YOUTH TENNIS OVERVIEW
Monica Herman, PTR, is returning to teach our beginning players.
She will be assisted by high school tennis players with 1-3 years of coaching experience under their belts. They are very strong Varisity Starting Players at local high schools. They have all trained with the Tennis Director, in order to learn proper teaching techniques and love playing with children!
Rich Butler, USPTA, is returning as our 18U JTT coach. Go to any of the Berkshire County high school tennis matches and you'll see Rich's players in the top positions! He runs dynamic practices and stresses sportsmanship while competing!
Monica Herman, PTR, will be coaching our 14U JTT players. She will be able to direct the transition of our young players from instuction to team play. She will continue her superb focus on teaching winning tennis skills as well as the life skills needed to be a good team member!\
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No child should be left out! If you need financial assistance in order for your child to play, don't hesitate to CONTACT US. We'll send you an immediate reply. We can offer discounts to families enrolling more than one child or discounts for enrolling in multiple programs. Full scholarships are also available.
NATIONAL JUNIOR TENNIS & LEARNING (NJTL)
WELCOMING OUR NEW YOUTH TENNIS DIRECTOR!
|MONICA HERMAN, PTR, YOUTH TENNIS DIRECTOR We are excited to have Monica returning this year to oversee our Youth Instructional Programs and 14U JTT. Before choosing the Berkshires as her home, Monica managed Community Outreach for a large Community Tennis Center in Boston that is also an NJTL, all while leading a Boys Varsity Team in a very competitive Division I school. She moved to Western MA in 2022, and is currently Head Varsity Coach for both the Girls and Boys Lenox High School Teams. Monica has completed PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) certifications as well as High School Coaching Certifications. Her PTR certifications were in Coaching Tennis 10 and Under, Coaching Tennis 11-17, Coaching Tennis to Adults. Monica serves on the USTA Eastern MA Board of Directors as Treasurer. We are lucky to have such a seasoned coach!||
This is how Monica describes her love of tennis:
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in tennis is a passion for me. I love to give back to the community, teaching tennis to those who don’t have the financial means to learn the sport and to students that are differently abled. My fondest tennis teaching memory was watching one of my High School students with disabilities win his first Varsity Match. I cried from joy about how far he had progressed socially, emotionally and physically to make that happen.
We partner with the Lee School District in offering After School Tennis Programs.
All of our coaches and volunteers are required to be SafeSport Certified.
We believe that competition is what keeps kids in the game!
Kids love a sport when they love their coach and have fun with friends!
A mix of group and private lessons is the ideal for kids learning to love tennis! '
If you wish would like to be involved with our NJTL enrichment or mentoring programs,
please CONTACT US.
The Steve Hornbeck Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance so that no child is denied access to our tennis programs due to cost.donate now
This fund supports our tennis courts and overall tennis infrastructure.donate now
This fund provides $1000 to four Lee High School and Lenox High School graduates who have participated in Lee CTA leagues and programs and demonstrated a commitment to the organization and community.donate now