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Title: Choosing a Tennis Program for Your Child


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Choosing a Tennis Program for Your Child
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Tennis is known as a lifetime sport because
children who learn to play tend to continue
strengthening their skills through practice and
competition as adults.
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Finding the right tennis program is the key to
successfully teaching your child the lessons they
need to be successful in this competitive sport.
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As you explore potential programs, look for these
signs of quality that will ensure your child gets
the right start toward developing an interest in
tennis that turns into a lifelong passion.
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Ask About the Coachs Credentials
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When it comes to teaching tennis, experience in
the sport and with kids is everything. While your
coach might not be an Olympian, they should have
a history of successfully competing and winning
competitions.
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Memberships in local tennis organizations and
national affiliations also speak for their
dedication to staying current regarding the
latest coaching techniques while supporting the
development of their preferred sport.
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While possessing the right credentials is
important, your childs coach should also be
personable with an upbeat personality and the
energy to keep up with the children on the courts.
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Check for Low Staff-to-Student Ratios
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In tennis class, too many students without enough
coaches leads to chaos and boredom. Therefore,
in addition to the coach, you should see
additional staff members available to assist.
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This keeps kids from having to wait around for
instruction ensuring a higher level of safety on
the courts.
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Learn About the Facility
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Tennis programs need enough space for every
student to practice playing as much as possible.
Ask how many courts are available and if they are
full-size. Ideally, kids will be practicing on
courts like the ones used in competitions.
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Although they may play doubles during practice
games, there should still be plenty of courts
available for everyone to play at once. During
your tour, the facility should also be clean with
well-maintained equipment.
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Sign Up for Daily Practices
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Learning any new skill requires consistent
practice, and kids thrive when they are offered
tennis classes during school breaks so they can
fully immerse themselves in the sport.
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For example, tennis programs offered as electives
at summer camp will encourage kids to practice
every day, and specialized programs allow them to
dive into tennis for an entire week.
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These types of programs help keep your childs
skills fresh throughout the entire year.
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Look for Intensive Practice Programs
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If your goal is for your child to play tennis
competitively, then private practice sessions are
essential. Since your child benefits from working
with staff members and coaches they already know,
make sure the program you choose offers private
sessions.
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During these sessions, your child will receive
one-on-one training that is targeted to
strengthen their weak skills while reinforcing
the things they do well.
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It also gives them a chance to practice with
advanced tennis players that love being able to
pass down their expertise.
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Learning to play tennis takes a combination of
dedication and the right kind of training.
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Whether your child just wants to play for fun or
they are aiming to be a professional athlete,
signing up for a tennis program is the first step
toward success.
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By knowing how to choose a quality program, you
will line your child up with the right coaches
and practice schedules to truly develop a love
for the sport.
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If you're considering sending your child to an
overnight summer camp for a fun experience, be
sure to visit our site to learn about Camp Walt
Whitman.
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Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,
Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing
environment in a beautiful mountain setting.
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Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate
areas for boys girls. The kids have a blast,
and make friendships that can last a lifetime.
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Our experienced tennis staff is led by Dave
Porter. Dave is a USPTA National Past President
and is the current Chair of the Player
Development Council. 
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He is the longtime Head Coach of the BYU Hawaii
men's and women's tennis teams, where he has won
a combined 11 Division II NCAA championships, as
well as being named Collegiate Coach of the Year
5 times.
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In 2012 Dave was named as the USPTA Tennis
Professional of the Year.
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Visit site www.campwalt.com
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CAMP WALT WHITMAN 1000 Cape Moonshine
Rd Piermont, NH 03779 603-764-5521 cww_at_campwalt.co
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