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.
YTC's Junior Program uses the USTA Net Generation Curriculum
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Net Generation Philosophy from Net Generation's website
We believe in creating a positive and welcoming environment for players of all ages. By focusing on play, building character, and championing individual challenges, we empower them to grow and develop at their own pace. It’s all about providing players the opportunity to enjoy tennis on their own terms. Kids who play tennis will be healthier, happier and have a game they can play for life.
By capturing the thrill and fun of the game and developing skills on and off the court, we can build the next generation of greats.
Each on court lesson includes:
Warm Up, Skill Development, Character Development, Games
Why we use Red, Orange, Green, Yellow For All Players
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.