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What new tennis drills are happening at the Paseo Club?

June 19th, 2023 | 5 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Tennis is a challenging sport that requires the use of every muscle group in your body over long periods of time. Players have to think on their feet, decide how to position their bodies, choose their shots, and aim to win the point.

Becoming a better player doesn’t come just from playing match after match. It requires specific attention to weak areas so you can improve your abilities on the courts. The best way to learn and strengthen your technique is through drills.

The Paseo Club is a social club in the Santa Clarita Valley with a comprehensive tennis program for adults and juniors with drills, private lessons, and leagues.

In this article, you will learn why players need to do drills, what you can learn at a drills class, and what new tennis drills are available at the Paseo Club.

732f9341-9d47-4195-b28b-2faf11618738Why are tennis drills so important?

Tennis drills are where players of all levels can focus on the specific details of the game. 

  • Build confidence
  • Accelerate learning
  • Improve consistency
  • Develop proper technique


Drills are important so you can focus on problem areas. For example, if a player has trouble with their strike zone and hits the ball late, a drill can help them hit the strike zone better, improve their timing, and set up earlier for the shot.

What do you learn at drill classes?

Participants learn the technical aspects of any shot in drill classes. 


Drills classes facilitate repetition so you can continue to work on the movements and make adjustments until they become an automatic reaction. Then you know what to do in any situation and can adjust your shot according to the problem.

Which tennis players should participate in drills classes?

All levels. 

Even ATP/WTA (professional) players have coaches — which means they have weaknesses that need to be worked on. Everyone has room for improvement.

a8d9695c-7f25-4a5e-b375-d4ed273e3914What new tennis drills is Paseo Club offering?

The Paseo Club offers the best drills to improve your game. Whether you are a beginner, an advanced player, or somewhere in between, there are several choices for you. The drills are listed in alphabetical order.  

Adult Drills 3.5

Adult drill class focuses on different skills each week. This class is for people who want to develop advanced skills, faster-paced feeding, and strategic point plays.

Instructor: Coach KP
When: Thursdays 6-7 pm
Level: 3.5


Adult Starters 

Have you wanted to learn the game of tennis but have been too timid to try it? Then this is the class for you! Beginner players are welcome to learn the basics of tennis, build a strong foundation, and have fun. 

Instructor: Coach KP
When: Tuesdays 6-7 pm, Thursdays 9-10 am, Sundays 9-10 am
Level: Beginners


Advanced Beginners

This class is for people who have some background in tennis, or have graduated from the Adult Starters class. Now that you have a foundation in the game, you can learn basic strategies and take your game to a higher level!
Instructor: Coach KP
When: Thursdays 10-11 am
Level: Advanced beginner

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Cardio Tennis is a fitness-based class that utilizes tennis as the driving force. Stay quick on your feet as you go through a series of drills using low-compression balls. Work on your strokes, burn calories, and get a great workout — all to the soundtrack of upbeat tunes. Fitness members are encouraged to try this class even if you do not have a background in court games. 
Instructor: Coach Rene
When: Fridays from 8:00-9:00 am and 9:00-10:00 am
Level: All levels

Gladiator Drill 

This drill is doubles focused.  Aleksey structures group drills with different focus points, such as point play and strategy each week. Attendance requires pre-approval. Contact Aleksey at: azharinov@yahoo.com.

Instructor: Coach Aleksey
When: Thursdays 7-8:30 pm
Level: 4.0

HITT 

This high-intensity tennis training class will get your heart rate up and challenge you! Sprint through cone drills, ladders, hurdles, fast-feeding drills, and games. You will break a sweat and burn calories!
Instructor: Coach KP
When: Wednesdays 6-7 pm, Saturdays 10-11 am
Level: 3.0-4.0

Intensive Doubles Drills

Join Coach Rene Monday nights from 7-8 pm to practice drills for doubles tennis. This one-hour class focuses on pattern play, honing, skills, and teamwork. This class is for players at the 3.5 level and higher. Ladies Doubles Drill for 4.0 level is also available.
Instructor: Coach Rene
When: Intensive Doubles Drills - Mondays 7-8 pm.
Ladies Doubles Drills - Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am
Level: 3.5/4.0

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This class is a great workout! For two hours, you will learn about your place on the court and where to be as you play the game of tennis. You’ll learn to think fast on your feet and always be ready to anticipate the next step. This class requires pre-approval. Contact Aleksey at: azharinov@yahoo.com.
Instructor: Coach Aleksey
When: Tuesdays 9-11 am
Level: 3.5


Rise and Shine

Start your morning on the court with this live ball points play class. Rise and Shine is focused on doubles play.
Instructor: Coach KP
When: Sundays 9-10 am
Level: 3.0-3.5

Technique and Cardio

Alesky’s classes are always intense, which makes them great for people who want a challenge. This class focuses on doubles tennis. This class requires pre-approval. Contact Aleksey at: azharinov@yahoo.com.
Instructor: Coach Aleksey
When: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays 7-8:30 am and 8:30-10 am
Level: Levels vary

Tennis Trifecta 

Coach KP leads the Tennis Trifecta drill. This class uses games such as King of the Court, Winners and Losers, Hot Seat, and Hat Trick to help you strengthen your strategy and skills. It is great for players 3.0 and up. 

Instructor: Coach KP
When: Mondays 9-10 am, Wednesdays 10-11 am
Level: 3.5

 

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This class is another one of Aleksey’s intense drills.  Focus points vary each week and the people in this drill are mostly close friends of Tom Rettenmaier who passed away. This class requires pre-approval. Contact Aleksey at: azharinov@yahoo.com.

Instructor: Coach Aleksey
When: Wednesdays 8:30-10 am
Level: 4.0+

 

USTA Drill 

This class will help you develop your strategic options and strengthen your lobs and attacks at the net. For doubles players. USTA 3.5 Drill class is also available
Instructor: Coach Gabe
When: USTA Drill - Tuesdays 9-10 am, Thursdays 11 am-12:30 pm
USTA 3.5 Drill - Wednesdays 6-7 pm
Level: 3.5

How do people sign up for drill classes?

People can sign up online at the fitness calendar or via the Paseo App.

What are the fees to join?

Fees vary depending on how you purchase the classes.

  • $20 per drill for one class 
  • $18 per drill with a 5-drill pack 
  • $17 per drill with a 10-drill pack

a1a15251-b614-4e24-bb7e-005cfe626687Attending your first tennis drill

In this article, you learned all about tennis drills — what you learn at drill class, why you should take one, who they are for, and the tennis drills available at the Paseo Club.

If you want to try a class, make sure to dress comfortably, bring your water, and let your coach know of your experience and any injuries or limitations you have.

Tennis drills are group fitness classes. Enjoy the camaraderie, fun, and support from training with others.

The Paseo Club is not just a fitness center. Members enjoy social events, fundraisers, classes, and competitions, as well as relaxing by the pool or getting a massage at our onsite spa.

If you are looking for a home away from home, then the Paseo Club may be the place for you. Come for a tour and visit our eight-acre facility. Meet members, staff, and instructors.
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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a person of many talents. She is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!