Junior Tennis Programs:

At GRSC, our certified teaching staff offers juniors the area's best learning environment. We welcome those who have never picked up a racquet and those with years of experience. Our program has been regarded as one of the best in New England. Our staff has worked with some of the world's leading innovators in U10 tennis to create the best pathway for each young player, taking care to ensure proper preparation to learn and play at each level, starting with red and orange ball, and proceeding to green and yellow ball. For general information about the junior program or to set up a complimentary rating session for your junior player, please email Matt Fraenza. 

We are the proud trainers of 2018 Best Sportsman Award Winners as well as a Nationals Qualifying team! Congratulations Piper, Zoe, Charlie and the U18 Players. 

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Our Learning Pathway

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RED BALL, Ages 4-7  

Red Ball Skills to Master at GRSC
-Rally ball at least 10 times over net on 36' court
-Serve 50% of time on 36' court
-In ready position before and after ball contact
-Self feed a drop hit ball accurately to partner, eventually with spin
-Track score and serve a game using 1,2,3,4 scoring
-Progress to rally with spin on forehand and backhand side
-Volley the ball over the net to partner/coach
-Cooperate with partner and listen to coaches

ORANGE BALL, Ages 7-10

Red Ball Skills to Master at GRSC
-Rally ball at least 10 times over net on 36' court
-Serve 50% of time on 36' court
-In ready position before and after ball contact
-Self feed a drop hit ball accurately to partner, eventually with spin
-Track score and serve a game using 1,2,3,4 scoring
-Progress to rally with spin on forehand and backhand side
-Volley the ball over the net to partner/coach
-Cooperate with partner and listen to coaches

GREEN BALL, Ages 10-13

Green Ball Skills to Master at GRSC
-Rally the ball at least 10 times in a row on a 78' court
-Volley the ball back and forth from the net to a baseline player on the 78’ court
-Serve at least 70% of balls in a 78’court
-In ready position and move up to net using a split step
-Use continental grip on volleys
-Control volleys to partner/coach across net
-Self Feed a ball from 78’ baseline to partner
-Cooperate with partner and listen to coaches
-Willing to try different ideas from coaches

YELLOW BALL, Ages 12-18

Yellow Ball Skills to Master at GRSC
-Consistently uses a continental grip on backhand groundstroke, volleys and serve with acceptable technique
-Hits topspin and slice on both ground-strokes
-Rallies 20 ground-strokes in a row without a miss
-Understands basic tactics
-Shows cooperative play among partners
-Willing to try different ideas from coaches

 

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