Pre-Core Performance (PCP)Pre-Core Performance (PCP) program is comprised of introductory and intermediate programs including Mini-Tennis (4 – 6), Ralleyball 1 (7-10), Ralleyball 2 (7-10), Pre-Core Plus (7-11), and Pre-Core Teen (12 – 15). Through engaging and fun instruction, sessions will focus on building hand-eye skills, athletic development, fundamental tennis techniques, and getting the maximum amount of quality touches on the ball. We will use the age/level appropriate balls and court sizes (see descriptions)
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Spring 1 – 2023 Pre Core Schedule
West Valley College (Saratoga)
|Class Name||Day(s)||Time||Date||Age||Mtngs||Fee||Reg Link|
|Ralleyball 1||Sat||10 – 11AM||2/25 – 4/8||7-10||7||$245||Register Here|
|Ralleyball 1||Sun||10 – 11AM||2/26 – 4/9||7-10||7||$245||Register Here|
|Ralleyball 2||Sat||10 – 11AM||2/25 – 4/8||7-11||7||$245||Register Here|
|Ralleyball 2||Sun||10 – 11AM||2/26 – 4/9||7-11||7||$245||Register Here|
|Pre Core Plus||Sat||11AM – 1PM||2/25 – 4/8||7-12||7||$490||Register Here|
|Pre Core Plus||Sun||11AM – 1PM||2/26 – 4/9||7-12||7||$490||Register Here|
If a class rains out, or is canceled by EF for any reason, players will receive a $ credit at the end of each session (based on the # of classes canceled) to sign up for any future session or camp. Players must sign up for a future session/camp to receive the rain/cancelation credit. Credit does not expire. Credit will not be issued if players miss class for personal scheduling conflicts. Refunds will not be issued.
Mini Tennis (Ages 4-6) An introductory program for the young athlete. Fundamental ball skills, movement, and coordination exercises. Practice/Play on 36′ RED court. Will focus on building hand-eye skills and basic tennis techniques through fun instruction. We utilize the USTA 10 and Under Pathway and will have the players working on shorter courts with age appropriate racquets and balls.
Ralleyball I (Ages 7-10) Fundamental ball skills, movement, and coordination exercises will be included. Focus on continuing to build hand- eye skills and basic tennis techniques through fun instruction. We utilize the USTA 10 and Under Pathway and will have the players working on 36 foot courts, age appropriate racquets and balls (Red and Orange). We will begin to introduce beginning strategies, different grips, and basic tennis footwork patterns.*
Ralleyball II (Ages 8-11) For players who have advanced from Ralleyball I or have had similar prior instruction. Emphasis will focus on enhancing hand-eye skills and more intermediate tennis techniques. Will utilize the USTA 10 and Under Pathway and will begin to transition to the Orange and Green ball, with introduction to intermediate strategies and footwork patterns and constructing basic tennis points. Practice/Play on 36′ RED court & 60′ ORANGE court.* *Because Ralleyball I & II are offered at the same time, coaches may move a player from one level to another based on ability.
Pre Core Plus (PCP+)
Pre Core Plus (Ages 7-11). For players who have advanced from Ralleyball II or have had similar prior instruction. This session is the bridge between our Pre-Core and Core programs. Players must be approved by the coaching staff to join the Pre-Core Plus program. The program will work on athletic development, proper fundamental technique, footwork development, continental grip skills, point play/strategies, and character development. Players will receive a lot of quality touches on the ball. Depending on the skills that the players are working on, we will use a combination of Orange, Green, and mostly Yellow ball in this program. This program is perfect for players who have already competed in ROG tournaments or are planning to compete in ROG tournaments. Classes are 2 hours long. Players must be able to handle a longer workload.
Pre Core Teen (PCT)
Pre-Core Teen (Ages 12-15) For teens who are new to tennis or early intermediate level players. We will focus on tennis fundamentals in a fun and comfortable environment. Grips, proper technique and footwork patterns will be worked on, in addition to basic and intermediate point play strategies. We recommend players in this program consider private lessons to fine tune and accelerate development.