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JUNIOR PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA

The following junior programs are available for juniors of all skill levels in California. Each group is listed by geographic area as a courtesy to our members. Most groups provide free or discounted coaching and are open to any junior who is interested in playing or learning racquetball. These programs are designed as a way for juniors to learn how to play racquetball, and to play with other kids. For the junior players who decide they enjoy the sport and begin to increase their skills, opportunities for competitive tournament play will be available for them.

Program Name Airport Health Club Junior Program
Location Airport Health Club, Santa Rosa, CA
Director/Coaches Steve Wattz AmPro/IPro certified
Contact Steve Wattz (swattz1@sonic.net)
707.537.1222
Times 6-10 week programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5pm from September thru May

summer racquetball camp 10am to noon Monday thru Friday July 12-16, 2010

Cost racquetball program $35-$100 (you also need to be a member) summer camp cost $100 for the five days
Description for girls and boys 8 to 18 who want to learn or take there racquetball to the next level
Program Name AR-FC Junior Racquetball
Location Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club, 1255 Racquet Club Drive, Auburn, Ca 95603
Director/Coaches Richard Martin
Contact Richard Martin (rmartin@ar-fc.com)
530-885-1602
Times Monday-Thursday 4-5:30 pm
Cost Free to members; paid private or group lessons offered
Description Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club conducts a Monday through Thursday Junior Racquetball program from 4-5:30 pm. Generally ages range from 8-18 with basic framework four-fold: teamwork, respect, sportsmanship, with safety being paramount. Kids that have the interest to learn a fast paced, exciting new sport may participate in our weekly program any or all days, with the only prerequisite is enrolling in an orientation (held monthly for members) with the emphasis on basic skills, rules, stroke mechanics, & safety. Court drills, nutrition, conditioning exercises, plyometrics, & monthly club challenges are also part of our program.
Program Name Petaluma Junior Racquetball
Location Petaluma Valley Athletic Club (PVAC)
85 Old Corona Rd, Petaluma Ca 94952 (707) 789-9898
Director/Coaches Brian Dixon with Orlando Mayo
Contact Brian (Bridix@Gmail.com)
707-766-9105
Website www.Petaluma-jr-rb.com
Times Beginners 11-12:00 Saturdays
Intermediate/Advanced 12-2:00 Saturdays
Sessions September-December and February-June; Summer – Junior Challenge courts Saturday 11-1:00
Cost $20 per full session for PVAC members ($25 for non-members)
Description A Program that began in 1998. It is run by AMPRO Advanced instructors Brian Dixon and Orlando Mayo. Players are in an age range of 6-18. Each week a new skill is learned feeding from the previous week. Players learn stroke mechanics, shots of the game and serves of the game. Sportsmanship and safety are emphasized.
Program Name Clubsport Pleasanton, Pleasanton CA
Location ClubSport of Pleasanton
7090 Johnson Drive
Pleasanton, CA
Director/Coaches Elaine Dexter (Director)
Junior instructors; all ampro certified: Elaine Dexter, Ken Stone and Carlos Contreras
Contact Elaine Dexter (rbqueen@gmail.com)
(510) 381-4963
Times Members are notified each week by email of the instructional times, but they are usually either Saturday 1 p.m. for beginners, 2 p.m. for advanced and high school players OR Sunday at 3:30 for beginners, 4:30 for advanced and high school players. Also by email notification will be occasional weekday play at 3:30.
Cost All instruction and play days are no charge to club members!
Description Beginning juniors 7-12, advanced juniors 8-12.
High school players, all levels.
All instruction and play days are no charge to club members!

Junior practice and instruction days vary and are for members only. High school drop in is for all high school students (including non members) interested in learning racquetball. We provide racquets and eye guards for all players who need them

