2012 Fox Point Tennis
News Flash -
"The Woody" - Fox Point Tennis Tournament - *correct* dates/times – August 11-12
Fox Point Vs Biltmore - Date September 16
This summer we will continue to provide this excellent opportunity for all of our residents. On the courts, our philosophy is to offer high level technical instruction in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Since we offer age-appropriate classes and different levels of instruction, all young people in the program will have the opportunity to develop throughout the summer. With the help of experienced teaching staff, children will be able to learn a lifelong sport at a very reasonable price. The tennis staff is looking forward to another busy season on the courts.
In his 12th season at Fox Point, Josh Leighton will plan and coordinate age-appropriate lessons to train adults and young people. His pros, Meg Crowley and David Zak, will take the lead in our program this year. Josh Leighton is a fourth-generation tennis professional who has been teaching for over twenty years. Currently, he is a math teacher and boys varsity tennis coach at Deerfield High School, as well as the Director of Tennis at Northmoor Country Club. This year, Josh is excited about using the USTA’s QuickStart Tennis format to introduce the game of tennis. With larger tennis balls and reduced-compression tennis balls, kids will be able to rally and have fun at a much younger age.
Fox Point resident, Meg Crowley, will be our lead instructor this summer. She is very excited to work in a program that launched her tennis career! After concluding her Barrington High School tennis career with a fifth-place doubles finish at state, she is now playing #1 doubles and #2 singles as a sophomore for DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Meg is in her fourth summer as an instructor. She has a sound knowledge of tennis fundamentals and knows how to teach them. She is very caring and runs every class with a smile on her face. All of the kids had a great time in her lessons last summer!
Some of the participants from 2012 Summer Program by Meg Crowley
David Zak will work with Meg when we have drills on two or more courts at the same time. David is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin and had a prolific tennis career at Highland Park High School where he had a second-place finish at state in doubles during his junior year and a top-8 finish his senior year. David has an engaging personality as well and works very well with both children and adults.
The youth tennis program this year will offer classes at four ability levels:
Tiny Tots: Prekindergarten and Kindergarten
Youth Beginner: Grades 1–2
Youth Intermediate: Grades 3–5
Middle School Drill: Grades 6–8
Class sizes will be limited to approximately 8–12 children with a 3-to-1 or 4-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio. Each class will be divided according to both age and ability. In this way, we can teach students of different ages on the three courts. Generally, two courts will be used, but a third instructor will be available if there is additional interest. Classes will be held for children who are four years old (entering prekindergarten) and older.
Tiny Tots and Beginner [Prekindergarten (four-year-olds) through Second Grade]: Generally, players at this level would begin hitting fed balls from the service line and would occasionally be able to hit a fed ball from the baseline. However, our goal will be to have these players rallying a bit by the end of the session. Serving would be difficult and would most likely be practiced from the service line. This class will focus on stroke development and footwork and will use games to keep the learning fun and enjoyable. This summer, we will continue to use foam tennis balls and red/yellow and orange/yellow tennis balls as instructional tools for our young players. These balls are endorsed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for use in its QuickStart Tennis format. This teaching strategy will allow our youngest players to hit the ball over the net and begin rallying at a younger age.
Intermediate (Third grade and Above): Players at this level would begin hitting fed balls from the baseline and would be able to rally from the baseline with a pro. Depending on the ability of these players, we will use the orange/yellow balls and the green-dot balls. At this level, students should feel comfortable serving from the baseline and should be able to play baseline games against players at a similar level. This class will continue to work on stroke development and footwork while incorporating many match situations. Those players who are older or who have advanced to a high level will be able to play sets with one another. In this case, players will be taught the basics of scoring and playing both singles and doubles.
We are offering two sessions again this year:
Session 1 will be held from Monday, June 11, through Tuesday, July 3.
Session 2 will be held from Thursday, July 5, through Thursday, July 26.
Please Click on this Link for the complete schedule, registration form, and pricing information. There will be discounts for early registration and for multiple children per session or multiple classes per session.
If you are interested in semiprivate or private lessons from Meg or David, please contact Josh Leighton at FoxPointTennis@gmail.com to set up a time for the summer.
On the Adult-Tennis-Lessons Front…Adult lessons will be offered again this summer. The format will be the same as it was last year with beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. Please note the day(s) of the week that each class level will be offered. Also, the adult lessons will start earlier than the youth lessons, so Monday, June 4, will be the first day of adult lessons. If you can attend only a few classes—some from the first session and some from the second—let us know. We will be happy to accommodate you.
The adult sessions will be as follows:
Session 1 will begin the week of Monday, June 4, and continue through the week of June 25.Session 2 will begin the week of Monday, July 2, and continue through the week of July 23.
Please Click on this Link for the complete schedule, registration form, and pricing information. Register soon!
Thank you. I look forward to seeing you on the courts!
Chairman - Mike Joyce, firstname.lastname@example.org