Junior Tennis Team

 

Coached by our Club Pros

The “Green Feet” Tennis Team is looking forward to another fun and exciting season. This is a great opportunity for junior tennis players from ages 6 to 18 and of all abilities to be able to practice with other Hamlet youth and, if they choose, to participate in matches with other local clubs.  The team consists of up to five age groups: 18 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under, 10 & under, and an 8 & under.  Joining the Team is the most economical way to get practice and match play with guidance from our Pros!

Quite a few of our Hamlet Club boys and girls tennis players have made the competitive High School tennis teams.  The practice and instruction obtained at our Club has produced some real talent to feed Langley HS, which often competes for District, Regional and Virginia State titles.

Since there are no tryouts to make the Hamlet Youth Tennis team, every player that signs up will play as long as they simply have a basic understanding of tennis. The coaches run intra-squad developmental matches on Friday afternoons (times TBD) during the season for players who aren’t quite ready for the Tysons Cup matches. If a parent is not sure if their child is ready for the team, please consult the Head or Assistant Coach.  Players age 10 and under will play on the USTA recommended smaller courts and use “reduced bounce” balls.  This combination has been shown to increase younger players’ success and enjoyment of the game.

PRACTICES

Juniors practices will start Wednesday June 21 for those can make it, then Mondays and Wednesdays, most likely as follows:

  • June 21:  8U-10U:  4-5 pm;  12U-18U: 5-6 pm
  • After School’s out June 26 – July 19: 8U-10U:  3:30-4:30 pm;  12U-18U: 4:30 – 5:30 pm

REGISTRATION

Registration is OPEN NOW until May 29! To Register see Team Registration.  Participation also requires a basic commitment to support the team by filling out your player’s match availability.  Players cannot be scheduled for a match unless they’ve signed up as “available” on our team management site.  Additionally, the Junior Tennis Team needs help with snacks at matches, the team party, and assisting younger players with score keeping.

MATCHES

Junior Team matches with other local clubs start at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Tuesday, June 27th and ending Thursday, July 21st. Each match is both “home” and “away”, as the 18Us, 14Us, and 12Us play at one club while the 10Us and 8Us will play at the other.  No club has enough courts to host all age groups at once.

DATE              MATCHES

TU, 6/27          8’s-10’s:     POP at HAM          12’s-18’s:    HAM at POP

TH, 6/29          8’s-10’s:     HAM at LAN          12’s-18’s:    LAN at HAM

TH, 7/06          8’s-10’s:     CHS at HAM          12’s-18’s:    HAM at CHS

TU, 7/11          8’s-10’s:     HAM at CAR          12’s-18’s:    CAR at HAM

TH, 7/13          8’s-10’s:     TUC at HAM          12’s-18’s:    HAM at TUC

TU, 7/18          8’s-10’s:     HAM at MCL          12’s-18’s:    MCL at HAM

TH, 7/20          8’s-10’s:     HAM at MAN          12’s-18’s:    MAN at HAM

TEAM PARTY

There will be an end of the season party in July, date is TBD.

For more information, please see the below links or contact:

  • Team Coordinator: Heather Kadel, kadelhh@hotmail.com, (703)748-8433
  • Head Coach:  Darius Firouzgar darius5307@yahoo.com  or (703) 568-5307 (tel or text)
  • Assistant Coach: Matt Stevenson mlashtok@yahoo.com  (703) 209-1997
  • HSC Tennis Reps: Matt Carbone, matthewcarbone@aol.com and Sue Cardenas, suecard@me.com