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The Riviera Tennis Club

The Riviera Tennis Club is one of the oldest and largest tennis clubs in the Western United States. Formerly a polo ground and site of the 1932 Olympic polo competitions, it was re-purposed in 1963 for racket sports and today features a total of 24 courts. 20 hard courts, 2 clay courts and 2 ball machine courts. Like our famous golf course, the tennis club is also a championship setting.

Riviera has one of the largest tennis teaching program of any tennis club in the region. There are 10 teaching pros and 3 hitters available exclusively to members and their families to provide tennis lessons.

Our club also has one of the most engaged memberships of any tennis club in the Western United States. We have active members ranging in skill from international touring professionals and nationally ranked juniors to beginners. Our members always have a match. The Riviera Tennis Club devotes significant resources to arranging games and making introductions.

 

Junior Program

 

The Riviera Tennis Club is pleased to offer our 

2021 Junior Tennis Academy!


Our Junior Tennis Academy offers weekday semi-private tennis lessons for juniors ages 3 to 18 years old for multi-week sessions.  These lessons are a departure from traditional large classes and camps allowing students more personalized instruction and development. Our world-class team of tennis professionals make learning fun and safe! Space is limited.

See more details below. Register by clicking on the link to the appropriate class.

Players are eligible for member pricing only if they are part of a family membership at the Riviera Tennis Club.

If you have questions regarding our program, please email cbraun@rccla.com.

 

HOW SHOULD I REGISTER?

There are a lot of choices for classes at the Riviera Tennis Academy! Please review the course offerings below before registering. You should register by 1) age and 2) if your child is looking to play at a higher level, they will need the approval of Coach Collin or Coach Tony.               

Red Ball: Ages 4-6

Orange Ball: Ages 7-9

Green Ball: Ages 9-11 

Yellow Ball: Ages 11+

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP (Weeks of 6/14/2021-9/3/2021)

All levels. Weekly sessions Mondays-Fridays 9:30-3:30 (details below).

REGISTER FOR SUMMER LATE AFTERNOON (Weeks of 6/14/2021-8/6/2021)

All levels. 4-week sessions, by the day. Mondays-Fridays 3:30-5:00pm (details below).

REGISTER FOR SUMMER WEEKENDS (Weeks of 6/14/2021-8/6/2021)

Orange/Green/Yellow. 4-week sessions, by the day. Saturdays and Sundays 1-2pm, 2-3pm Orange Ball Match Play: Saturdays 1-2:30pm on 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 7/31, 8/14, 8/28                 

Green Ball Match Play: Saturdays 1-2:30pm on 6/19, 7/3, 7/17, 8/7, 8/21

REGISTER FOR TEEN TENNIS & ELITE TENNIS (Weeks of 6/14/2021-9/3/2021)

Teens Only: Mondays & Fridays 4-5:30pm

Elite Players (UTR rating over 7.0 only) Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30pm

(Details below)

REGISTER FOR UTR MATCH PLAY (Weeks of 6/14/2021-9/3/2021)

Yellow Ball (UTR) Match Play: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5:00-7:30pm

Saturdays & Sundays 3-5:30pm


Riviera Tennis Academy Summer Camp

***Subject to LA County Health Department Safety Protocols***

Learn from expert USPTA certified coaches, develop your skills, and compete with your friends at our week-long Summer Camps at the Riviera Tennis Academy. Students will immerse themselves in our training program, track their progress, and build relationships with players and coaches for long-term success.

Our 3-hour morning workout includes dynamic warmups, stretching, footwork, stroke instruction, drills, and games. Our 2.5 hour afternoon session provides on-court games, match play, and team competitions. We also include time in the shade to cool off with fun off-court activities! Early drop-off, late pick-up, and lunch options are available. 

Players will be continuously evaluated and grouped by level and age to provide the best fit for development. We recommend full-day registration for ages 7+ to provide a balanced development of instruction, practice, competition, and fun! Ages 4-6 are morning sessions only.

