Orange level or Quick Pro Tennis program is designed for 6 – 10-year-old kids and enables them to learn the basics of tennis through a series of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.
Players play in a group of 10 kids maximum
Kids learn basics of tennis such as forehand, backhand, volleys, serve and footwork. Coaches use basic teaching tools like cones, vertical and horizontal targets.
When developing, the coach uses more advanced teaching skills like speed, agility, flexibility, balance, tactics and technique. Private lessons, house league, and tournaments recommended.
For Future professional and college players preparation stage, the coach uses advanced teaching materials such as agility ladders, skipping ropes, vertical and horizontal targets, medicine and Swiss balls. Fitness classes introduced. Kids have more time to work on speed, agility, flexibility, balance, tactics and technique. Private lessons, house league, and tournaments recommended.
Orange tennis group is a beginner and play on 60’ long and 21’ wide court, use orange balls and 21-25 inch rackets. The focus is about making it as much fun as possible during tennis lessons. The game-based approach is used.
The focus of this stage is building physical literacy through continued development of tennis skills moving from progressive tennis to full court during the latter part of the developing stage. This is the ideal time to learn, further develop and consolidate tennis skills. Participants continue to participate in a variety of sports to develop the versatility required for tennis. During this stage, the player will continually demonstrate competence in the identified physical, technical, tactical and psychological skills that will indicate whether he/she should participate in the competition or recreation stream.
The development of perception skills is fundamental to long-term success in the sport.
Further develop and consolidate all fundamental tennis competencies (technical, tactical) in match play.
Develop basic psychological skills (ability to focus, emotional control, effort/determination, positive attitude). Develop basic competitive skills through learning to cope with basic competitive environments. Introduce general physical preparation and further develop fundamental motor skills through participation in other sports. Continue to develop decision-making skills.