Basic Consistency Tennis Drill for Kids Ages 5-9

Here’s a simple tennis drill you can do with your child to help them understand the basics of consistency and that “the ball will always come back.” This basic consistency tennis drill works through three exercises that progress as your child masters the fundamental concepts. Continue reading Basic Consistency Tennis Drill for Kids Ages 5-9

Contact Point Tennis Drill | Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

Here’s a simple contact point tennis drill you can do with your child. The drill consists of 3 steps that progress as your child masters the fundamental movements.

There are two key things you and your child need to understand when it comes to the contact point. First is the body position; you want your child to be sideways. So, often you will find that tennis pros and coaches will use a target positioned perpendicular to the net to help the kids understand that they should be facing sideways the whole time. The second thing to remember is that the contact point should be on the side of your body. Continue reading Contact Point Tennis Drill | Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

Staff Highlight: Zach Feerick

Here’s another opportunity to meet one of the many staff who make Elite Sports Clubs so great. Zach Feerick has been with the Elite clubs for quite a few years and has taken on many roles at multiple clubs since then as he has grown in his career. You may have even seen him helping with this year’s Team Weight Loss Challenge finale party and he’s also helping to plan our upcoming 30th Anniversary party at the Pfister!  Continue reading Staff Highlight: Zach Feerick

Bounce Catch Tennis Drill | Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

This is a specific drill you will often see Tennis pros doing with kids during QuickStart 10 & Under tennis lessons. It’s also a simple drill that parents can do with their children at home. The bounce catch tennis drill consists of three specific steps. Kids learn coordination by bouncing and catching the ball with their hand, a cone, and their racquet. Continue reading Bounce Catch Tennis Drill | Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

Member Stories: Ali Pollack, recruited to Columbia women’s tennis team

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

Elite Sports Clubs member first student athlete in Wisconsin recruited to Columbia University’s Women’s Tennis Team

Alexandra (Ali) Pollack, a senior at University School of Milwaukee and a member at Elite Sports Clubs, has committed to play collegiate tennis at Columbia University and is 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. Elite Sports Clubs has offered the state’s largest tennis program for the last 30 years with year-round beginner to advanced programs for adults and children. At present, Elite coaches train over 35 nationally ranked junior players as well as 145 ranked players in the Midwest. Continue reading Member Stories: Ali Pollack, recruited to Columbia women’s tennis team