We have groups for all ages and skill levels. Email cbraun@rccla.com with any questions.

COVID Safety Protocols

  • Increased Disinfecting of all major touchpoints

  • Proper Social Distancing

  • Face Masks required off-court when not dining.

Daily Schedule:

8:30-9:30 Early Drop-Off (optional)

9:30-12:30 Morning Session

12:30-1 Break (lunch option)

1:00-3:30 Afternoon Session

3:30-4:30 Late Pick-Up (optional)


Summer 2021 Late Afternoon Schedule

Can't make it to camp? That's OK! We're still offering 90-minute Tennis Academy classes Monday through Friday 3:30-5:00 PM. Choose the day that works for you! 

Red (60 min), Orange, Green, & Yellow Ball levels available.

REGISTER FOR 2021 SUMMER LATE AFTERNOON

4-week sessions:

June 14 - July 9

July 12 - August 6


Teen Tennis and Elite Tennis

When camp ends, the teens come out to play! We are offering great summer deals on our teen programming. Join our crew of USPTA certified professionals for early evening workouts and match play!


REGISTER HERE under "Teen Tennis" or "Elite Performance"for our All-Access Summer Pass! Members receive over 50% discount rate... the steal of the Summer!

Elite Tennis Clinics are for UTR 7.0+ only (very high level).

For individual days and Rivball, register on the UTR website HERE.


Monday      4:00-5:30 Teen Practice

5:00-7:30 UTR 1.0-4.0 

 

Tuesday      4:00-5:30 Elite Performance Clinic/Match Play 

5:30-7:00 Adult/Elite RivBall- UTR 8.0+ 

 

Wednesday UTR Match Play 8.0+ Adult/Junior 5-7:30 

 

Thursday     4:00-5:30 Elite Performance Clinic/Match Play 

5:30-7:00 Adult/Elite RivBall- UTR 8.0+ 

 

Friday          4:00-5:30 Teen Practice

5:00-7:30 UTR 2.0-5.0 


Non-Summer Academy Class Offerings

The Adult Academy 90-minute class (Ages 21+) ***Riviera Tennis Club members only.***

The Adult Academy is a great way to jumpstart your tennis game! Our team of Academy instructors will run you through professional drills to fine tune your game and take it to the next level! All levels welcome! Meets at lower courts. Click on the session link above and look for "Adult Academy" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Pickleball in The Adult Academy 90-minute class (Ages 21+) 

Learn, play, and improve your pickleball game with pickleball professional Matthew Manasse! Our 5-week clinics are offered Wednesdays and Fridays 11:00AM-12:30PM in lower tennis. This class is open to all Riviera Tennis Club members. Prospective club members are able to register for one 6-week session before joining the club and should be in touch with Amanda Elsasser, our Director of Membership (aelsasser@rccla.com). Contact cbraun@rccla.com with any questions. Advanced registration is required.

  • Wednesdays/Fridays 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Mini & Me 45-minute lessons (ages 3-4):

A great introduction to athletics, fitness, and tennis! Our coaches make tennis fun for you and your little one! Play, learn, and have fun! A guardian must remain during the lesson.Click on the session link above and look for "Mini & Me" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 45-minute lesson blocks available Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:45-2:30pm.

Red Ball 60-minute lessons (ages 4-7): 

Players in this format are being introduced to the proper grip, preparation and swing path for each stroke as well as learning the basic footwork patterns and stances. Tactically, red players are acquiring the skills of consistency, placement, and basic spin as they learn to control the ball and rally. To begin points, red players are developing a toss and rhythmic service motion to minimize double faults and learning to apply the proper ground-stroke technique. Click on the session link above and look for "Red Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 60-minute lesson blocks begin at 12:30pm and go until 5:30pm.

