Facility Info

MAIN POOL (8/6-9/2):
M-F: 11a-8p
S&S: 11a-8p
Last Day (9/3): 11a-6p

BABY POOL:
Opens with main pool

SNACK SHACK:
August: 12p-7:30p
Float Nights: close 8:00p


Welcome to SHARKS Tennis!

Welcome new and returning tennis players to our 2018 summer program! We provide a fun and safe environment for your children to learn or practice skills and develop the game of tennis.

There is lots of great information below, click each section for details:

 

Age Groups

This SHRA summer program is for our 7-18* old crowd. The primary focus is to provide a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and practice skills as they develop their tennis game.

SHRA currently participates in the Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL), similar to NVSL for swimming. Placement in this league is primarily geographic and the SHRA coaches are responsible for player selection in matches – a total of 12 boys and 12 girls (4 players from each age group).

 

Messages from your Tennis Team Rep:

The youth tennis team this year will be coached by Sean Moran and assistants. All of them have many years of coaching and playing experience. They also bring experience in coaching other athletic activities in the community. They look forward to a really great season in 2018!

Becky Adye is the SHRA youth tennis rep, please contact her with questions at tennisrep@shrasharks.org.


SHRA 2018 schedule

  • 10 & Unders -Mixed (Boys/Girls)
    • 6/27 Bye
    • 7/6 ** vs. Highlands CC (HOME)
    • 7/11 @ Arlington Forest S&T
    • 7/18 vs Arlington Forest S&T (HOME)
    • July 25 @ Highlands CC
  • 11- 18 year olds MIXED (mixed division is NEW this year)
    • 6/27 vs. Walden Glen (HOME)
    • 7/6 ** @ Fairfax Club Estates
    • 7/11 vs. Arlington Forest (HOME)
    • 7/18 vs. Old Keene Mill (HOME)
    • July 25 @ Vienna Woods
  • Girls 11 – 18 year olds
    • 6/27 vs. Arlington Forest
    • 7/6 ** @ Vienna Woods
    • 7/11 vs. Arlington Forest (HOME)
    • 7/18 vs. Old Keene Mill (HOME)
    • July 25 @ Vienna Woods
  • Boys 11 – 18 year olds
    • 6/27 vs. Arlington Forest (HOME)
    • 7/6 ** @ Wakefield Chapel
    • 7/11 Bye
    • 7/18 @ Old Keene Mill
    • July 25 vs. Vienna Woods (HOME)

 


Snacks & Drinks & Drivers

For home matches – we need to provide snacks and drinks. Our system for donations is as follows: if your child is playing in Singles, please bring a Snack (both start with “S”, that’s the system). If your child is playing Doubles, please bring something to Drink. Chips, crackers, fruit, pretzels, Gatorade, water, juice, etc. is appropriate. For away matches – coaches will travel with the team, but we WILL need parent volunteers to drive.

What to Wear

Please make sure your player is wearing non-marking tennis shoes. There is no official uniform, but we suggest that the players wear shorts with pockets so that they can hold a second ball while serving. Players can also wear compression shorts under shorts or skirts to hold the second ball. Play is impeded if you have to go and get a second ball if you miss the first serve.

Volunteers

There is always a need for parent participation as it takes many volunteers to make these matches and meets happen. These are the major types of volunteer help we need:

  1. Drive to matches Wednesdays (8:30 a.m. to about Noon)
  2. Collect $ at end of season for coaches’ gift

If you are interested, please contact tennisrep@shrasharks.org to sign up!


Please check the main TEAMS page for the age group practice schedules. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and welcome your feedback and questions (and offers to volunteer!).

Becky Adye is the SHRA youth tennis rep, please contact her with questions at tennisrep@shrasharks.org.

To ensure you get all team notifications, click to register for the SHRA dlists here.

Tennis Lessons and Learning Opportunities

Do you want to improve your game or just enjoy more time on the courts? Have a look at these great offerings from SHRA, and if interested, please contact Coach Sean via email SeanTheTennisCoach@gmail.com or text 703-965-3992.

Tennis Offerings for Kids

  • Tuesday/Thursday Junior Camp (all junior ages 6+)
    12:20-2pm, June 26th- July 26th
    $20 for drop in, $170 for whole season
  • Morning Camp
    8:30am-12pm, August 6th-10th
    $40 for one day, $170 for whole week
  • 4-5 year old Red Ball tennis clinics
    12:20-2pm, June 26th- July 26th
    Sundays, 5-6 PM, June 17th – July 29th

Tennis Offerings for Adults

  • Tuesday/Thursday Adult Beginner Class (complete beginner-2.5)
    6:30-8pm, June 19th-August 2nd
    Drop in: $25, Full season once a week: $150, Full season twice a week: $300
  • Tuesday/Thursday Adult Intermediate Class (3.0-3.5)
    8-9:30pm, June 19th-August 2nd
    Drop in: $25, Full season once a week: $150, Full season twice a week: $300
  • Sunday evening hit
    7-9pm, June 17th- July 29th
    Drop in only: $5 per session

