ElfTennis Founder and Owner, Esther Forrester, was raised in New York. She began playing tennis against her garage wall and after breaking a few windows moved on to breaking opponents’ blistering serves in USTA Eastern Junior Tournaments. She earned All-County honors in high school and played Division I collegiate tennis for Stony Brook University, where she was an Academic All-American. She holds PTR certifications and is an avid competitor. She was ranked nationally in women’s 30s recently. She has been teaching tennis lessons for over 15 years and is beloved by her students.
We offer high performance, quickstart tennis lessons. Classes are one hour long and feature a small student to teacher ratio. We have developed a high velocity system; Students always hit at least 100 balls in a class. We focus on developing eye hand coordination, agility, strength, and fitness as well as proper stroke mechanics. We also teach life skills and values such as cooperation, integrity, goal setting, sportsmanship, and communication.Students may bring their own racquet or they can borrow a racquet. Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Big Hits: Typically Ages 3-5. During these classes students work closely with an expert tennis instructor. Through interactive, fantasy-like games and tennis drills, students develop fine and gross motor skills and receive an introduction to the fundamentals of tennis: forehands, backhands, volleys, and overheads. See class schedule for prices. Price includes 45 minute class, and a book of exercises and games for parents to do with kids.
Australian Open: Typically ages 6-8. During these tennis classes, students further develop the skills learned in the Big Hits classes. Students engage in challenging, interactive games and tennis drills, competitive and cooperative point play, as well as stimulating agility and endurance exercises. Students develop social skills such as cooperation, goal setting, and handling disappointment. See class schedule for prices. Price includes a one hour long class and a two hour practice on Friday nights.
French Open: Typically ages 9-11. During these tennis classes, students fine tune stroke mechanics, receive an introduction to shot selection, develop tennis matchplay strategy, and further improve endurance and agility.
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High Performance, You’ve Been Serve (YBS) Program. ElfTennis is pleased to offer a high performance, by invitation only program to its more advanced players. The high performance program consists of intense drill sessions, supervised match play, conditioning and junior team tennis. Click here for more information on the You’ve Been Served Tennis Academy.