Zip Tennis – Red Ball/Red Court Programs
Longfellow’s Zip Tennis program makes tennis fit the player. We follow the USTA’s 10 & Under program utilizing smaller courts, shorter racquets and low compression balls allowing 4 – 8 year olds to experience tennis sooner!
Zip Tennis has 4 levels:
- Pre Zip: 4- 5 year olds
- Zip I: 5 – 7 year olds
- Zip II: 6 – 8 year olds
- Zip III: advance players up to age 8I
Futures (formerly USA Orange) and Challenger (formerly USA Green) – Orange and Green Ball Programs
Ages 8-12 years old: The Futures and Challenger Tennis program is designed to fit players playing tennis for the first time up to the more experienced player. Like the Zip Tennis program, we utilize both orange ball/orange court and green ball programs.
Experienced tennis professionals, using a games based approach to learning, keep the children excited about tennis and give them a solid foundation for the future. All of our courts are permanently marked with blended lines for orange ball play!
Longfellow Tennis Academy – National Level
Ages 12-18 years old: The Longfellow Tennis Academy is for competitive juniors looking to develop skills to improve their USTA tournament play. In addition to footwork, stroke production and high percentage tactics, some classes include fitness, nutrition and mental toughness training.
Longfellow Tennis Academy (Regional Level Green and Sectional Level Orange)
The Longfellow Tennis & Health Club Wayland has long been synonymous with excellence and a leader in the tennis industry for decades. We are now expanding that reputation with the creation of the Longfellow Tennis Academy for orange and green ball players to bring the best training to our youngest players. The Longfellow Tennis & Health Club Wayland has led the way in New England and the Nation with 12 & under tennis, building the 1st center in the U.S. with permanent indoor red (36’) courts before QuickStart even rolled out! With some of the top junior coaches in New England and top facilities, the Longfellow Tennis Academy will incorporate a comprehensive tennis training program to develop serious, young, 12 and under tournament players from red to yellow!
Champions Tennis Program (Ages 12 – 18)
Ages 14 – 18 years old:
The Longfellow Champions program is designed to meet all the needs of the aspiring and current high school tennis player. If your child’s goal is to play high school tennis, we have the program for you.
These players are currently playing junior varsity tennis or are 9th graders looking to make their high school team and want to shape and refine their game. The curriculum is designed to focus on doubles play to get the high school player ready for the season.
These players are currently playing varsity tennis and want to shape and refine their game. The curriculum is designed for the player to get the most out of their time here, both in advanced technique development and advance tactics and strategy.
Pre-High School Training (Ages 12 – 14)
This program is for 7th and 8th graders who love tennis and are looking to make their High School team. The players in this program usually play some USTA tournaments, but their main focus is playing High School tennis.
Match Play Program
At Longfellow we strongly believe that to become a well-rounded player, a junior must take private lessons, participate in clinics and also experience match play. We offer many match play opportunities throughout the season. Our match play programs take place on Friday nights and Saturday nights. We also offer interclub match play.