Saturday, January 28, 2017

Rally Stars Team Tennis Model

(GPTKids modified version of Rally Stars Junior Team Tennis)

  • Open to players in the South Jersey area ages 5-10
  • 6 weeks of guided practice and play (Saturdays)
    • 30-minute practice and 60-minutes match play once a week
    • Goal: each player compete in minimum of two 7-point matches per week (singles or doubles)
      • teams rotate to compete against other teams
  • Short, easy-score game/match format (playing to 7 points)
  • Low compression, slower bouncing balls and modified (smaller) court space
    • Age bracket will determine modification of play
    • Play may make use of Red Felt or Foam balls and/or playground balls (age 5-6)
  • Play tennis as a team sport just like other youth sports
    • Everyone plays and everyone has fun
    • Team T-shirts included in registration (each team has their color)
    • Players gain a point for their color-coded team every time they win a match
    • Team with the most games after 6 weeks are the overall WINNERS
    • There are no LOSERS since everyone grows as a player from the experience
  • Registration in Rally Stars Team Tennis strongly recommends participation in another tennis program such as GPTKids QuickStart Tennis or comparable program
  • Registration is online ONLY through USTA Tennis Link
  • USTA Membership is NOT required to participate
  • Membership to USTA is FREE for first-time members ages 10 and under
    • USTA Membership ID must be set-up during registration
  • Parent Team Managers trained at SESSION 1 (45 minutes early) and then utilized to assist students with match play (scoring, ball pick-up, etc.)
    • Adults must assist on-court in some capacity
  • Awards for winning team at end of program (award to be determined)

F.A.Q. (to come)