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RED Level -  36-Foot Court

Starters / Entry Level Players (Ages 5 and Up)


GOAL: Preparation for rally exchange with partner


FOCUS: is on the player beginning the match play by using a drop-hit or under hand serve


PROGRAMMING:

Your child will be introduced to this "STARTERS" program, a level which is for the RED Level player who is learning the game of tennis and can send and return the ball. Coaches will be working with their players to be able rally over the net and use forehands and backhands.

PRACTICE - PRACTICE and more PRACTICE:

  • Forehand - Drop hit - Send to targets, send with accuracy 
  • Backhand - Drop hit - Send over the net to Zone
  • Starting - Drop hit - to player with forehand or under hand serve to partner


MATCH PLAY CRITERIA:

  • Rally the ball over the net with another player 5 or more times (Not with a coach or higher level player)
  • Player can drop-hit or serve underhand to start the point
  • Rally with forehand and backhand during point play
  • Can keep score and know how to make line calls in or out
  • Should be able to focus for 10 -15 minutes during match play
  • Matches are started by sending the ball over the net and the opponent returns the ball over the net. The Ball must   cross the net twice to begin the point.


MOVE UP CRITERIA:

  • Cooperative Partner Rally – Ball exchange 8-10 times including forehand and backhand strokes
  • Serve overhand to serve area in, aiming to both deuce and ad courts, 2 tries
  • Control the ball within the 36 foot court


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