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TENNIS

TENNIS

Sport Overview

WYSI Tennis is aimed at teaching the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. There is no experience necessary to play, only a willingness to learn, listen, and have fun! Registration for tennis is open April 1 – May 15 of the current season.

Note: Enrollment numbers are limited. Once the enrollment numbers have been met, enrollment will close and all others will be placed on a wait list. Unfortunately our numbers must be capped due to limited court space. We encourage players to enroll early!

Practices and games will be held at the Westfield High School Tennis Complex.


Division Descriptions


5-7 year-old League
Youth Tennis-Red Ball, co-ed
Saturday’s 9am-10am - June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18 (Rain date July 25)

For young players working on agility, balance, and coordination while introducing the fun sport of tennis. Clinic will utilizing the larger, slower bouncing red ball on 36 ft. court. The registration cost covers an age appropriate racquet, uniform, balls, a 1-year USTA Jr. Membership, kids tennis magazine, custodians, facility, insurance, and website fees. All players in this league will receive a tennis racquet. Limit of 36 players.

 - The main focus of this program is to make tennis fun for kids
 - Kids will be taught the fundamental of tennis including forehand, backhand, volleys, and serve
 - Age and level appropriate drills and games will reinforce the fundamentals while also working on eye-hand coordination, footwork, movement and teamwork


8-9 year-old League
Youth Tennis-Orange Ball, co-ed
Saturday’s 10am-11am
June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18;  (Rain date July 25)


For players who are transitioning into orange ball and learning to play on the 60 ft. court. Players will work on being able to consistently rally and cooperate with a partner. Registration cost covers an age appropriate racquet, uniform, balls, a 1-year USTA Jr. Membership, kids tennis magazine, custodians, facility, insurance, and website fees. All players in this league will receive a tennis racquet. Limit of 36 players.

 - Activities and games will focus on developing groundstroke consistency, serve direction and transition to the net
 - Drills will be fun, fast-paced with focus on building confidence, sportsmanship and teamwork
 - Red balls, on 36 ft. court, can also be used as needed


10-11 year old League 
Junior Team Tennis; co-ed
Tuesday’s Practice Day     6pm-7pm.        June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7 and 14;    (Rain date July 21).
Wednesday’s Match Day   6pm-7:30pm    June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8 and 15;  (Rain date July 22)

For players who are transitioning into full-court play with green balls. This session will further emphasize player’s ability to adjust to different heights and depth, while maintaining technical  foundation, and covering the full court effectively. Players will be further exposed to transitioning to the net, more advanced tactics and serve consistency and scoring. Registration cost covers a t-shirts, balls, trophies, custodians, facility, insurance, and website fees. Players must provide their own tennis racquet. Limit of 36 players.

- This division is great for returning intermediate level players.
- All players will receive equal practice and match play time (See match format information)
- If player is not ready for match play they will continue to practice on scheduled match days, however, the goal will be to teach kids to play in matches as quickly as possible
- This division will end with a round robin tournament with fun prizes and snacks on the last date, July 15 (or July 22 if rain date is needed).


12-15 year old League
Junior Team Tennis; co-ed
Tuesday’s Practice Day      7pm-8pm.        June 2, 9, 16, 23, July 7 and 14; (Rain date July 21).
Thursday’s Match Day        6pm-7:30pm.    June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9 and 16; (Rain date July 23)

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) brings together boys and girls, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Beyond being fun, JTT sessions are dedicated to serve players in need of further skill development in order to move into more competitive play. Through a variety of game-based and cooperative drills on practice nights, players will learn the fundamental skills needed to continue to progress in match play. Limit of 36 players.

This division is great for returning intermediate level players, middle school players and players just starting competitive match play.

- All players will receive equal practice and match play time (See match format information)
- If player is not ready for match play they will continue to practice on scheduled match days, however, the goal will be to teach kids to play in matches as quickly as possible
- This division will end with a round robin tournament with fun prizes and snacks on the last date, July 15 (or July 22 if rain date is needed). 


GENERAL INFORMATION

Commissioner

Trudy Coler


Background Checks Required

If you’re looking to volunteer or coach one of our sports, you’ll need to complete a background check.


Registration Information

Division Practice/Games Fees# Max. Division Size
Age*: 5-8 Saturday $115 72
Age*: 9-11  Tuesday/Wednesday $130 48
Age*: 12-15 Tuesday/Thursday $130 48


* Ages based on player's age on August 31 of the current season
# Register by May 1 (11:59pm) and receive a $20 early bird discount.


Volunteers-Parents Needed

Parent volunteers are needed for all levels.

  • 5-8 year-olds parents are needed to feed balls on court.
  • 9-11 & 12-15 year-olds parents are needed for feeding balls at Tuesday night practices and are also needed on-court as match monitors. You will record scores and help kids if they have questions during a match.
  • Please note on the registration if you can volunteer.

Dates to Remember

All matches and practices will be held at Westfield High School tennis courts

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 1 (11:59 pm) - receive a $20 discount
  • Registration Deadline: May 15 (11:59 pm)
  • Season Starts: June 1
  • Season Ends:  July 17

Match format for matches

  • Round Robin format of singles and doubles play
  • Singles will play for 20 minutes or first to 6 games – no ad scoring
  • Doubles will play for 25 minute or first to 6 games – no ad scoring
  • Game totals will be tracked by player in both singles and doubles play for league standings
  • Wednesday night matches will be on 60 foot court using orange ball
  • Thursday night matches will be on 78 foot court using green ball
  • The goal of the Junior Team tennis league is to encourage the development of all WYSI players and enjoyment of the sport; the focus is not on winning.

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