Tennis

Development


The Community Olympic Development Program tennis section has 3 main components: Outreach, Recreational, and the Academy component.  The Outreach component helps introduce youth to tennis. The Recreational and Academy components are designed to help youth achieve their goals, whether it is just to have fun with friends, to obtain a college scholarship, or to be a world class player.

Head Tennis Coach 


Kyle Wartick is the Head Professional at Cooper Tennis Complex.
  • 2008 USTA / MO Valley High Performance Coach
  • Former Satellite Circuit Tour Player
  • PTR Certified Teaching Professional
  • USPTA Certified Teaching Professional
  • USTA / Missouri Valley Section Jr. Competition
  • USTA / MO District Jr. Competition Chairman

Philosophy


  • To help youth develop physically, mentally and emotionally
  • To provide a fun friendly learning environment
  • To provide youth ages 5 - 18 with learning and play opportunities to enjoy this lifetime sport

Outreach


  • Annually, over 7000 youth are exposed to tennis in the CODP Outreach program
  • Offers area youth free introductory lessons
  • Provides area schools and partners with staff training

Recreation


  • Once per week lessons
  • Provides introductory lessons throughout the community in a relaxed manner that will give youth a chance to see if they enjoy the sport

Academy


  • 6 levels of programs ranging from beginners 5 years of age to college bound high school age players
  • Academy levels are based on a ladder system. Tournaments and match play are encouraged in all the Academy levels
  • Focuses on all the elements of becoming an accomplished tennis player
  • Parent / coach nights are scheduled throughout the year to keep everyone informed and give parents the opportunity to ask questions
  • Players meet at least 2 times per week to maximize their learning
  • This component utilizes and follows the USA High Performance model and the 6 USTA Sport Sciences