Thank you for your interest in our Junior Development Program.

Our coaching staff is fully committed to developing college ready players through a clearly defined training structure and competitive pathway. We teach modern technique through the implementation of a comprehensive teaching and coaching philosophy designed to develop the technical, physical, and mental skills needed to win at any level.

The following groups and times will be offered from January 4 through March 1. Placement into the College groups will be determined by the Tennis Director and Junior Development Staff based on age, ability and desire of the player. We also offer an Academy Program for players wanting to accelerate their progress by coming four days a week, and a mental toughness class. Please check with Andy Veal for more information.

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE COLLEGE PROGRAM

These groups are for junior tennis players competing in USTA sectional and national tournaments, highly ranked in Tennessee, and looking to continue their tennis careers in college. They are very physical groups, utilizing a college workout format with less time spent on technique and more on point play, point construction, patterns of play, and competing mentally. There will be an on court conditioning program every day, video analysis when necessary, plus ongoing evaluations for parents and players. Players are expected to compete in USTA tournaments and in additional practices on the weekends.

These groups are by invitation only.

COLLEGE
DAYS AND TIMES:  Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-6:00pm
COST:  $275 per month

COLLEGE PREP
DAYS AND TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
COST:  $275 per month

MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND CONDITIONING CLASS

This class is for any player wanting to learn more about what goes in the mind of a high level tennis player as he or she competes. Much time will be devoted to emotional control, dealing with frustration, controlling anger, developing a mental game plan, and the preparation and techniques needed to compete at the highest level. The class will finish with 30 minutes of conditioning.

DAYS AND TIMES: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:45 – 6:00pm
COST: $20 per class

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE TOURNAMENT PROGRAM

This group is for junior tennis players competing in USTA tournaments, playing on High School Tennis Teams, or high level younger players. There will be a lot of time devoted to correct modern technique, entrance shots, patterns of play, and developing the correct mental focus to compete at a high level. Many of the drills and games will be played under pressure to simulate tournament conditions. Each day we will work on specifics needed to improve the group. Players are expected to compete in USTA tournaments and in additional practices on the weekends. Level and attitude will determine placement into this group. This group will move indoors in November.

TOURNAMENT TEAM
DAYS AND TIMES:  Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm
COST: $275 per month

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE JUNIOR PROGRAM

The Junior Team will use low compression balls for much of the class and build on where the Future Team left off, developing these younger players into tournament level juniors.

There will be a lot of time devoted to correct modern technique, entrance shots, patterns of play, and developing the correct mental focus to compete at the tournament level. Each day we will work on specifics needed to improve the group. Players should be competing in USTA tournaments and Junior Team Tennis events, and in additional practices on the weekends. Level and attitude will determine placement into this group. This group will move indoors in November.

JUNIOR TEAM

DAYS AND TIMES:   Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30pm   (Older)

COST: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00pm   (Younger)

$150 per month

THE COMPETITIVE EDGE FUTURE PROGRAM

The Future Teams are for beginners not able to rally or serve. Correct basic technique will be taught with many pro fed drills, rallying, and mostly fun games to help develop hand eye skills and athleticism. The emphasis of this group is to introduce the game of tennis as fun and get the children hitting the ball over the net. We will use the orange low compression ball for this group and small nets. This group moves indoors in November.

FUTURE TEAM

DAYS AND TIMES:  Tuesdays and Thurdays 4:00 – 5:00pm  (Older)
Tuesdays and Thurdays 5:00 – 6:00pm  (Younger)
COST: $50 per month (1 time a week)
$90 per month (2 times a week)

REGISTRATION

All of our Winter Tennis Teams are member only and fees will be charged to your membership account.

Note: A Junior Membership is $50 per month and will allow access to free outdoor court time year round and the pool in the summer and a place on all our Junior Development Teams.

Please contact Andy Veal for more information at (615) 373-1033 or preferably at andyveal@brentwoodswimandtennis.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

There will be additional activities and opportunities to play on the weekends, including specialty clinics, intergroup matches, tournaments, and mini camps. Times and availability will change. Please check with staff for details or on our website at www.brentwoodswimandtennis.com

WEATHER

During the outdoor season we will send out a text alert if classes are cancelled due to weather. To get on the text alert list please text BSTCJUNIORS to 84483 on your smart phone. This will be our only communication about weather cancellations.