Frequently Asked Questions: RTC Premier Summer Program
How do I register? If you already have an RTC account, just login to the website or app and select the summer camps tab. From there you can enroll in weekly or drop-in sessions. If you select weekly options there is no need to book individual class sessions. Your child will automatically be enrolled in all sessions meeting that week. If you prefer drop-in sessions you must first purchase a Premier 1 8-pack or single class before booking a specific session. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-285-9891 to register for programming. Full payment is required at time of registration.
If you are new to RTC email us at email@example.com or call us at 425-285-9891 and we will set you up with an account profile. From there you can register on the phone, online at https://www.redmondtennisclub.com or by downloading the RTC app on your phone. Full payment is required at time of registration.
What is the refund policy? Full refunds will be given up to 14 days before the program start date. No other refunds will be granted.
What do players need to bring to class? All players should bring a water bottle and wear athletic clothes with non-marking shoes. Half-day players should bring a snack. Full-day campers should bring lunch and two snacks. Outdoor players should bring a large jug of water, a hat, and sunblock. All players are required to have a liability waiver on file as well as a medical and emergency form filled out.
What is the coach/student ratio? Ratios for the Premier Program vary from 4:1 to 6:1 depending on enrollment. In general RTC aims for a 4:1 ratio.
Is there before or aftercare available? What about transportation from Overlake to RTC? No. However, RTC Management and staff are always on site during open club hours. If you cannot register for the program without before or aftercare or transportation assistance please contact us and we will handle on a case by case basis.
Who is eligible to enroll in the Premier Summer Program? Any student currently attending RTC’s Elite, Premier 1, or Premier 2 classes is eligible to enroll in the Premier Summer Program. Players new to RTC should contact the club to set up a skills assessment.
How do you divide kids into groups? Just like school-year Premier classes, players will be divided by age and skill-level to the extent that enrollment allows. While RTC believes there are benefits for players to train and compete with players of all levels, every effort is made to group players of similar ability.
Will my child have an opportunity to play outside? Yes. RTC has arranged for the usage of The Overlake School’s 4 outdoor courts for summer programming. Prior to the start of each week coaches will select 16 registered players to join the high performance training group at The Overlake School. Parents will be notified before the first class of the week if their child will be at the outdoor courts that week. If you do not hear from RTC prior to the start of the week your child should expect to train at RTC. At RTC there is also an outdoor court available and students will have the opportunity to train on that court on a rotating basis.
What is benefit of enrolling in the full week program? The summer months offer players the chance to intensely focus on development. Registering for the half or full-day weekly program allows coaches to work with your child on weekly goals and targeted skill improvements. Coaches and players can work together to determine weekly goal(s) and assess progress throughout the week. Additionally, full-week pricing is offered at a substantial discount from the 8-pack pricing.
What happens if it rains and my child is scheduled to play outdoors? In the event of rain all programs will be held indoors at Redmond Tennis Club. Parents and students will be notified ahead of time of any changes.
What’s the difference between the morning and afternoon tennis sessions? Morning sessions will focus on technical development, drills, and video analysis. Afternoon sessions will focus on strategy and coached point-play drills and games. Mental training will be included in the afternoon session especially point construction and how to win points.
Does my child really need fitness every day? At RTC fitness is a general term for agility, coordination, endurance, and strength training. Each fitness session will focus on separate aspects-students will not over train with daily fitness but rather cross-train to ensure that all aspects of fitness development are covered to enhance on-court play.
Is the full-day program break supervised? Yes. During the 12-1 break a coach or staff-member will always be on hand either at The Overlake School or RTC. 20-30 min. will be reserved for lunch. After lunch players can choose to relax on their own or participate in supervised outdoor games (basketball, soccer, water soakers/balloons, tag) or indoor activities (ping pong, board games).