Our approach at Battery Park City Tennis is to celebrate progress, like climbing steps up a ladder.
As 10 & under coaches, we design class experiences using fun "progressions". Each step of the progression of a class is like climbing a ladder. The farther we progress through the steps, the more confidence and enjoyment we get.
Each of our lessons follows this progression structure:
Step 1: Demonstrate the stroke.
Step 2: Shadow the stroke.
Step 3: Make contact with a dropped ball using the stroke.
Step 4: Make contact with a fed ball using the stroke.
Step 5: Practice the stroke in a fun drill.
Step 6: Practice the stroke in practice play.
Step 7: Practice the stroke in match play.
We make each step fun and enjoyable, and tailored to the students' experience with tennis.