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7 Days per Week* 

8.00am-8.00pm

*For holiday hours please call.

 

ADDRESS

7303 River Rd

Bethesda, MD 20817
connect@tenniscentral.net

Tel: 202-478-9652

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JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS

SPRING SCHEDULE

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

MINI SPARTANS
GRADE: PK(3)-Kindergarden

The Mini Spartans program is by far the most comprehensive and immersive tennis program for kids. Through a variety of skill-based activities that promote fun and play, each young player trains all the skills required to excel at the game of tennis.  We use the European Player Development System that accelerates each child's improvement exponentially to maximize their talent and ignite their love of the game. 

 TITAN JR ACADEMY 
LEARN TO PLAY
 
GRADE: 4TH - 6TH

The Learn to Play clinic is designed to bring players with little to no experience to a level of comfort with the basics and to begin to develop their competitive edge. Players should be motivated to learn quickly. 

SPARTANS PLUS
GRADE: 1ST-3RD

Through a variety of hand-eye coordination activities and targeted ball control and footwork exercises, each young player accelerates his/her tennis learning curve.  The Spartan Plus program is designed to ramp up their tennis IQ, technical skills, ball control, efficiency, and further increase a strong affection for the game and inspiration to improve. 

 TITAN JR ACADEMY 
LEARN TO COMPETE
GRADE: 4TH - 6TH

The Learn to Compete clinic is designed to bring Intermediate level players up to compete at the next level. Participants should be comfortable with tennis fundamentals and have a good level of fitness to rally with players of all levels. 

 TENNIS CENTRAL ACADEMY 

Tennis Central is committed to developing feisty competitors. We understand the progression a player must go through to become relevant in tournament.   TC Academy is generally for 7th-12th graders, but we do accept younger players on case-by-case basis based on the judgement of the head coach. We have TWO STAGES in our competitive development.

 

TRACK ONE: BIT (Beast in Training)

These are players that will gradually be introduced to competition. They range from low-intermediate to intermediate players. The common thread between them is that they lack competition and typically fear it.  Our process is perfectly designed to turn their fears into might. The BIT program is the best confidence booster around. Committed players in the BIT program typically move up to the BOT program within 6 months.

 

TRACK TWO: BOT (Beast on Tour)

Tennis is a circuit sport which means that successful participants are used to playing tournaments regularly. This transition is where the tennis industry loses most of the youth interest. Tennis Central progression process guarantees a smooth progression from the BIT to the BOT status. BOT players are committed to playing at least 1 tournament a month.

 TENNIS CENTRAL ACADEMY 
ATOMIC PERFORMANCE
GRADE: 7TH - 12TH

Get ready for accelerated improvements!  Our 1.5 hour training sessions are fast, intense and challenging.  Levels are identified quickly and each gets level-specific coaching. 

For our younger players class focuses on technical development, confidence boosting, and strategic exploration. 

For our more seasoned players and those competing in tournaments, this program is play-based and not shot-based which means that we re-create all the strategic scenarios players will face to develop the best responses to each situation.

 

For those players that are determined to play for their varsity high school team and have aspirations to play in college, this practice should be combined with our Atomic UTR competition.

 TENNIS CENTRAL ACADEMY 
8TH GRADE ONLY
FIT FRIDAY

Congratulations, you have made a commitment to reaching your full tennis potential. This means you are ready to elevate your game exponentially. In your development, you will learn that Unfit Tennis Players simply do not win. The Fit Friday program is designed to transform you from a casual competitor into a determined player. A tennis match should be the easiest activity you do. Your preparation for that tennis match should be challenging and transformative. Fit Friday incorporates all the tennis-specific exercise routines and tennis plays that shape up winning players. It is not just a Fitness Class. It is a Playing Fitness Class where you will play hard to get fit, run fast to get fit, work out hard to get stronger and do everything other players don't want to do. You can't be the best doing the same as the rest!

 TENNIS CENTRAL ACADEMY 
ATOMIC UTR
GRADE: 7TH - 12TH

Tennis Central is committed to developing feisty winning competitors - not just pretty tennis players. For this reason, we have partnered with the UTR world-wide ranking platform to transform junior competition.

  • Our tournaments are official and verified events that give your junior players UTR points to advance their ranking

  • They take place in a set convenient 3-hour window from start-to-finish (1-4pm) at the same Bethesda location every week (Holton Arms, 7303 River Rd, Bethesda). 

  • Coaching is allowed and encouraged - which means our on-site coaches prepare your player before his/her matches, coach them during their matches and give immediate improvement feedback.

  • There is never "dead" time since the matches progress quickly and if they aren't playing a match they are working with a coach on fitness, stamina, drilling, strategic comprehension and game rules.

  • This program includes all coaching cost and UTR registration fees*. (*It does not include the yearly UTR Power Membership - available for purchase separately.)

 

All levels and competition experience is welcome. 

For novice competitors, coached competition will build your player’s competitive edge in a way that cannot be achieved in regular tennis lessons alone. Through active competition, your player will develop her strategy, trouble-shooting, and mental acuity, as well as the nerves, grit, and intensity it takes to become a tough competitor.

 

For more advanced players and competitors, our convenient and weekly competition allows for rapid UTR ranking advancement with less driving, less family sacrifice, and more weekend fun!