What is our Philosophy?
Yonkers Tennis Center offers a wide variety of playing options for junior and adult players of all levels. We utilize the Developmental Appropriate Tennis (D.A.T) methodology created by YTC Director of Tennis, Tendai Kuwaza. D.A.T. and the USTA Net Generation Curriculum.
Our core D.A.T. fundamentals are:
Move ‘n’ Groove– You will work up a sweat, as well as have a lot of fun in a dynamic learning environment. Footwork essentials will be taught at all levels. Don’t be surprised when you’re randomly busting a “split split!”
Command of Contact– You will understand how to send the ball in different directions, utilize various strokes, as well as a comprehension of swing speeds.
Strategy of Play– We will teach the instinct of point play and competitiveness, what to do in each unique situation, patterns of play, as well as teaching a desire to compete.
Personal Growth– You will constantly be challenged to work on your social interactions, emotional control, technical understanding and your physical literacy.
Red, Orange, Green, Yellow
As part of our teaching philosophy, we also incorporate the use of red, orange, green, and yellow balls into all of our programming and lessons for adults and juniors.
If you are not familiar with red, orange, and green low compression balls or why they are used, please read the below article by
Thane Schweyer, YTC Asst. General Manager to learn more about why we use them as part of our teaching philosophy for all players.