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Junior Programs

 

INDOOR TENNIS PROGRAMS

Our junior programs accommodate all levels ages and abilities. Each class is created to develop students to the next level. Silver and Gold levels incorporate match play on either Friday or Saturday's which prepare students for tournaments and accelerate their development as tennis players and complete athletes.  

Little Big Tennis Ages 3-5  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, instruction, and play.   Children will build socialization skills, hand-eye coordination, athletic balance, and footwork and receive modified stroke instruction on a 36' tennis court.

Bronze is the first or second step of Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway for players with little or no experience. 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 basic fundamentals of the game, scoring, modern footwork and mental toughness to succeed. Tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship will be incorporated to assure finding and keeping partners for a lifetime.

Bronze 1 Pathway Card • Bronze 2 Pathway Card

Silver is the next step in Portland Tennis Center's junior development pathway. These classes are for low intermediate- intermediate level players. 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. Tennis etiquette and good sportsmanship will be incorporated to assure finding and keeping partners for a lifetime.

Silver 1 Pathway Card • Silver 2 Pathway Card

Gold (1) ages 8-14 - is the first step into the PTC Competitive Junior Pathway program and is reserved for juniors that are playing USTA Entry Level tournaments. All players need to be equivalent to an intermediate - high intermediate player with aspirations to play Varsity High School tennis and committed to playing USTA Sanctioned or Non-Sanctioned tournaments. This class will be introduced to more advanced footwork, movement, stroke mechanics, shot and spin variations, match play training, point play development, mental toughness during competition, singles and doubles strategy and much more. Classes include a mandatory match play day on Saturdays from 8:30-10:30am.  Pro approval or player graduation from Silver Elementary II or Silver Middle II is required/mandatory for program participation or player must have equivalent experience.

Gold 1 Pathway Card 

GOLD (2) ages 10-18 - is the second 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.  Pro approval or player graduation from Silver 2 is required for program participation and/or player must have equivalent experience.

Gold 2 Pathway Card 

Diamond is the second step of development for the Portland Tennis Center's Competitive Junior Pathway program.  Players must have graduated from the Gold 2 class or have instructor approval to stay in this class. Diamond level is reserved for juniors that have played USTA Intermediate tournaments - formally known as Challenger, and are playing USTA Advanced tournaments.

Diamond 1 Pathway Card