Pine Lake Junior Tennis School Year

Junior Lessons Offered 7 Days a Week

Our goal is to teach both technical and tactical mastery of tennis through process-based instruction. Our athletes will become students of the game, learning not only what to do but why it is effective. Goals will be set both in the short and long term for students.

Our instructors are trained to both teach your child how to play the game, and also how to fall in love with the sport. Students will be moved up a level at instructor recommendation, after showing they have mastered what each class has to offer. We do like to keep some groups of students connected who train well together. Come join us!

Registration request forms are available online. You can also register in person, or by email to Dusko at dusko@columbiaathletic.com. Please note a credit card or check must accompany registration forms in order to be entered into any class. Thus we will need to connect by phone or in person to have your credit card inputted into your guest account.

Tennis office hours in person are:

Monday – Thursday, 2 – 5pm

Our Activities Desk can also help you:

Monday – Friday, 9am – 1pm
Monday – Thursday 4 – 7pm
Saturday, 9am – 1pm

You can also email us at plcactivities@columbiaathletic.com.

REMAINING SESSION DATES:


The school year tennis classes are now finished for the 2021/2022 season. Please see our Summer Junior tennis information here. Check back later this summer for 2022/2023 School year class info.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:


Quick Start

For young children looking to begin their tennis journey in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Players will learn basic physical skills and begin to learn the fundamentals of tennis. Groups are split up by age.
Quick Start 1: Ages 4 – 6
Quick Start 2: Ages 7 – 10

Level 1

For beginner players. Players work on coordination, agility as well as being introduced to basic stroke fundamentals. Introduction to rallying and competitive point play. No previous tennis experience required.
Ages: 11 & up

Level 2

For players who have progressed past the basic technique and are ready to move into more point play and rallying situations. Players will be taught basic strategy and while continuing to work on their fundamentals of hitting and rallying.
Ages: 11 – 14

Level 3

For high JV or low Varsity level players. Practices are focused on making players more competitive through further technique development, fitness training and introductions to advanced strategy.
Ages: 14 – 18

F.A.Q.


Q: What is the student to instructor ratio?
A: We maintain a 6:1 student/instructor ratio for all of our classes.

Q: Do we have to be a member to register?
A: No, we welcome non-members in our Jr. Tennis program. There are different rates, depending on your membership status. If you are interested in membership, please contact our Membership Director, Amelia Ada, at amelia@columbiaathletic.com.

Q: Can I join in the middle of the session?
A: Yes, depending on availability, you can join in the middle of the session and receive prorated registration fees.

Q: I submitted my Jr. Tennis registration request, what are next steps?
A: After your request is received, we will verify there is space in the class, and then contact you via phone to get a credit card on file for non-members so we can bill for the session.

Q: I am going to be absent on one of the class dates. Are there makeup classes?
A: Makeup classes will only be accommodated if notice is given in writing, on the registration form, prior to the start of the session. Once the session has started, no makeups or credits will be issued.

Q: Will my child move up each session?
A: Each child is different, and we cannot guarantee when your child will be ready for the next level. If you are looking to register for future sessions, please register them for the same level they are currently in. We will contact you as soon as your child is ready to move up.

Q: When does registration open?
A: Registration is ongoing, therefore you can sign-up for multiple sessions in advance. You will be billed one week prior to the start of each session.

Q: How is pricing formatted?
A: The price listed is for 4 classes per session, therefore once per week. If you select to come multiple times per week, the price will be multiplied by the number of days you choose to attend per week. Sometimes our sessions are longer/shorter than 4 weeks, therefore pricing will be adjusted accordingly.

Q: What does my child need to bring to class?
A: Please have your child wear proper athletic clothing, as well as shoes with non-marking soles. If they have a racquet, bring it! If not, we have plenty available for use. 

Q: Can I take a trial class before registering for a session?
A: We do not offer trial classes. Please review the class descriptions, to see where your child best fits in. After the first class of the session, we will contact you if a level adjustment is needed. If your child is more advanced than Level 3, and has trained for 5+ years at an advanced level, please reach out to our tennis director, Dusko, for evaluation. dusko@columbiaathletic.com.