Team Cooper Juniors
Feb
25
to Mar 2

Team Cooper Juniors

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm at Weir Park

Mon(W) Tues(W) Wed(J) Thurs(?) Frid(?)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East.  J - Judson.

WEEK THEME:  "Under Over & Change Ups"
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  
 


WEATHER FORECAST:
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EXPECTATION:
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Team Cooper Juniors
Feb
19
to Feb 24

Team Cooper Juniors

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm at Weir Park
Mon(?) Tues(?) Wed(?) Thurs(?) Fri(?)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East. J - Judson.

WEEK THEME:  Ball-Scape
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  
 


WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the first part of the week.
Possible rain before practice on Tuesday & Wednesday.
*Wet or not we will show up to dry them off and do fitness first, then tennis.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).


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Team Cooper Juniors
Feb
18
5:30 PM17:30

Team Cooper Juniors

Evening Session:
5:30pm - 7:00pm at Weir Park
Sun(W)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East.

WEEK THEME:  Ball-Scape
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  
 


WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the first part of the week.
Possible rain before practice on Tuesday & Wednesday.
*Wet or not we will show up to dry them off and do fitness first, then tennis.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).


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Team Cooper Juniors
Feb
14
to Feb 16

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm at Weir Park & Judson
Wed(J) Thur(J) Fri(E)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East.  J - Judson.

WEEK THEME:  Ball-Scape
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  

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FITNESS NOTES:
If You Have Not Asked Yet!!
I'm buying each player their own Fitness Straps. You will be required to pay me back around $10.00 for the strap set. Why? Because it's not clean to use straps that have been used by sweating dirty people. You are to bring your straps to practice each session with your racquet. 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the first part of the week.
Possible light-rain on Thursday & Friday.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

MEANINGS:
W - West
E - East

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Team Cooper Juniors
Feb
4
to Feb 9

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm at Weir Park
Sun (E) Mon(E) Tues(W) Wed(W) Thur(W) Fri(W)

MEANINGS:
W - West.  E - East. 


WEEK THEME:  Ball-Scape
TASK & DESCRIPTIONS

SKILL:
  Contact Point - Learn where to make contact on the ball for groundstrokes and volleys. There are 3 areas on the ball that are relevant to controlling the ball:
  • Inside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball inside-out.
  • Middle of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball straight.
  • Outside of the ball at the bottom. Directs the ball cross-court.

PLAYABILITY:  Control - The exercise in general is to stroke the ball from the ground to 3 height levels to three areas of the court on the baseline. The areas are Ad, Duece, and Center-Mark. The Height levels are:
  • B-line (from A to B) lower height net clearance. 
  • C-line (from A to C) medium height net clearance.
  • D-line (from A to D) high height net clearance.
Each of these height levels will have a degree of topspin. Topspin revolutions will vary based on the player and the height.

MINDSET: Aggressive - Attacking the ball with an intentional purpose for its height and bounce. THINK in these Terms for B, C, & D Ball Use:
  • B-line to apply more ball speed/power pressure to your opponent.
  • C-line to keep your opponent at bay or behind the baseline.
  • D-line to move your opponent back away from the baseline.  

ASK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO
 

FITNESS NOTES:
If You Have Not Asked Yet!!
I'm buying each player their own Fitness Straps. You will be required to pay me back around $10.00 for the strap set. Why? Because it's not clean to use straps that have been used by sweating dirty people. You are to bring your straps to practice each session with your racquet. 

 

 

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the first part of the week.
Possible light-rain on Thursday & Friday.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

MEANINGS:
W - West
E - East

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
22
to Jan 26

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Evening Session:
4:30pm - 6:00pm on Saturday
@ Location WEIR PARK

 

WEEK THEME:  Rally Management
SKILL: Form - Learn when to abbreviate your take back. Upper-case & Lower-case swing scales. This will feature a strong emphasis on preparation and finishing. 
PLAYABILITY:  Consistency - Create a definition and illustration of what ball rallying looks like through the lens of point-play realities and balancing with desired intent.
MINDSET: Commitment - While staying relaxed stay the course, be willing to go through the reality of making an error while thinking forward.

ASK ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL VIDEO
 

FITNESS NOTES:
I'm buying each player their own Fitness Straps. You will be required to pay me back around $10.00 for the strap set. Why? Because it's not clean to use straps that have been used by sweating dirty people. You are to bring your straps to practice each session with your racquet. 

