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2003 NNM High Performance Jr. Training Center

Junior Development

The objective of this program is to provide a highly organized, educational, and fun atmosphere for helping juniors develop into skilled players.  On hand to work with the juniors will be highly competitive adults and tennis professionals, and will include UNM Lobo men's and women's team players and their coaches.  The adults involved with this program are either nationally and/or sectionally ranked players. 

The first of three programs ran from January  to April and was comprised of 8 sessions generally held every two weeks on Sunday at the Lobo Tennis Club from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The schedule was dependent upon the Lobo tennis teams' schedules.   For a summary of this first program, click on that topic in this same section of the website. 

The following topics are included in this Program:

  • Pressure Points
  • Off-court mental training
  • Match play tournament checklist
  • Strategy worksheet
  • Equipment to have at a tournament
  • How to warm up for a match
  • Refocus hand
  • Tennis stretches
  • What to do about bad line calls
  • Nutrition

Each junior in the program receives:

  • a ten minute on court test to determine his/her strengths and weaknesses
  • a snack at each session
  • a personal development card
  • a Junior Development Program notebook filled with program topics
  • a Junior Development Program t-shirt
  • on court video analysis
  • a competitive match arranged with another junior each session
  • K-Swiss shoe discount
  • racket and stringing education
  • invitation to the program banquet

Cost for each segment of the Junior Development Program is $165.

Director for the program is D'Wayne Begay, USPTA.  D'Wayne can be contacted at Four Hills Country Club, 505-299-9555, ext. 116; mobile 505-239-3500; or emailed at dbtennispro@aol.com.

Assistant Director is Bruce Cottrell.  Bruce can be contacted at 505-986-9660.