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Deptford Twp. Tennis Programs



No tennis programs are currently scheduled in Deptford Township at this time. Please see programs available at Gloucester Township Community Park.
Call 856-435-5734 for GlouTwp. Recreation
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Tennis programs for families in Deptford Twp. with
Gotta Play Tennis Kids™


Spring 2017 QuickStart Tennis


Let me take this opportunity to welcome Deptford Twp. families to register for and attend our 2nd year of tennis offerings held at Fasola Park in Spring of 2017 (beginning on April 8th weather permitting).

Contact me by email at: gottaplaytennis.ron@gmail.com or call 856-359-GPTS for more information about this program or other tennis offerings. 

Registration details are as follows (in-person ONLY):

WHERE: Deptford Twp. Municipal Building, 1011 Cooper St, Deptford Township, NJ 08096
WHEN: March (to be determined) Pre-Registration ONLINE preferred  / NO PAYMENTS ONLINE
TIME: 6:30-8:00PM
PAYMENT: Checks (Ron Miller) or Cash / NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED at this time


Spring 2016: Fasola Park
We at Gotta Play Tennis Kids have found over the years that most kids love sports. That comes as no big shock to anyone. But what we have also learned is that the typical team-oriented sports of soccer, baseball, basketball and football are not for everyone. Many kids get lost in the shuffle due to the sheer volume of participants, and they can be easily overshadowed by those with more talent and skill. This sometimes results in more bench time than play time.
     Tennis offers kids the chance to learn and prosper as an individual player and be an active participant 100% of their time. Beginning at a very early age (5), if they find they enjoy tennis, players can continue on to perhaps a High School tennis team and beyond. Tennis is, after all, a LIFETIME SPORT.
     Also, according to the USTA (United States Tennis Association),"no sport tops tennis at developing hand-eye coordination, and with plenty of starts, stops and directions changes, tennis provides great cross training for other sports. The on-court maneuvers help develop balance, agility and coordination. Plus, constantly reacting to opponents’ shots keeps your mind sharp as your mind and body work together."
     
Check out this video to find out more about the QuickStart tennis format we offer called Gotta Play Tennis Kids™:




Here is what South Jersey residents have said about our programs
(based on program evaluations)

"Great participation for the entire family! We'll be signing up again!

"Ron's knowledge and passion for tennis was infectious."

"Great class! My son learned a lot and looked forward to the classes."

"The class was well run and did a good job of combining tennis disciplines with fun."

"Travis had a great time at tennis each week. Thank you!"

"Emily learned fundamentals and was excited to go to each lesson."

"Mr. Miller was extremely knowledgeable and motivating in getting my son to learn and want to play tennis. He made it fun!"

"Gina really enjoyed the program and wants to continue taking lessons. (So does her Dad–LOL!)"

"This has been the first athletic program that actively involved the parents."

"This was my son's second year and he enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

"He didn't even complain about getting up early."



