JUNIOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

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

12 AND UNDER – QUICKSTART REQUIREMENTS

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Neko at nekor@agapetennisacademy.com.

Red ball II (4-6 years old)

  • These students are new to the sport.

  • Have some or limited experience.

  • Has not developed tossing skills both underhand and overhead

  • Cannot rally more than 4 balls in a row consistently

Red Ball I (4 – 6 years old)

  • Students are not new to the sport
  • Has moderate to experienced level
  • Can sustain a rally on 36in. courts of 4 or more balls consistently
  • Shows ability to move ball around the court
  • Can start a point with overhead serve
  • May have match-play experience

*Before Advancing to Orange ball I

  • 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

Orange Ball II (7 – 10 years old)

  • Students are new to the sport or have some experience
  • Cannot sustain a rally of more than 6 balls with balance and moderate technique
  • May struggle with hand-eye coordination and balance

Orange ball I (7 – 10 years old)

  • Students are not new to the sport
  • Is moderate to advanced level
  • Can sustain a rally with basic technical abilities (hit on balance, understands how to finish stroke)
  • Have little to good slicing ability
  • Can serve with continental grip. Can create topspin on both strokes
  • Has played a year of Alta or Usta tournaments

*Before Advancing to Green Ball I        

  • Everything achieved with balance            
  • Can execute all tactics                                    
  • Is technically comparable on:  FH , BH, Serve, Volley                              
  • Proper transition footwork and net coverage
  • Can rally 10 balls or more

Green Ball II (11-17 years old)

  • New or somewhat experienced
  • Cannot sustain a rally of more than 4 balls with proper technique
  • Has some to little match-play experience

Green Ball I (11-17 years old)

  • Students have some moderate to advanced experience
  • Can sustain a rally of 4 balls or more with moderate technique
  • Can serve and volley with continental grip
  • Has some match-play experience of either Alta or Usta

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Jose at joseg@agapetennisacademy.com.

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 emilyz@agapetennisacademy.com.

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