We’re for having fun while becoming players!
Spring 2024 Kids Tennis Classes and Clinics
- Mondays 4-5pm Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 12 & 13
- Mondays 5-6pm Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-11
- Mondays 4-5:15pm* Advanced Players Ages 12-14
- Tuesdays 4-5pm Intermediate Players Ages 14-16
- Wednesdays 3:30-4:15pm* Youngest Players Ages 7-early 9
- Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-13
- Thursdays 4-5:15pm * Advanced and Competitive Players Ages 13-15
- Fridays 4-5pm Beginners and New Players Ages 12-15
- Saturdays 12-1pm Advanced Beginners and Intermediate Players Ages 9-11
- Saturdays 1-2pm Youngest Players Ages 7-early 9
- Saturdays 2-3:30pm Intermediate Players Ages 12-14
- Saturdays 3:30-5pm Intermediate Players Ages 14-16
- Saturdays 9:30-11am Advanced Players Ages 12-14
- [Saturday 11am-12:30pm] High School starting Varsity Players — currently full but may soon change
- Saturdays 12:30-2pm High School lower Varsity Players
- [Saturdays 2-3:30pm] Advanced and Competitive Players Ages 13-15 — currently full but may soon change
- Sundays We soon will be starting one or two new classes for Beginners and New Players
Coming this Summer: Our Super Fun Kids Summer Camps and High Performance Camps for Competitive Players
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!
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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.