Newfield Junior Tennis Program
FCJTL ’23 Schedule
2023 In Season Junior Program Registration
Evaluations and placements will be made after the first day of class for all junior programs. Students are placed based on their age, ability, and eagerness to learn.
All junior and adult program applications and payment must be completed and received before enrollment into any program/clinic offered here at Newfield. Availability for all clinics/lessons is on a first come, first served basis!
There will be NO REFUNDS given for clinics missed!! Make-ups will be offered for all rain-days/holidays!
There will be NO CLASSES JULY 4TH!! COURTS ARE OPEN FOR MEMBERSHIP USE! 🙂
Private lessons are obtained on a first come, first served basis wih the member and staff professional, at a time that is convenient for both. To schedule over phone, please call the pro shop @ 203-595-0869. Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy in effect for all private lessons scheduled.
Please note: All information in this program is subject to change. Please watch for flyers, court side posters, signs, and emails for any changes that may occur and any upcoming social events. For any additional information, please call the pro shop @ 203-595-0869 or contact Keith via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Keith J. Bliska
Director of Tennis
Pre-Season and Post-Season Clinics
These clinics allow your children to get the opportunity to get a head start on their game before the summer session begins, and before the indoor season starts! All levels and ages meet twice a week, with Friday being used as a rain date. Check with Keith for details, if needed.
Quick-start Academy **New Classes Added
This ever expanding ‘red ball’ Quick start program is designed to give 6-7 year-olds a more interactive approach in learning the game of tennis. Within the first hour of stepping onto the court, they are actually playing the game, rallying with one another, moving around and having fun! Scaling the game down to their size, using a bigger ball will make the learning process easier and a lot more fun!
Red-Ball Team Clinic *New*
(THUR MATCHPLAY 3:30-4:30)
This new program is designed to cater to the red ball player looking for a more advanced and competitive atmosphere. The class meets three times a week and also has availability for matchplay on Thursdays!
Junior Development Program
(AGES 13+ M/T/W 12:00-1:00)
(AGES 10-12 M/T/W 1:00-2:00)
(AGES 8-10 M/T/W 2:00-3:00)
This 7-week program features a maximum 5:1 ratio! This will allow for a more rewarding experience for the student, and give them a better atmosphere in which to learn and practice their skills. As always, only a one-week commitment is needed! Please reserve your spot to avoid being left out!! Spaces could become limited! —> want more? check out matchplay options!
Varsity Team Tennis
Newfield will again be competing in the FCJTL this summer. For those interested in joining our inter-club team, please note that we will be having tryouts on May 11th. If you’re not available on that date, please speak to Keith to arrange another time in which to be evaluated. Match days will be on Thursdays between the hours of 12-4pm, with the boys and girls teams at opposite venues. As such, chaperones will be needed, and appreciated, for all away matches. Please check the bulletin board for match play schedules once made available.
Junior Varsity Team Tennis
This program is an extension of the junior team practice, and shares the same level of commitment, dedication, and attitude as its brethren. It offers a chance for our promising junior players to develop and train their match play skills in possible FCJTL competition, as well as inter-club scrimmages. Program meets three times a week – Spaces are limited!
Tryouts are on May 11th, 2023 at 3:30-4:30pm for Varsity and 4:30-5:30pm for Junior Varsity! If you are not available on that date, please speak to Keith to arrange another time in which to be evaluated. All players seeking to participate in Fairfield County League matches, attending practice with the junior team is mandatory. Please note match play is not guaranteed!
‘Future Stars’ Program **Expanded AM Session
(TH/FR 3:30-4:00 OR 4:00-4:30)
Choose from one of three different time slots for this program which is designed to offer all our 4-5 year-olds wishing to play tennis for the first time and develop their skills while having fun! Please check program for details!
After-Camp Junior Clinics
(TH/FR 4:30-5:30) *NEW QUICK-START CLASS
In order to provide some flexibility within our program to fit every type of schedule possible, we offer a chance for our Quick-start (6-7), Progressive (ages 8-9) and Academy III (ages 10-12) players to participate on the courts if they can’t make it to the afternoon program. *Players wishing to participate for both days have first priority at sign-ups!
(FUTURE STARS 4-5 10-10:30)
(QUICK START 6-7 & PROGRESSIVE 8-9 10:30-11:30)
(ACADEMY III AGES 10+ 11:30-12:30)
This clinic offers a weekend version of our programs for juniors of all ages who are unable to join us during the week.
(AGES 11+ FRIDAY 12-1:30)
(AGES 8+ THURSDAY 3:30-4:30)
This clinic offers an optional matchplay component for our JDP students who want to hone their point play skills.
Post-Season Junior Day Camp
This two-week long program is not for the faint of heart! This is tailored for the junior who just can’t get enough tennis and who wants to really improve their game through a variety of drills and games covering every stroke and skill! Just be sure to bring some lunch and plenty to drink!
—> Junior preferred to be in Academy III or higher, comfortable with serving and keeping score. Any questions please contact the Director of Tennis for additional information.