Steve Ondish, the founder of Tennis Systems Academy and our Director of Tennis, brings an outstanding 30-year track record of developing high school, college, and professional players. Our staff of highly trained pros, who have both played and coached at the USTA, NCAA, WTA, and ATP Pro Tour, levels are committed to providing the highest quality and most enjoyable instructional experience in the area. We emphasize learning, fun, and a true collegial atmosphere across all ages and abilities.  Whether your child is a beginner looking to learn the game, a junior focusing on a high school or college career, a nationally ranked player aiming for an NCAA scholarship and pro circuit success, or an adult looking to improve their game, we will provide the program and support that will enable you to pursue your tennis goals.

WINTER 2021-22 Junior Tennis Programs

Red Ball Level 1 

Red Ball is the first level of the youth progression and the approximate age range is 5-8 years old. The children will develop their athletic skills utilizing coordination-based drills to develop their basic stroke mechanics. Red ball uses larger, soft compression tennis balls and is played on a smaller court with lower net for easier and slower rallies. The program runs for 12 weeks and the cost is $300.  For more information, please contact Howard Sherman, howard@mrctennis.com.

Orange Ball Level 2

Orange Ball is the second level of the youth progression and the approximate age range is 6-9 years old, In this clinic, children will begin to develop advanced tennis stroke mechanics, and will begin to learn point construction through live ball play. Orange Ball uses a smaller court with a regular net as well as decompressed balls for better and longer rallies. The program runs for 12 weeks and the cost is $420.  For more information, please contact Howard Sherman, howard@mrctennis.com.

Green Ball Level 3

Green Ball is the last stage of the youth progression and the approximate age is 8-11 years old. Children will start to play on a full sized court and begin demonstrating mastery of tennis stroke mechanics. the clinic focuses on point play and utilizes the Green Ball which is a lower compression, regular size ball that allows the children to have longer and slower rallies. The program runs for 12 weeks and the cost is $420.  For more information, please contact Howard Sherman, howard@mrctennis.com.

AJP Level 4

The Advanced Junior Program is designed for the mid-level player who has graduated from our Green Ball program and is approximately 10-16 years old. The clinic is combination of drilling and hitting and is geared towards improving a player’s stroke mechanics and point production. As students advance, they will be taught strategy and shot selection, so they can take their game to the next level. The program runs for 12 weeks and the cost is $720 for a 1.5 hour session and $960 for a 2 hour session.  For more information, please contact Howard Sherman, howard@mrctennis.com.

Tournament Training Level 5

The Tournament Training Program clinic is designed to improve a player’s skills for match and tournament competition. The drills used in this clinic will improve a player’s shot selection, so they develop reliable shot patters in tough situations which should improve their chances of winning. In addition, this program has a fitness component, so they can outlast their opponents even in the toughest of matches.  The program runs for 12 weeks and the cost is $1020. Please contact Howard Sherman, howard@mrctennis.com, for details and registration information.

High Performance Level 6

The High Performance program is designed for the fully committed, tournament level player who wishes to compete at the highest level.  The program has three levels, and each level requires a specific criteria for qualification which are listed below:

Junior High Performance

Requires a Tennis Recruiting ranking and rounded 4 UTR

High Performance 1

Requires a Tennis Recruiting ranking and flat 5 to 7.5 UTR

High Performance 2

Requires a Tennis Recruiting ranking and a rounded 8 UTR or higher.

THE HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 and 2 PROGRAM REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 3 HIGH PERFORMANCE CLINIC DAYS PLUS THE HIGH PERFORMANCE FRIDAY TOURNAMENT WARMUP (NO EXCEPTIONS).  JUNIOR HIGH PERFORMANCE REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 2 JUNIOR HIGH PERFORMANCE CLINIC DAYS PLUS THE HIGH PERFROMANCE FRIDAY TOURNAMENT WARMUP (NO EXCEPTIONS)

 

ANYONE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR TENNIS DIRECTOR, STEVE ONDISH, steveo@mrctennis.com, FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONH