Our Junior Summer Tennis Program

Are you ready to take your tennis skills to the next level this summer? Our Junior Summer Program is designed for dedicated young athletes who want to refine their game, enhance their tactical understanding, and master their strategy on the court. Running every weekday from 09:00 to 11:30 AM throughout July, this intensive program is perfect for intermediate to advanced players aged 13 to 18.

Why Join Our Program?

Focused and Intense Training

Our program is structured to provide concentrated training sessions that emphasize tactical, strategic, and gameplay aspects of tennis. Each session is designed to challenge you, improve your skills, and prepare you for competitive play.

Open to All

Whether you're a part of our academy or an external player looking for high-quality training, everyone is welcome. This is a fantastic opportunity to train alongside like-minded peers who share your passion and commitment to the sport.

Flexible Enrollment Options

We offer flexible enrollment to fit your summer schedule. Join us for one week or extend your training up to four weeks for the best value and most comprehensive development experience.

Pricing

Our pricing is designed to reward commitment - for the group training:

  • Academy Members:
    • 1 week: €80
    • 2 weeks: €75 per week
    • 3 weeks: €70 per week
    • 4 weeks: €60 per week
  • Non-Academy Members:
    • 1 week: €150
    • 2 weeks: €140 per week
    • 3 weeks: €135 per week
    • 4 weeks: €125 per week
  • Non-Academy Members incl individual
    • €25/hr

How to Register

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to improve your game this summer! Register at any time by contacting us via email or phone. Our friendly staff will assist you with the enrollment process and answer any questions you may have.

Program Schedule

  • Dates: Every weekday throughout the entire month of July
  • Time: 09:00 - 11:30 AM

Invest in your tennis future this summer with our Junior Summer Program. We look forward to seeing you on the court and helping you achieve your tennis goals!

FAQs

Who can join the program?

  • The program is open to all intermediate to advanced players aged 13 to 18, both academy and non-academy members.

What is the focus of the training sessions?

  • The training sessions will focus on tactical, strategic, and gameplay elements to enhance your overall performance on the court.

How can I register?

  • Registration is easy! Simply contact us via email or phone at any time to sign up for the program.

Join us this July and experience a transformative tennis training program that will elevate your game to new heights. See you on the court!

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On a side note, our junior pro development program which usually takes place in the afternoon, has moved to the morning hours at the same time as our summer program. It will remain as such throughout July and August. We may introduce evening sessions in August again.


Join the RA Racket Club

Are you a tennis enthusiast living in or around Cala Millor, Mallorca? Do you enjoy playing tennis regularly? If that's the case then you'll love the RA Racket Club!

Our tennis academy & club offers unbeatable value, world-class facilities, and an incredible community of like-minded players. At just 42 euros per month, joining our club is not only a smart financial decision but also an investment in your love for the game.

Why Join RA Racket Club?

  1. Unmatched Value: For just 42 euros per month, you get unlimited access to our pristine courts. This fee is inclusive of 21% IVA, making the actual cost even more economical.
  2. Cost-Effective Play: Compare this to renting a court individually at 18 euros per hour. If you play singles for just 2.5 hours in a month, you’ve already matched our membership fee. Play doubles and the savings multiply!
  3. Flexible Membership: Enjoy the freedom to cancel anytime before the 25th of each month. No long-term commitments, just pure tennis enjoyment.

Cost Breakdown: Play More, Save More

Singles Play

  • Hourly Court Rental: 18 euros per hour.
  • Monthly Playtime: Let’s say you play 2 hours per week.
    • Weekly Cost: 36 euros.
    • Monthly Cost: 144 euros.

By joining RA Racket Club, you save over 100 euros per month if you play singles regularly.

Doubles Play

  • Hourly Court Rental: 18 euros per hour, split between 4 players.
    • Cost per Person: 4.5 euros per hour.
  • Monthly Playtime: Let’s say you play 2 hours per week.
    • Weekly Cost per Person: 9 euros.
    • Monthly Cost per Person: 36 euros.

Now, imagine you play doubles more frequently or increase your session length to 1.5 or 2 hours. The cost quickly adds up, making our 42 euros per month membership an absolute steal!

Exclusive Benefits for Members

  • Unlimited Court Access: Play as often as you like without worrying about hourly fees.
  • Priority Booking: Members get priority when booking courts, ensuring you can always play at your preferred times. (Depending on court availability)
  • Community and Events: Be part of a vibrant tennis community with regular social events, tournaments, and coaching sessions.

Easy Sign-Up Process

Joining RA Racket Club is a breeze! Our hassle-free sign-up process ensures you can start playing right away. Simply visit the club page and sign up. Alternatively, visit our club in Cala Millor (Get Directions), fill out a quick registration form, and you're ready to hit the courts. Remember, you can cancel your membership anytime before the 25th of each month if your plans change.

The RA Racket Club Promise

At RA Tennis Academy & Club, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional tennis experience. Our high-quality courts, affordable membership, and vibrant community make us the premier choice for tennis lovers in and around the area of Cala Millor, Mallorca.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Join RA Racket Club today and elevate your game while enjoying incredible savings.

Contact us now to sign up and start enjoying unlimited tennis!


Tips for Playing on Each Surface

Tennis, a game of skill, strategy, and agility, is also deeply influenced by the surface it is played on. Each type of tennis court presents unique challenges and opportunities, shaping how players approach the game. Whether you're playing on the sun-kissed clay courts of our Academy & Club in Cala Millor in Mallorca or the hard courts of a local club in the area, understanding the nuances of each surface can elevate your game. In this post we want to dive into the different types of courts and give a few tips for each of them. Let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are.

Types of Tennis Courts

  1. Clay Courts
  2. Hard Courts
  3. Grass Courts
  4. Carpet Courts

 

Clay Courts: The Heart of Cala Millor's RA Tennis Academy & Club

At the RA Tennis Academy in Cala Millor, Mallorca, we pride ourselves on our six premium clay courts. Clay courts are beloved for their slower pace and high bounce, making them ideal for baseline players who excel in long rallies.

Playing on Clay Courts:

  • Movement: Players need to master sliding into shots, which can help maintain balance and reach difficult balls. Sliding effectively can reduce the risk of injuries. Hence, practice getting into your knees (house down) and maintaining a good center of gravity.
  • Strategy: Due to the slower surface, patience is key. Building points through careful shot selection and consistency often outweighs aggressive shot-making.
  • Topspin: High topspin shots are particularly effective on clay, as the surface accentuates the spin, making the ball bounce higher and more unpredictably for your opponent. Give it a try.

Considerations for Clay Courts:

  • Footwear: Use clay court-specific shoes with a herringbone tread pattern to improve grip and facilitate sliding. It's important to wear the right shoes on the court especially if your playing intensively. If your just here for a leisure holiday and don't have any shoes with you, then just be cautious of the surface.
  • Stamina: Matches on clay can be longer, so conditioning and endurance are crucial.

 

Hard Courts: Versatile and Popular

Hard courts are the most common type of tennis court, used in many major tournaments including the US Open and the Australian Open. They offer a good balance of speed and bounce. While we do not have any hard courts available at the moment, you never know what the future may bring.

Playing on Hard Courts:

  • Movement: Hard courts provide predictable bounces, allowing for precise footwork and positioning. Quick lateral movements and sprints are essential.
  • Strategy: Players can mix up their game with a balance of power and finesse. Both baseline and net play can be effective.
  • Shot Variety: Hard courts are ideal for utilizing a wide range of shots, from powerful serves and ground strokes to delicate drop shots and volleys. (Again, only suggestions)

Considerations for Hard Courts:

  • Footwear: Choose durable tennis shoes with good cushioning to protect against the hard surface. Your knees and ankles will thank you.
  • Injury Prevention: The hard surface can be tough on joints, so proper warm-up and stretching are vital.

 

Grass Courts: Tradition and Speed

Grass courts are synonymous with tradition and prestige, epitomized by Wimbledon. They are the fastest of all tennis surfaces, providing a low bounce and favoring serve-and-volley players.

Playing on Grass Courts:

  • Movement: Grass courts can be slippery, so quick, short steps and a low center of gravity help maintain balance. (an exercise we do at the Academy to remind our juniors to stay low is "house down")
  • Strategy: Aggressive play is often rewarded. Serving and volleying, as well as slicing, can be very effective due to the low bounce.
  • Adaptability: Players need to adapt quickly to the unpredictable bounces and faster pace.

Considerations for Grass Courts:

  • Footwear: Use grass-specific shoes with nubs for better traction.
  • Surface Maintenance: Grass requires regular maintenance, so always check for uneven spots that might affect the ball's bounce.

 

Carpet Courts: Indoor Advantage

Carpet courts are less common but offer a unique playing experience, typically found indoors and in countries where the weather is not as sunny as in Mallorca. They provide a medium-fast surface with a consistent, low bounce.

Playing on Carpet Courts:

  • Movement: Quick footwork and agility are crucial as the ball tends to stay low and fast.
  • Strategy: A balanced approach works well, with an emphasis on precise serving and quick net approaches.
  • Comfort: Carpet surfaces are gentler on the joints compared to hard courts.

Considerations for Carpet Courts:

  • Footwear: Opt for non-marking shoes to avoid damaging the surface.
  • Surface Familiarity: Spend time adjusting to the speed and bounce if you’re more accustomed to outdoor courts.

 

Tips for Transitioning Between Court Types

  • Adapt Your Game: Recognize that each surface requires a different style of play. Flexibility and adaptability are your greatest assets.
  • Practice: Spend time on each type of court to get a feel for the unique characteristics. This will improve your overall game and prepare you for various playing conditions - noting that most courts you'll probably play on is hard surface or clay.
  • Conditioning: Tailor your fitness regime to account for the demands of each surface. For instance, work on endurance for clay and quick sprints for grass.

Embrace the Variety

Whether you’re honing your skills at our Academy’s clay courts in Cala Millor, Mallorca, or competing on a hard, grass, or carpet court, understanding the distinct features of each surface can significantly enhance your performance. Embrace the variety and let each surface sharpen different aspects of your game, making you a more versatile and formidable player on any court.

At RA Tennis Academy, we encourage our players to embrace the unique challenges of clay courts and develop their game through dedicated practice and expert coaching. Join us in Cala Millor and experience the joy of playing tennis on amazing clay courts under the beautiful Mallorcan sun.