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University of Tennis Program

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University of Tennis Program with Andre Danford.

The University of Tennis, run by program director Andre Danford, is available to boys and girls ages 5-16 years. The program’s teaching objective is to build a solid foundation for the student so they will continue to improve after leaving the program.

The students’ time on court will be divided among drills designed to improve the strokes, drills which develop good footwork, and a sufficient amount of healthy competition.

Beginners will be introduced to the QuickStart format.

When the students arrive, they are divided into groups based on age and playing ability. This prevents some of the frustration from being in a group where the players are either too advanced or too elementary. During competition, it is especially important to place the students in compatible groups.

The 5 to 1 student/instructor ratio affords an excellent opportunity to work with players of any age and ability, from the beginner to the very advanced. All the modern teaching aids such as video/stroke analysis, ball machines and stroke developers will be available for use.

A progress report will be kept on each student so their development can be monitored, and timely adjustments made as necessary to the student’s tennis needs.


All instructors are selected not only for their tennis ability but also for their experience and leadership qualities. Each instructor has been personally selected and trained by the program director, Andre Danford. The instructors are on site with the students so all the students’ needs, both on and off the court, are met.

Daily Schedule

9:00: Strategy Session and Plan for the Day
9:10: Calisthenics, Agility Test, Jogging
9:30: Tennis Instruction
11:00: Juice Break
11:30: Tennis Serving and Mental Toughness Strategies
12:00: Half Day Students Depart, Full Day Students: Lunch, Swimming and Activities
1:00: Team Tennis
2:00: Competition, Drills, Tournament Play
4:00: Full Day Students Depart – Please pick up your child promptly at 4:00 pm

Friday is Inter-Club and match play day. Official Program T-shirts will be given to all players. Each student will learn how to get ready to play a tournament. The program will include matches with other clubs. Transportation will be arranged by staff and parents as needed.

Program Tuition

5 Full Day Program Tuition: $395.00
5 Half Day Program Tuition: $275.00

Tuition Payments: Due to a limited number of spaces available, full payment must be made when registering for each week. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Make checks payable to:
Lyme Shores Tennis

2017 Session Dates

Session 1: June 19 – June 23
Session 2: June 26 – June 30
Session 3: July 3 – July 7 * (prorated)
Session 4: July 10 – July 14
Session 5: July 17 – July 21
Session 6: July 24 – July 29
Session 7: July 31 – August 4
Session 8: August 7 – August 11
Session 9: August 14 – August 18


University of Tennis 2017 Brochure/Application (pdf)