stars & Bronze
Our six week sessions follow a progression through the game of tennis that is beneficial for all ages and abilities. Each week of class has a specific tennis and character theme. While continuing to address player's individual needs for growth, these themes are used to provide focus in our instruction and daily lesson plans.
Tennis Theme: Foundation & Footwork
Character Theme: Attitude & Effort
Tennis Theme: Tactics & Strategy
Character Theme: Responsibility
Tennis Theme: Grips & Spins
Character Theme: Respect
Tennis Theme: Doubles & Review
Character Theme: Kindness
Tennis Theme: Serve & Return
Character Theme: Gratitude
Tennis Theme: Competition
Character Theme: Sportsmanship
We want to make sure that as player, you have access to as many growth opportunities as possible. Utilizing your own time, outside of our classes, is one of the best ways to maximize on what you're learning at Central Park. Explore the resources and activities on this page to keep yourself challenged!
*Complete one of the activities below outside of class, capture it, & bring to class to receive a reward*
The words defined below are all used as character themes throughout our sessions. More importantly, these words represent core values that are crucial to practice on and off the tennis court. Write/copy each word & definition yourself. Keep this list in your room, tennis bag, or anywhere it can serve as a reminder.
A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior
A vigorous or determined attempt; strenuous physical or mental exertion
Due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others
The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness
The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or having control over someone
The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate
Fair and generous behavior or treatment of others, especially in a sports contest
Spend time exploring any of the below websites/links - write a few sentences or paragraph about what you learned.
How familiar are you with the USTA or Net Generation? Playing competitive or recreational tennis in the US revolves around programs they provide. Take the time to explore their websites to learn more about the organization & what they have to offer.
Watch any of the below videos, clips, or movies - write a few sentences or paragraph about what you learned.
Read any of the below articles or book - write a few sentences or paragraph about what you learned.
Complete any of the below practices - take a photo or write a few sentences about what you learned from it
Have fun with this one - capture footage of you attempting or mastering any of these trick shots.