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Junior Activities Guide
The One-Star Program is for children ages 4 – 6 who have little or no tennis exposure. The goal of the One-Star Program is to offer an opportunity for children to learn the basic skills through a series of fun and exciting games and drills. The emphasis will be on fun and skill development. They will develop their motor skills, listening skills and ability to follow instructions while they learn tennis skills.
The Two-Star Program is for children ages 7 – 9. Younger children who are skilled enough to hit forehands and backhands over the net from behind the service line and maintain a rally of 4 – 5 shots may be considered. The goals of the Two-Star Program are to learn the basic rules of tennis and basic stroke production of the forehand, backhand, overhead, serve and volley. The emphasis will be on fun and skill development.
The Three-Star Program is for children ages 10 – 12. Younger children who have achieved the goals of the Two-Star Program and are ready for the more challenging practices of the Three-Star Program may be considered. The goals of the Three-Star Program are to learn and master all the rules of tennis; to continue to master the forehand, backhand, overhead, serve and volley; to learn how to place each shot to a specific location on the court; to learn how to hit with spins and to prepare each child for tournament play.
The Four-Star Program is for children who are competing in ZAT-level tournaments or are on their junior high school team. The goals of the Four-Star Program are to advance each of the following to the Championship level: stroke production, singles strategy, mental toughness in game situations, conditioning and ranking.
The Five-Star Program is for children who are Championship qualified or Super Champ qualified or on their high school team. The goals of the Five-Star Program are to advance each of the following to the National level: stroke production, singles strategy, mental toughness in game situations, conditioning and ranking.
The Qualifying School is for children who are committed to getting Champ qualified. They are required to practice a minimum of three days per week, must play in one ZAT per month and are required to participate in the Gleneagles LADDER. This class will bridge the gap between the 4 and 5 Stars.
For details and registration information, see our Junior Activities Guide on the right column of this page.