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2699 Curry Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
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Junior Pathway Programs



Program Image 2 Our Pathway Programs meet the needs of recreational and competitive juniors players at SPORTIME sites where the John McEnroe Tennis Academy is not offered. Both Recreational Pathway and EXCEL High Performance allow our students to train with both the green dot and the yellow ball and to train to compete in sanctioned USTA tournaments and on their school teams.


EXCEL Green Ball Programs
Program EXCEL Green Ball Programs
EXCEL Green players transition from the Orange Court, and/or have the necessary strength, stature and skill to handle the full-sized 78’ court, playing mostly with the USTA and ITF regulation green ball, and are challenged to adapt to the larger court space and to the faster and higher bouncing ball. 
 
EXCEL Green players focus on tactical training, which is a signature of all SPORTIME programs. Players start or continue to train in a variety of “live ball” situations to help them learn to make good decisions both when attacking and defending. Technical refinements are ongoing, as players develop more strength and coordination and acquire more skills.  
 
In EXCEL Green, SPORTIME’s expert coaches are focused on preparing players for their involvement in USTA sanctioned tournaments and for their participation in SPORTIME World Tour events.
 
EXCEL is offered at all SPORTIME Tennis locations.  Minimum Jr. Tennis & Sport Membership is required for participation. 



Fall 2019 Session

EXCEL Yellow Ball Programs
Program EXCEL Yellow Ball Programs
EXCEL Yellow is SPORTIME’s program for the student dedicated to becoming the best player that he/she can be. At this stage of development, technical, tactical, emotional and physical skills are all essential to developing a skilled and confident player. EXCEL coaches are well-trained to adjust lessons and program emphases to meet the needs of each and every player. Their experience, advanced teaching skills and extensive knowledge in all areas of coaching ensure the success of our players.
 
Players in EXCEL Yellow are placed in appropriate group sessions based on playing level, age and stage of development. Sessions are predominantly “live ball,” but we also use advanced drills when necessary and appropriate. SPORTIME’s signature tactical games challenge each student’s ability to formulate, plan and execute his/her own winning tactics and strategies. Our coaches focus on teaching students these “X’s and O’s” of how to construct points, while providing the technical corrections to help students execute their tactical plans. In EXCEL, we do not want to develop players who just have “pretty strokes” but cannot win matches. Our goal is to develop players who know how to compete and to win.
 
EXCEL is offered at all SPORTIME Tennis locations. Minimum Jr. Tennis & Sport Membership is required for participation.   



Fall 2019 Session

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