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Getting Started with Soar : How to sign up with Soar this summer

Welcome to the Soar Tennis Academy! Our mission is helping players of all ages and skill levels advance in their enjoyment of the game of tennis as well as in their ability to perform it at a higher level. We utilize the game of tennis to develop men and women of strong character and advanced skill who excel in all areas of life. We accomplish this primarily through running group drills. We also offer private and small group lessons when requested. All drills and lessons are tailored for each individual’s ability level and are aimed at enhancing the enjoyment and skills found in the game of tennis.

Let’s cover the basics of our academy to get you ready to soar!

1. Which level are you?

The first step in getting the most out of your drills with us, is finding the best level for your tennis capabilities. Soar drills are broken into three levels: Level 1-Elementary School, Level 2-Intermediate, and Level 3-Advanced.

Level 1 Elementary - This level provides an introduction to tennis and athletics for beginners roughly 8-11 years old. These elementary school drills feature tennis related games and activities that emphasize athleticism, specifically hand-eye coordination and footwork. By focusing on these aspects of tennis, we are able to help children flourish into more advanced players.

Level 2 Intermediate - This level is generally for middle school and early high school aged players who have achieved a more intermediate level of play. We define intermediate play as the ability to maintain a rally with both groundstrokes (forehand and backhand), while also developing one side stronger (a stronger forehand than backhand or vice versa). Intermediate level players will also understand basic strategy, which they are able to implement in point and match play. Drills for this level will be customized for individual abilities and will highlight drills and games designed to help each player sharpen their skills and prepare them for high school and more upper-level play.

Level 3 Advanced - This level is geared toward high school varsity players. The advanced level is an extension of the intermediate level, as it adds the ability to control shots and place the ball in different areas on the court. This level also adds the ability to consistently serve, make use of different spins, and apply various strategies in singles and doubles play. Drills for this level will be customized for individual abilities and will emphasize drills and competition designed to refine skills, while teaching players how to implement those skills into match play situations.

2. What is your drill preference?

Once you have determined your level of play, it is time to pick from our selection of drill and pricing options. Price per drill depends on two factors -- skill level and pricing plans.

Skill Level reflects the three levels mentioned above, elementary, intermediate, and advanced; and just as each level focuses on different aspects of tennis, each level also has different pricing. Individual drills can be purchased Monday through Thursday starting at $30 for Level 1-Elementary, and $40 for both Level 2-Intermediate and Level 3-Advanced. This is the best option for players planning on attending at different times during the summer, and not consistently.

For those players looking to make the most of their summer lessons and save on drills, Soar offers pricing plans, which come in one week packages or full summer memberships.

Purchasing a one week package ($110 for Level 1 and $145 for Level 2 and 3) gives players an entire week of drills to use anytime between June 2021 and August 2021. These week packages also save 10% vs. individual drills. This package not only cuts down the cost of drills, it also gives players the flexibility of choosing when to attend drills, instead of purchasing for specific days.

Purchasing a full summer membership ($900 for Level 1 and $1,200 for Level 2 and 3) gives one player unlimited access to all drills June 2021-August 2021. This membership saves 25% vs. individual drills and advances the flexibility provided by the weekly packages.

3. Which location works best for you?

Soar currently offers drills at two different locations -- The University of Northwestern in Roseville, MN and Park High School in Cottage Grove, MN.

Times and drills are as following:

University of Northwestern Site:

Level 1 Elementary : 9:00 A.M - 10:30 A.M

Level 2 Intermediate : 10:30 A.M - 12:00 P.M

Level 3 Advanced : 10:30 A.M - 12:00 P.M

Park High School Site:

Level 1 Elementary : 3:15 P.M - 4:30 P.M

Level 2 Intermediate : 1:30 P.M - 3:00 P.M

Level 3 Advanced : 1:30 P.M - 3:00 P.M

4. Haven’t found your place yet?

If you’re looking for a different experience than the drills explained above, we welcome you to contact us and inquire about our private lessons. These don’t have to be just for the kids! While the Soar Tennis Academy began with a focus on youth sports, our instructors are skilled in coaching adults, as well. Please call us at (651)335-2294 or email for private lesson or adult lesson inquiries, and with any further questions on skill levels or pricing plans.

We look forward to seeing you on the court!

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