JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

We have been in the business of developing junior players in Northern Illinois for over 40 years. Our strong commitment to junior tennis is also evident in the fact that we have over 400 juniors involved in our programs We currently have several NCAA players, 45 district, 20 sectional and 5 nationally ranked USTA players. Just as important are the many students we have involved at the park district and high school levels.


Evaluations are required for all new students. Please allow 20-30 minutes for your evaluation and free consultation. Evaluations are scheduled by contacting the relevant program director. 

Red Level I & II

Ages 3-8. Provides a group setting for beginners to learn eye-racquet coordination, basic motor skills, and the fundamentals of ball tracking and athletic movement using modified tennis equipment. 

Director: Jorge Luna  jorgel@forestcitytennis.com


Junior Development/Advanced Junior Development

JDP 

Ages 9–13. Designed to develop proper technical skills in order to become a steady point and match player. 

Director: Danny Beeman 

Dannyb@forestcitytennis.com

ADV. JDP 

Ages 10-13. For young players advancing in the pursuit of high level competition. 

Director: Ian Beeman

Ianb@forestcitytennis.com

Competitive Training I & II

Designed for players interested in developing skills essential for competion. Players will learn to execute proper technique in ground strokes, serves, and volleys. 

Director: Danny Beeman

dannyb@forestcitytennis.com

Tennis Advancement Program

Action-oriented drills to improve competitive skills for team and tournament play. Designed to expose players' competitive edge. 

Director: Branden Metzler

Brandenm@forestcitytennis.com

High School Varsity I & II

Action-oriented drills to improve competitive skills for team and tournament play. Designed to expose players' competitive edge. 

Director: Branden Metzler

Brandenm@forestcitytennis.com

High Performance

High-intensity program for USTA tournament players, who will compete in Northern-IL District Qualifier. Emphasis is on advanced technical and competitive application. 

Director: Mike Wojnarowski

mikew@forestcitytennis.com

Additional Junior Programs

Modified Ball Pizza Tennis

Two hours of match play and pizza!

Open to kids using orange and green tennis balls looking to gain experience playing out points and matches in preparation for participation in USTA red/orange/green tournaments. 

Date: Fridays once per month, 5:00-7:00 PM @FCTC

Cost: $20.00/player

Contact: Ian Beeman Ianb@forestcitytennis.com

Pizza Tennis

Three hours or match play and pizza for kids 12 and older!

Date: Every third Saturday of the month @FCTC

Cost: $25.00/player

Contact: Jorge Luna

Jorgel@forestcitytennis.com

FCTC Interclub Team

Join us as we travel to compete against the top junior programs in our region, including Four Lakes Athletic Club (Elkhorn, WI), College Park Athletic Club (Deerfield, IL), Cherokee Club (Madison, WI) and Princeton Club (Milwaukee, WI). Matches will include singles and doubles play, Dates will be announced throughout the year. 

Cost: $35.00/player

Contact: Mike Wojnarowski - Advanced Team

Mikew@forestcitytennis.com

Danny Beeman - Modified Ball Team and Intermediate Team

Dannyb@forestcitytennis.com

USTA Level 4 Tournaments

FCTC will host 4 official USTA Level 4 tournaments this coming year! Sign up for these events and become eligible for a District, Sectional, and even National ranking!

Dates: Check USTA.com for dates

Contact: Jorge Luna

Jorgel@forestcitytennis.com

USTA Red-Orange-Green Tournaments

FCTC will host 4 official USTA Red/Orange/Green tournaments this coming year! These fun, low pressure events feature round robin play, assistants on court to help with scoring and to give advice, and a compact time format. USTA Red/Orange/Green tournaments feature 8 and under, 10 and under, and 12 and under age divisions and are the entry point for young players into the tournament scene. 

Dates: Check USTA.com for dates

Contact: Jorge Luna

Jorgel@forestcitytennis.com