WHOLISTIC TENNIS ACADEMY
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
This year’s t-shirt: ‘Absorb and grow’
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
To provide a nurturing and fun environment where kids and adults can commit themselves to the pursuit of excellence and self-exploration while developing a healthy attitude to competition and Life through increasing body awareness and sensitivity.
Competitive tennis players all too often seem to somewhere lose the joy of simply hitting tennis balls. Our goal is to combine the pursuit of excellence with the innate desire to explore ourselves for the purposes of growth. Why is competition so difficult? Why is losing so painful? Why does winning feel so good? Why does the simple joy of being in the body and playing change so dramatically when competition begins?
DIRECTOR OF TENNIS:
Happy Bhalla brings over 40 years of teaching experience to WTA. Years of striving to learn more and a sincere commitment to be the best he can be.
Our teaching style attempts to view students as wholistic individuals, rather than “just” tennis players. It combines two passions: spirituality: living with awareness, and tennis: the pursuit of excellence. We believe “tennis can be a powerful vehicle by which individuals can increase self-awareness and thereby grow as individuals and also fulfill their athletic potential”.
By placing an emphasis on the process as opposed to the result, we believe we can encourage students to transform their competitive experience through paying attention to both their body and their inner process. This increase of feeling awareness within the body and a simple non-judgmental ‘acceptance and allowing’ of whatever is there is the process by which ‘growth’ can happen.
Sessions will be tempered to the needs of the student. For some, emphasis will be based on strengthening basic fundamentals, which will establish a technically solid foundation that will allow students to reach their full potential. For more advanced players, emphasis will be placed on the art of playing matches by working on strategy, shot selection, point combinations, reading and reacting to match situations, as well as mental awareness training and physical conditioning.
Daily group lessons will be available. Students are invited to choose their own schedule, which could range from playing twice a week, three times a week or daily. Classes will be 90 minutes in duration and groups will be based on ability and age.
Individuals can choose to play 2 sessions in a row from 9-Noon. 3 hour sessions include drilling, point-play and match-play.
Individuals can play both morning sessions (9-noon) and both afternoon sessions (2-5pm).
Specialized program for tournament players. Small groups and highly personalized. Must apply and be accepted to participate.
2-5pm from M-F.
To encourage more play, we have added a match-play session every Sunday afternoon for no extra charge.
Residential June Program:
Intensive International Camp for High performance players throughout the month of June. Also open to local Juniors who are highly motivated and meet the playing standards. Sessions are from 9am-noon and 3-6pm.
1) Full day
2) Half day
Every day we offer 2 daily playing/ instructional clinics for both men and women every midweek morning from 9:00-10:30 and from 10:30-Noon. We offer weekend clinics from 10:30-Noon and from 3:30-5pm.
3 hours daily of drills, instruction and strategy.
1) July 3 – July 7
2) July 31- August 4
Highly qualified and well-trained staff will be available for private or semi-private lessons. Please schedule appointments in advance.
We will send a trained professional to your home for lessons or simply to play.
Happy personally trains his staff. They are chosen, not only for their excellence and commitment to the game, but also because of their sincerity, professionalism, personality, character and ability and desire to relate to and work with students.
This year’s team includes:
Age________ Sex________ Tennis Level_____________
As a participant in this program,I agree to comply with all program regulations and hereby remove the staff, management,the WTA, and the Le Club Tennis Club from any liability from injuries sustained while involved in this program.
Parent’s Signature: Date
- June 5-9
- June 12-16
- June 19-23
- June 26-30
- July 3-7
- July 10-14
- July 17-21
- July 24-28
- July 31-Aug 4
- Aug 7-11
- Aug 14-18
- Aug 21-25
- Aug 28-Sept 1
9:00am ( ) 10:30am ( ) 2:00pm ( ) 3:30pm ( )
JUNIOR CLINIC PRICES
Prices are per individual / per week
1-4 Sessions $40 each
5-9 Sessions $35 each
10+ Sessions $30 each
Full Day Tennis (6 hrs) $550 per week
ADULT CLINIC PRICES
Adult Clinic $50 per session
Adult Camp $400 per week/ $90 per day
Payment is required at the time of reservation in order to secure a place for your child. Please understand that spots cannot be reserved without advanced payment.
If we receive 24 hours advance notice of a cancellation you will be entitled to a make up class. Anything less than 24 hour notice will require payment in full.
PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO WTA AND MAIL TO:
64 Homewood Drive
Hampton Bays, NY 11946