Girls 12-14 (16)
Boys 13-15 (18)

During this stage, players will demonstrate skills, abilities and the desire to continue playing tennis for recreational purposes or show desire to continue pursuing excellence via the OTR Elite Invitational A+ system.

Group sessions form the second stepping stone in our OTR Elite Competitive Pathway.
More variables, higher intensity, more stress and a need for faster thinking are all introduced here with less coach involvement, more self-exploration and team building.
Keystone performance strengths will be introduced here throughout the year.

Syllabus

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Character Development Strengths

  1. Discipline
  2. Focus
  3. Hardworking
  4. Competitive
  5. Resilient

Moral Compass

  1. Attitude
  2. Respect
  3. Commitment

Accountability

Accountability cards given out throughout the term related to the character strength block we are working on – Focus – meditate or do mindfulness once/week for a set time depending on the player for example.

Training Schedule

Indian Recreation Club (IRC) Mon & Wed 4-6:30pm, Fri 4-6pm & 6-8pm, Sat 11:30-2pm
Inv A Camps are also scheduled throughout the year during school holidays.

Practicing and playing guidelines

Girls 12 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15-20

45-60

30

HKTA/UTR
National/CRC
International Age Group
(ATF U12s, U14s)

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

4-5

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

16-18

4-6

Girls 13-14 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15-20

45-60

30

HKTA/UTRl
National/CRC
International ATF/TE Age Group
ITF junior (group 5, 4, 3)

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-8

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

18-24

4-6

Boys 13-15 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments per year

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15

45-60

30

U14, U16 HKTA/UTR events
U14, U16 National events
International age group events U14 - ATF

*Top players at 14 may begin playing ITFs and U18 National events.

AGE 15
U16 and U18 HKTA/UTRl events
U16 and U18 National events
International age group events U16
Top players of this age will play ITF events

PRACTICING

Physical training by
the end of the year

Tennis training

Other matches
(practices, leagues,
etc.)/year

Total number
of hours/week

Rest and regeneration
weeks per year
(break from tennis)

5-8

12-14
(including
group and
private)

48

20

4-6

Prerequisites

  • Fulfilled and satisfied the necessary Invitational B checkpoints.
  • Ready to be challenged at A level.
  • New players – required to train 2 sessions minimum before an accurate assessment can be made.

Mission

The mission of the parent
  • Be supportive of the child-player by ensuring that he/she loves tennis as the pressure to perform increases.
  • Provide guidance but listen to the child to ensure that training and competing is enjoyable.
  • Discuss a child’s goals and aspirations with your child but recognize that increased pressure from the parent may result in decreasing motivation to play.
  • Understand the OTR Elite Competitive Pathway that outlines how your child can progress in the sport.
  • Encourage children to become responsible for their preparation for tennis.
  • Reinforce values such as hard work, personal excellence and sacrifice as they are necessary to be successful.
  • Support your child’s decision if he/she wants to switch to recreational tennis.
  • Ensure that schoolwork is attended to and that the child is given other normal childhood responsibilities.
The mission of the Coach
  • Meet regularly with the fitness coach to ensure a well-balanced and coordinated training program.
  • Raise the performance capacity of the players.
  • Prepare players to perform at identified competitions, reaching a peak performance at the priority competition of the year.
  • Pursue professional development that includes new learning about technical and tactical information and appropriate training for Invitational A stages where strength and stamina should be emphasized.
  • Encourage decision-making and self-responsibility for aspects of tennis training and competition.
The mission of the athlete
  • Be well-prepared for training and competition including well-organized, rested, hydrated.
  • Become increasingly more responsible for own preparation.
  • Discuss goals and aspirations with your coach and parents.
  • Love training, playing and competing.
  • Participate in a complementary sport that is enjoyable.
  • Be an ambassador of OTR Elite and the sport of tennis while in Hong Kong and abroad.

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