- Honesty, Inspiration, Teamwork, Sportsmanship
- H.I.T.S. is a low-cost tennis program for kids 10 and under that incorporates the fundamentals of a team sport with life skills enrichment.
- With support from the USTA NorCal, H.I.T.S. is a fun and easy program that includes training and resources to run a tennis program at your tennis courts, blacktop or indoor gym.
H.I.T.S. RED BALL JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
- A follow-up program to UST A NorCal’s H.I.T.S. 10 and under tennis program.
- H.I.T.S. – Red Ball Jr. Team Tennis is a new program for kids 10 and under that will not only have a continued focus on life lessons and actual tennis play, but also an emphasis on exhibiting great teamwork on and off the court.
- RED ORANGE GREEN
- R.O.G. Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized equipment.
- Kids learn to play baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer balls.
- Kids learning basketball short baskets with kid-sized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller fields with smaller goals.
- The Youth Progression (formally Junior Development Pathway) was developed by the USTA and its sections to track the progress of junior players age 10 and under from orange to green as they prepare for yellow ball competition. This system will be used in all sections across the country.
- As of September 1, 2016, USTA Northern California began using the new National Youth Progression tracking system for 10 and under (10U) players in the section.
- The system tracks player’s progress through participation in progression eligible Junior Team Tennis and Tournaments.
- Players can see how many virtual stars and trophies they need to acquire to reach the next level through their “My Player Page” in Tennislink.
FUTURE TENNIS CHAMPIONS
- The Future Tennis Champions tournaments are one-day team events for players who are under the age of 12.
- Each tournament is comprised of separate ball color levels (Red, Orange and Green) where players will sign up individually and then get placed on teams to compete in a one-day event.
- Red and Orange events will not last longer than 2 hours, and Green events will not last longer than 2.5 hours.
- This event is for players who are looking to get into a competitive environment that would like to get started with team tennis first before playing in individual tournaments events.
- Players who cannot commit to the full season schedule of Junior Team Tennis are highly encouraged to play in FTC events.
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