Junior Programs


  • PURPOSE: The purpose of the Canterwood Junior Program is to build junior tennis players into mature athletes. Teaching them how to train, be part of a team, show leadership and develop their own skills and abilities to the best of their potential.
  • PHILOSOPHY:  We believe our juniors are people first, athletes second and tennis players third. Our first responsibility is to the good of our students as people. We will teach our juniors how to be and act as athletes. We also will develop their skills in an organized comprehensive manner focusing on gaining expertise in all areas of their tennis development.
  • MISSION:  We will help move a player through the different phases of development with the goal of reaching the champs and high school varsity level of play. For some who wish to reach beyond, there is the possibility of playing collegiate level tennis.
  • METHOD: What we do and why we do it.

Junior classes are designed to teach a player the broad skills it takes to play the game of tennis at a competitive level.
Levels 1 – 5
Match play is designed to develop goal-setting skills, independent practice skills and develop the player’s ability to play matches more effectively. Levels 2 – 5
Private lessons can be a supplement for players needing extra help in specific areas.
Parent meetings keep communication lines open between parents and coaches.

Practice - Booking courts, ball machine, hitting on the wall, Adopt-a-Junior and Rallyers are all programs to help a player’s development. More information on these programs will be coming soon. Levels 2 – 5

Fitness elements are designed to improve athletic skills. More intensely focused efforts will be required at the higher levels.

Tournament training teams are designed to dive deeper into a player’s game. To develop and refine a player’s specific skills that match the player's style. Level 3 – 5

Team tennis matches give a player a chance to gain more experience in competing against other quality competitors. We want our players to push each other knowing that when my teammate becomes better, I become better. Level 3 – 5

Developmental plans are roadmaps to a player’s goals. They are communication tools between the parents, coach and player. They include information on the developmental team leader, player evaluation, long term vision, strategy/game style, tactical considerations, technical development, emotional/psychological development, scheduling/periodization, physical development, and goal setting. Level 4 – 5