BITSY GRANT JUNIOR PROGRAMS

BITSY GRANT JUNIOR PROGRAMS

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UTA Training & Groups

UTA has developed junior tennis players into Touring Professionals, NCAA Champions and All-Americans, and National Junior Gold Ball Winners. We have sent over 200 juniors to compete at the Collegiate Level. A few of our students that are former touring pros are Bobby Reynolds, Brian Vahaly, Amanda McDowell, Raian Luchici, Scoville Jenkins, Brett Ross, and Ansley Cargill.

We would like to share with you the UTA Progression System that we will be implementing at UTA Bitsy Grant starting August 1, 2019. At UTA we work with students of various ages, levels, and commitment. This system will help us balance the groups in order to provide a fun and challenging training environment for everyone. We believe this will be a great guideline and goal-setting tool for both parents and students. Our hope is that each student will have personal goals they are working towards to earn his/her way into each group. We desire that the students’ main focus, however, is to continuously improve as a player. Hard work, dedication, discipline, competition and a desire to learn more about the game are some of the key aspects to growing as a player. Additionally, we encourage all players to take responsibility for their development and work on their own game when not attending our drills sessions.

Thanks to UTR (Universal Tennis Rating www.myutr.com), we are now able to track the rating of each player based on the tournaments they have played in. This tool is widely used in college recruiting and allows us to determine the level of each player. We will now be using UTR to determine which group your child should be a part of. If a player has competed in any USTA (United States Tennis Association) event, UTR event, or any other sanctioned event, then the player will automatically have a UTR rating. For the 10 and under age group, UTR does not provide a rating, therefore our guideline will be the USTA state ranking as well as our professional evaluation. As we move towards this implementation, we have added 2 additional groups to ease the transition between some groups. Please see the chart and details below for the specific UTR requirements for each group and let us know if you have any questions.

NOTE:
UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) is only for kids that compete in 12-18s USTA (United States Tennis Association) events, UTR events, or any other sanctioned events. To check your UTR rating please visit www.myutr.com and simply search your name/. 10 and Under: 10 and under kids do not have a UTR rating. A player must first start playing USTA orange dot ball, 60-foot court, tournaments prior to qualifying into the full-court, green dot ball tournaments For more information on 10 & Under USTA tennis tournaments and progression please visit: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/youth_tennis/.

 

GROUP DESCRIPTION, TIMES, AND PRICES:

1. 6 & Under Group (ages 4 – 6)
- Beginner level players
- Commitment of 1 day/ week or more

- Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:30-4:30 PM
- 1 Day: $90/month
- 2 Day: $175/month
(Both must specify days)

2. 10 & Under Group (ages 7 – 10)
- Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels
- Commitment of 2 days per week or more
- Beginner & Intermediate students play with the orange dot ball on a 60 ft. court
- Advanced students play with the green dot ball on a full regulation size court
- USTA tournaments and level progression http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/youth_tennis/
-Private lessons: recommended

- Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:30-5:00 PM
- 2 Day: $250/month (Must specify days)
- 3 Day: $335/month

3. 10 & Under High Performance Group (ages 7 – 10)
- Advanced level
- Commitment of 3 days per week
- Tournament play: already qualified by USTA to play green dot ball, full-court
- A player must first start playing USTA orange dot ball, 60-foot court, tournaments prior to qualifying into the full-court, green dot ball tournaments
- For more information on 10 & Under USTA tennis tournaments and progression please visit: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/youth_tennis/
- Private lessons: having a private coach is essential at this level
- To graduate from 10 HP group: Turn age 11 and Top 25 in the state in 10s

- Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:30-5:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 3:30-5:30 PM
- 3/4 Day: $365/month

4. Competitive Prep Group (ages 11 – 14)
- Beginner level players
- Commitment of 2 days per week
- Private lessons: recommended in order to transition to the Competitive Group

- Mon/Wed/Fri: 5:00-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 3:30-5:30 PM
- 2 Day: $345/month (Must specify days)
- 3/4 Day: $435/month

5. Competitive Group (ages: 11 – 14)
- Commitment of 2 or 3 days per week
- Tournament play is recommended
- UTR Range: 0 – 4.0 (myutr.com)
- Private Lessons: recommended

- Mon/Wed/Fri: 5:00-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 3:30-5:30 PM
- 2 Day: $345/month (Must specify days)
- 3/4 Day: $435/month

6. Junior Excellence 2 Group (ages: 11 – 14)
- 10 and under requirements: Top 25 in the state in 10 & Under USTA
- All other ages requirements:
UTR range: 5 – 4.0 (www.myutr.com)
Commitment of 3 days per week
Tournament play
Private Lessons: having a private coach is essential at this level

- Mon/Tues/Thurs: 5:00-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 1:30-4:00 PM
- No 2 Day option in Junior Excellence
- 3/4 Day: $455/month

7. Junior Excellence 1 Group (ages: 11-14)
- UTR range: 0 – 6.0 (www.myutr.com)
- Commitment of 3 days per week
- Tournament play
- Private Lessons: having a private coach is essential at this level

- Mon/Tues/Thurs: 5:00-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 1:30-4:00 PM
- No 2 Day option in Junior Excellence
- 3/4 Day: $455/month

8. High School Group (ages: 14 – 18)
- Commitment of 2 or 3 days per week
- Tournaments: USTA and UTR tournaments are recommended
- Private lessons: recommended
- UTR Range: 0 – 4.0 (myutr.com)

- Tues/Thurs: 4:30-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 3:30-5:30 PM
- 2 Day: $420/month
- 3 Day: $495/month

9. Excellence 2 Group (ages: 14 – 18)
- Commitment of 3 days per week
- UTR Range: 4.0 – 6.0 (myutr.com)
- 9th grade or older
- Tournament play
- Private Lessons: having a private coach is essential at this level

- Mon/Tues/Thurs: 4:30-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 1:30-4:00 PM
- No 2 Day option in EX
- 3/4 Day: $515/month

10. Excellence 1 Group (ages: 14 – 18)
- Commitment of 3 days per week
- UTR Range: 0 + (www.myutr.com)
- Tournament play
- Private Lessons: having a private coach is essential at this level

- Mon/Tues/Thurs: 4:30-7:00 PM
- Saturday Matchplay: 1:30-4:00 PM
- No 2 Day option in EX
- 3/4 Day: $515/month

UTA Tournaments

Drill prices include coaching and all coaching expenses at many USTA/UTR tournaments throughout the year. Click here to see all tournaments.

Program Policies

Junior Membership
All students participating at the 10 & Under HP Group level and above are required to pay an annual administrative fee of $150 (billed in January). Students will receive a UTA shirt. For seniors in high school and families with multiple children, the fee is $50 for each additional child.

Make-Up Policy
If drills are canceled due to inclement weather, students may attend their regular drill group on a day that they don't normally attend within that month. To receive rained out information, click here and follow the process.

Program Withdrawal
We require a 30-day written notice for withdrawal from the program. In the absence of a 30-day notice, a monthly drill charge will be assessed.

Summer Camp

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