From ages 3 to 17, the Junior Development program is a series of lessons where FUN is a priority as participants “play to learn,” developing skills through a positive learning experience and with a sense of accomplishment. Certified professionals provide a great learning environment for the developmental learning stages. Players will focus on movement, balance, throwing and catching the ball, swing motions, making contact, grips and stroke development. As players continue to improve additional skill sets will focus on coordinating movement and balance, and hitting the ball with purpose and direction. Game concepts and scoring will be introduced.
New to the game? Have additional questions? Click here for more information on the USTA 10 and Under program!
Sylvan Lake Park’s Junior Training Program is a USTA approved “Local Excellence Training Center.” The concepts and methods used by the staff are the same ones used by the USTA for elite Junior Players. Emphasis is on the Four (4) “F’s”: Fundamentals, Footwork, Fitness, and Fun!! The daily format combines instruction with practice and match play and includes structured drills and on court games to improve player skills, tactics, and techniques. Participants are organized by skill level in-groups up to 8 players. Please see below for a description of each class offered:
Recruit (10 & Under):
Using the USTA’s high performance 10 and under format, students will learn while using the red ball/36’ court, orange ball/ 60’ ft court and green ball/78’ ft court. Emphasis will be on further development of technique and match play.
Competition (11 & Over):
For the player who has successfully completed the Junior Development and JT Recruit tennis program. Program will prepare player to compete at the Junior Team Tennis and Rookie Tournament level. Emphasis will focus on serve techniques, maintaining a rally of controlled shots, shot anticipation and keeping score.
Junior Training Summer Camp
Have your kids experience the exciting sport of tennis this summer with one of our weekly "themed" summer tennis camps! Each session is a 4 day tennis camp with 4 hours of instruction, match play, themed crafts and games each day. Sessions begin on Monday and end on Thursday. Classes will run rain or shine.
Please click on the links above for schedule and more information.
Seminole County hosts a variety of Rookie, Local, Super Series, Designated and Sanctional USTA Florida sanctioned junior tennis tournaments. We also offer unranked Junior Grand Prix series tournaments sponsored by local USPTA teaching professionals.
For players who have successfully completed a minimum of one session of the Development Program. The Junior Team Tennis League is a grassroots community level tennis program that is offered for boys and girls 10 and under and 8 and under age divisions. The philosophy of the program is fun, fitness and friends in an environment that stresses sportsmanship and socialization in a team atmosphere. Parent volunteers are encouraged to participate. For information please contact the local league coordinator, John Sanders or visit the USTA Junior Team Tennis website here.
Click on a name below to reveal a biography of the tennis professional at Sylvan Lake Park:
Mike Koslik Head Pro Craig Sheets Associate Pro Greg James Associate Pro