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Fall Kids Tennis Classes
Announcing our Fall schedule of Kids Tennis Classes for kids of all skill and experience levels! We develop young kids, older kids, beginners, high school varsity and tournament players, and have an active junior development program. We start Tues Sept 5 and go until mid-Dec; it’s ok to start late.
We keep players moving, learning, and having fun. We teach excellent mechanics, footwork and technique through great varieties of drills, games, contests and competitions.
Schedule of Small Group Classes
Monday 4-5pm – 11-13 Yr Old Players with some experience.
Monday 5–6pm – 9-11 Yr Old Players with some experience
Tuesday 4-5pm – 11-13 Yr Old More Advanced Players.
Tuesday 5-6pm – 13-16 Yr Old Players with Experience.
Wednesday 4pm-5pm – Youngest Players Ages 7, 8 and early 9.
Wednesday 5-6pm – Advanced and Competitive Players Ages 14-17.
Thursday 4-5pm — 13-16 Yr Old Players with experience.
Thursday 5-6pm — 11-13 Yr Old Players with some experience.
Friday 4-5pm –New and Mostly New Beginners Ages 9-12.
Friday 5-6pm — New and Mostly New Beginners Ages 13-16.
Saturday 9-10:30am (1.5 hrs) – 11-13 Yr Old More Advanced Players. ** time changes in early Oct to 2-3:30pm.
Saturday 10:30am-12pm (1.5 hrs) — 13-16 Yr Old Players with Experience. ** time changes in early Oct to 3:30-5pm.
Saturday 12-1pm — 9-11 Yr Old Players with some experience.
Saturday 1-2pm – Youngest Players Ages 7, 8, and early 9.
Location: Sunny, breezy El Cerrito. Weekday after school classes are at Harding Park next to Harding Elementary School; Saturday classes are at Cerrito Vista Park on Moeser Lane.
Cost for classes with assistant coaches: $30/hour for one-hr classes; $35 for 1.5-hour clinics.
*For Advanced Players with Competitive Experience Ages 12-17: Contact Coach Alexander regarding our rigorous 1.5-hour clinics and our Junior Team.
To sign up, contact: Coach Alexander Winslow, owner, Winslow Tennis Academy, USPTA-certified instructor and member, Wilson Gold Staff. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell: 510.220.0067.
Winslow Tennis Academy Players Grabbing Spots on High School Varsity Tennis Teams
We’re delighted to announce that seven (7) long-time members of the Winslow Tennis Academy’s junior development program, mostly 15-year old Freshman, last week made their respective high school varsity tennis teams. More than half of these players had to make it through tryouts and cuts. Big congratulations to Celian, Yanir and Sasha at Berkeley High; Cole and Jack at El Cerrito High; Nathan at St. Mary’s; and Shinghan at Albany High.
In addition, another six (6) academy graduates are returning members of their high school varsity tennis teams for their second or third years, with a slew of victories under their belts from the previous season’s team matches and tournaments — Congratulations to juniors Briana (Salesian College Prep), Cheyenne and Jayden (El Cerrito High), and Jack (Berkeley High), and sophomores Leighton (Berkeley High) and Nahele (Albany High).
This totals 13 Winslow Tennis Academy active or graduate members currently playing high school varsity tennis in the Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito-Richmond region, including three starters on the Berkeley High Boys team. All 13 of these bright, young players follow the academy’s credo, “We have fun while getting after it.”
Spots are limited!
I will subsequently send you a registration form, including a detailed memo with guidance regarding food, clothing, appropriate footwear, sunscreen and more.
Health and Safety
Tennis is a great sport and we’re fortunate to be able to play and teach such a vigorous activity in a really nice outdoor environment. Youngsters need to eat a good dinner and a good breakfast, get plenty of good sleep, hydrate regularly, and wear sunscreen. Make sure they bring a full water bottle and wear appropriate clothes and shoes. My assistant coaches are experienced, highly trained, love tennis, and are responsible, safety conscious and supportive with kids. Thanks to some of the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic, during our lessons we generally minimize physical contact and don’t share towels, clothing or beverages. Some kids choose to wear masks, others don’t, either way is perfectly fine.
Alexander Winslow, owner, Winslow Tennis Academy; long-time USTPA-certified teaching professional and team coach; member, Wilson Gold Staff Advisory Program; former nationally ranked junior player and starting member, San Jose State University varsity men’s tennis team.
Berkeley- and El Cerrito-based Winslow Tennis Academy is for players of all ages and levels. We have fun while getting after it. Coach Alexander develops young kids, older kids, beginners, high school varsity and tournament players, and has an active junior development program and junior team. I also delight in working with adults, whether those learning for the first time, rediscovering their games, playing social doubles, or competing in U.S.T.A. league matches. I teach excellent mechanics, footwork and shot-making techniques; keep players moving, drilling and having fun; and strengthen players’ quickness and conditioning. With advanced competitive players, we also work on point tactics, shot selection, match strategies and management, and mental approaches; I help them win more points and become more confident competitors.