Competitive Training

IMPORTANT - Waiver and Release Information

Annual Waiver (Applies to players reserving programs & open time court bookings)

  • All players with NTC profiles are required sign the Annual Waiver in order to complete registration for programs and/or court bookings.

    • ADULTS 18 and older - Must complete the waiver for themselves.

    • JUNIORS under 18 - Only the primary account holder can sign the waiver on behalf of the junior player.

  • If you have NOT signed the waiver and release in the past 12 months, you will be prompted to do so upon logging in to your NTC profile.

Print & Sign Single Use Daily Waiver (does NOT apply to program registrants & open time court bookings)

  • Applies to tournament players and single day event participants that do not have NTC profiles.

    • ADULTS 18 and older - Must complete the daily waiver for themselves.

    • JUNIORS under 18 - A parent or legal guardian must complete a daily waiver containing the names of both the child and parent/guardian.

  • Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation. This must be presented to our front desk staff upon arrival with your government issued photo ID.

All players with court reservations and program registrants must fill out a WAIVER & RELEASE (W & R) prior to on-court play. All players and guests must present a government issued photo ID upon arrival.

Transition Pathway

Our Transition Pathway focuses on players who are aspiring to become competitive tournament players but need to further develop before entering our High Performance Pathway. While further emphasizing fundamentals, work ethic, and overall ball control, players will learn the necessary skills needed to be able to successfully be introduced to local and sectional competition.

Feed the Feeder (Ages: 9-12)

For players who are developing a strong foundation and showing the commitment needed to become a competitive tournament player. At this stage, players have successfully transition into yellow balls and are expected to be competing locally with frequency. Use of yellow balls, and green balls, as needed.

Racquet size: 26-27 inches.
Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

Academy (Ages: 13-17)

For competitive players who need additional fine tuning to their fundamentals in order to progress to higher levels. This class will place additional emphasis on shot tolerance and developing a stronger physical threshold. Players are expected to demonstrate a consistent work ethic and respect towards fellow students and Coaches. Players should participate in local tournaments, and internal match play.

Class length: 90 or 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

High-Performance Pathway

Our High-Performance Pathway follows the USTA Player Development coaching philosophy and concepts that are instrumental in long-term development of outstanding players. Our goal is to help players develop tournament mentality backed by solid parameters, fitness, and strategic thinking. By providing an environment conducive to personal excellence and a progression-based teaching methodology, our program focuses on developing and attracting serious junior tournament players with high aspirations, such as college tennis and beyond. Continuation in the program is not guaranteed; players will be held at a high standard in terms of work ethic, coachabilty, and overall level of play, and can be removed if failing to maintain the desired standards. If you would like additional information about our High-Performance Pathway, including try-outs/evaluations requests, please contact our Head Pro Joao Pinho at joao.pinho@usta.com.

Feed the Feeder Plus (Ages: 9-13)

Players have a sound technical base overall and are able to sustain focus and intensity consistently. Additional emphasis is placed on building a strong work ethic and resilience. At this stage, players are competing in local and section tournaments consistently. FTF Plus participants are part of our NTC Competition Team and aspire to play at the collegiate level.

Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

Feeder (Ages: 10-16)

For highly competitive players who are excelling with fundamentals and trainability. This program is designed for serious players who are trying to make into our Elite level. These players train multiple times a week, maintain a robust tournament schedule, and are serious contenders at high-level Sectional events. Feeder participants are part of our NTC Competition Team and aspire to play at the collegiate level.

Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

NOTE: If you have not received a notification from our Head Pro, Joao Pinho, stating your placement (day assignment) for the Feeder classes, please contact him, at joao.pinho@usta.com, prior to signing up. Placement is based of UTR and other factors at the Coaches’ discretion. Failure to comply with the assigned days will result in potential admin fees as your days will be changed.

Elite (Ages: 12-18)

Players show a total commitment to personal excellence and are already excelling at the Sectional level and are strong competitors at the National level. Elite participants are part of our NTC Competition Team and have aspirations to play at competitive NCAA Division I programs and beyond.

Class length: 120 minutes on-court and 30 minutes off-court (strength and conditioning).

Match Play

In our competitive training program, we offer an exclusive match play. The players in this program can qualify for this important game-building opportunity to participate in the weekly organized competition under the coaches’ supervision.


Frequently Asked Questions

Get the ball rolling on registering for a weekly instructional program.

Q: I’m brand new to the NTC. What do I need to sign up for a program?

A: You will need:


Q: I’m brand new to NTC and have never played tennis before. I don’t have a NTC Rating. Can I register for a program?

A: Yes. If you are brand new to the NTC, you do not need a rating for our introductory programs. These include: Red Ball, NTC Youth, and Intro to Tennis 101. Please send an email to ntcprograms@usta.com if this applies to you.


Q: Can I register for a program if the session has already begun?

A: Yes. You can sign up for a program at any time. Prices are prorated.


Q: I’m registered for a program, but need to cancel. How can I get a refund?

A: The NTC offers four (4) seasonal sessions for tennis programs year-round. These include Fall (Sept. - Jan.); Winter (Jan. - April); Spring (April - June); and Summer/Camp (June - Aug.) Per our terms and conditions, a student can receive a refund no less than 30 days in advance of the program session's start date, not the student's individual program. Once that date has passed, we can no longer issue a refund. Cancellations incur a $100 administration fee regardless of the date requested. Please send all refund requests to ntcprograms@usta.com.


Q: I’m registered for a program, but my availability has changed and I can no longer attend on that day. What should I do?

A: Per our terms and conditions, a student may switch the day they are enrolled for another scheduled date at any time, provided spaces are available. This will incur a $100 administration fee. Please send an email to ntcprograms@usta.com for any requests to switch classes.


Q: I’m brand new to NTC and have some tennis experience. If I don’t have a NTC Rating, how can I register for a non-introductory program?

A: If you are brand new to the NTC but are not a beginner with the sport of tennis, you will need to receive a NTC Rating prior to registering. You can do so by scheduling an evaluation or a private lesson.


Q: I’m trying to enroll in a program that fits my NTC Rating, but I cannot register online. Why?

A: All of our programs have age restrictions, with junior programs being the most regimented. Sometimes, a student’s rating may make them eligible for a program even though the student is technically too young or too old to register. Registration may also be affected by other factors not including the aforementioned. If you find yourself in this situation, please send an email to ntcprograms@usta.com


Q: I’m interested in registering for the High-Performance Pathway. How do I get started?

A: All prospective high performance students must undergo an evaluation with our Head Pro to be considered for the program. To learn more, please send an email to joao.pinho@usta.com


Q: The class I want to enroll in is full. What should I do?

A: We are always looking for new ways to expand our class offerings. If the class you wanted to enroll in is at capacity, don’t lose hope; a spot may become available, or we may be able to create additional spots. We always recommend you register for the waitlist. Sometimes we even create entirely new classes!


Q: Will my program be held indoors or outdoors?

A: Programs are held both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.


Q: Is there a chance that my instructor could change during the program session?

A: Yes. Due to instructor availability, which is subject to change, an instructor might not teach for the full duration of a program session.

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