INDOOR TENNIS PROGRAMS
Our junior programs accommodate ages 4-18, all levels of junior play, weekday and weekend classes, providing recreational tennis through competitive level programs. Each class is created for athletic development, socialization, cooperative and individual learning that will progress each player from level to level. Silver and Gold levels incorporate match play on either Friday or Saturday's to prepare students for recreational and tournaments competition, which will accelerate each players tennis development and shape players into complete athletes.
Little Big Tennis Ages 4-5 Little Big Tennis is a high energy tennis class specifically designed to introduce the game of tennis through comfortable, parent/teacher/child on court interactions, creative tennis games, brief visual and verbal instruction, with a focus on fun! Children will build socialization skills, hand-eye coordination, athletic balance, footwork and receive modified stroke instruction on a 36' tennis court. This class can accommodate beginners through low intermediate levels of play.
Bronze is the 1st or 2nd step of Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway for players with little or no experience, who identify as beginners or advanced beginners. Even players with one-year experience will be challenged enough in these classes. Bronze classes will inspire each player to fall in love with tennis. Our USPTA and USPTR certified tennis instructors will teach players the fundamentals of the game, scoring, modern footwork, athletic coordination and agility using fun, creative curriculum. Tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship will be a foundation of this class, in order to develop the entire athlete both on and off the court.
Silver is 3rd or 4th step in Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway. These classes are for low intermediate- intermediate level players who are just being introduced to match play and recreational competition. Players with two- or three-years’ experience will be challenged enough in this class as this age group progresses quickly. Our USPTA and USPTR certified tennis instructors will focus on helping each player to develop more stroke/spin variety and placement, point development skills for singles and doubles, and continued match play strategies to prepare for competition and recreational play. Silver classes are specifically designed for players who show a next level of commitment and are identified as needing to be challenged, with longer rallies, more athletic movement and competitive play.
Gold (1) ages 8-16 - is the 1st step into the PTC Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that are playing USTA Entry Level tournaments (Formerly known as Rookies). All players need to be equivalent to a high intermediate – low advanced player with aspirations to play Varsity High School tennis and a full committed to playing USTA Sanctioned or Non-Sanctioned tournaments. This class will see advanced level of commitment to footwork, movement, stroke mechanics, shot and spin variations, weapon development, variations of serve placement, power and spin, shot selection, fitness and additional match preparations. Classes include a mandatory match play day on Fridays from 5:15-7:15pm. Gold 1 Instructor approval or player graduation from the Silver level is required/mandatory for program participation, no exceptions.
GOLD (2) ages 10-18 - is the 2nd step of development into the PTC Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that have already played USTA Entry Level tournaments are currently playing USTA Intermediate tournaments (Formerly known as Challengers). All players need to be level equivalent to a High Intermediate player with aspirations to play Varsity High School tennis & committed to playing USTA Sanctioned or Non-Sanctioned tournaments. This class will work on advanced footwork/movement, advanced stroke mechanics, advanced shot variety, advanced spins, point play development, mental toughness during competition, singles and doubles strategy and much more. Classes include a mandatory match play day on Fridays from 5:15-7:15pm. Gold 2 Instructor approval or player graduation from the Gold 1 level is required/mandatory for program participation, no exceptions.
Diamond is the final stage of development for the Portland Tennis Center's Competitive Junior Pathway program. Players must have graduated from the Gold 2 class or have Diamond instructor approval to sign up for this class, no exceptions. Diamond level is reserved for juniors that have played USTA Intermediate tournaments and are currently committed to playing USTA Advanced tournaments. The Diamond level is very fun, physically demanding and competitive with a full commitment to tennis as a player’s main sport. Diamond players are looking to excel in High School tennis, they very goal oriented and looking to achieve at the highest levels in the PNW and to prepare for Collegiate tennis competition.