The new tennis programs are being introduced by RFPRA Tennis Pro, David Araiza. David is USPTA Certified and brings a solid background of coaching experience. Prior to moving to Rome, he was recognized as a Top 5 player in Mexico for five years running. David will manage the following new programs:
Teddy Tennis is a worldwide franchise which started in the UK and is popular here in the US. Teddy Tennis is for children ages 3-5 and provides a fun, professional, educational, and challenging tennis experience. Teddy Tennis focuses on ball skills, racket skills, and movement skills, while employing stories, songs and Teddy Bear characters to engage children in learning the game of tennis. Teddy Tennis is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 pm. Classes are one hour and cost $15 a week.
10 and Under
10 and under tennis is for children ages 6-10 and teaches tennis fundaments in a fun environment. This program focuses on the development of hand-eye coordination, grips, strokes and footwork. Participants will also begin to learn court positioning, rallying, and scoring. 10 and Under Drills are offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4:30 pm. Classes are one hour and cost $15 a week.
Junior Drills is a training program for participants between the ages of 11-18. It is geared towards players who desire to compete in high school tennis, and tournament players who desire to compete at a collegiate level. The training on the court includes 2 hours of intense drills with conditioning. Junior drills are offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm. Classes are one hour and cost $10 a week.
The men’s or ladies drills are designed so that players of all skill levels are sure to hit lots of balls, have lots of fun, and get a wonderful workout. Each drill session ends with a fun game, and even if you don't like any of the other activities, this one will surely have you coming back for more. Ladies drills are offered every Monday at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Men’s drills are offered every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Classes are one hour and cost $10 a week.
Fit tennis is our version of “Cardio Tennis”. It is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise - delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. It is a very social and fun class for players of all ability levels taught by a tennis teaching professional. For those who have never played tennis before, Fit Tennis is a great way to be introduced to the sport. For experienced high level tennis players, it is the best way to train for tennis. Most classes have mixed ability, but can be tailored to a specific ability/fitness level for a workout that meets the participant’s needs. Fit tennis is offered every Wednesday at 9 am. Classes are one hour and cost $10 a week.
The Rome-Floyd Tennis Center is located at 301 West Third Street. Register for classes at the tennis center or online at rfpra.com.
Link to Tennis Class Details and Schedule: http://rfpra.com/ath-tennis.html
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