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Welcome To Grip N' Rip Junior Tennis at Newport Beach Tennis Club

About Us

The Grip n Rip junior program is the most successful and popular program in all of Orange County. This is attributed to our professional staff whose primary objective is to impact the lives of all students in a positive manner.

Our objective is simple : To inspire each junior to love and learn the game of tennis!

The Grip n Rip junior program offers three seasonal after-school programs: The Gripper Developmental Program (GDP) for first timers, beginners,and intermediates ages 5-13 looking forward to advancing their skill in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere; the Gripper Performance Program (GPP), an invitational program for those students with a minimum SSV stroke score of 70 who are not quite ready for competitive play but have the desire to compete; and the Ripper Tournament Training Program (RTTP), for novice, satellite, open level juniors with a minimum SSV stroke score of 90 required for participation.  USTA and/or SSV tournament play on weekends is strongly encouraged.

All after-school programs are seasonal and run between 10-12 weeks throughout the year. Students have the option of attending once or multiple days during each seasonal session.

The GDP meets from 4:00-5:00pm Monday-Thursday and has a 7 to 1 student to instructor ratio.The GPP meets from 5:00-6:30pm Monday-Thursday with a 5 to 1 student to instructor ratio. The RTTP meets from 5:00-7:00pm Monday-Thursday also with a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio.

Included in the cost of enrollment for the Gripper Competitive Team, The Gripper Performance and Ripper Tournament Training programs is participation in our newly formed league called the Grip n Rip Cup. These are team competitions on Saturdays (Sundays for Gripper Competitive Team-10 & under students) that include both singles and doubles match play. Each session enrolled students will be placed on one of our teams for fun team oriented competitions.

All students who register for the Gripper Development Program are invited to particpate in our Sunday "RallyBall" class which teaches the more introductory students the concepts of play. Typically 3 to 4 RallyBall classes are offered duirng each session.

We also offer many summer junior prgrams as well. They include the Grippers "Swing & Spash" Summer Camp, the most attended summer camp in all of OC!, as well as the Summer training programs for our competitive juniors.

.Thank you for taking the time to review all our programs in more detail as well as the backgrounds of our staff who look forward to serving all your tennis needs.

Private lessons are available as well.


A successful program depends largely on having a knowledgeable, experienced, and consistent staff. The Grip n Rip junior program certainly is equipped with having these attributes. It is doubtful other junior programs can boast of having so many qualified professionals who have dedicated so many years to so many kids. Much of a kids enjoyment on court comes from the rapport and relationship he/she builds with the pro. Thank you to George Tate, Scott VanSon, Jann Dunlap, Andrea Gonzales, Lille Krukrubo, and Sunil Sipaeya, for dedicating your time with all of our Grippers & Rippers! To learn more about any of our pros, including their backgrounds, experience, rates, and contact info please click on coaches.


Established in 1966, the Newport Beach Tennis Club has continued to be one of the most prestigious tennis clubs in the country. With 19 lit tennis courts, full service restaurant, bar and catering, junior Olympic pool, fitness center and beautiful grounds, the NBTC has all the amenities you would ever want in a club. Home to over 7 acres, the NBTC has a beautiful layout, sunken center court and top notch customer service that enhances our members enjoyment. NBTC is a place where memories are formed and friendships are made. We hope you come visit us sometime, we would love to show you around. www.nbtennisclub.com


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