Be Part of the Team

All our tennis players are included and encouraged to attend all the team activities such as trips to theAll our tennis players are included and encouraged to attend all the team activities such as trips to the water parks, team social, etc. We can always use volunteers – to drive to the matches and cheer the kids on! SHRA junior tennis is both developmental and competitive. The kids will work on basic tennis skills during practices four days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays after school beginning Tuesday, June 1st and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the regular season). Tennis matches against other recreational clubs occur on Wednesdays in the summer and the top seeds in each age group (12 & under, 14 & under, and 15-18) will compete. There will also occasionally be “exhibition matches” to give others a chance to play in the matches

 

Coaches

Head Tennis Coach
Sean Moran

Sean grew up playing many different sports but committed to tennis at age 12 and hasn’t looked back, training year-round on the sport ever since. At 16 Sean trained in Spain and came back to Chantilly HS to win the Virginia State Title. He returned to Spain for more training and went on to play Futures tennis tournaments in Indonesia, Japan, and Germany.

Sean loves to coach tennis as much as he loves to play and began coaching at 16 in clubs, programs and academies in and out of this area. He has coached at Luis Rosado Academy, Fairfax Racquet Club, River Creek Country Club, Chesterbrook Swim and Tennis Club, Courtplay Athletics, RJTennis Boot Camp, and A+ Tennis Academy. Abroad, he coached at Academia TennisComp in Spain, and TennisSchwendi Academy in Germany. Sean uses his knowledge and experience from training and playing abroad when training his students. He teaches a European style game and uses the European training model because he has found that this game style maximizes the potential of the player. Sean believes that if a player wants to be the best, they can always take their game to the next level, and is what he helps his students achieve.

You can reach Sean at SeanTheTennisCoach@gmail.com

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Check out some of our tennis players in action!

 

Practices

After school practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once we are into the regular summer schedule after school lets out, tennis will meet daily — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – Wednesdays are match days, so unless your player is scheduled for a match, they will not have tennis practice on WEDNESDAY.

Players should come prepared for the heat and ready to practice. Comfortable running or athletic shoes and lightweight, light-colored clothing are recommended. They will need a racquet appropriate for their size and they MUST bring a water bottle — coaches will break for water during the practices.

If you feel your child would benefit from some one-on-one attention, our coaches are available for private lessons. Just approach one of the coaches before or after practice and set up a mutually convenient time with him/her. You and the coach can negotiate a rate.

Youth Team Practice Schedule 2018
After School Practice: May 29-June 15
3:45p
4:45p
5:45p
6:45p
7:15p
Done

Minnows
SWIM

8&Under
TENNIS
SWIM
DIVE

9-12
SWIM
DIVE
TENNIS

13-18
SWIM
DIVE
TENNIS


15-minute break
Swim: Monday - Friday
Dive: Monday - Friday
Tennis: Tuesdays &Thursdays only after school

Morning Practice: June 18-July 27
7:30
8a
8:30
9a
9:30
10a
10:30
11a
11:30
12p
Done

Minnows
SWIM

8&Under
TENNIS
break
SWIM
break
DIVE

9-12
TENNIS
SWIM
DIVE

13-18
SWIM
DIVE
break
TENNIS

15-minute break
Swim: Monday - Friday (no practice 7/4;)
Dive: Monday - Friday (no practice 7/4;)
Tennis: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri (no practice Weds, 7/4;)

 

Matches

We are in a league called Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL), similar to NVSL for swimming. We have been placed in a division that is mostly geographic in basis. During practice, the coaches will rank the more proficient players who will eventually play in these matches. A “ladder” is formed, and players may challenge the next highest person on the ladder to try to move up in seeding.

For the matches, the top four players from each of three groups -12 & under, 14 & under, and 16 & under for both the boys and girls – will be chosen to participate in matches. The top two players will play singles 1st and 2nd seed, and the third and fourth seeded players will play doubles. Thus, twelve boys and twelve girls will play in matches each week.

Matches are Wednesday mornings from June 25th through the end of July. If your child is not in a match he/she will not have practice on Wednesdays. The coaching staff will TRY to let the kids and parents know via email Monday evening who is playing in that week’s match

Click here to see all the SHRA tennis events on the SHRA calendar.

The www.nvtl.org website has the master schedule of matches.

Helpful Links

Click on the following for more important information:

Important Dates

  • View MATCH Schedule
  • 6/18: Youth morning practices begin
  • 7/14: All Teams Lock-in 9PM-7AM **Must be 13-18 years old to participate
  • 7/22: All Teams Social with DJ Dave, 5PM
  • 7/29: All teams Awards & Potluck