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Tennis Memphis Receives NJTL Excellence Team Grant
The USTA Foundation has awarded Tennis Memphis a $15,000 Excellence Team grant. The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Excellence Teams were developed by USTA Foundation to support player development in NJTL chapters across the country. The NJTL Excellence Team will be comprised of promising high performing players - minimum of 8 boys and 8 girls between the ages of 8 and 14. Tennis Memphis has been designated one of twelve USTA NJTL Excellence Teams across the country. The purpose of NJTL Excellence Teams is to provide essential resources and support needed for young players affiliated with grass-roots NJTL chapters like Tennis Memphis, so they can develop into high caliber national and international ranked players and potentially one day compete at the professional level. Members of the NJTL Excellence Team will come together regularly to train and compete with each other. Players will also earn opportunities to travel to Excellence Team National Camps and tournaments, such as the Junior Orange Bowl. In addition, team members have access to the resources and support provided by the USTA. Grant funds will help to offset player tournament travel expenses, equipment, training and coaching, etc. Another component of the NJTL Excellence Team is an emphasis on academic achievement, community service, grit and graciousness. If you are a competitive junior tournament player and interested in the NJTL Excellence Team, please contact Stephen Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Junior Development
Session 2 of Junior Development Classes begin October 17 at Bellevue, Eldon Roark, Leftwich, and Wolbrecht Tennis Centers.
Forms are avaiable to download online or at the centers.
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(Please download forms to review class descriptions before signing up online.)
The Tennis Memphis Junior Academy is offered as a two hour class per day, 3 days per week, with 90-100 minutes of on court instruction and 20-30 minutes of conditioning. Classes focus on physical, technical, tactical, and mental skills, along with appropriate competitive play. In addition to the foundation of 3 days of classes offered per week are group workshops, Competitive Edge Saturdays, tournament travel, match play ladder and camps to maximize player development and goals. Our Academy follows the USTA Player Development coaching philosophy and concepts that are instrumental in long term development of outstanding players. Tennis Memphis’s Junior Academy program is for serious players competing in USTA tournaments with the goal of achieving State, Sectional or National rankings and potentially, a tennis college scholarship. Questions contact Arnold Thompson, Director of Programs, 596-0637 or email@example.com.
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Online registration is now available! Your child must be placed in a group before you can register.
Please contact Arnold Thompson at (901) 596- 0637 if you need assistance with placement.
Upcoming Junior Events
Court Cancellation Policy:As a courtesy to those who wish to book courts, we will begin implementing our new cancellation policy starting December 15. Please click here for more details.
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