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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

* 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. If you are member, CLICK HERE FOR MEMBER PRICING and login.To register as a 
non-member, please scroll further below.

The Riviera Tennis Club is proud to now offer UTR Junior matches Fridays 6-8pm, Saturdays 1-4pm, and Sundays 3-6pm with coach Paolo Caolie.

Non-Member Pricing Links Below

UTR Match Registration Winter AcademySpring Academy Session 1Spring BreakSpring Academy Session 2All Sports Summer Camp Summer Tennis Camp
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3/2/20-4/3/20
                                                                           
 3/30/20-4/3/20
                                                                                    
 4/13/20-6/16/20
                                                                                          
6/15/20-8/28/20
       Ages 4-9                                                                         
  6/15/20-8/28/20
          Ages 7+                                                                             

Under the direction of Collin Braun, Director of Junior Tennis, The Riviera Tennis Academy develops players by providing scientifically designed practices that involve intense workouts in the development of ball striking, footwork and strategy. We offer drills, fitness, match play, profiling and tournament mentorship. The Junior Tennis Academy's methodology not only develops impeccable technique but also teaches our athletes how to WIN.
Whether your child aspires to be a world ranked player or just wants to learn the lifelong sport of tennis, The Riviera Tennis Academy is the place for them in our varied program choices.


We believe; to become an excellent tennis player requires hardcore drilling, as well as a fun practice. It requires tournament and match play experience, fitness, private lessons and profiling. Each part of this total development is equally important.

Class Offerings and Progression

At The Riviera Tennis Academy, we serve juniors of all ages and abilities to help them reach their athletic goals. We aim to be the premiere junior tennis destination with world-class instruction and match play offerings.

Pee wee Hot Shots (Red Dot) : Mondays – Thursdays 3:15-4pm

This class is specially formatted for the little ones in your life. If you are looking to have your child get active while having fun, this is the perfect class for them. Our student-to-coach ratio allows for plenty of individualized instruction. This helps your child grasp the basics of tennis at an early age and gets them engaged in the sport with other little ones. Ages 4+

Future Stars (Red Dot) Mondays – Thursdays 4-5pm

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. Ages 5-8

Grand Slam (Orange Dot) : Mondays Fridays 4-5:30pm

Orange 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. Ages 7-10

Main Draw (Green Dot) : Mondays – Thursdays 5-6:30pm

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. Ages 8-12. UTR 0.0-2.0.

Academy Prep Levels 1 & 2 (Yellow Ball) : Mondays – Fridays 4-6pm

Academy Prep is tailored to our students' individual needs and is a comprehensive approach to technical and tactical training. The class is divided into two levels. Level one is for older players that are newer to the sport and have not had much instruction or match play experience. Level two players should have a few years of in-depth playing experience. These athletes should be competing in tournaments or currently competing in USTA tournaments or UTR match play. Ages 10-18. UTR level 0.0-4.0.

High Performance: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30pm

Coach Sean Bertram leads athletes through an intense practice with on and off court training to ensure that high level tennis players perform at his/her highest level. This requires extensive practice, physical training, and challenging competition. Students should be regular participants in tournaments and UTR match play. UTR level 4.5-7.5.

NEW COURSE! Elite Performance (12&Under) : Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm

This program is designed to provide a world-class training regime. Jean Christophe Huttepain tailors this course to the intense, tournament experienced junior looking to improve their rankings and ratings. This program was created to grow college and professional players of the future while providing an environment to grow on and off the court. Approval is required for this program. Only yellow balls are used in this class. Ages 10-12. UTR 1+.

NEW COURSE! Elite Performance (12&Over) : Monday-Friday 4:30-7:00pm

This program is designed to provide a world-class training regime. Fabio Machado brings experience from coaching on the professional tour to nationally ranked junior players and will implement it into a program tailored for top juniors. This program was created to grow college and professional players of the future while providing an environment to grow on and off the court. Approval is required for this program. Both juniors and adults are welcome to participate. Ages 12+. UTR 7+.

UTR Match Play (Universal Tennis Rating) : Saturdays 1-4pm & Sundays 3-6pm

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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