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good for the week. Possible rain on Friday.  

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Evening Session:
11:00am - 12:30pm on Saturday
@ Location WEIR PARK

 

WEEK THEME:  Rally Management
SKILL: Form - Learn when to abbreviate your take back. Upper-case & Lower-case swing scales. This will feature a strong emphasis on preparation and finishing. 
PLAYABILITY:  Consistency - Create a definition and illustration of what ball rallying looks like through the lens of point-play realities and balancing with desired intent.
MINDSET: Commitment - While staying relaxed stay the course, be willing to go through the reality of making an error while thinking forward.

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good at that time.  Rain starts on Saturday. 

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
19
4:30 PM16:30

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Day Session:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Friday
RAIN OUT

 

WEEK THEME:  Rally Management
SKILL: Form - Learn when to abbreviate your take back. Upper-case & Lower-case swing scales. This will feature a strong emphasis on preparation and finishing. 
PLAYABILITY:  Consistency - Create a definition and illustration of what ball rallying looks like through the lens of point-play realities and balancing with desired intent.
MINDSET: Commitment - While staying relaxed stay the course, be willing to go through the reality of making an error while thinking forward.

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be good at that time.  Rain starts on Saturday. 

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Jan
18
4:00 PM16:00

INDOOR Team Cooper Juniors

Drilling and live ball rallying at The Met Club.

Theme and Lesson Plan expectation will be communicated during the session.

Players may ride with coach or their parents.
Parents/Players, please do not coordinate commentary or questions with the club, contact Jesse direct.

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
15
12:30 PM12:30

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Day Session:
12:30pm - 2:00pm on Monday
@ Weir Park

 

WEEK THEME:  Transitioning
SKILL: Form - moving into the zone of the ball, stabilizing the racquet head, and maintaining your posture/core.
PLAYABILITY:  Recovery & - learning how to recover after a volley, while transitioning.
MINDSET: Persistence - staying the course, being willing to go through the reality of being passed, while pressing forward.

WEATHER FORECAST:
Should be perfect around that time.  Rain starts later Monday night. 

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Team Cooper Juniors

Evening Sessions:
2:00pm - 4:00pm on Saturday & Sunday

@ Weir Park
 

WEEK THEME:  Transitioning
SKILL: Form - moving into the zone of the ball, stabilizing the racquet head, and maintaining your posture/core.
PLAYABILITY:  Recovery & - learning how to recover after a volley, while transitioning.
MINDSET: Persistence - staying the course, being willing to go through the reality of being passed, while pressing forward.

WEATHER FORECAST:
Might be a little cold. All players should bring warmups. 

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Juniors
Jan
12
4:30 PM16:30

Team Cooper Juniors

 
 

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 5:45pm on Friday
@ River Oaks

 

WEEK THEME:  Transitioning
SKILL: Form - moving into the zone of the ball, stabilizing the racquet head, and maintaining your posture/core.
PLAYABILITY:  Recovery & - learning how to recover after a volley, while transitioning.
MINDSET: Persistence - staying the course, being willing to go through the reality of being passed, while pressing forward.

WEATHER FORECAST:
Might be a little cold. All players should bring warmups. 

EXPECTATION:
Show up about 5 minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light jogging. If there is a court available, hit with someone. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper (All)
Aug
11
to Aug 15

Team Cooper (All)

  • Homer Ford Tennis Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**Special Session Monday & Saturday 9:30am

Morning Sessions:
7:30am - 10:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday

WEEK THEME:  Reading Indicators
SKILL: Form - analyze the impact your ball has on your opponent's technique, and reading the motion of your opponents racquet factoring the location of the tennis ball.
PLAYABILITY:  Posturing - learning how to posture yourself within the point, work for a better position on the court based on the condition of your opponent.
MINDSET: Intentional - stay very disciplined while scaling your ball speed from one gear to the next.

WEATHER Forecast:
Expect some rain mid-week. Call Jesse if it rains (or you think it may be raining).

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Talks will happen at the beginning of practice (bring note pads/pens). Followed by running, then tennis. Absolutely no parents on the courts. Show up about 20minutes early (this is optional) to rally or hit more serves. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Practice (All)
Aug
4
to Aug 8

Team Cooper Practice (All)

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**Special Session THURSDAY 2:30pm-6:00pm

Morning Sessions:
9:30am - 11:59am on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday, Tuesday

WEEK THEME:  Gear Changing
SKILL: Form - form is a part of the formula, no matter how hard you work maintain the construct of your stroke.
PLAYABILITY: Melody - maintain necessary racquet speed, good footwork in between each stroke, and attach yourself to the point from beginning to end by added a relevant grunt with each stroke.
MINDSET: Intentional - stay very disciplined while scaling your ball speed from low to high.