Program Name Sorrento Valley Junior Program
Location Sorrento Valley Racquetball & Fitness Center
(858) 455-1551
www.svracquetball.com
10999 Sorrento Valley Rd
San Diego, CA 92121
Director/Coaches Aaron Embry
Contact Aaron Embry (aaron@playrball.com)
619-339-9979
Website www.PlayRball.com
Times Ages 7—11 : 12:00-1:30pm Saturday
Ages 12—17 : 1:30-3:00pm Saturday
Cost $40 per child or $10.00 per session
Description The program includes four 1½ hour “clinics” teaching Forehand & Backhand Swings, Serve and Serve Return, Safety, Rules, Practice Drills andSportsmanship. Equipment provided if needed.
Program Name Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley/Palmdale Junior Racquetball Program
Location Mountain Terrance Gym 25399 The Old Road Stevenson Ranch, Ca 91381
Director/Coaches George Wolf
Contact George Wolf (georgewolf1952@yahoo.com)
818 687-9689
Times Varies weekly and includes weekends, weekdays and weeknights.
Cost Almost all junior lessons and group play are free.
Description Our junior program is run by George Wolf who is the 2010 California State 55-C Champion and the 2010 California State Senior Olympian- 3rd place for his age division. George gives juniors private, semi-private and group lessons for free (he is the program director of the club and retired so he loves teaching kids the sport). Our local group offers frequent junior demos, exhibitions, and we play in many tournaments every year where advanced, intermediate, or first time juniors can get ranked just for playing in them. Our group is closely affiliated with the junior program based in the San Fernando Valley/West LA group that is run by Debbie Tisinger Moore, the 72 time national champ and coach of 6 current national or world champions including three world junior outdoor champions. Our kids play in tournaments together and get top notch specialized coaching. This junior group is for all ages from 3-18 and all skill levels. George has a positive, fun and effective approach to teaching racquetball that kids love
Program Name In-Shape Shooters; Stockton Youth Racquetball Club
Location In-Shape Health Club Stockton, CA
Director/Coaches John Ellis /Jody Nance/Dave Ellis/Jesse Serna/ Jose Rojas/Jose Diaz/Bobby Horn/Jose Serrano
Contact John Ellis (ellistyle@comcast.net)
Jody Nance (jodyptrb@comcast.net)
Times Wed. 6-7:30 Beginners
Mon and Tues 3:30-5 Intermed and Advanced
Cost $10/mo members $25/mo non-members
Description Beginner classes include general warm-up and stretching, footwork drills and speed training. There is basic forehand and backhand mechanic instruction, practice with rules and strategy, and instruction on serve mechanics for various types of serves. Game play on a weekly basis.

In the Intermed and Advanced classes these skills are expanded upon and higher level drills are utilized to encourage development.

Special classes for the competitive athletes include fitness training and special practices with drills geared toward fine tuning their game

Program Name West Los Angeles/San Fernando Valley
Location #1 UCLA John Wooden Center 221 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095 (2x a month on weekends)
Location #2 Spectrum Club, 22235 Sherman Way, Canoga Park CA 91303 (once a month on weekends)
Director/Coaches Brett Elkins, manager
Debbie Tisinger Moore, coach and 72-time national champion,
Contact Brett Elkins (Brett@trafficeducation.net)
Times Once a week, on weekends
Cost There is no charge for our junior group play and all are welcome to attend. The only cost is a $10 guest fee at UCLA (free for adults if not playing) or $10 for once a month group lesson with Debbie.
Description All junior are welcome aged 2-18. Play other juniors in a fun environment, learn to play, meet friends, get free instruction (in West LA), get tournament info etc.
Program Name Ventura County Junior Program
Location Oakridge Athletic Club
2655 Erringer Rd Simi Valley, CA 93065
Director/Coaches Deborah Tisinger Moore
Contact Deborah Tisinger Moore (rbjaws@roadrunner.com ). Please leave a message at eithor of the clubs that Debbie works out of and she will call you back within a day or two: A) (805) 522-5454 at the Simi Valley Oakridge Athletic Club or 818 884-5034 at the Canoga Park Spectrum Club
Times Call
Cost Group lessons are generally $10 per child per hour...private or semi private lessons are $45 an hour total or $165 if bought in blocks of four
Description Debbie is the 72-time national champion, an Am-Pro certified instructor and coach of 6 national champions including her daughter who has been ranked as high as 10 as a pro. Her junior group is made up of all ages from 2-18. She has junior group lessons/junior play as well as private and semi-private junior lessons/training available and runs several junior tournaments yearly. Any skill level is welcome from first time beginners to national champions. She has free equipment and goggles for those who need it the first few times. She teaches kids how to play the game correctly and competitively in a fun and casual learning environment
Program Name South Orange County Racquetball Group
Location Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo
50 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Director/Coaches Rocky Carson / George Andraos
Contact George Andraos (kimandraos@cox.net )
Details The junior fee per month is $120.00 for non members and $100.00 for members. This includes about 9 hours of racquetball training and includes a shootout. Rocky Carson (number 1 ranked outdoor and #2 ranked indoor pro) leads the junior group. It is Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 all year round. We separate them by levels and we take beginners to advanced players everyone is welcome.