Tennis

2017 Wood Valley Youth Tennis Program

 We are excited to begin another fantastic season of Youth Sports Tennis!

We have improved the practice schedule in order to offer more practice time and court space for large teams.

 

Link to:  2017 YS Tennis Information and Schedule

 

 

Fall Tennis

Practices will be:

Monday:

8u (red ball) @ 5:30 

10u (orange ball) @ 6:30 

Thursdays:

12u (green dot) @ 6:00 

18u (yellow) @ 7:00  

**We will start clinics on September 7th, and have the Monday clinics for the 8u and 10u on Friday the 8th due to the Labor Day on Monday.**

Matches will be:

 ** All matches will be on Saturdays. 

The city of Raleigh will release schedule on 9/15.

 Match times:

 8u @ 9:00 

10 @ 9:00

12u @ 10:30

18u @1:30

 In order for your player/s to participate they will need register with the USTA. Here is the link that will take you directly to the registration. 

https://www.usta.com/en/home/membership/individual-memberships/juniormembership.html

**Please reach out(Email Coach Katie) if you have any questions.

The registration document(Click HERE) and check made out to Wood Valley Swim and Racquet Club needs to be received in the clubhouse mailbox by August 30th. 

** PLEASE EMAIL COACH KATIE(Click HERE)  UPON YOUR CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR CHILD WANTS TO PARTICIPATE SO I CAN PUT THEM ON MY LIST FOR TEAM REGISTRATIONS

Coach Katie 😀🎾

 

 

 

SUMMER TENNIS TEAMS:
  We will be offering Beginner/Year Round Clinics (no match play) as well as team play this summer.    

 All players who play team matches need to be members of the USTA ($20 fee for 1-year membership), and will also be responsible for a small team fee (< than $20) payable to the USTA.  Instructions for team sign up will be provided closer to the start of the season.

PreSeason Practice Schedule, Weeks of May 22nd through June 9th

**No practice Memorial Day, 5/29**

Team:

  • Practice 2 evenings a week (M and W 4:30-5:30)

Beginners (5-8 years old):

  • Practice 2 evenings a week (M and W 5:30-6:30)

Beginners (9-11 years old):

  • Practice 2 evenings a week (M and W 6:30-7:30)

 

Regular Season Monday, June 12th – Monday, July 31st

**No practice 7/3 for July 4th Holiday Weekend**

Beginners Morning Clinic (all ages):

  • Practice 3 mornings a week (M, W, Th 9:30-10:30)

Team (Gold):

  • Practice 3 mornings a week (M, W, Th 10:30-11:30) + Friday morning matches

Team (Gold Advanced):

  • Practice 3 mornings a week (M, W, Th 11:30-12:30) + Friday morning matches

Beginners Evening Clinic (5-8 years old):

  • Practice 2 evenings a week (M and W 5:30-6:30)

Beginners Evening Clinic (9-11 years old):

  • Practice 2 evenings a week (M and W 6:30-7:30)

 

Match Schedule  (to be announced)

Matches will begin the week of June 12th

 

Tournament Schedule 

August 2nd through 4th

 

End of Season Party

August 3rd  7-9pm

 

Please direct any youth tennis questions to Lisa England at lengland@nc.rr.com
Looking forward to a great season!

 

We have an awesome coaching staff this year, who are excited to share their enthusiasm for the game with the kids.
Head coach – Andy England
Head coach – Alan Wessel
The program focuses on introducing beginner players to the basic skills and scoring.  The older intermediate and advanced level players will learn to improve their skills, develop strategies, and compete in league matches.

 

Copper – for the beginner player (8 and under) still working on the basic fundamentals of the game. This group will not be able to participate in matches due to an inability to keep score, have consistent serves or keep the ball in play with regularity. The team is limited to 25 players.
Bronze Beginner – for players who have played full court matches and kept score on their own, but are not quite ready for matches.  The age will be 8 and up, and will be players who know the fundamentals and are learning to serve and keep the ball in play.  Players may be moved up to Bronze when ready to play matches for the team.  This team is limited to 25 players.
Bronze – for players who are able to serve, keep the ball in play, and keep score.  This team will participate in the weekly matches for Wood Valley.
Silver – for players with significant match playing experience.  This team will participate in the weekly matches for Wood Valley.
Gold – for players who are, or are equivalent to, good high school players in the area.