WEATHER Forecast:
Expect some rain this week. Call Jesse if it rains (or you think it may be raining).

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Talks will happen at the beginning of practice (bring note pads/pens). Followed by running, then tennis. Absolutely no parents on the courts. Show up about 20minutes early (this is optional) to rally or hit more serves. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. Remember, focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Practice
Jul
28
to Aug 1

Team Cooper Practice

  • Homer Ford Tennis Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morning Sessions:
9:30am - 12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, Friday

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

 

WEEK THEME:  Brand Purpose
SKILL: Favor -
PLAYABILITY: Balance - 
MINDSET: Conviction -

WEATHER Forecast:
Some rain this week in the evenings. Stay posted, check daily. Please bring water, sunblock, towel(s) and hat.

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Absolutely No Parents On The Courts. Practice may or may not go over 15-30minutes. Show up about 15minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. If there is a balance of time grab a bucket of balls and practice on your serve. Or focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Practice
Jul
21
to Jul 25

Team Cooper Practice

  • Homer Ford Tennis Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morning Sessions:
9:30am - 11:59am on Monday, **Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday

**Tuesday session is only for Beaumont meet-up.
 

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday, Thursday & Friday

**Tuesday session is only for Beaumont meet-up.

WEEK THEME:  Miscellaneous
SKILL: Minor Adjustments - a healthy approach towards a lot of little technical things that happen every so often. 
PLAYABILITY: Diversity - being adaptive while maintaing your focus.
MINDSET: Discipline - while fighting the good fight, maintaining a focus diet/style.

BEAUMONT Meet-up:
Leaving to Beaumont Tennis Center at 10:30am from Homer Ford Tennis Center.
We will return later that evening. Be prepared to eat lunch and dinner in Beaumont. 

WEATHER Forecast:
Soft chance of rain. Stay posted, check daily. Please bring water, sunblock, towel(s) and hat. A shirt change during the middle of workouts is needed, and another at the end (don't be nasty).

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Absolutely No Parents On The Courts. Practice may or may not go over 15-30minutes. Show up about 15minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. If there is a balance of time grab a bucket of balls and practice on your serve. Or focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Practice Session (All) Special Week
Jul
14
to Jul 16

Practice Session (All) Special Week

  • Homer Ford Tennis Center - Jesse Cooper (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Morning Sessions:
9:30am - 11:59am on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

 

Evening Sessions:
4:30pm - 6:30pm on Monday & Tuesday

WEEK THEME:  Brand Management
SKILL: Strong Concept - having a healthy self-image of what to do, and how to go about it. 
PLAYABILITY: Core Tactics - pick 3 items and incorporate/scale them into your game.
MINDSET: Discipline - while fighting the good fight, maintaining a focus diet/style.

WEATHER Forecast:
Soft chance of rain. Stay posted, check daily. Please bring water, sunblock, towel(s) and hat. A shirt change during the middle of workouts is needed, and another at the end (don't be nasty).

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Absolutely No Parents On The Courts. Practice may or may not go over 15-30minutes. Show up about 15minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. If there is a balance of time grab a bucket of balls and practice on your serve. Or focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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Team Cooper Practice Sessions
Jun
30
to Jul 3

Team Cooper Practice Sessions

Morning Sessions:
9:30am - 11:59am on Monday - Thursday

 

Evening Sessions:
5:00pm - 7pm on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

This Week's THEME:  Transitioning
SKILL: Ball Relationship - develop good spacing, balance and perspective. 
PLAYABILITY: Footwork - increasing your steps, and stabilization.
MINDSET: Determination - keeping your focus, and intentional workflow.

WEATHER Forecast:
Hopefully no rain, looks good so far. No practice this weekend there is an event at the courts. Please bring water, towel(s) and hat. Sunscreen if you are smart. A shirt change during the middle of workouts is needed.

EXPECTATION:
NEW - Absolutely No Parents On The Courts. Practice may or may not go over 15-30minutes. Show up about 15minutes early. Get a head start on stretching and light-jogging. If there is a balance of time grab a bucket of balls and practice on your serve. Or focus on volleying with someone (to increase your eyesight and ball feel).

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