Apex Academy

2017 / 2018 Season

Program Dates
Session 1  
Sept. 18 – Oct. 28, 2017
Session 2  Oct. 30 – Dec. 23, 2017
Session 3  
Jan. 1 – Feb. 10, 2018
Session 4  
Feb. 12 – March 31, 2018
Session 5:  April 2 – May 19, 2018
Session 6:  May 21 – June 16, 2018
Session 7: Summer Session Dates T.B.A.
* Please note that Holidays and school Vacation weeks have been factored into our schedules.

Apex Academy & Rising Stars

The Apex Tennis Academy & Rising Stars groups make up a high-intensity training program focused on developing the tactical, technical, mental, and physical skills required to compete at the highest levels of tennis. The Academy groups are for junior players that have a desire to compete in tournaments and push themselves to become the best players they can be. The Apex Tennis Academy is taught by several of our professional coaches, always keeping with appropriate player to coach ratios, allowing for our players to get a lot of active practice time while staying focused on the appropriate skills. The Academy uses all yellow (regular) tennis balls, while the Rising Stars group uses age-appropriate orange & green balls, for kids ages 7-13.

Space is limited in these programs, and players must be approved for the program by one of our coaches.  To inquire about the Apex Tennis Academy please call The Racket & Fitness Center at 207-775-6128.

 

Rising Stars Burgundy
Ages:  6 – 11 Years
Tuesday  3:30 – 5:00 PM*
Wednesday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Friday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost:  $400 (1 class a week – 2 hour class plus Friday night match play), *$325 (1 class a week – 1.5 hour class plus Friday night match play).
There is a $100 class discount for each additional Rising Stars class you register for.
For players who want to play competitively and are interested in tournament play.   It focuses on proper grips & technique, footwork, serving and consistency.  Players should be able to control at least a 23″ racket, rally 10 groundstrokes with an orange or green ball and have basic groundstroke technique.
**Students are strongly encouraged to participate in our Friday Night Match play which is included in your Rising Stars class cost!

Rising Stars Gold
Ages:  8 – 12 Years
Monday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Thursday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Friday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost:  $400 (1 class a week – 2 hour class plus Friday night match play)
There is a $100 class discount for each additional Rising Stars class you register for.
For young tournament players, or players who are ready to begin tournament play.   It focuses on proper grips & technique, spin control on serves and groundstrokes, development of net-play, transition game and point play.   Players should be able to control at least a 25″ racket, keep score, rally 10 groundstrokes with topspin, rally with volleys and serve with a continental grip.
**Students are strongly encouraged to participate in our Friday Night Match play which is included in your Rising Stars class cost!

Academy Burgundy
Ages :  9 – 18 Years
Monday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Friday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost:  $350 one class a week, $675 two classes a week.
For players actively playing competitive tennis who wish to take their games to the next level through hard work, high intensity drills and tournament play.  It focuses on using proper technique to create heavy groundstrokes, proper footwork for different situations, the development of all-court skills (slice, volleys, overhead), commanding different spins on the serve, and singles & doubles point play.   Players can sustain topspin rally for 10-20 shots with a yellow (real) ball, rally using forehand and backhand volleys, are consistent with first & second serves, and are starting to build points through tactical awareness.

Academy  Gold
Ages: 11 – 18 Years
Wednesday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Thursday  3:30 – 5:30 PM
Cost:  $350 one class a week, $675 two classes a week.
For ranked players who are looking to become the best players they can be through multiple days of training, high intensity practices, off-court exercises
& tournament play.    It focuses on developing consistent & heavy groundstrokes, determining a specific style of play for each player, the development of multiple “weapons,” and having consistent and effective serves.

Match Play
Friday  5:30 – 7:00 PM
Friday  5:30 – 7:00 PM
Cost:   $20 per class.
Every Friday night we encourage all of our players from all of our programs to compete against their peers and practice their match play in a coached environment.    Please note, that this is a weekly sign up and you must reserve your spot 24 hours in advance.


All players enrolled in The Academy and Rising Stars programs are eligible for a special junior court rate of $25 per court per hour, after 8 p.m. weekdays and after 2 p.m. on weekends, non-reservation court only.

To participate in either Apex Tennis Academy Program or for information, contact The Racket & Fitness Center at 207-775-6128 and speak with Eliot Potvin.

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