The North Smithfield

Program

North Smithfield High School, RI

We do accept drop-ins on a daily basis. Please submit a form under the Contact US tab detailing the 1) name of program, 2) location of program, and 3) the date and time of the program you wish to reserve. This only applies to daily drop-in reservations. We require a 24 hour notice. 

 

 

Our North Smithfield (NS), RI summer program is designed to create a positive experience for all of our players. With implementing the USTA Net Generation program and partnering with the North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Department we will provide the skills necessary to succeed while encouraging our athletes to learn and grow at their own pace. At the NS site, we currently offer both youth and adult instructional programs. Our 2019 NS summer tennis programs are listed below.  

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The purpose of the Summer Tennis Program is to give town residents a chance to learn the fundamentals of tennis, improve their game, and have fun on the courts in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
— North Smithfield Parks and Recreation

 

Futures

This is an introductory program for players ages recommended 5-8. Participants will play on the 36 foot court and use the red balls. Elements of the program include developing basic tennis skills such as hand eye coordination and racquet techniques. We invite youth beginners and those who may just be starting out to enroll in this program.  

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Weeks: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | August 5, 12

Ages 5-8

Cost:

$45 per week (North Smithfield Resident)

$55 per week (Non-Resident)

 

 

Satellites

This is an beginner-intermediate introductory program for players recommended ages 8-11. Participants will play on the 60 foot court with orange and green dot balls. Elements of this program will continue to reinforce and solidify the basic fundamentals of tennis. Players will learn how to rally and will be provided with the knowledge and skills to eventually construct points in a game. This program is perfect for players who wish to gain an overall and deeper understanding of the game of tennis.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Weeks: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | August 5, 12

Ages 8-11

Cost:

$45 per week (North Smithfield Resident)

$55 per week (Non-Resident)

 

Challengers

This is an intermediate-advanced introductory program for players recommended ages 11-18. Participants will play on the full court with the regular green balls. Elements of this program will place an emphasis on consistency, shot selection, the construction of points, and movement and footwork. In this program, players will transform their fundamental knowledge of tennis into a more advanced way of playing.

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Weeks: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | August 5, 12

Ages 11-18

Cost:

$60 per week (North Smithfield Resident)

$75 per week (Non-Resident)

 

High Performance Drilling and Match Play

This 3 hour class is recommended for anyone involved in USTA Tournaments, High School Tennis or Junior Team Tennis. The Focus of this class is building both technical and tactical skills. More specific drilling will make up the first part, then match play with real time coaching. Helping players to gain a better understanding of the overall game, mental components and strategy. Students must have the Directors approval to participate in this program.

  • Tuesday & Thursday

  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Weeks: July 8, 15, 22, 29 - August 5, 12

  • Ages 10-18 with Director Approval

  • Cost:

  • $80 per week (North Smithfield Resident)

  • $100 per week (Non-Resident)

 

North Smithfield - Mount St. Charles Middle School Summer Match Play League

This is a great program for middle school players of all levels. We will be integrating practice and match play with middle schoolers from Mount St. Charles. Students will learn the correct fundamentals and techniques through drilling and then apply that to match play. There will be real time coaching throughout to help players have a better understanding of the game in its entirety.

  • Wednesday

  • Time: 6:00 p.m to 8:00pm

  • Program runs for 5 weeks

  • Begins July 10

  • Ages: 6th to 8th grade

  • $100 for 5 weeks (North Smithfield Resident)

 

ADAPTIVE TENNIS CLINIC

We believe that people who are different or who have differing abilities should be extended the same rights and benefits, we also believe this applies to tennis participation, just as it does to other areas of life. Under this premise, USTA Adaptive Tennis was started to promote the benefits of tennis to all and to develop techniques and resources for adaptive tennis. North Smithfield is happy to be able to offer this program for the first time, tennis has many benefits for both mind and body for everyone. Physically, playing tennis helps to improve balance, mobility, agility, strength, and fitness, and to burn calories. Mentally, tennis works on one’s focus, concentration, and reactive and problem-solving behaviors. Emotionally it can promote self-confidence, instill feelings of success, relieve stress, and provide social outlets, for example, to meet new friends, enhance relationships, or provide great family outings. These benefits are so much more important for those with special needs or those in special life situations or with special circumstances.

  • Monday

  • Time 6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m

  • Dates July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 5 & 12

  • All Ages and Levels Welcome

  • $15 per class or $89 for Entire 7 Week Program