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Junior Tennis
 
   Frequently Asked Questions
  •   What is Junior tennis?

  •   How do I get my child involved in clinics?

  •   How do I get my child involved in "Team Tennis"

    and "Match Play"?


  •   What is Red Ball, Orange Ball and Green Ball Tennis?

  •   How do I become a member of the USTA?

  •   How do I find out about lessons, programs, leagues,

    socials and get involved in tennis at AVAC??

  •  

 
  At What Level Do You Play?
USTA 10 and Under Tennis
 
  • Junior Stars (Age 4-8): For the entry level junior. Players learn to rally and play on 36 foot courts with red balls.

  • Junior Aces (Age 7-10): For players with some tennis experience. Focus is on the basic skills, rules, and strategy of the game. Play is with the USTA red and orange balls on 36 & 60 foot courts.
USTA Jr. Competition Tennis
 
  • Junior Challengers (Ages 8-14): For players who are low intermediates to intermediate getting ready for match play and tournaments. Play is with USTA orange & green balls on 60 & 78 foot courts. Learn tactics and strategies using positive attitude and dealing with wins and losses.

  • Junior Excellence, Developmental Level(Ages 12-18) : For junior and High School JV players. Match play strategies and tactics for singles and doubles. Conditioning, stroke development and ball placement skills required for high level play. Must be Blue Grips Program skill level.

  • Junior Competitive Edge Academy (Ages 12-19): Tournament level juniors must be able to pass purple or gray grips program skill and written test.
    Satellite level juniors must be able to pass red or dark green grips skills and written test.

Junior Tennis Camp
 
  • These dynamic high performance weekly tennis camps are for junior players who aspire to bring their game to the next level. The content is supervised by USPTA & PTR Master professional & USTA High Performance coach Ken DeHart:
     
      *  Techniques - using strategy, court position, pace for match play
      *  Physical conditioning - strength, speed, coordination, and injury
          prevention
      *  Mental aspects of tennis- handling stress, dealing positively with
          adversity
      *  Technical strokes- working on backhand, forehand, volley, and
          serve correction
      *  Movement - footwork patterns to send and receive the ball
          effectively

  • Use of orange, green, and yellow balls will prevail and prepare the players for tournament and league play. For Junior players ages 6-18 with some tennis experience to advanced levels, equivalent to AVAC Jr Aces, Challengers, and Excellence Development.
Grips Program Individual Skill Levels
 
  • Color Codes:   Derived from the concept of the belts associated with martial arts proficiency, the program's 11 stages ascend from beginner's white to expert's black.  

 

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