Girls 8-11 (12)
Boys 9-12 (13)

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) Tue & Thu 4:30-6:30pm, Saturday 9:30-12pm.

Inv B Camps are also scheduled throughout the year during school holidays.

Practicing and playing guidelines

Girls 8 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Number of tournament matches per year

Types of competition

7-12

21-36

1/2 court tournaments – club
3/4 tournaments - club/HKTA

Full court transition ball competitions – club or Novice/HKTA/UTR

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)


4.5-5.5 hours which includes 3 hours in other sports


6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Girls 9 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

8-10

24-30

16-20

Full court transition ball U10 – club/UTR/HKTAl 

Full court regular U12 – club and UTR/HKTA.

* Top 10 year olds could be participants in the U12 Nationals and international U10 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)

4.5-5 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 hours of private lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Girls 10 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U10 HKTA/UTR.

U12 UTR/, U12 national events.

* Top players of this age could be competing in U14 Nationals and International U12 or U14 events - ATF.

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)

5-6 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

8-10 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

12-17

8 weeks

Girls 11 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U12 UTR/HKTA/ national events.

U14 UTR/HKTA/ national events.

* Top players of this age could be competing in U14 Nationals and International U12 or U14 events - ATF

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)

5.5-7 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

10-12 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

15-18

6-8 weeks

Boys 9 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Number of tournament matches per year

Types of competition

7-12

21-36

U10 UTR/HKTA (full court transition ball)

U12 HKTAl events/UTR.

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)

4.5-5 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

6-8 hrs/w including 2-3 hours of private lessons

30-40

10-15

8 weeks

Boys 10 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

10-15

30-45

20-30

U12 HKTA/UTR  events.

U12 Jr. Nationals

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)

5-6 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports

8-10 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons

30-40

14-16

8 weeks

Boys 11-12 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Singles

Doubles

Types of competition

15

45-60

30

U12 and U14 HKTA/UTR  events.

U12 and U14 national events.

International age group events U12 and U14 - ATF.

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)

5.5-7 hours which includes 3 hours of other sports. 

10-12 hrs/w including 2-4 hours of private lessons.

48

16-18

6-8 weeks

Prerequisites

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

Mission

The mission of the parent
  • Support and provide the necessary guidance to ensure that your child’s tennis experience is enjoyable. 
  • Understand the OTR Elite Competitive Pathway that outlines how your child can progress in the sport. 
  • Discuss the player pathway with the coach via consultation.
  • Maintain a long term perspective about your child’s development in the sport.
  • Support the child’s competitive experiences by focusing on the process not on results.
  • Continue to encourage unstructured play with you and with their peers.
  • Always maintain composure demonstrating neutral body language while your child is in competition. 
  • Encourage and support participation in another complementary sport at a competitive level.
The mission of the Coach
  • Teach the basic sport specific skills and elementary tactics essential to participate in tennis.
  • Introduce physical conditioning and fundamental mental skills. 
  • Encourage participation in other sports.
  • Meet on a regular basis with fitness coaches to ensure a well-balanced training program.
  • Measure peak height velocity and the growth spurt three times per year to take advantage of optimal windows of trainability.
  • Select appropriate number and level of competition based on individual athletes and long-term objectives. 
  • Develop a strong relationship and commitment with other players beyond the tennis court.
  • Relentlessly pursue technical expertise that positively influence the player’s tennis skills.
  • Select appropriate matches for athletes. 
The mission of the athlete
  • Develop some skills demonstrating the ability to manage and be responsible for certain aspects of “tennis life.”
  • Warm up, stretch and cool down independently.
  • Make appropriate hydration and nutrition selections for training and competition. 
  • Practice good hygiene by showering and changing clothes after every training session or match. 

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