In 1990 Baltimore Fitness and Tennis established a special group of classes for their 4.5, 5.0, 5, 5, 6.0 Junior Academy students. The designations “Junior Varsity”, “Varsity”, “State” and “Regional” were respectively attached to these levels/classes. Though they train on separate days & nights, come from different backgrounds, are different ages, and go to different schools, they form a UNITED TEAM.
Every class works towards the same goals…getting to the next level. The hope of course is to build confident Junior Tennis-Athletes and bring them success on court. However, upon their graduation from the Academy, it’s fascinating to see how each individual evolved, in so many other ways, because they were a part of this special team. JETT has specialized activities, training regimens, and specialized expectations. On court, the players push themselves, and each other, to overcome physical and mental challenges. While tennis is often regarded as an “individual sport”, the benefits of training as a team are priceless. Many of these players will play on school teams or USTA leagues which will require a skill-set unique to the team format. More importantly, when our JETT students graduate from our Academy, they leave as a better person because they successfully engaged themselves in the team setting. When our “Legacies” come back to train or just to visit they always say the same thing: “Being a part of JETT helped make me who I am today in far more ways than just on the tennis court.”