At Westwood Racquet Club we are dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction in a fun environment for our Junior Development program. Providing a variety of programming for all ability levels ensures that we are able to serve the needs of all of our junior players.The following is a parent/player guide for initially determining where players will start. Players will not be able to move up a group until standards are reached and maintained or on the recommendation of the coach. Players should arrive 15 minutes early to the first class for placement determination details.
$10 per class
The game of tennis is modified for younger inexperienced players, in which the skills of the game can be learned and used. Games are played with scaled down courts and shorter nets. Racquets are provided or can be purchased from the Tennis Pro Shop. Click here to visit the 10andUnderTennis.com website.
- Saturday — 11:15 to Noon (4-7 yrs old)
- Saturday — 12:15 to 1pm (8-10 yrs old)
- Monday — 4:30 to 5:15pm (4-10 yrs old)
$14 per class
For juniors 11-13 years of age new to tennis or have played before but never taken lessons. Players will be introduced to tennis and learn basic stroke techniques as well as develop game sense. Because of their age and physicality, players in the novice program typically progress rapidly to the full court tennis.
- Tuesday — 5 to 6pm
- Saturday — 11am to Noon
$17 per class
Players must successfully complete tasks such as serving, returning, rallying, volleying, and overhead smashing within the court area. Players progress to full court tennis where techniques and ideal tactics are further developed through drills and game situations.
- Tuesday — 4:30 to 6pm
- Thursday — 4:30 to 6pm
$20 per class
Instruction will incorporate technical and tactical skills, match play skills, doubles skills, and mental and emotional games. Players will practice with the top adult members of the club in a structured and flexible program which includes coordination and speed agility exercises, physical work and skills underpinning technical and tactical work.
- Tuesday — 6 to 7:30pm
- Thursday — 6 to 7:30pm
$25 per class
Designed for juniors who train year-round with tennis being their primary sport and who are actively involved with USTA and/or high school level competition... emphasis on specific game styles, weapon development, offensive and defensive shot making and tactics, mental toughness, emotional stability, goal setting, environmental skills and fitness.
- Monday — 4 to 5:30pm
- Wednesday — 4 to 5:30pm
$25 per class
Players will simulate tournament play, including singles and doubles matches. This program is great for preparing juniors for upcoming tournaments or for competitive players wanting to compete at higher levels. Pizza & Pop Included.
- Saturday — 1 to 3pm
Westwood Racquet Club is Erie's Premier Tennis Club for Adult Tennis Programs. We are proud to offer a variety of options for every ability level. All of our Adult Programs provide an extensive, healthy workout guaranteed to advance your skills and get you fit in no time. In addition, our programs are offered at a variety of different times to cater to your work and home schedules, while providing an excellent networking opportunity.
Play Tennis America
Play Tennis America is designed for the intermediate level player. This program is taught in a group environment. PTA concentrates on further developing your existing groundstrokes, serve and match play skills while concentrating on strengthening weaknesses. The cost for the PTA program is $18 per class for members and $21 per class for non-members.
- Monday — 6:30 to 8pm
Cardio Tennis is an engaging group fitness program featuring the heart pumping effects of tennis drills, games, and skills delivering the ultimate full body and calorie burning aerobic and anaerobic workout. Cardio Tennis is a very social activity for all ages, ability and fitness levels The cost for the Cardio program is $18 per class for members and $21 per class for non-members.
- Tuesday — 12:30 to 2pm
- Thursday — 11am to 12:30pm
Match Play Tennis
Match Play Tennis is a fun program that mixes some of the top junior players at Westwood with adults that want to join them for a few hours of fun, competitive match play tennis. This allows our juniors to gain experience playing the more seasoned adult players and provides for a fun afternoon of socializing. The cost for the Match Play program for adults is $15 per session for members and $20 per session for non-members. Pizza and drinks are included.
- Saturday — 1 to 3pm