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Junior Programs

Skills to Last a Lifetime

Young guests at The Sea Pines Resort have the opportunity to enjoy specialized junior tennis programs. Our top-rated junior programs offer expert instruction to younger players with a special focus on fair play and the development of skills to last a lifetime. 

Juniors Programming will resume in Spring 2023. 

Junior Programs

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Junior Orange Ball

Develop Technique

This program is designed for an orange ball tournament-level junior tennis competitor. The focus of this program will include technique development along with point play and games.

  • Monday: Groundstrokes and rallying
  • Tuesday: Net play, serves and returns
  • Wednesday: Singles drills and games
  • Thursday: Doubles drills and games
  • Friday: Review and match play

Junior Tennis 101

Introductory Junior Tennis Lessons

The Junior Beginner Clinic is about learning solid fundamentals. Each stroke is broken down into easy-to-understand steps for fast success. Drills emphasize newly acquired skills, and games add to the excitement. Balls used are orange and green.

  • Monday: Groundstrokes
  • Tuesday: Volleys and overheads
  • Wednesday: Serve and return
  • Thursday: Stroke review and rally
  • Friday: Point play

Intermediate Juniors

Level Up With Intermediate Tennis

Designed for intermediate to high school-level players, this program focuses on developing the tools necessary to achieve a more advanced level of play, including spins, footwork, strategies and tactics. Each day features a different topic designed to elevate students to the next level.

  • Monday: Ground strokes
  • Tuesday: Net play and serve
  • Wednesday: Drills to improve singles play
  • Thursday: Doubles drills and play
  • Friday: Review of the week

Advanced Junior Programs

The Sea Pines Resort is the proud home of the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, designed for the individual development of advanced junior players. The academy is led by former No. 1 player in the world Stan Smith and academy director B.J. Stearns, a former top nationally and internationally ranked player.