JUNIOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for all 12 and under Quickstart classes, Performance I and II, and High Performance I and II

QUICKSTART REQUIREMENTS – AGES 4-17

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Neko at [email protected] .

Red Ball (4-8 years old)

These players will be able to learn all the skills required to rally with a partner. They will learn how to start a point with underhand toss and overhead serve.

*Before Advancing to Orange Ball

  • Needs to be able to send and receive on both sides off the bounce and out of the air
  • Can rally consistently 8 balls or more with recovery, balance and moderate technique. Can start a point with an overhead serve. Players can control depth and direction of the ball.

 

Orange Ball (8 – 11 years old)

These players will develop basic to moderate/advanced rallying skills from the 60 ft. court baseline. They will learn how to start a point with both an underhand and overhead serve.

*Before Advancing to Green Ball       

  • Students can achieve all movements and rally with balance.            
  • Can control depth and direction from the baseline.                   
  • Can play all parts of the court including baseline, mid-court and net with moderate technique on:  Forehand , Backhand, Serve, Volley                              
  • Can rally 10 balls or more

 

Green Ball (11-17 years old)

These students will develop basic to moderate/advanced technique and rallying skills on a 78ft. court from the baseline. They will learn how to start a point with an overhead serve and technical fundamentals for mid-court and net play.

*Before Advancing to Performance I

  • Students should be able to play a rally starting with proper serve technique and grip.
  • They should be able to control direction, depth and spin from the baseline.
  • Student should have the ability to play all parts of the court including mid-court and net with proper grips, footwork and fundamentals.
  • Can rally 12 balls or more.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Jose at [email protected]

Performance II (7 – 10 years old)

  • Intermediate to advanced level players from 2nd-5th grade
  • Match-play experience in either ALTA or USTA
  • Desire to play in high school and beyond
  • Must be able to sustain a 10 ball rally, use topspin, and consistently get serves in with continental grip
  • Has a basic understanding of tactics

Performance I (11+)

  • Intermediate to advanced level players from 6th-12th grade
  • Match-play experience
  • Desire to play in high school and beyond
  • Must be able to sustain a 15 ball rally, use topspin and slice and consistently get serves in with continental grip.

HIGH PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Emly at [email protected]

High Performance II (10+)

  • Lower level HP at Agape
  • Students on track to play high level high school tennis or college tennis
  • Commitment of 2 days a week
  • UTR level 2.5-5.0
    * If your UTR is not a 2.5, but you have beat two players in this group in a tournament lately or beat them in a challenge match you will be accepted.
  • Mandatory to play at least one USTA/UTR tournament a month
  • Private Lesson: Important for player to progress
  • 10 & under: Ranking has to be Top 25 in the state in the 10&under division.

*Before Advancing to High Performance I

Students have to have a UTR 5.0 or higher or be able to beat two players in HP I in a tournament or challenge match.

 

High Performance I (12+)

  • Higher level HP at Agape
  • Students on track to play college tennis
  • Commitment of 2 days a week
  • UTR level 5.0+
    * If your UTR is not a 5.0, but you have beat two players in this group in a tournament lately or beat them in a challenge match you will be accepted.
  • Mandatory to play at least one USTA/UTR tournament a month. Suggested to play two.
  • Private Lesson: Important for player to progress