Junior Program

General Information

Bloomfield Tennis & Fitness offers a wide range of tennis instruction for all juniors from beginners to nationally ranked USTA tournament players.  Our Junior Program provides elite instructional programming in a fun-filled environment, grounded in the fundamental principles of etiquette, integrity and sportsmanship.  While offering a top-quality learning experience for newcomers of any age and skill level, BT’s Junior Program is designed to consistently, comprehensively and continuously develop young beginners and enable them to achieve their full potential as high school tournament players.  Please be aware your child will be expected to have the appropriate skill level regardless of their age.  

*Updated Policies - Fall 2021*

Registration  

Beginning Monday, August 23, 2021, registration may be completed over the phone at (258) 332-9221 or in person at Bloomfield Tennis.

All Junior Program Participants MUST have a valid credit card on file.  


Check-In

All Junior Program participants MUST check in at the Front Desk for every class BEFORE entering the courts. 

Payment

Classes may be purchased by half or full session, and either one or two days per week.  Payments will be made three weeks at a time.  All participants MUST have a credit card on file in order to register.  

Cancellation & Make-up 

Participants are asked to notify of cancellation prior to class start.  

Make-ups will not be available for the Fall Session.

Session Dates

   Session                       Dates

   Fall                             September 7 - November 24, 2021 (12 weeks)


   Winter                      November 29, 2021 - March 3, 2022 (12 weeks)
                                                         No class Monday, December 20 - Thursday, December 30, 2021  (Winter Break)
                                                         Classes resume Monday, January 3, 2022 

   Spring                       March 7 - May 26, 2022 (12 weeks)                                                   
                                                        No class Monday, March 28 - Thursday, March 31, 2022  (Spring Break)
                                                          Classes resume Monday, April 4, 2022 
 


Classes

Our Five-Level Junior Program is designed to place athletes in the appropriate class level solely on the basis of their ability.  Each level has set criteria for advancement and students must demonstrate the required skills before continuing at the next level.  Students are encouraged to pick up a level-criteria checklist from the staff and to practice these skills outside of class as well. 

Level 1

The Level 1 class for beginners uses a 36-foot court, and works on the basic motor fundamentals of tennis such as balance and movement.  Emphasized are proper handling of a racket, building rallies through throwing and catching, counting tasks, learning to keep score and tapping the ball.  Level 1 is offered as a 1 hour class.

 

Monday & Wednesday       4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

                                                       5:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m. 

 

Price per Class                       $30.00

Level 2

Continuing on the 36-foot court, the Level 2 class teaches each basic stroke with a simple grip.  Players focus on building rallies and understanding tennis concepts (e.g. balls in or out).  Level 2 is offered as a 1 hour class.

Monday & Wednesday       4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

                                                       5:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m. 

 

Price per Class                       $30.00

Level 3

Introducing the 78-foot court, concentration in Level 3 is centered on finishing the swing, learning longer strokes, coordinating swings in all forms, directing the ball, keeping score and understanding the rules of the game.  Spin and volleys are also introduced.  Students begin to learn tennis etiquette as well as the importance of integrity and sportsmanship to the game.  Level 3 is offered as a 2 hour class.


Monday & Wednesday       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Price per Class                       $50.00

Level 4  

The Level 4 class emphasizes competitive skills such as developing full swings combined with the use of spin, coordinating movement of both arms during the serve, changing direction and depth on strokes and moving effectively at different speeds.  Level 4 is offered as a 2 hour class.

Monday & Wednesday       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Price per Class                       $50.00

Level 5 

The Level 5 class addresses the refinement of skill both mental and physical including:  adopting different stances and strokes based on varying shot types, changing spins and speeds, spin on the serve, improving movement through off-court training and developing tactical game plans.  Level 5 is offered as a 2 hour class. 

 

Monday & Wednesday       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Price per Class                       $50.00

 

Tournament Select


This program is for players with considerable USTA and high school tournament experience.  Players must have either a district ranking or the approval of Tennis Director Chris Shaya for entrance to this group.  This intensive program highlights competitive drills, stroke production, tactics, strategy, on-court conditioning targeting speed, agility and quickness, and match play.


Tuesday & Thursday       4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Price per Class                       $55.00

BT Elite


This special invite-only class is dedicated to helping accomplished Midwestern tournament players realize their full potential both on and off the court.  We don’t just produce players who can hit, we produce athletes who can play.  We have assembled and trained the finest staff in the area to provide Elite students with the most comprehensive training program available.  BT Elite classes are under the direction of Tennis Director Chris Shaya and Junior Director Paco Trinidad.  Students must have a Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) of at least 7.5 or higher to be considered for this class.


Wednesday       6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

Price per Class                       $35.00

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