Youth

The kids who get training at Tennisschool Jan de Rook don’t have to get a youth membership at Tennispark Welgelegen. They can play tennis during the day until 19:00 in the evening.

kidstennis

The kidsprogram is partly developed by our partner at Tennispark Welgelegen who provides the tennislessons. Tennisschool Jan de Rook provides all the lessons and especially the lessons for kids and teens is professionally organized. A personal approach is very important, so every kid can play tennis in the right group with a proper training. In this way the kids experience more pleasure and they progress faster.

The kids are divided in colors based on their age. Below we refer to these colors and what they entail. Since the tennisschool classifies all the lessons and also takes responsibility in youth policy we refer to the page of Tennisschool Jan de Rook. For more information about the lessons you can go to this page first.

 

KIDSTENNIS BLUE

4-6 years

Kids who start playing tennis will start in group blue. In this group the following points are important:

-Stimulate the eye-hand coordination.
-Footwork and the basics of tennis.
-Hold the racket the right way and foot positions.
-Stimulate coordination in moving racket and the ball.
-Explanation of the forehand and backhand and the movements in practice.
-On a playful manner we want to bring the youngest in contact with moving together with a racket and ball.

Information about the lessons 

  • Age: 4-6 years.
  • Lesson duration + groupsize: 45 minutes and a maximum of eight children in one lesson led by one trainer.
  • Court & ball: foamball and without a clear courtmark.
  • Membership is included in the lessons. 

kidstennis red

5-9 years

Kids who start playing tennis or already had one course will play in group red. In this group the trainers will focus on the next points:

-Further expansion of the forehand and backhand.
-Footwork exercises and learn how to move to and from a ball with a racket
-Teach on an easy way how to play with a soft ball.
-Children with more focus on their basic strokes.
-Extension of coordination exercises and footwork.
-Children should finally play a good rally, mini tennis, including hitting the ball ad different speeds and to different spots on a court.

Information about the lessons

  • Age: 5-9
  • Lesson duration + groupsize: 60 minutes and a maximum of eight children in one lesson les by one trainer.
  • Court & ball: big red ball and on a minicourt.
  • Kids who train in red or orange are obligated to join the Kidstour twice a season.
  • Membership is included in the lessons.

 

kidstennis orange

8-11 years

This is the 3th period of kidstennis and we will work on the development. The kids will learn new strokes and new techniques which will help to eventually play on a big court. The matches will be longer. The kids will play on 3/4th of a court. The width of the court and the highth of the nett is the same as on the normall court. 

Information about the lessons

  • Age: 8-11 years
  • Lesson duration + groupsize: 60 minutes and the choice between 4 or 8 kids on 1 or 2 courts led by 1 trainer. 
  • Court + ball: orange, soft ball and 3/4th of a court. 
  • The kids who train in red or orange are obligated to join the Kidstour twice a season.
  • Membership is included in the lessons.

kidstennis green

10-12  years

The last period for kids is in group green. This is the last period before they can fully play tennis. Kids at this age are taller and able to cover the entire court. Techniques and tactics will be developed just like the athletic skills. Matches will be longer and competitiontennis will play an important part in the lessons. The only difference is the ball. This is a green tennisball that is just slightly slower than the official tennisball to increase rallies by keeping the pace somewhat lower. 

Information about the lessons

  • Age: 10-12 years
  • Lesson duration + groupsize: 60 minutes and the choice between 4 or 8 kids on 1 or 2 courts led by one trainer.
  • Court + ball: green, soft ball and the training will be on a whole court.
  • Membership is included in the lessons.

kidstennis yellow

Als alle fases zijn doorlopen of je begint met tennissen vanaf je 11e jaar dan gaan we echt beginnen op een hele baan met originele tennisballen. Dit wordt ook wel ‘’geel’’ genoemd. Je bent dan in bezit van kracht, snelheid en motorisch vermogen om dit te kunnen trainen. Tienertennis wordt onderverdeeld in leeftijden maar belangrijker; het niveau.

  • T1 – kinderen die net beginnen met tennissen of net een cursus hebben gevolgd.
  • T2 – half gevorderd. Tussen de 2 en 4 jaar leservaring
  • T3 – gevorderd. Tussen de 4-6 jaar leservaring en enigszins gewend om soms een wedstrijd te spelen
  • T4 – vergevorderd. Speelt al een aantal jaren competitie en toernooien en traint het gehele jaar door.
  • Leeftijd: 11-17  jaar
  • Lesduur + groepsgrootte: 60 minuten en keuze uit 4 kinderen op 1 baan of 8 kinderen op 2 banen o.l.v. 1 trainer.
  • Baan- & balsoort: gele bal en traint op de gehele tennisbaan