F.A.Q.s 
  • How many players are in each session?
    • Registration will yield anywhere from 10-20 children players per session
    • Will the children learn real tennis skills?
      • The basic of tennis are rooted in the QuickStart format even though the equipment is kid-sized. 
      • How much physical activity is involved for the kids?
        • Kids will run, jump, shuffle, bend and stretch.
        • How much physical activity is necessary for the adults?
          • Adults will NOT be involved with as much activity as the kids, but all adults should keep their own health and level of fitness in mind before participating. It would be best however to wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers.
          • Is there a 2nd child 
            • Yes. The discount is 15-20%.
            • Do I need to bring anything to the court?
              • Student should bring a water bottle.
              • Does my child need to wear anything special?
                • You're never fully dressed without a SMILE! Other than that, use your best judgement according to weather conditions.
                • Do I need any previous tennis experience?
                  • Student does not need any previous tennis experience, nor do the adults.
                  • Can I register and pay online?
                    • Deptford Twp: You can pre-register online. We do not take any payment on- line at this time. You will make payment and complete additional forms on one of our registrations nights held at the Deptford Twp. Municipal Building
                    • Gloucester Twp: Registration is in-person only at the GlouTwp. Recreation Center
                  • Can I pay with a credit or debit card?
                    • Neither Deptford Twp. nor Gloucester Twp. programs can be paid by credit or debit card. Payment must be by CASH or CHECK only!
                  • What happens if it rains?
                    • We cancel ALL classes for the day if it rains. We have one built-in rain date per session.
                  • What if I'm uncertain about cancellations?
                    • Call 856-359-GPTS and voicemail will indicate if class is cancelled. Also check the Gotta Play Tennis website. In addition, if we have your email address, we MAY send out a global email to all participants.
                  • Can payment be made on the first day of the session at Fasola Park?
                    • It is best to pay at in-person registration so that you may have all the information required. However, payment will be accepted at the first session. All forms MUST be completed BEFORE anyone may participate.
                  • Can payment be made on the first day of the session at Gloucester Twp. Community Park?
                    • We cannot take payment directly for any Glou.Twp. tennis programs as registration is handled by the GlouTwp. Recreation Center.
                    • Do I need to stay during the sessions?
                      • We would prefer that you stay. We advocate and support adult participation sometime during the session.
                    • What is the minimum age for a sibling to join in during a family-oriented activity?
                      • 4-years-old 
                    • What happens if my child gets injured?
                      • The parent is responsible to provide care for their own child. We do have band-aids, ice packs, and minor first-aid supplies available.
                    • How long are the sessions?
                      • Each session is 1 hour, 30 minutes long for 5 weeks (Saturday sessions only)

                      • CAMPS are 1 hour, 30 minutes long for 4 nights (Mon. - Thurs.)

                    • What happens if my child misses a session? Is there a makeup?
                      • We cannot provide makeup sessions for individuals who need to miss a session due to their specific schedule or circumstances
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                    Fall 2016 QuickStart Tennis
                    — Program Dates —

                    October 8  - November 5 (5 weeks)
                    Rain Date: November 12

                    AGES: 5-10 program
                    Time: 9:30 - 11:00AM


                    LOCATION: Gloucester Twp. Community Park
                    Peter Cheeseman and Hickstown Rds., Sicklerville, NJ

                    REGISTRATION BEGINS: 
                    September 7th (GlouTwp. residents)
                    September 12th (non-residents of GlouTwp.)

                    Click this link for the Gloucester Twp. Recreation site

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                    Summer 2016 QuickStart Tennis

                    — Program Dates —

                    CLOSED
                    June 20 - June 23 (4 nights)
                    Rain Date: June 24

                    AGES: 5-11 program
                    Time: 6:30 - 8PM

                    LOCATION: Fasola Park
                    12 Sycamore Lane, Deptford Twp., NJ

                    FEES
                    $60 per student
                    2nd student discount: approx. 20% OFF

                     Pre-Registration ONLINE preferred  / NO PAYMENTS ONLINE

                    Click here to pre-register

                    — ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED —


                    Tennis programs for youth come to Deptford Twp. with Gotta Play Tennis Kids™

                    Spring 2016 QuickStart Tennis


                    Families are welcome to register for and attend my tennis offerings in Deptford Twp. held at Fasola Park in Spring of 2016.

                    Contact me by email at: gottaplaytennis.ron@gmail.com or call 856-359-GPTS for more information about the program. 

                    Registration details are as follows (in-person ONLY:

                    WHERE: Deptford Twp. Municipal Building, 1011 Cooper St, Deptford Township, NJ 08096WHEN: March 9, 15, 23, 30 Pre-Registration ONLINE preferred  / NO PAYMENTS ONLINE
                    TIME: 6:30-8:00PM
                    PAYMENT: Checks (Ron Miller) or Cash / NO CREDIT or DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED


