Level: Low Intermediate-Intermediate, Ball Type: Foam, High Compression, Court Size: 78?, Tournament Level: USTA Sanctioned Entry Level or Non-Sanction Competition
Silver JV 14-18 is the next level after Bronze JV 14-18 in our Junior Development Pathway and the first level to offer a more competitive match play session as part of the curriculum (match play attendance is very important, as match play is 60% of player development).
This class is a ton of fun, with a lot of athletic movement, and high energy instruction from our USPTA/USPTR Certified Tennis Professionals. This class runs in monthly sessions and generally meets 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for Match Play. Silver JV 14-18 is specifically designed to develop and equip current JV High School players or a player at an equivalent level, to compete for the top of their respective JV team and to prepare each player to potentially compete for a spot on their Varsity HS Tennis Team. This class will focus on more advanced movement, agility, racquet preparations, rallies, placement, competitive competition and point play for singles and doubles. Players will continue to work on fundamentals, but should already know how to score, and be comfortable with serving, groundstrokes, volleys and overhead fundamentals, as players will be introduced to much faster stroke preparations on the run, the slice & kick serve, return of serve, doubles and singles strategies and additional ball control using shape, spin and placement on their groundstrokes. As players develop, coaches will separate players abilities to create level compatibility throughout the session, so that our 2 tiers of development criteria are fully utilized to optimize player development.
Player graduation is approximately 12-24 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
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Please Remember: No Classes on November 16th due to Junior Tournament
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)
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