Tennis is a beautiful, individual and challenging sport that offers many life-long benefits for your child. Tennis practices engage young players a positive environment to learn discipline and to challenge themselves through mental trainings as well as social and physical activities. Your child will also learn how to analyze opponent’s playing style and make swift decisions to change the dynamics of the game.
As a tennis coach who has taught junior players as young as the age of 4, Briggitt Marcovich is more than just an instructor. She brings her experience, knowledge and most importantly her love for the sport to inspired her students to give their best efforts and realize their fullest potential at every stage of their training.
Her philosophy of teaching junior tennis, is aligned with experts from around the world to help young players to help young players serve, rally, and score from an early age using modified balls, racquets and court size. While less force is required by the arm and body, your child will have fun and be more successful in executing proper technique.
Good technique not only builds the foundation for high level play in the future but also reduces the chance of injury by following these directions; your child will develop advanced skills and strategies used by professional players.
Playing with the right color balls allows young tennis players to develop both technique and control for high level play later on. It is much easier for me to work with your child on advanced exercises and master a technical skill with ball appropriate for your child’s age and skill level.
The lower bounce of the different color balls helps your child hit their strokes in the strike zone which is between the knee and the shoulders levels. Lighter balls appropriate racquet size allow young players to obtain a fluent swing with maximum acceleration. Using the ball that is suggested will help your child play at similar angles, rally tempo, amount of balls hit during points, amount of recovering time between shots just like professional players do.
The appropriate court size trains your child’s forward, backward or lateral movement. The control of court movement will help him/ her recognize when to play defensively or offensively.
The chart below show the progression for 12& Under tennis of where your child should be in relationship with their age. Players adapt easily and are positive about using the right color ball. The challenge is that parents and coaches want to speed up the transition because it doesn’t seem like a real tennis ball or it feels like their kids are not playing a real tennis match. However, No technique or swing path for a stroke is the same for all players.
Each tennis player has their own individual physique, mind and body build therefore each player will be perform different from one another and in exclusive cases this would vary.