RIRC Basic Junior Program

About All-City Junior Tennis 2016-17

All-City Junior Tennis offers your child the finest tennis coaches at excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, and a door-to-door transportation system. The result is a year-round, easily accessible, well supervised development program for children. Our programs include instruction, practice, competition, and special events which are designed to be fun for new and recreational players, as well as to motivate and train serious tournament players.

Since we started at Stadium Tennis Center in 1970, we have developed hundreds of ranked players and thousands of lifetime players. Let us help your children “Get in the Game”.

Program Directors

Gordon Kent is the General Manager of Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and was the Tennis Director of Stadium Tennis Center from 1979-97. He owned and directed New England Tennis Camp from 1991-2010. Gordon brings over 25 years of teaching experience with every level of junior from beginner through tournament competitor. One of the finest coaches in the East, his programs each year attract hundreds of juniors. Gordon was named “Pro of the Year” for the USPTR, Eastern Division in 1989. In 1992 he received the same award from the USPTA, Eastern Division. In 1986 he received the USTA / USPTR “Public Service Award” for outstanding contributions to tennis development. Gordon is a past chairman of the Junior Competition Committee for USTA – Eastern. He has been at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club since 1997.

Xavier Luna is the Director of Junior Tennis for the Advantage All-City Junior Tennis Programs. Xavier has over 30 years experience in tennis, commencing as a ranked junior. He was the Director of Junior Programs at Stadium Racquet Club, the owner and founder of Metro Tennis Academy, and has held many other positions in the tennis industry. Xavier inspires players with his love of tennis and possesses the professional skills to keep campers returning year after year to the All-City Junior Tennis Programs.

Carole Wright has been running programs for children for over 25 years. She is one of of the best women tennis players to come from New York. She was twice the National Indoor Women’s Champion, the Mixed Doubles Indoor Champion, and the Canadian Women’s Singles Indoor Champion. Carole has been at RIRC since 1993.

Dates and Tuition – 2016-17

Classes in the Basic Junior Program are offered in 1, 1 1/2, and 2 hour units, once weekly, in three trimesters. A student / teacher ratio of 4:1 is strictly maintained.

Fall Term: Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, December 17 (13 weeks) with no classes Thursday, November 24 – Saturday, November 26
Winter Term: Monday, January 2 – Saturday, March 18 (11 weeks)
Spring Term: Monday, March 20 – Monday, June 12 (12 weeks) with no classes on Monday, May 29

Class Times: After school during the week and on Saturdays

1 hour classes: $1040 for the 13 week term, $960 for the 12 week term, and $880 for the 11 week term
1 1/2 hour classes: $1560 for the 13 week term, $1440 for the 12 week term, and $1320 for the 11 week term
2 hour classes: $2080 for the 13 week term, $1920 for the 12 week term, and $1760 for the 11 week term
Sibling Discount: There is a 5% discount on each additional child enrolled from the same family.
Match Play

Match Play sessions are scheduled on Fridays from 6-8PM and are supervised by a member of our professional staff. The cost is $975 for the 13 week term, $900 for the 12 week term, and $825 for the 11 week term. You can also pay for match play on a weekly basis at the rate of $80 per match.


Door to door transportation is available for weekday and some weekend classes at an additional cost of $585 for the 13 week term, $540 for the 12 week term, and $495 for the 11 week term.

Tryouts and Enrollment

In order to insure proper placement in classes, each new student must be evaluated. Tryouts are conducted personally by Gordon Kent, Carole Wright, and their staff and are scheduled starting on August 29 on weekdays from 4-7PM, Saturdays from Noon – 4PM, or by special appointment. Call Gordon Kent or Dave Gilbert at 212.935.0250 to make an appointment for a tryout.

Children are placed in classes based on the following criteria:
Skill Level – players within a group must be at similar levels
Age – generally, a class is most successful when players are near the same age
Location – if a child needs transportation, logistics of pick-up and drop-off become a significant issue in class placement

Placing a child in a suitable class is crucial to a positive experience. We cannot always find classes at every level at any given time. Accordingly, tryouts are essential to the enrollment process. We need as much information about the applicant as possible. Available time, playing experience, and transportation needs are very important. Please supply this information in the appropriate spaces on the application. A deposit of $400 is required with the balance due two weeks before the session begins. Delinquent accounts will be charged interest at the rate of 1 1/2% per month. While we attempt to find make-ups for missed classes, make-ups are not guaranteed and refunds are not given.

Holiday Camps

We offer Holiday Camps for ages 6-17 during the December and Spring vacations. On court time is divided between instruction, drills, competitive games, and match play. There is a 15 minute break daily for snacks. The hours of the program are 12-4PM daily except for Wednesdays when the hours are 1-5PM. A 5:1 student to teacher ratio is strictly maintained.

Dates: December 19-23 and December 27-30
March 20-24, March 27-31, and April 10-14
Tuition: $750 per five day week, $600 per four day week
Transportation: $250 per five day week, $200 per four day week

Note that students may also attend the Holiday Camp on a daily basis. Fees for Tuition and Transportation are pro-rated.

RIRC Membership Benefit

Members of the Junior Program receive full Roosevelt Island Racquet Club membership benefits for the period of time they are enrolled in the Junior Program. This means member prices on court rentals and private lessons with two week in advance reservation privileges.

For Information

Gordon Kent at gkent@advantagetennisclubs.com or by telephone at
212.935.0250 ext 825
David Gilbert at dgilbert@advantagetennisclubs.com or by telephone at
212.935.0250 ext 819
Xavier Luna at xluna@advantagetennisclubs.com or by telephone at
212.935.0250 ext 811
Carole Wright at 212.935.0250 ext 816