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JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Full program descriptions for all ages and levels 

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Red Ball (Ages 4 - 8) 

Level 1 (Age 4-5)
Kids are introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through activities designed to build a solid foundation for long term athletic development. Activities are focused on developing the ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) all while forming skills necessary to serve, rally, and score. The red foam and felt balls are used on the 36-foot Red Courts. Recommended 1-2 days per week. 

 

Level 2 (Age 6-8)
In this class, our students continue to sharpen their ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) while beginning to develop more dynamic movement and footwork patterns that focus on sending and receiving. We introduce topspin and underspin on both the forehand and backhand strokes as well as the different grips used. Ability to intentionally place the ball short, deep, and side to side is crucial before graduating to the next level. Typically this is the developmental stage with the greatest duration. Upon completion, most players will progress to the orange ball level 2. The red foam and felt balls are used on the 36-foot Red Courts. Recommended 1-2 days per week. 

Orange Ball (Ages 8 - 10) 

Orange Ball Level 1 (Age 8-10) 
This level introduces the basics skills of tennis through the use of hand-eye coordination drills along with stroke production. The ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) are a major focus at this level. Cooperative drills are used to introduce players to serve, rally, and scoring. The low compression orange balls are used on the 60-foot Orange Courts. 

Orange Ball Level 2 (Age 8-10)
This level builds upon the sound athletic base established in earlier classes while integrating more spatial and time constraints. Players utilize control, spin, and positioning to their advantage while also being able to consistently rally and cooperate with a partner. We integrate hand-eye coordination drills along with footwork skills. The ability to maintain proper technique during points and proficiency on serve is a necessity before graduating to the next level. Students should begin to participate in Round Robins while at this level. The low compression orange balls are used on the 60-foot Orange Courts. 

 

Green Ball (Ages 10 - 12) 

Beginner: Green Ball Level 1 (Age 10-12)
This level introduces the basics skills of tennis through the use of hand-eye coordination drills along with stroke production. The ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) are a major focus at this level. Cooperative drills are used to introduce players to serve, rally, and scoring. Students will build a strong foundation through playing and fun drills that will lead to quicker development. The low compression green balls or standard yellow balls are used on the 78-foot Green Courts. 

Green Ball Level 2 (Age 10-12)
Players in this level have demonstrated an understanding of the core concepts. They are able to  vary their shots with different speed, spin, and placement. The focus at this level is on tactics and general point play. All players are encouraged to participate in Round Robins, Box Leagues, and USTA Level 3 tournaments. The low compression green balls or standard yellow balls are used on the 78-foot Green Courts. 

Yellow Ball (Ages 13 & Up)

Beginner: Yellow Ball Level 1 (Age 13 & Up) 
This level introduces the basics skills of tennis through the use of hand-eye coordination drills along with stroke production. The ABCs (agility, balance, and coordination) are a major focus at this level. Cooperative drills are used to introduce players to serve, rally, and scoring. Students will build a strong foundation through playing and fun drills that will lead to quicker development. The low compression green balls or standard yellow balls are used on the 78-foot Green Courts. 


Yellow Ball Level 2 (Age 13 & Up)
Players in this level have demonstrated an understanding of the core concepts. They are able to  vary their shots with different speed, spin, and placement. The focus at this level is on tactics and general point play. All players are encouraged to participate in Round Robins, Box Leagues, and USTA Level 3 tournaments. The low compression green balls or standard yellow balls are used on the 78-foot Green Courts. 

High School Team Training: Intermediate & Advanced Yellow Ball (Age 13 & Up)
Designed for both high school players and soon to be high schoolers. It will prepare players for their season and help participants improve consistency and tactics. Singles and doubles strategy is also a large component to this level. Focus is on the keys to consistency, footwork, serve/return, and match toughness.  We highly recommend this class for all players that will be trying out and want to have success on the high school level.