Juniors

August 24, 2020 – May 21, 2021

At Camargo, we offer many social and competitive Junior tennis playing opportunities and events.  We believe that the best pathway to improve includes quality clinics, quality private lessons and challenging match play.  We are committed to offering the best instruction in the area.  Our goal is to positively challenge kids to compete in a safe and rewarding environment.  Camargo Racquet Club is committed to maintaining a student-teaching pro ratio of one pro for every 4-7 students.

Camargo Racquet Club has six distinct levels of development to suit the needs of all junior player levels from toddlers to tournament players.

A.C.E. (Academy of Competitive Excellence)

The mission of this program is to bring together dedicated youth tennis players and place them in a competitive atmosphere where they have the opportunity to reach their ultimate potential.  This is a select group designed for players who are committed to developing their game and seeking to become high performance tournament players. Drills and competitive games will place strong emphasis on athletic development, stroke production, serve development, mental toughness, and strategy.

ACE Program Directors & staff will make sure that the players are coordinating their schedules with the best tournaments in the area and beyond.  Playing in the correct tournaments will ensure the best possible ranking and competition for your child.

Tennis Tots: (red dot & foam ball)

Tuesday/Friday 4-5pm

Tennis tots play on smaller courts that are sized to ensure a successful experience for your child. Tots use lighter, slower-moving red dot & foam balls. This program is for the beginning player ages 4-6 yrs. With a focus on fun drills and games that will spark an interest in tennis for kids. Hand-eye coordination drills will help develop athletic abilities that are applicable to many sports. Juniors will also learn the basics of tennis strokes and rules of the game.

10 & Under Future Champs: (orange & green dot ball)

Tuesday/Friday 4-5pm, 5-6pm

Future Champs are advanced beginner to intermediate players who are still learning the fundamentals of stroke production and how to play matches. These players will range in age from approximately 7-10 years old depending on their ability level. The focus of this program will be on strike development, fun drills, games and beginning match play. The USTA 10 & under format of using lighter, slower bouncing balls is incorporated as needed.

Middle School Tournament Development (ages 11 yrs. & up)

Monday/Wednesday Thursday 4-6pm

The goal of this program is to develop the teenager into a future High School player and prepare this player for tournament play. A majority of time will be devoted to improving rally consistency and stroke production with use of different spins and point strategy. This program will develop the junior into a successful tournament player while achieving local, regional or national rankings through tournament play.

Middle School / High School Player Development (ages 11 yrs. & up)

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4-6pm

The goal of this program is to offer the teenager who plays multiple sports an appropriate playing level where he or she can develop the skills required to become an excellent social tennis player for life. At this level, introductory drills relating to setting up and finishing points will be introduced to develop the teenager into a competitive Middle School, Junior Varsity or Varsity High School tennis player. Doubles strategy will be an important focus in this group as most High School players play doubles.

A.C.E. High School

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4-6pm

The A.C.E. High School program is designed for the active tournament playing junior tennis player. The mission of this program is to develop the junior into a winning tournament player and achieve success on the JV or Varsity High School tennis team. Juniors at this level are already playing at an advanced level, and should attend at least 2 days of clinics per week. These players are consistently taking private lessons, and playing tournaments throughout the year.

A.C.E. SELECT Juniors – Invitation only

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 4-6pm & Tuesday 5-7pm (4 days/week)

The Camargo Select program is designed for the more seasoned tournament players looking to play at a high level in the Ohio Valley & Midwest divisions. This elite program will provide college style practices that use high intensity drills & point play games that are designed to help each player fully develop every skill set needed to be a top junior in the area and in the nation. We will work to develop all aspects of each players game, from their fundamentals if needed through court positioning, shot selection, and learning how to adapt to playing different types of players and game styles. With the coaching staff made up of current Division 1 college coaches and former collegiate tennis players, we will challenge the players both physically and mentally as well as being able to provide hands-on help toward getting each athlete advanced toward college placement. This program will intentionally be invitation only in order to keep the quality of the program at the highest level possible.