Our Junior School is for children between the age of 7 and 17 years. The target group are children and young people who have a better understanding and knowledge about tennis and want to improve themselves even more. ESTESS strives to give students a better understanding of body control, balance and breathing techniques in combination with traditional tennis play. Our specially designed warm-up programs and speed training as well as mental tricks and tips are part of this program.
ESTESS has evolved the traditional instructional design of tennis training and we have incorporated new, science-based knowledge about optimal hands-on learning in the sport. Tennis is the focus but we add general motor skills, stamina, balance, and body control. Through the systematic and comprehensive training, success in the sport of tennis is guaranteed.
Junior School participants are welcome to join a skill building class once or twice per week. The more often they come to the court the faster they can improve!
Program & Price:
The new year begins September 8, 2023 at which time our coach team can choose the skill building class that is right for your child and we offer this class in an annual package (8 September 2023-13 July 2024).
For students who want to continue to practice technique, tactics, and rules but also want to learn how to use what their skills in a more competitive environment. The target group is young people who are not competing yet, but are on their way there. Technique and match analysis are therefore fundamental content in this program. Students should strive for the Yellow ESTESS Diploma (ITN 8) and achieve it within 1 year. Independent training is practiced and systematically prepared. Maximum 6 kids on one court. The annual price for this training is 1450€.
- Program B – 2 hours/week
Junior School Advanced Match Play for students age 13-17 who would like to play with other teens with more points and faster paced. This will be up to 8 kids on two courts with one coach for two hours. The annual price for this training is 1350€.
Program C – 1 hour/week
For students who want to learn recreational tennis. The goal is to be able to play on a full tennis court with parents or friends. Target groups are children who want to learn to play tennis better. We emphasize movements and sports behaviour. Learning in a fun and playful way is the aim here. The children should aspire to the White Diploma (ITN 9) and achieve it within 1 Year. Maximum 6 kids on one court. The annual price for this training is 835€.
All annual classes include a number of ESTESS Diploma Tests/ITN On Court Assessments where kids and parents can keep a record of training progress.
Length of Training
A Junior School group session lasts 1 hour on an annual program (8 September 2023-13 July 2024). A group consists of up to 6 participants per court except for in the Junior School Advanced program where we can have up to 8 kids on two courts. ESTESS hosts camps and trips during holidays and off weeks.
Tournaments: Our weekly tournaments held every Sunday 1400-1700 are open to the public but aimed at making our players more competitive. Kids can play singles against other kids at their level. These are held every Sunday and cost 30€ per 3 hour tournament.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some advantages of my child playing tennis versus a team sport like football?
In tennis, kids can learn to build confidence in their own performance while additionally they have the opportunity to learn teamwork and social skills through doubles and tournaments. Kids learn that they alone are responsible for their own success, but they also learn how to communicate quickly, how to work together, and how to problem solve when they suddenly have a partner on the court that they have never played with before!