  • GRIPS ROGY LEVELS 1-6


Orange Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 7-9)

Players need to develop greater racquet-head speed to control the ball with improved pace, spin, height and depth. Tactically, orange players are developing high percentage patterns from the baseline and improving net transition skills on a larger court. Orange players are progressing in their ability to hold serve with greater spin, power and control and are learning to read the serve and adjust the size of their back swing on the return accordingly. Click on the session link above and look for "Orange Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 90-minute lesson blocks begin at 1pm and go until 7pm.

  • GRIPS ROGY LEVELS 7-9


Green Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 9-12)

Designed for the advanced beginner who is older elementary to middle-school aged. Players should be able to rally from baseline and demonstrate a strong understanding of the fundamental strokes of tennis. We will emphasize game strategy while using fun drills and point play. UTR 0.0-2.0. Click on the session link above and look for "Green Ball" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 90-minute lesson blocks begin at 1pm and go until 7pm.

  • GRIPS ROGY LEVEL 10


High-Performance 11&Under 90-minute lessons (Ages 9-12)

This course is designed for the young, serious competitor looking to engage in long rallies, tactical patterns, and match play strategy. This class is by invitation only. Please contact Coach Collin at cbraun@rccla.com to see if this is the right class for your child.

  • Wednesdays 4-5:30pm

  • GRIPS ROGY LEVEL 10-11


Academy Prep Yellow Ball 90-minute lessons (Ages 11+)

Academy Prep lessons use yellow tennis balls and are tailored to our students' individual needs. It is a comprehensive approach to technical and tactical training. These athletes should begin competing in tournaments or UTR match play. The 5:30 class has more courts devoted to Academy Prep players than other times. This allows the coaches to place students with appropriate lesson partners week to week. Ages 11-18. UTR level 0.0-7.0. Click on the session link above and look for "Academy Prep" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

  • 4-5:30pm classes are 90 minutes.

  • 5:30-7:30pm classes are two hours.

 

Orange Ball & Green Ball Match Play (Ages 6-12) Saturdays 1-2:30pm (details below)

Our great coaching staff leads Junior Match play for beginners. This is a great opportunity to move beyond lessons and begin informal competition. Format will be adjusted to the skills of the participants. Safety guidelines will be in place. Players may only bring one spectator, NO EXCEPTIONS. Click on the session link above and look for "Match Play" on the Active class filter on the left of the registration page.

UTR Match Play (Universal Tennis Rating) Click HERE for details and registration.

Students within the Riviera Tennis Academy are strongly encouraged to regularly participate in our UTR events, hosted almost every weekend. These matches provide valuable experience for players to familiarize themselves with competition and prepare for high school teams, USTA tournaments, and more. These matches are also the Academy's gateway to advance through our courses.

The Universal Tennis Rating (Powered by Oracle) is the global gold standard for all tennis players which reflects their current skill level based on actual performance. It is the world's only purely results-based rating system in tennis, which rates all players on the same 16-point scale regardless of age, gender or location. We offer singles & doubles match play for students capable of serving, rallying, and managing a match without outside assistance. Green ball and yellow ball options. Special registration site: www.myutr.com, and search "Riviera Tennis". UTR 0.0+


***In order to be eligible for Member pricing, the youth participating in the program must be listed as a Player on the Riviera Tennis Club membership.

*** No Refunds or reductions are made for missed days, withdrawals, late arrivals or early dismissals. Any classes cancelled due to poor weather will be rescheduled at a later date. There are no refunds for weather cancellations.

*** Participants are required to sign up for the entire session. Final price is determined by the number of classes taken per week.

*** Once you choose the day(s) for each session you cannot adjust the day(s). The day(s) you choose will be set for the entire session.

*** No make-up classes are allowed within the session. Missed classes will not carry over to the subsequent session.


HEAD Penn Racket Sports is the official sponsor of the Riviera Tennis Academy. We proudly feature HEAD Penn rackets, apparel and equipment.

For More Information on The Riviera Junior Academy, please contact:

Collin Braun

cbraun@rccla.com

310.454.6162 x324



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