JUNIOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for all 12 and under Quickstart classes, Performance I and II, and High Performance I and II

For any questions on qualifications or to make sure your kid is in the correct group, please email Coach Craig at craigb@agapetennisacademy.com.

QUICKSTART REQUIREMENTS – AGES 4-17

Red Ball (4-8 years old)

These players will be able to learn all the skills required to rally with a partner. They will learn how to start a point with underhand toss and overhead serve.

*Before Advancing to Orange Ball

  • Needs to be able to send and receive on both sides off the bounce and out of the air
  • Can rally consistently 8 balls or more with recovery, balance and moderate technique. Can start a point with an overhead serve. Players can control depth and direction of the ball.

 

Orange Ball (7 – 11 years old)

These players will develop basic to moderate/advanced rallying skills from the 60 ft. court baseline. They will learn how to start a point with both an underhand and overhead serve.

*Before Advancing to Green Ball       

  • Students can achieve all movements and rally with balance.            
  • Can control depth and direction from the baseline.                   
  • Can play all parts of the court including baseline, mid-court and net with moderate technique on:  Forehand , Backhand, Serve, Volley                              
  • Can rally 10 balls or more

 

Green Ball (11-17 years old)

These students will develop basic to moderate/advanced technique and rallying skills on a 78ft. court from the baseline. They will learn how to start a point with an overhead serve and technical fundamentals for mid-court and net play.

*Before Advancing to Performance I

  • Students should be able to play a rally starting with proper serve technique and grip.
  • They should be able to control direction, depth and spin from the baseline.
  • Student should have the ability to play all parts of the court including mid-court and net with proper grips, footwork and fundamentals.
  • Can rally 12 balls or more.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Performance II (7 – 11 years old)

  • Intermediate to advanced level players from 2nd-5th grade
  • Match-play experience in either ALTA or USTA
  • Desire to play in high school and beyond
  • Must be able to sustain a 10 ball rally, use topspin, and consistently get serves in with continental grip
  • Has a basic understanding of tactics

Performance I (12+)

  • Intermediate to advanced level players from 6th-12th grade
  • Match-play experience
  • Desire to play in high school and beyond
  • Must be able to sustain a 15 ball rally, use topspin and slice and consistently get serves in with continental grip.

HIGH PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

High Performance II (10+)

  • Lower level HP at Agape
  • Students on track to play high level high school tennis or college tennis
  • Commitment of 2 days a week
  • UTR level 2.5-5.0
    * If your UTR is not a 2.5, but you have beat two players in this group in a tournament lately or beat them in a challenge match you will be accepted.
  • Mandatory to play at least one USTA/UTR tournament a month
  • Private Lesson: Important for player to progress
  • 10 & under: Ranking has to be Top 25 in the state in the 10&under division.

*Before Advancing to High Performance I

Students have to have a UTR 5.0 or higher or be able to beat two players in HP I in a tournament or challenge match.

 

High Performance I (12+)

  • Higher level HP at Agape
  • Students on track to play college tennis
  • Commitment of 2 days a week
  • UTR level 5.0+
    * If your UTR is not a 5.0, but you have beat two players in this group in a tournament lately or beat them in a challenge match you will be accepted.
  • Mandatory to play at least one USTA/UTR tournament a month. Suggested to play two.
  • Private Lesson: Important for player to progress