2019 Summer Brochure PDHP_Summer_2019_WEB_Final - Page 38

Junior Tennis PLEASE NOTE: No class Jul 4 Junior Program Levels to Success Learning & Development Program Class Name Age Child/Pro Description Ratio Player Abilities Red Ball 1 4-5 Beginner- 10 and under format using red balls on a 36' court Just starting to play tennis. Red Ball 2 6-7 6/1 Beginner/Advanced Beginner - 10 and under format using red balls on a 36' court Little or no tennis experience; cannot rally consistently. Junior Development 7-8 6/1 Program 1 (Orange Ball) Advanced beginner- Using orange balls on a 60’ court Learning to rally. Junior Development 8-11 5/1 Program 2 (Orange/Green Dot Ball) Advanced Beginner- Using Orange balls on a 60' court Beginning to rally and serve. Capable of rallying with a pro from service line 10 times or baseline 5 times. Junior Development 11-14 5/1 Program 3 (Green Dot Ball) Advanced Beginner- Using green dot balls on a 78' court Sustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Able to serve & play a game on a 78' court. Tournament Prep 1* 8-11 5/1 (Orange/Green Dot Ball) Orange & Green Dot Balls will be used. Intermediate players on full court Sustains medium-length rallies. Is expected to play in weekly Junior Matchplay. Should play twice a week. Tournament Prep 2* 9-13 5/1 (Green Dot Ball) Green Dot Balls will be used - Intermediate/Advanced players - use of full court Starting to understand spins & grip change to continental. Able to serve & play a regulation game. Is expected to play in weekly Junior Matchplay. Should play twice a week. 4/1 or 6/1 High School 1* 14-18 5/1 Yellow Ball- use of full court Sustains medium-length rallies (5 shots). Starting to incorporate & understand grip changes & shot selection. Should play twice a week. *Enrollment in Tournament Prep 1 and higher is subject to approval by the Junior Director. An evaluation may be required. Advanced Program | Must be tested or approved by Junior Director or 10 & Under Director Class Name Age Child/Pro Description Ratio Player Abilities Mini Excellence 6-9 5/1 (Orange/Green Dot Ball) Must play twice a week. Matchplay is required. Can rally & play on the 60' court with orange ball. Player is transitioning to full court with green dot balls. Advanced young players aspiring to play at a high level as well as a future high school player Junior Excellence 9-13 5/1 Advanced young players (Green Dot/Yellow Ball) aspiring to play at a high level as well as a future high school player Able to rally with an instructor from the service line, (20 balls in a row). Wants to establish timeless fundamentals. Matchplay participation required. Must play twice a week. USTA Tournament participation expected. A strong work ethic & a hustle for every ball. High School 1.5 14-18 5/1 Yellow Ball-use full court Players that made freshman team or higher. Should play twice a week. High School 2 14-18 5/1 Yellow Ball-use full court Players that made Boys or Girls High School JV team. Should already be playing USTA tournaments. Should play twice a week. High School 3 14-18 5/1 Yellow Ball-use full court Players that made their High School Varsity team or are capable of making the Varsity team. Should already be playing USTA tournaments. Should play twice a week. 38 Park District of Highland Park • 847.831.3810 • pdhp.org