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Junior programs

Developmental

 

Junior Programs

Developmental

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Our Developmental programs are designed to enable players to play the game (Serve, Rally  and Score) from day one. To learn more about program duration, assessment requirements and terms and conditions, please visit About Junior Programs page.

Blue

AGE: 4 – 5 years old

COURT: ¼ of a regulation court (11m long x 5.5m wide)

RACQUET: 17 or 19 inches (depending on player’s size)

RED FOAM BALL: More than 75% less compression than a regulations ball

RULES: Non-elimination play-based activities

GOAL: Developing FUNdamental movement skills needed in Red 1, in an environment that instils a strong desire for being active and lifelong participation in sports


Red 1 & 2

AGE: 6 – 8 years old

COURT: ¼ of a regulation court (11m long x 5.5m wide)

RACQUET: 19 or 21 inches (depending on player’s size)

RED BALL: 75% less compression than a regulations ball

RULES: Non-elimination format, Games up to 7 or 11 points

RED 1 GOAL: Learning to play Throw Tennis, Floor Tennis, and Rally Tennis

RED 2 GOAL: Learning to Serve, Rally and Score by outlasting the opponent


Orange 1 & 2

AGE: 9 – 11 years old

ORANGE COURT: ¾ of a regulation court (18m long x 6.4m wide)

RACQUET: 23 or 25 inches (depending on player’s size)

ORANGE BALL: 50% less compression than a regulations ball

RULES: Non-elimination format, No-ad scoring, Short sets (4 games)

ORANGE 1 GOAL: Learning to Serve, Rally and Score by outlasting the opponent

ORANGE 2 GOAL: Learning to win more points in Singles and Doubles by implementing basic tennis tactics


Green 1 & 2

AGE: 12 – 17 years old

GREEN COURT: Same size as a regulation court

RACQUET: 26 or 27 inches (depending on player’s size)

GREEN BALL: 25% less compression than a regulations ball

RULES: Non-elimination format, No-ad scoring, Short sets (4 games)

GREEN 1 GOAL: Learning to Serve, Rally and Score by outlasting the opponent

GREEN 2 GOAL: Learning to win more points in Singles and Doubles by implementing basic tennis tactics


Yellow 3 & 4

AGE: 12 – 17 years old

COURT: Regulation court

RACQUET: 26 or 27 inches (depending on player’s size)

BALL: Regulations ball

RULES: Non-elimination format recommended, Regulation rules

YELLOW 3 GOAL: Improving point play skills in Singles and Doubles by recognizing phases of play (Defence, Neutral, Offence) and selecting appropriate shot to respond

YELLOW 4 GOAL: Improving point play skills in Singles & Doubles by using one’s strengths and exploiting the opponent’s weaknesses


Developmental Team Play

GOAL: Team Play sessions are a supplement to Learn sessions and provide players with additional point play repetition in a friendly and fun team environment, and thus, they can put in play the skills they learned in practice. Accordingly, participating in Team Play sessions help players improve their overall tennis skills much faster and enhance their desire to play better. Consequently, playing better becomes the reason for any skill development, going out to practice, and taking Learn sessions.