Adult Programs

Potomac Swim and Tennis Club: 10531 Oaklyn Dr. Potomac, MD.
Register online and pay via PayPal (on the Home Page, accepts major credit cards) or mail payment to: Bethesda Tennis Academy, 11640 Partridge Run Ln. Potomac, MD 20854.  Make-ups for inclement weather can be done by attending the same program on another day. Call 301-365-1541 (Info Line) one hour before class if Weather May Be A Factor That Day!

BTA PROGRAM LIST BELOW:

BTA adult programs are specifically designed to cater to each players level and commitment.  Whether you are a beginner or nationally ranked player, we have the program and expertise to begin or continue your development.  Our methods have developed have led to numerous adult league, sectional, and national championships!  BTA programs are divided into specific categories to ensure certain skills and requirements are learned and mastered before moving on to the next level.  BTA Categories are as follows:

Foundational Programs:  Designed to develop a players love, techniques, and most importantly footwork.  At BTA footwork is the most important aspect of a players game.  Understanding how to move to and from a ball, set up for strokes, and court positioning are keys to a proper foundation and growth in the sport.  Our foundational programs are well known in the area for developing players the “right way” all while making the game fun and exciting! Foundational Programs include, Tennis 101 and Stroke Breakdown.  For more information on each of these programs, please scroll down the list of programs.

Developmental Programs:  Designed to build on the players solid foundation.  Players in this program will gain a better understanding of shot selection, spins, and different stances needed during point play.  A stronger emphasis is placed on increasing footwork speed and stamina, as well as serving techniques (depending on class) and point play.  Developmental Programs include, Live-Ball Tennis, Stroke Breakdown, as well as Women’s and Men’s Practices. For more information on each of these programs, please scroll down the list of programs.

Specialty Program:  Our Specialty Programs is designed for members and guests.  These programs are designed for all levels (foundational skills or stronger recommended) and offer a wide range of options from exercise based to technical based.  BTA Specialty Programs include BTA Fit Tennis and Stroke Breakdown.  For more information on each of these programs, please scroll down below.

Select Programs:  Designed for the very serious player!  These players play competitively in USTA 4.0+ or 8.0+ combined level leagues and open adult tournaments.  The program will push each player mentally and physically, in an environment that promotes competition, effort, positive attitudes, and sportsmanship.  A strong emphasis is placed on serving, and the ability to set up points and finish them.  All of our select program staff has played and taught at the national and collegiate level.  We have the experience and knowledge to teach and relate to the players as they continue to grow their skills!  BTA Select Programs include, Adult USTA 4.0+ Program and higher level Team Practices.  For more information on each of these programs, please scroll down the list of programs.


Tennis 101 (Foundational Program):

Clinic is open to players from all clubs. Designed for those who want to learn or re-learn the game of tennis the “right way.”  Our teaching staff will guide you through techniques, footwork, swing paths, contact points, follow throughs, as well as basic court positioning and game understanding.  After our Tennis 101 class, you will have the proper foundation to rally and continue to build upon your new tennis game!

Spring 2019: April 28-June 7, Sunday 12-1pm and/or Fridays 130-230pm
Session
Cost: $130 1 day/week (6 Classes), $260 2 day/week, (Non/Mem $150, $300). Drop-in $30, $35 (non-mem). Email in adv for Drop-In
Instructor: Justin Reid
Sign Up Here: Click Here for Tennis 101

**Please CONTACT US with any questions.** 


Advanced Adult Clinic 4.0+ NTRP co-ed (Select Program):

Over the years adult players have mentioned that they would like the same level clinics and intensity that BTA offers its Junior Invitation Program (Sectionally and Nationally Ranked Juniors).  Well, you got it!  Our Adult Advanced Class will have the same warm-up, drills, and fitness as our top level junior programs.

Spring 2019: April 28-June 2, Sundays 1-230pm
Session
Cost: $200 for Session (6 Classes) (Non/Mem $230). Drop-In $40, $46 (non-mem). Email in adv for Drop-In
Instructor: Nitin Deodhar and/or Justin Reid
Sign Up Here: Click Here for Adv Adult 4.0+


BTA Fit Tennis (Specialty Program):

Get Up, Get Going!  Our 630-745am BTA Fit Tennis Class is not for the weak!  Your instructor will lead you through a series of fast-paced fed ball drills, that will give you the exercise and tennis reps you desire.  There will be a water break each 15 minutes (1 min rest), ball pickup will be done by jogging, instructor will assist in ball pick-up.  You will leave tired yet energized at the same time!  (Foundational Tennis Skills Recommended (NTPR level 2.5+).

Spring 2019: May 6-June 7, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 630am-745am
Session
Cost: $140 1 day/week, $260 2 days/week, $375 3 days/week, Drop-In $40, $46 non-mem. Email in adv for Drop-In  (5 Week Session)
Instructor: TBD
Sign Up Here: Click Here for BTA Fit


Live Ball Doubles (Developmental/Select Program):

This 1.5 Hour fast-paced doubles program is guaranteed to sharpen your doubles game while giving you a workout.  Each class will consist of 3 different live-ball drills designed with specific doubles situations in mind.

Spring 2019: May 4th -June 8, 4.0+ Level Saturday 930-11am, 3.0 & 3.5 Level 11-1230pm
Session
Cost: $200 for Session (6 Classes) (Non/Mem $230) Max 6 players per court/Instructor. Drop-In $40 mem/$46 non/mem email in adv
Instructor: TBD
Sign Up Here: Click Here for Live-Ball


Team Practices (C Team Developmental/A & B Teams Select Program):

Women’s Team practices consist of a warm-up, fed and live-ball drills, and match play.  BTA staff will bring the experience and energy that has led many of our teams to league, section, and national championships!

Spring 2019: April 15-June 3, A Team Monday 9-11am, B Team Friday 9-11am, C Team Monday 11-1pm (ALL TEAMS PSTC MEMBERS ONLY)
Season
Cost: TBD
Instructor: Nitin Deodhar, Justin Reid, and Bruce Goldstein
Sign Up Here: Coming Soon


Stroke Breakdown (Foundational/Developmental/Specialty Program):

BTA picks a stroke each week, breaks it down, and builds it up with the correct foundation for future development.  The right stroke is essential to stay healthy, have consistency, develop pace, and for continued growth.  This class will emphasize a particular strokes, grips, turn, footwork, stance, swing path, rotation, contact point, spins, follow-through, and recovery.  Our list of strokes include, serves, topspin forehand, slice forehand, topspin backhand, slice backhand, forehand block volley and slice volley, backhand block volley and slice volley, and return of serves

Spring 2019: April 29-June 3, Mondays 545-645pm
Session
Cost: $130 for Session (6 Classes) (Non/Mem $150).  Drop-In $28, $33 (non-mem).  Email in adv for Drop-In
Instructor: Bruce Goldstein
Sign Up Here: Click Here for Stroke Breakdown

Please email Nitin Deodhar at bethesdatennisacademy@gmail.com for more information or scheduling.

Information: 301-365-1541

NITIN: 202-253-7227

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