Every athlete has their own tennis journey. WVIT’s professional coaches and program provide each individual with the tools and coaching to reach their goals, all while having fun! Whether your child is just beginning play or a seasoned tournament player, WVIT has a program to fit their needs. For our younger players, WVIT uses the USTA 10-and-Under tennis format. Low compression balls that bounce slower and lower are used along with smaller racquets and court sizes. Kids’ have more success, more fun and start playing tennis quickly!
Kids’ Zone – Ages 3-5 years
A fun introductory program using creative methods to develop motor skills, body balance and racquet control, while stimulating interest in tennis.
Red – Ages 6-8 years
Focus is on developing proper technique and hand/eye coordination, while having FUN!
Orange 1 – 7-10 years
Juniors with little or no professional instruction. The focus will be on building strong fundamentals, stroke technique, footwork and beginning play.
Orange 2 – 7-10 years
Juniors who have graduated level one program or received approval from WVIT staff. Focus on stroke technique, footwork and point strategies.
Green 1 – 11 & Up
Older juniors with little experience. The emphasis will be on fundamentals, footwork, strategy and rules of the game.
Green 2 – 9 & Up
Players with prior professional instruction. Focus on refining strokes, developing weapons to build their game around, tactics, improving footwork.
Middle School Training
Players with prior professional instruction, or who competed on their middle school or junior varsity high school team. Focus will be on refining strokes, tactical strategies, footwork and match situations.
High School Training
Juniors who compete on their high school varsity team. Focus is on improving shot confidence through intense live-ball drilling, match play and tennis specific conditioning.
For younger juniors who are competing in USTA tournaments. Live ball drills and point play is integral in this program. Class will focus on sound match tactics, shot selection, mental toughness, developing and refining modern strokes and footwork patterns. Approval by the tennis director is required.
For those athletes that are determined to get better and are willing to put in the hard work and commitment to achieve their potential. Focus will be on refining strokes, strengthening weaknesses, building reliability in weapons, conditioning and footwork, mental toughness and match strategies. Players must be approved by Tennis Director/Head Pro to enter this program and are required to play USTA tournaments regularly.
OTHER PLAY OPTIONS
Junior Team Tennis
Team tennis is a fun and great way to play competitive tennis and gain match experience. WVIT puts together co-ed teams of varying age and level throughout the year and will compete against other clubs in league play. Matches are USTA sanctioned with the possibility of advancing to higher levels. Please contact the club or one of the pros for more information.
Junior Tour - Match Play
Organized match play against other juniors is a great way to practice skills learned in lessons and clinics. Match play is an integral piece to player development, players get a chance to test their skills against others, learn how to manage nerves, develop and practice focusing skills. We offer match play for levels Red through Comp Edge.
Friday Night Lights
Competitive match play and games for high school players ages 13-18 years. Singles, doubles, games, music, pizza and beverages. Come and improve your game with WVITennis. Select Fridays from 6-8pm. Only $10 per player, pre-registration required.
Please contact the club for more information or to register. (570) 288-1434.