Red (Ages 4-7)
Red camps teach players basic techniques and accuracy while developing overall athleticism in a fun environment. At the Red level, players use racquets sized for small hands and softer balls that are easier to hit. Instructional sessions are held on smaller courts with lower nets to help players build confidence in their game.
Orange camps teach players better stroke technique and court coverage. Players will improve shot pace, spin, height and depth by learning how to increase racquet-head speed. Orange players will also improve their service and return game by developing greater serve spin, power, and control and learning to better read the opponent’s serve.
Green camps teach tennis using a rally-based curriculum. Players will learn how to properly position themselves to hit groundstrokes and volleys with tactical purpose. Players will refine footwork patterns, awareness and spin mechanics on both the serve and groundstrokes. Upon completion of the camp, players will be better able to execute patterns of play, vary the spin and depth of their shots and select the correct footwork pattern to strike the ball using their “weapon” to exploit weaknesses in their opponent’s game.
The CPTC Yellow Training Clinic (formerly “Future Champs”) features yellow ball-training classes, which are part of our developmental pathway for children 13 and older. Players in CPTC Yellow compete in USTA sanctioned tournaments and/or participate in interscholastic competition. Players will learn advanced tactics including how to recognize the offensive, neutral and defensive phases of a point, how to adjust style of play to match situation, and how to exploit an opponent’s weakness and maximize their own strengths.