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We've combined efforts with USTA Eastern and Gary Schutrum of the Boys and Girls Club of East Aurora to present a USTA games-based approach to teaching tennis. We will be following USTA guidelines and curriculums starting at Pee Wee (ages 3-5) all the way to JV-Intermediate (ages 12-18).
USTA Descriptions
Pee Wee Tennis Ages 3-5: Children will develop their general motor and athletic skills on a 36’ court; focus on coordination, movement and balance, sending and receiving skills. Games are an important part of the program so they will be exposed to games that are both fun and tennis related. Team shirt optional.
Beginner Ages 5-7: A program of movement, balance, coordinated and motor skill development with a focus on self and partner rallying skills on a 36’ court. Reception and projection activities will be emphasized. Children learn the first stages of cooperative tennis, how to initiate a rally, move and judge a ball, how to control the racquet at contact point and control height, direction and depth. 
Advanced Beginner Ages 6-8: Children continue to learn the previous skills on a 36’ court, and at the end of this program, they should have gained an understanding of how to swing the racquet in order to serve, be able to move their opponent with intention by controlling the direction of the ball, begin using a full or abbreviated serving motion, know how to move effectively to ensure good position and balance. They will begin to compete in 8 and under play.
Intermediate Ages 7-10: Children will learn the basics of tactical play as they transition to a 60’ court in both singles and doubles. Swing rhythm on the forehands and backhands will be emphasized. They will learn how to differentiate between a volley action and a ground stroke action. A variety of serve progressions will be taught and the serve and return of serve will be covered in each class.
Advanced Intermediate Ages 8-12: Children will experience the 5 play situations on the 60’ court and will refine their tactical/technical skills. Concepts of offense/defense will be introduced in both singles and doubles. Ball control exercises that enhance consistency, direction, depth and spin will be stressed. A variety of adaptive skills will be trained using dead ball drills, live ball drills and competitive play situations in all areas of the court. Team shirt required.
Advanced Ages 10-14: Children will be exposed to a full range of technical/tactical development. All court tennis will be emphasized. The program will focus on drills that develop movement, recovery and decision making skills. Situational and competitive play in the 5 play situations will be planned in the curriculum. This is the final developmental stage before the children enter the Junior Competitive Program. Team shirt required.
JV/Intermediate Ages 12-18: Learn to rally and play is the theme of each class. The students will be exposed to all the basic skills of tennis including ground strokes, volleys, overheads and serves. The class will stress cooperation and competition in many of the drills and play situations. Matches with other towns, Players will provide their own transportation, Team shirt required.

Notes:
  • Head Program Directors: Gary Schutrum, B&G Club; Chris Musshafen, Parks & Recreation
  • Will be held at Hamlin Park tennis courts.
  • Racquets may be borrowed upon request at court.
  • In case of rain, practice will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 16 Paine St. Check website for update.
  • No class July 3 or 4


Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Pee Wee 
TPWA17
3 - 5  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$20.00 R, $30.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4
 
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Pee Wee 
TPWB17
3 - 5  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$20.00 R, $30.00 NR
 
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Pee Wee 
TPWC17
3 - 5  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$20.00 R, $30.00 NR
 
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Beginner 
TBC17
5 - 7  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Hamlin Park
$32.00 R, $42.00 NR
 
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Beginner 
TBB17
5 - 7  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Hamlin Park
$32.00 R, $42.00 NR
 
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Beginner 
TBA17
5 - 7  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Hamlin Park
$32.00 R, $42.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4
 
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Advanced Beginner 
TABA17
6 - 8  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4
 
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Advanced Beginner 
TABB17
6 - 8  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
 
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Advanced Beginner 
TABC17
6 - 8  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Hamlin Park
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
 
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Intermediate 
TIC17
7 - 10  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
 
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Intermediate 
TIB17
7 - 10  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
 
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Intermediate 
TIA17
7 - 10  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$37.00 R, $47.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4
 
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Advanced Intermediate 
TAIA17
8 - 12  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$46.00 R, $56.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4 and Fee includes team shirt
 
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Advanced Intermediate 
TAIB17
8 - 12  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$46.00 R, $56.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
 
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Advanced Intermediate 
TAIC17
8 - 12  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$46.00 R, $56.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
 
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Advanced 
TAC17
10 - 14  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
 
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Advanced 
TAB17
10 - 14  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
 
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Advanced 
TAA17
10 - 14  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4 and Fee includes team shirt
 
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JV/Intermediate 
TJVIA17B
12 - 18  N/A  MTuWThF  06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
No class July 3 & 4 and Fee includes team shirt
 
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JV/Intermediate 
TJVIA17B
12 - 18  N/A  MTuWThF  07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
 
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JV/Intermediate 
TJVIA16C
12 - 18  N/A  MTuWThF  07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Hamlin Park - Tennis Courts
$60.00 R, $70.00 NR
Fee includes team shirt
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