Girls 5-8 (10)
Boys 5-9 (10)

At the end of this stage, some of the children begin to show a preference for tennis as their sport of choice.

The most important focus of this group training is to emphasize fun and enjoyment when playing tennis. Afterall – first impressions are everything. Quality group sessions are used to acquire basic tennis skills, performance and moral skills. The Invitational C group represents the following tentative age groups and they will be using green balls: Girls 7-8 (10) and boys 7-9 (10) years old.

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 3-4:30pm

Practicing and playing guidelines

Girls 5-8 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


4-9 hrs/w including 2-3 lessons

25-40

8-12

8 weeks

Boys 5-9 years old

PLAYING

Number of
tournaments

Number of matches per year

Number of tournament matches per year

Types of competition

7-12

21-36

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

Full court transition ball competitions - club/HKTA

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

4-9 hrs/w including 2-3 hours of private lessons

25-40

8-12

8 weeks

Prerequisites

  • Ready to be involved in organised tennis training. 
  • Can control most of their emotions in a sometimes stressful group environment. 
  • New players – required to train 2 sessions minimum before an accurate assessment can be made.

Mission

The mission of the parent
  • Make sure that kids love and enjoy training. 
The mission of the Coach
  • Creating a fun, enjoyable, safe and stimulating learning environment. 
  • Structuring practices using modified equipment for progressive tennis.
  • Including regular game-based play using progressive tennis modifications – lower compression ‘green’ balls. 
  • Using group lessons to develop fundamental movement, motor and basic tennis skills. 
  • Make sure that competition and match play are meaningful with the use of progressive tennis.
  • To be certified with knowledge of growth and development of children. 

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