The Junior Team Tennis (JTT) program kicks off with a skills assessment where the organizers will divide the kids into competitive co-ed teams within two age groupings, U14 and U18. Match format includes singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Minimum skill level for JTT program participation, as defined by USTA, is “A player who is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, can sustain a rally, and serve with consistency.” Anyone who does not meet this minimum skill level may be directed to other Community Services tennis programs to build skill level.
Please note: Players are strongly encouraged to review the Guidance for Social Distance recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health prior to play. Thank you to all players for adhering to the public health safety guidelines that are posted at the tennis courts. Your cooperation will help ensure the continued use of the facilities throughout the summer.
2020 Summer NTA Junior Tennis Camp
Camp days: MWF mornings for all. No afternoons
Age groups: U14 9-10:30am, and U18 10:30-12noon
Session dates: Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 1
Session length: 6 weeks – 18 practices – 27hrs instruction
Program cost: $240
Site: Northfield Middle School
Summer 2020 brings changes to our Junior Team Tennis Program. In that the USTA has cancelled all competitive team match play, Northfield will change this summer to a tennis camp format. Individual and group activities will abide by specific COVID policy by working to maintain the 6′ safe distance, no sharing of water bottles, no touching, and mindful accommodations during drills and games, before and after practice.
We will work on stroke development, competitive match strategy, developing an individual game plan, and footwork. Drills, games, match play and strategy sessions will provide you an opportunity to raise your game level. Emphasis on competitive play for everyone.
USTA membership not required. Each camper will be provided a t shirt.
Each camper should come prepared with racquets, proper tennis shoes, appropriate dress, water bottle(which can be filled in the NMS), food and snacks, and hand sanitizer. Hats or visors or sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.
Mark Welinski, Marty Johnson, and Nick Hupton are instructors. Sarah Will and Beth LaCanne will provide backup assistance as needed.
Visit Northfield Community Services to register.