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Varsity Bound

Varsity Bound Clinics & Camps - Form improvements, advanced shot instruction, match preparation, shot selection, tactics, & conditioning

Goal is to prepare players who are getting ready for or playing in tournaments, or on school teams. 

Drills: Primarily player driven. We will work to group players with similar abilities.

Assessment: Is no longer required to for participation in Varsity Bound Camps and Clinics, though it may be helpful if the player is new to the Academy to place them in an appropriate group. Varsity Bound Camps and Clinics will now have levels to ensure that players of similar skill levels can be playing alongside one another, and instruction can be geared toward their ability.

Levels will be L1 = Beginner / Advanced Beginner, L2 = Intermediate, L3 = Advanced, and L4 = Elite.

Varsity Bound Levels 
L1 (Beginner / Advanced Beginner) -
Newer to tennis, limited formal instruction. (This player may also be a younger player with some tennis background that has recently transitioned to a full court or from green dot balls to yellow balls. They may have strokes but lack size to play with older kids that are hitting harder.) This player may have spent time on a court but may not have yet mastered basic form, or perhaps not coming in with much of a tennis background. (Perhaps they have played other sports which require eye hand coordination.) Players may be able to get ball in play but likely lack basic form or confidence in proper technique to do so or are very inconsistent in swing or success. They may or may not know basic rules of tennis. Players likely are not well versed in basic shots, or swing styles. These include, forehand, backhand, approach shots, volley, overhead, lob, and serve. They are just beginning to develop the ability to play coompetitive situations. There serve is likely at best a point starter or if they hit it hard is inconsistent.

L2 (Intermediate) - Has played previously and likely had formal instruction. Individuals are able to hit the ball on the court with proper form for most strokes. Some Strokes probably show weaknesses. Their shots regress under pressure. They understand different shots and can transition between them. Minimally they can get points started with the serve and may be developing spin or pace. They have the ability to hit the ball on the move. They are able to play competitive situations and are beginning to learn how to develop points.

L3 (Advanced) - Has played previously and had formal instruction and time on court and may be playing a lower Varsity position or begun tournament play. Individuals are able to hit the ball on the court with proper form for strokes. Some strokes may still show weaknesses or regress under pressure, but also may look very good when not pressured. They are using pace or spin with their serve but may use the second serve just to get points started. They have the ability to begin developing points not just hitting it back. They are able to succeed in competitive situations.

L4 (Elite) - Has had significant formal instruction and a lot of time on court is likely playing a high-level Varsity position and/or playing tournaments. Individuals hit the ball with proper form and use one or more shots as a weapon. A few strokes may still show weaknesses and possibly regress under pressure but also look very good at times. They understand different shots and can transition between them. They have pace or spin with their serve. They can develop points and play to opponent's weaknesses. They are able to excel in competitive situations.

We can help you get to the next level no matter where you are starting from. Please contact David Sheaffer for guidance in what clinics would be best for your athlete.

Want to try a new sport you can play for a lifetime?
Looking to make your high school tennis team?
Want to be fresher and stronger in the third set?
Tired of just hitting and want to learn how to control your mind, points, or emotions?
Do you want to get an edge on your teammates before challenge matches?
Want help pulling together a video for college coaches?

Private lessons - allow us to go deeper to enhance your personal strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Let us help you develop your game.

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