nov 7 – Dec 12
Dec 19 – Jan 23

Time: 1-2:30pm
$132

Performance Program

This is our top level junior program. Participants in these classes must be pre-approved by instructor and meet the level of the class. These classes are for high level juniors with developed strokes. Many of the students in this program will be participating in tournaments and participating on school teams.

JDP Champions

Day: Saturday
Time: 2:30-4pm
Fee: $27/class

Heavy Hitters

Day: Sunday
Time: 5-7pm
Fee: $35/class

Club Policies for Classes

Make-up Policy for Junior TTA Classes For any students fully registered in a session, a maximum of (1) class will be credited toward the next session of TTA classes for a missed class.  Credits may not be used for other services and will be applied to the next session of junior TTA classes.

Payment for Junior TTA Classes

In order to receive the discounted full class price for Junior TTA classes, payment for classes must be prepaid.  Students without full registration will be charged the drop-in rate.

Make-up Policy for Camps

Students registered in any camps will be able to make up a maximum of one missed camp day in another week of camp, if available.  No refunds will be issued for missed camp days.

Expiration Policy for Private Lesson Packages

Packages will have the following expiration periods for any packages purchased after June 15, 2015: In order to receive the discounted package rate, packages must be paid for in advance.

3 Hour Packages 45 days from Purchase Date
6 Hour Packages 90 days from Purchase Date
10 Hour Packages 6 months from Purchase Date

Cancellation Policy for Private Lessons In order to provide staff with enough time to fill open court time, we are requiring 8 hours notice be given for cancelling private lessons and/or private clinics.  This will allow pro’s and staff to move clients on waiting lists into available court times.  Cancellations made inside of the 8 hour requirement will result in a charge to the account of the client.  Cancellation charge is $35.00.