Junior Tennis Schedule

Session 5: April 9th – May 21st

Class Size Policy
All classes require a minimum of 3 players, but is limited to 6 players per court.

Make Up Class Policy
Players can make up two classes in the following session. Please notify us if you’re unable to attend a registered class.

Drop-In Policy
Players are permitted to drop-in any appropriate and available classes at a slightly higher rate.

Junior Hot Shots

Munchkins (3-4 years)
Thursday 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

 Red 1 (5-6 years)
Thursday 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Friday 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Sunday 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 

 Red 2 (7-8 years)
Thursday 3:45pm-4:30pm
Friday 3:45pm-4:30pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Red 3 (7-8 years)
Sunday 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

 Orange (8-10 years)
Tuesday 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Green/Yellow (10+ years)
Thursday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Junior Competition
These classes are for players who meet WCC Jr. Tennis Pathway parameters and want to pursue more competitive opportunities. Competition players will be encouraged to play on our Junior League Teams, as well as compete in both District (DE), Sectional (DE, NJ, PA) USTA tournaments. Classes will include on-court playing and off-court fitness training portions. All players who register for the full session will receive an End of Session Player Review. Class times are subject to change due to indoor court availability.

Green Competition
Tuesday 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Wednesday 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Thursday 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm

 Yellow Competition 1
Monday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 Yellow Competition 2
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm 

High School
Monday 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 High Performance
Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wilmington Country Club
Junior Tennis Pathway

The Jr. Tennis Pathway is meant to provide a list of technical and tactical skills players will develop as they progress through the WCC Junior Program. The JTP will help parents, players, and coaches know when players are ready to move onto the next class.

Red Ball (3-8 years)
Players are introduced to tennis through a variety of fun, skill-building activities. The primary focus is on developing a strong athletic foundation through high emphasis on agility, balance and coordination. Players will work on proper technique and learn tennis terminology, including the names of the parts of a tennis court and the names of stances, strokes, and grips. Kids will play on a 36’ court with the Red ball and use 19’’-23’’ racquets.

Munchkins (3-4 years)
1. Working together in teams.
2. Sending and receiving skills.
3. Introduce racquet skills.

Red Ball 1 (5-6 years)
1. Recognize FH and BH.
2. Introduce “C” swing path.
3. Sustain 4 ball rally.

Red Ball 2 (7-8 years)
1. Solidify “C” swing path.
2. Introduce topspin and serve.
3. Work towards 10 ball rally with direction.

Red Ball 3 (7-8 years)
1. Execute “C” swing with topspin.
2. 10 ball rally with direction.
3. Coordinated serve motion.
4. Introduce hitting away from opponent.
5. Participate in Red Ball 1 class for two consecutive sessions.

Orange (8-10 years)
Players will focus on developing a solid technical base in movement and strokes including ball control. They will also learn rules and basic strategy and incorporate in point play situations. Kids will play on a 60’ court with the Orange ball and use 23’’-25’’ racquets.

1. Properly execute topspin/backspin on FH and BH.
2. Introduce volley and transition to net.
3. Work towards 10 ball rally with direction and good tempo.

Green (10-12 years)/Yellow (12+ years)
Players will focus on developing a solid technical base in movement and strokes including ball control. They will also learn rules and basic strategy and incorporate in point play situations. Kids will play on a 78’ court with Green Dot and Yellow balls and use 26’’-27’’ racquets.

1. Solidify volleys and transition to the net.
2. Develop patterns of play.
3. Develop a first and second serve. 

Orange Academy (8-10 years)
Players will refine their Athletic Development, Movement, and Stroke Competency as they continue to develop expertise in each area of the court. Kids are encouraged to play in USTA Level 8 Orange Ball tournaments and Orange Ball Leagues.

1. Execute 10 ball rally with direction and tempo.
2. Introduce volley and transition to net.
3. Play in junior exchange matches.
4. Play in Delaware State 10&Under Tournament held at WCC in June.

Green Academy (10-12 years)
Players will continue to develop their shot making ability and be introduced to specific competitive patterns of play. Kids are encouraged to play in USTA Level 7 Green Dot tournaments and participate on the WCC Green Dot Jr. League Teams.

1. Apply transition to net and volley into point play.
2. Develop patterns of play.
3. Develop a first and second serve.
4. Play in junior exchange matches and/or on the Jr. League Team.
5. Play in Wilmington City Clay Court Jr. Tournament held at WCC in June.

Yellow Academy (12+ years)
Players will be perfecting their individual style of play and learning how to combat opposing styles. Kids are encouraged to play USTA Level 6 tournaments and participate on WCC Jr. League Teams.

1. Solidify personal game plan.
2. Combating opposing styles.
3. Introduce fitness.
4. Play in junior exchange matches and/or on the Jr. League Team.
5. Play in Delaware State Junior Championships Tournament held at WCC in June.

High School
Primary focus will be on refining doubles and singles tactics specifically designed for the Spring High School season. Kids are encouraged to play on WCC Jr. League Teams.

Compete in High School matches and/or USTA tournaments.

High Performance
Concentration will be on offensive and defensive patterns of play and sharpening the tools needed to execute them at the highest level.

Compete in High School matches and/or USTA tournaments.

Junior Tennis Events

May 31 Junior Tennis Summer Kickoff 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 6 Junior Tennis and Squash Clinics and Camps Begin
June 11 Junior Sports Camps Begin
June 12 Junior Tennis Club Championships Begin
June 13 Delaware State 10 and Under Tournament
June 12-15 Delaware State Junior Tennis Tournament (L7) – B/G 12,14,16,18
June 18-20 Wilmington Clay Court Junior Tournament (L6) – B/G 16
June 20-22 Wilmington Clay Court Junior Tournament (L6)-B/G 18
June 25-27 Wilmington Clay Court Junior Tournament (L6)-B/G 12
June 27-29 Wilmington Clay Court Junior Tournament (L6)- B/G 14
July 4 Adult/Junior Tennis Round Robin
July 12 Junior Tennis Club Championships Finals
July 24 Junior Sports Awards Banquet
August 10 Junior Sports Camps End
August 31 Junior Tennis and Squash Clinics and Camps End