                    Pictured: GlouTwp. Community Park
                    I have found over the years that most kids love sports. That comes as no big shock to anyone. But what I have also learned is that team-oriented sports are not for everyone. Many kids get lost in the shuffle of sheer volume of participants and can be easily overshadowed by those with more talent and skill.
                         Tennis offers kids the chance to learn and prosper as an individual player. Beginning at a very early age (5), if they find they enjoy tennis, players can continue on to perhaps a High School tennis team and beyond. Tennis is, after all, a LIFETIME SPORT.
                         Also, according to the USTA (United States Tennis Association),"no sport tops tennis at developing hand-eye coordination, and with plenty of starts, stops and directions changes, tennis provides great cross training for other sports. The on-court maneuvers help develop balance, agility and coordination. Plus, constantly reacting to opponents’ shots keeps your mind sharp as your mind and body work together."
                         
                    Check out this link to find out more about the QuickStart tennis format I offer called Gotta Play Tennis Kids™:
                    http://www.gottaplaytennis.net/p/gpt-still-pictures.html

                    Here is what Gloucester Twp. residents have said about or programs (based on program evaluations):


                    "Great participation for the entire family! We'll be signing up again!

                    "Ron's knowledge and passion for tennis was infectious."

                    "Great class! My son learned a lot and looked forward to the classes."

                    "The class was well run and did a good job of combining tennis disciplines with fun."

                    "Travis had a great time at tennis each week. Thank you!"

                    "Emily learned fundamentals and was excited to go to each lesson."

                    "Mr. Miller was extremely knowledgeable and motivating in getting my son to learn and want to play tennis. He made it fun!"

                    "Gina really enjoyed the program and wants to continue taking lessons. (So does her Dad–LOL!)"

                    "This has been the first athletic program that actively involved the parents."

                    "This was my son's second year and he enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

                    "He didn't even complain about getting up early."



                    F.A.Q.s 
                    • How many players are in each session?
                      • Registration will yield anywhere from 10-20 players per session
                    • Will the children learn real tennis skills?
                      • The basic of tennis are rooted in the QuickStart format even though the equipment is kid-sized. 
                    • How much physical activity is involved for the kids?
                      • Kids will run, jump, shuffle, bend and stretch.
                    • How much physical activity is necessary for the adults?
                      • Adults will not be involved with as much activity as the kids, and all adults should keep their own health and level of fitness in mind before participating. It would be best however to wear loose fitting clothing and sneakers.
                    • Is there a 2nd child 
                      • Yes. The discount is 20%. Therefore, the cost for 2 children is $125.
                    • Do I need to bring anything to the court?
                      • Student should bring a water bottle.
                    • Does my child need to wear anything special?
                      • You're never fully dressed without a SMILE! Other than that, use your best judgement according to weather conditions.
                    • Do I need any previous tennis experience?
                      • Student does not need any previous tennis experience, nor do the adults.
                    • Can I register and pay online?
                      • You can pre-register online. We do not take any payment on line at this time. You will make payment and complete additional forms on one of our registrations nights held at the Deptford Twp. Municipal Building
                    • What happens if it rains?
                      • We cancel ALL classes for the day if it rains. We have one built-in rain date per session.
                    • What if I'm uncertain about cancellations?
                      • Call 856-359-GPTS and voicemail will indicate if class is cancelled. Also check the Gotta Play Tennis website. 
                    • Can payment be made on the first day of the session at Fasola Park?
                      • It is best to pay at in-person registration so that you may have all the information required. However, payment will be accepted at the first session. All forms MUST be completed BEFORE anyone may participate.
                    • Do I need to stay during the sessions?
                      • We would prefer that you stay. We prefer to have adult participation sometime during the session.
                    • What is the minimum age for a sibling to join in during a family-oriented activity?
                      • 4-years-old 
                    • What happens if my child gets injured?
                      • The parent is responsible to provide care for their own child. We do have band-aids, ice packs, and minor first-aid supplies available.
                    • How long are the sessions?
                      • Each session is 1 hour, 30 minutes long
                    • What happens if my child misses a session? Is there a makeup?
                      • We cannot provide makeup sessions for individuals who need to miss a session due to their specific schedule or circumstances