Tennis

‘Iolani Tennis School

Welcome to the ‘Iolani tennis school where students of all ages and skill levels learn to play “the sport for a lifetime” in a fun and nurturing environment. The many benefits tennis provides include the physical and psychological development of the student where challenges engage the body and mind. Perseverance, problem solving, and learning to work with others are traits formed through the process.

The ‘Iolani tennis classes are part of a developmental pathway where students matriculate from one skill level to the next as they make progress. Group class offerings range from Kindergarten through the Upper school where the size of the court, racket, and ball are age and skill appropriate. We have adopted the USTA “10 and under tennis” format where the play area and rackets start off small for younger students and progressively get larger as students age up.

The tennis programs have been established with four phases, taking in to account the age and experience of each student. Each phase will focus on technical fundamentals, patterns of play, and match play appropriate for the skill level. The phases are as follows.

  1. Beginner – Advanced Beginner (0-2 years experience, grades 1 - 8)
  2. Advanced Beginner – Intermediate (2 –3 years experience, grades 4-6)
  3. Intermediate – Advanced Intermediate (3+ years experience, grades 5 – 12)
  4. Advanced (State and nationally ranked, grades 9 – 12)

Organized Competition

Organized competition in the form of “Play Days” and USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) are offered to give the students the ability to apply the skills learned in class to organized match play. Play Days will be offered on selected Saturdays to our Red, and Orange Ball programs. USTA Junior Team Tennis will be offered to students in our designated JTT programs. The combination of lessons and play time will provide the best opportunity for improvement.

Invitational Program

Invitational programs are available for students ages 12 and above who have established a record of competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments, ILH, and USTA Junior Team Tennis. These students are invited by the coaches to prepare for the Intermediate, Junior Varsity, and Varsity seasons.

Course Information

Program Dates
Fall Semester: Aug. 28, 2017 – Dec. 14, 2017
Spring Semester: Jan. 8, 2018 – May 25, 2018

Group Lessons

Group lessons are available during the week and on weekends.

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Private Lessons

Private lessons are available during the week and on weekends for those who are interested in more personal attention to technique and refining ones game. For private lesson availability please contact Henry Somerville at 798-8062 or email at hsomerville@iolani.org.

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Junior Team Tennis

Junior Team Tennis is available for students in grades 4 through 12.

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WINTER SPORTS SIGNUP FORM

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GIRLS AND BOYS VARSITY TRYOUTS

Tryouts for the girls and boys varsity tennis teams are TBD. For more information, contact Henry Somerville at hsomerville@iolani.org.

FREE PLAY TENNIS CALENDAR

November 2017
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018

‘Iolani Tennis Teams

DIRECTOR OF TENNIS

Henry Somerville
(808) 798-8062
hsomerville@iolani.org


‘Iolani Tennis Calendar