Tennis - Think smart development programs

Class duration: 1 Hour

Max 4 students / class

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Play to think smart - White belt certificate

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Course Objectives

  • Listen Effectively
  • Respond Appropriately
  •  Read Body Language
  • Ask Questions to Clarify
  • Seek Common Ground
  • Understand the brain areas functions
  • Direct the flow of energy and information consciously

Levels description

Beginner Tennis Stars – little or no tennis experience? Our Beginner class offers players a great place to start or brush up on the basics. Students will improve hand-eye coordination and agility, perform racquet-handling skills, and become familiar with the tennis court. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

Intermediate play champions classes are designed for students who have some experience and can hit a tossed ball consistently. Players are expected to have knowledge of the basic strokes and are ready for the next level of play. Emphasis is also placed on moving and hitting.

Advanced game masters program is for children who are beyond the intermediate level but still need work refining their technique. Moving and hitting are emphasized, and the students will focus more on match play skills as well as drilling. Highly recommended for those aspiring to play high school tennis.

How does tennis help you?

Tennis helps you develop:

  1. aerobic fitness by burning fat and improving your cardiovascular fitness and maintaining higher energy levels.
  2. ability to accelerate by practice in sprinting, jumping and lunging to move quickly.
  3. speed through a series of side-to-side and up and back sprints to chase the ball.
  4. general body coordination since you have to move into position and then adjust your upper body to hit the ball successfully.
  5. motor control through court movement and ball-striking skills which require control of your large muscle groups.
  6. agility by forcing you to change direction as many as 5 times in 10 seconds during a typical tennis point.
  7. bone strength and density by strengthening bones of young players and helping prevent osteoporosis in older ones.
  8. the immune system through its conditioning effects which promote overall health, fitness and resistance to disease.
  9. eye-hand coordination because you constantly judge the timing between the on-coming ball and the proper contact point.
  10. flexibility due to the constant stretching and maneuvering to return the ball toward your opponent.

Tennis helps you:

  1. develop a work ethic because improvement through lessons or practice reinforces the value of hard work.
  2. develop discipline since you learn to work on your skills in practice and control the pace of play in competition.
  3. manage mistakes by learning to play within your abilities and realizing that managing and minimizing mistakes in tennis or life is critical.
  4. learn to compete one-on-one because the ability to compete and fight trains you in the ups and downs of a competitive world.
  5. accept responsibility because only you can prepare to compete by practicing skills, checking your equipment and during match play by making line calls.
  6. manage adversity by learning to adjust to the elements (e.g. wind, sun) and still be able to compete tenaciously.
  7. accommodate stress effectively because the physical, mental and emotional stress of tennis will force you to increase your capacity for dealing with stress.
  8. learn how to recover by adapting to the stress of a point and the recovery period between points which is similar to the stress and recovery cycles in life.
  9. plan and implement strategies since you naturally learn how to anticipate an opponent’s moves and plan your countermoves.
  10. learn to solve problems since tennis is a sport based on angles, geometry, and physics.
  11. develop performance rituals before serving or returning to control your rhythm of play and deal with pressure  These skills can transfer to taking exams, conducting a meeting or making an important sales presentation.
  12. learn sportsmanship since tennis teaches you to compete fairly with opponents.
  13. learn to win graciously and lose with honor.  Gloating after a win or making excuses after a loss doesn’t work in tennis or in life.
  14. learn teamwork since successful doubles play depends on you and your partner’s ability to communicate and play as a cohesive unit.
  15. have FUN… because the healthy feelings of enjoyment, competitiveness and physical challenge are inherent in the sport.

Fact:

Tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem while scoring lower in depression, anger, confusion, anxiety and tension than other athletes and non-athletes according to Dr. Joan Finn and colleagues at Southern Connecticut State University.

Since tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, it may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and thus promote a lifetime of continuing development of the brain, reported scientists at the University of Illinois

Requirements:

  • Tennis Racquet
  • Tennis / sport shoes
  • Water bottle

Optional:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen