Level: High Intermediate, Ball Type: High Compression, Court Size: 78?, Tournament Level: USTA Sanctioned Entry Level/Intermediate Level
Gold 1 is the first step into our Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that are currently playing USTA Entry Level tournaments. All players need to be level equivalent to a high intermediate player with aspirations to play Varsity High School Tennis and committed to playing USTA Sanctioned or Non-Sanctioned tournaments regularly. This class will focus on proper stretching, dynamic warm-ups, on & off court conditioning, ball shape, spin variety, consistency, point-play development, controlled footwork and movement, and mental toughness training and strategies for both singles and doubles tournament play. Gold 1 includes Match Play on Saturdays from 8-10am and will work on detailed stroke production and point play development appropriate for this level of player. This class runs in monthly sessions and generally meets 3 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for Match Play.
NOTE: Match play attendance is Mandatory, as match play is 65% of player development at this level.
Player graduation is approximately 12 months and Pro approval is REQUIRED to move to the next level of development. Player pathway development criteria is posted online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/683002 or posted in the PTC lobby. If you have any questions about the junior program, please call PTC @ 503-823-3189 or contact PTC Tennis Coordinator Bret Bowers by email: Bret.Bowers@PortlandOregon.gov
Class held at PTC
Note: If needed, Racquets are available at PTC
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We offer a free monthly assessment for first time registrants if you have questions. Please call 503-823-3189 to see when we can schedule a free assessment if you are not sure which class to register for.
4. Youth (School Age/ 5yrs - 17yrs)
Class held at PTC
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