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JUNIORS

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Learn more about our juniors summer tennis camps! There are options for all age groups and skill levels. Take advantage of quality instruction daily on both our indoor and outdoor courts.

JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS

The Binghamton University Lane – Starke Tennis Center has designed a comprehensive junior pathway referred to as the Junior Competitive Tennis Programs (JCTP), to take your child through age-appropriate stages of tennis skill development in a systematic, engaging and fun way.

For more information on rankings or where your child should begin, email Ryan Cummings, junior development director. Below is a list of the JCTP programs and sessions. Additional information on program levels can be found within the dropdown menus for the different age groups. 

Sessions:
Session 1: Sept. 18 - Oct. 29, 6 weeks
Session 2: Oct. 30 - Dec. 10, 5 weeks (no sessions Nov. 20-26)
Session 3: Dec. 11 - Jan. 21, 5 weeks (no sessions Dec. 22 - Jan. 1)
Session 4: Jan. 22 - March 3, 6 weeks
Session 5: March 4 - April 14, 5 weeks (no session March 30 - April 7)
Session 6: April 15 - May 26, 6 weeks

Multi-family-member discount: Register two or more family members for a JCTP program and save 10% off the total registration fee. *Members must register for full JCTP sessions, not valid on daily rates.

Multi-session discount: Save $20 off every JCTP session you register for after your third JCTP session. *Members must register for a full JCTP session, not valid on daily rates.

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  • HOT SHOTS (ages 4-7) QuickStart
    Foam and red ball, 21”-23” racket PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday or Friday) SATURDAYS $25 for a singular Saturday session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions on Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. In this program players will utilize the 36-foot court along with foam and red balls, depending on ability. Within our QuickStart program there will be four levels of play. Players will progress based on a variety of skill sets.
  • FUTURES (ages 8-11)
    AGES 8-11 ORANGE BALL • Ages 8-10 • Orange dot ball, 25” racket PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5p.m. (Monday - Friday) SATURDAYS $25 for a singular Saturday session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions on Saturdays 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. This program consists of three different levels. Players will learn to develop the proper movement forward, lateral and diagonally. They will begin to utilize a full swing on all ground strokes and the top court will exhibit proficiency in most strokes. GREEN BALL • Ages 9-11 • Green dot ball, 26”-27” racket • PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5p.m. (Monday - Friday) SATURDAYS $30 for a singular Saturday session $180 for six (6) once a week, 1.5hr Saturday sessions 11:30a.m. - 1p.m. This program consists of two different levels. There will be a combination of lower-level court and upper-level court use, depending on ability
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  • HOT SHOTS (ages 4-7) QuickStart
    Foam and red ball, 21”-23” racket PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday or Friday) SATURDAYS $25 for a singular Saturday session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions on Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. In this program players will utilize the 36-foot court along with foam and red balls, depending on ability. Within our QuickStart program there will be four levels of play. Players will progress based on a variety of skill sets.
  • FUTURES (ages 8-11)
    AGES 8-11 ORANGE BALL • Ages 8-10 • Orange dot ball, 25” racket PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5p.m. (Monday - Friday) SATURDAYS $25 for a singular Saturday session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions on Saturdays 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. This program consists of three different levels. Players will learn to develop the proper movement forward, lateral and diagonally. They will begin to utilize a full swing on all ground strokes and the top court will exhibit proficiency in most strokes. GREEN BALL • Ages 9-11 • Green dot ball, 26”-27” racket • PRICING $25 for a singular session $120 for six (6) once a week sessions. Choose one day of the week for your session, must be the same day each week 4 - 5p.m. (Monday - Friday) SATURDAYS $30 for a singular Saturday session $180 for six (6) once a week, 1.5hr Saturday sessions 11:30a.m. - 1p.m. This program consists of two different levels. There will be a combination of lower-level court and upper-level court use, depending on ability

PROGRAM INSIGHT

Tennis training consists of 4 core competencies - physical, technical, tactical and mental skills. Learning through failure is never comfortable but we encourage our juniors to see each lesson as an opportunity to better themselves. If you’re interested to know what your junior is working on, here is a brief description of each of our core competencies.

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JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS

Lane-Starke Tennis Center has USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) and run an 18-and-under JTT league.

Teams are coed and match-ups are not gender specific but rather by level and ability. 

JUNIOR LADDER

Participating in junior ladders is the first step in development towards tournament play. Our ladders are a great compliment to our JCTP and lesson programs.

TOURNAMENTS

Lane-Starke Tennis Center hosts tournaments yearly as well as summer round robins. This is a great step for juniors who love the game and want to start competing!

SUMMER CAMPS

Our summer tennis camps run all summer and are a great way for juniors to stay active. There are programs for every age group and skill level within our junior summer camps. Learn more, here.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Our professional tennis staff members offer private lessons and group lessons. Their combined experience, certifications, awards and achievements make them great teachers of the game. Interested in improving a skill? Contact us at tenniscenter@binghamton.edu

OPEN COURT TIME

During open court times, courts may be reserved by members. Below you will find rates for junior members per hour. These rates are based on membership, season and facility. Email tenniscenter@binghamton.edu for more information.

Lesson Packages Available: Pre-pay for five (5) or more private lessons and receive a 10% discount. All pre-paid lessons expire 12 months from the date of purchase. No refunds will be provided.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

For information on our policies and procedures, click here

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