The QuickStart program is for children ages 5-8 with the goal of introducing the FUNdamentals of tennis along with athletic skills. The QuickStart meets 3:30-4:15 p.m, Monday through Thursday. You can sign up from two days up to four days per week. Two days per week is recommended. Pricing: $80/month for 1 day, $150/month for 2 days.
Coach John Schoenmakers (pronounced Show-en-mockers) will be the head pro for the QuickStart program. Here is a little bit about him.
He began teaching at McFarlin Tennis Center in San Antonio. There he was put in charge of their entry level program: Scoop It Up. We will be hosting a Scoop It Up program again this year. After teaching at McFarlin for 4 years, John traveled to Barcelona, Spain where he worked at the Sanchez/Casal Academy. There he worked with a lot of elite players, but during the weekends, he worked with a lot of their "up and comers".
Coach John learned a lot about the development of younger children, while still managing to have a great time with them!! After Spain, came South Florida where Coach John worked for Tennis Corporation of America and was hired on as the Adult Director, and director of the "Mighty Mites" program.
Coach John says about his Quickstarters:
We will work on the basics of tennis including eye-hand coordination, footwork, contact of the racket to the ball, and we can't forget, HAVE FUN!!! I invite everyone, from last year, to another great season of QuickStart at the Austin Tennis Academy. I look forward to meeting and working with your children. Sign up quickly, we are filling up!!!
Email or call Coach John at: 512-699-9895 for more information.