2013 Junior High Performance Training Sessions
The 2013 Junior High Performance Training Sessions are intense training sessions that provide a competitive training ground for Hawaii’s top ranked junior players and help improve their overall development in tennis. It also helps to prepare players for their national and sectional tennis tournaments in the summer.
Instructor: Dennis Lajola
-played all 4 Junior Grand Slams
-top 5 in every age group in the US Juniors
-21 in the ITF Junior Circuit ranking
-University of Hawaii graduate
-Freshman of the Year at the Western Athletic Conference
-turned pro in 2011 and an ATP ranking of 521 in 2012
WAIKIKI KIDS CLUB
ORANGE NINJAS CLUB (ages 9–11)
Description: Sessions include fun and progressive practices that will introduce an array of skills so players can begin to have an understanding of singles & doubles play.
« TIME- SUNDAY, 3:00 – 4:00pm
« SESSION - 4 weekly practices
« FEE - $65
Club - RED DRAGONS CLUB (ages 6-8)
Description: Sessions include fun and progressive practices that help children develop their physical skills as well as emphasize on tennis skills that will be used to rally and play points.
« TIME – SUNDAY, 4:00 – 5:00PM
« SESSION – 4 weekly Practices
« FEE – $65
Click here to download and print a KIDS TENNIS CLUB APPLICATION.
Click here to download and print a WAIKIKI TENNIS CLUB KIDS APPLICATION.
10 and Under Tennis
10 and Under Tennis using the QuickStart Tennis play format takes a new and better approach to introducing kids to the game. Balls are lower in compression; they bounce lower and don’t move as fast so they are easier to hit. This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns. Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover. All that equals more fun and less frustration. Full sized courts can be reconfigured to accommodate up to six 36-foot courts, so instead of waiting in line, kids can spend their time playing. For more information, click here.
Junior Team Tennis
USTA Junior Team Tennis is a national youth tennis league for kids 6-18 that combines the challenge and fun of playing tennis with the educational and character-building aspects of team sports. It is a 8 to 12 week program of team practice and match play for boys and girls to get together to play singles, doubles, and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes values you would expect from any sport by fostering a spirit of cooperation, unity and individual self-worth. Also, it’s a fun environment for kids where they learn that succeeding is really more about how you play the game – win or lose. For more information, click here.