Why Should I Enroll My Child in Tennis at Elite this Summer?

Our new tennis director at Elite Sports Club – Brookfield, Mike Dierberger is here to tell you why tennis at Elite could be the right fit for your child this summer! Continue reading Why Should I Enroll My Child in Tennis at Elite this Summer?

Finding Enjoyment in the Game Fosters Success on the Court

You may recall our post last spring on Ali Pollack, the first student athlete in Wisconsin to ever be recruited to play for Columbia’s tennis team, an NCAA Division One Program in the Ivy League Conference. Well we caught up with her this fall to see how her first semester at Columbia was going. She shared how Elite prepared her for tennis at the collegiate level, plus how her continued passion for the game will keep her playing for years to come.
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Elite Sports Clubs Adds Two International Tennis Pros to Staff

Elite Sports Club – Brookfield announced that it has hired two new tennis pros – Saulo Gonzales, who was born in Venezuela and Guy David, born in Australia. Both pros are under the direction of Elite Sports Club – Brookfield Tennis Director, Aniela Neuberger, who, also, has an international background. She is from South Africa and was a three-time All-American, singles and doubles player for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Neuberger also is a multi-national champion in all age groups and was the Assistant Coach for Marquette University’s Women’s Tennis team. Continue reading Elite Sports Clubs Adds Two International Tennis Pros to Staff

6 Reasons Your Child Should Play Tennis

Boy with tennis racket

Tennis benefits not just the physical but also the psyche. In an article titled, “Why Play Tennis?” by Jack Groppel, Ph.D., USPTA Master Professional, Dr. Groppel discusses 34 reasons to play tennis. Elite Sports Clubs has highlighted 6 reasons for your children to play tennis. Read the entire article [pdf].

  1. General body coordination.
    Players have to move into position and then adjust the upper body to hit the ball successfully.
  2. Develop social skills.
    Interaction and communication before a match, while changing sides on the court and after play.
  3. Cross-training.
    Tennis is a physically demanding sport that’s fun for athletes who specialize in other sports.
  4. Plan and implement strategies.
    Players naturally learn how to anticipate the opponent’s moves and plan counter moves.
  5. Gross motor control.
    Movement and ball-striking skills that require control of the body’s large muscle groups.
  6. Bone strength and density.
    Tennis strengthens bones of young players and helps prevent osteoporosis in older ones.

Learn more about tennis at Elite Sports Clubs for you or your child. Elite offers lessons for youth players of all ages and skill levels. Register for youth tennis lessons at Elite Sports Clubs.

What do you think has been the best benefit of your child playing tennis? What does your child think is the best part of playing tennis? Tell us in the comments!

Youth Tennis Progression: How to Become a Top Junior Tennis Player

Progressing your child’s tennis game can be a daunting task. Elite Sports Clubs, through its decades leading Wisconsin junior tennis players to the top, has a suggested progression for your child. We provide two paths, one for the 10 and under tennis player and another for the 11 and over tennis player. Each path offers 9-10 steps with the ultimate goal of collegiate tennis. Most junior tennis players do not exceed step 4. These steps should be guidelines as each child is unique and you should consult their tennis professional for more personalized advice. Continue reading Youth Tennis Progression: How to Become a Top Junior Tennis Player