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Junior Program Levels to Success Learning & Development Program
Class Name
Age Child / Pro Description
Player Abilities
Ratio
Red Ball 1
4-5
4 / 1
Beginner . 10 & Under format , 36 ' court .
Just starting to play tennis .
or 6 / 1
8 & UNDER
Red Ball 2
6-7
6 / 1
Beginner / Advanced Beginner .
Little or no tennis experience ;
Red balls , 36 ' court .
cannot rally consistently .
Junior Development
7-8
6 / 1
Intermediate -orange balls ; 60 ' court
Learning to rally .
Program 1
10 & UNDER
Orange Ball 1 8-10 5 / 1 Beginner / Advanced Beginner - 60 ' court Little or no tennis experience ; cannot rally consistently .
Junior Development
8-10
5 / 1
Intermediate - Orange balls - 60 ' court
Beginning to rally and serve . Capable of rallying with a
Program 2
pro from service line 10 times or baseline 5 times .
DEER CREEK RACQUET CLUB
Tournament Prep 1 *
8-10
5 / 1
Advanced Intermediate ,
Sustains medium-length rallies . Is expected to play in
Green Dot Balls , 78 ' court
weekly Junior match play . Should play twice a week .
14 & UNDER
Green Dot 1
11-14
5 / 1
Beginner / Advanced Beginner -
Little or no tennis experience ; cannot rally consistently .
Green dot balls
Junior Development
11-14
5 / 1
Intermediate - yellow balls , 78 ' court
Sustains medium-length rallies ( 5 shots ).
Program 3
Able to serve & play a game on a 78 ' court .
Tournament Prep 2 *
11-13
5 / 1
Advanced Intermediate ,
Sustains medium-length rallies ( 5 shots ).
Yellow balls , 78 ' court
Starting to incorporate & understand grip
changes & shot selection . Should play twice a week .
High School
14-18
5 / 1
Intermediate - Yellow Ball- full court
Sustains medium-length rallies ( 5 shots ).
Starting to incorporate & understand grip , changes and
shot selection . Should play twice a week .
Advanced Program | Must be tested or approved by Junior Director or 10 & Under Director .
Class Name
Age Child / Pro Description
Player Abilities
Ratio
Junior Excellence
9-13
5 / 1
Advanced .
Good listening skills and ability to use a continental
Green dot & yellow balls , 78 ' court .
grip for volleys , spin and serve . Able to rally with an instructor from the service line ( 20 balls in a row ). Match play participation required . Must play twice a week . USTA Tournament participation expected . A strong work ethic & a hustle for every ball .
High School Excellence 13-18
5 / 1
Advanced . Yellow ball , 78 ' court .
Varsity team player . Should play twice
a week . Participating in USTA Tournaments .
* Enrollment in Tournament Prep 1 and higher is subject to approval by a full-time tennis professional . An evaluation may be required .
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