Welcome new and returning SHRA Sharks!
Our Juniors summer tennis program provides a fun and safe environment for your children to learn or practice skills and develop the game of tennis.
Youth Tennis Team Information

This summer, our tennis program continues through ProsToYou Tennis. Practices begin Tuesday, May 28 and our first match is xxx!

SHRA participates in the Northern Virginia Tennis League (NVTL) — similar to NVSL for swimming and diving — and plays in a division which is mostly a geographic designation.

Please email the signed SHRA Player Rules and Liability Waiver release form to  (tennis@shrasharks.org) prior to the first practice. And be sure to let us know as soon as possible if your player(s) will not be able to participate in any Wednesday matches.

2024 Practices

Beginning on Tuesday, May 28, afternoon practices will be held each weekday (Monday-Friday) until June 14.

  • 4:45pm-5:30pm – 8 & Under
  • 5:45pm -6:30pm – 13-18 years old
  • 6:30pm-7:15pm – 9-12 years old

Starting Monday, June 17, morning practices will be held only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. No practices on Wednesdays as our matches are played on Wednesdays.

  • 8:00am-8:50am – 9-12 years old
  • 9:00am-10:00am – 8 years old & under
  • 10:30am-12:00pm – 13-18 years old

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 to coordinate details/negotiate rates.

 

Schedule/Matches

Our first match is expected on xxx.

You’ll find the most up-to-date schedules for Juniors 11-18 year-old Mixed, Girls, and Boys divisions on NVTL.tenniscores.com.

Click League ->JUN -> Boys 11-18/Girls 11-18/Mixed 11-18 -> Sleepy Hollow Rec -> Schedule.

During practice, 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 and move up in the seeding.

For the matches, the top four players from the 9-12 and 13-18 age groups – for both the Girls and Boys – will be chosen to participate. The top Girls and Boys players will play singles 1st and 2nd seed, and the third and fourth seeded Girls and Boys players will play Mixed (doubles).

NVTL has no matches scheduled for 10 & U. Instead, we will setup our own in-house matches every Wednesday at 4pm.

The coaching staff will let the kids and parents know via email Sunday evening which players would be playing which matches for that week.

Parents are expected to drive their players to away matches or coordinate rides for them. Your tennis rep will assist in the coordination of rides. Be on the lookout for future emails on ride sharing.

 

Age Groups

The SHRA Juniors summer tennis program is for our 7-18 year-olds and is both developmental and competitive. The primary focus is to provide a fun, safe environment for your children to learn and practice skills as they develop their tennis game.

Four days a week, players will work on basic tennis skills during practices and on Wednesdays, the top seeds in the 9-12 and 13-18 age groups will compete against other recreational tennis clubs. There also occasionally will be “exhibition matches” to give others a chance to participate in match play.



Tennis Lessons and Learning

Do you want to improve your game or just enjoy more time on the courts? For more information on camps and clinics for kids and adults, visit our local pro at ProsToYou Tennis.


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