How to Level Up 

Are you ready for the next level? Leveling up is your opportunity to reach your goals and move up to the next level class!
 

There are two ways to level up: 

Take the Level Up Evaluation test (see below for dates). 
                               or 
Ask for a letter of recommendation from your coach.

 

What is “Leveling Up?” 

Leveling up is moving up to the next clinic level when the student is ready. The “Level Up” evaluation is an on court and off court skills drill. This day is dedicated to those students in any of the classes that want to “Level Up” to the next class.
 

Why would my child want to level up? 

It’s important to keep challenging students and providing new goals for them to achieve. This will help strengthen their connection to tennis and improve their skills as well as keeping them smiling and having fun by achieving goals!
 

How do I know when my child is ready to level up? 

The first thing you can do is to contact your current clinic coach or private lesson coach and have a discussion with them about your child. Your coach will let you know if your child is ready based upon the Frog Hollow prerequisites for each class. If you cannot talk to the coach, all the class prerequisites are posted on the junior bulletin board and listed below. If your child is able to complete all the pre-requisites, they are ready to take the “Level Up” skills test.
 

My child is ready for the next level of classes, what do I do next? 

You should seek a recommendation from your coach. After you receive a recommendation, you should contact the front desk at (610) 584-5502 and inform us that your child is ready to take the level up skills test. You can sign up for the upcoming dates a few weeks prior to the next test. Once we've scheduled the specifics times for each level we'll announce them.
 

 

This is a FREE program and will last approximately 15-30 minutes.
The following are the competencies for each class for leveling up:

To Level up from Red 1 to Red 2 

* Learning to Rally: must be able to show ability to keep the ball in play 
* Recovery: player must be able to hit and recover to center of the baseline (homebase) 
* Basics of Playing: knowing how to serve and keep score 
* Stroke Production: a foundation of proper biomechanics 
* Athletic Development: having agility, balance, and coordination 
* Perception and judgement of the ball 
* Sending and receiving the ball 
* Throwing and catching

 

To Level up from Red 2 to Orange 

* Rallying with full strokes: hitting with arc and recovering (homebase) 
* Basics of playing/scoring/serving overhand 
* Stroke Production with use different spins 
* Basic tactics and strategy (open space/hit to BH) 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception and judgement of the ball 
* Sending and receiving the ball 
* Throwing and catching

 

To Level up from Orange 1 to Orange 2 

* Learn to Rally: full strokes learning to lengthen strokes 
* Hitting and recovering (know where home base is) 
* Basics of playing/scoring/serving overhand 
* Stroke production and spins 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Basic tactics/strategy: hitting high over net with arc and topspin

 

To Level up from Orange to Tactics (Green Ball) 

* Rallying with full strokes: use strokes with tactical advantage 
* Advanced hitting and recovering to specific areas of the court 
* Advanced tactic/strategy based upon situation/where and why to hit 
* Stroke Production: and spins 
* Athletic Development: Agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Competition schedule and tournament playing

 

To Level up from Tactics 1 to Tactics 2 

* Learn to Rally: full strokes learning to lengthen strokes 
* Hitting and Recovering (know where home base is) 
* Basics of playing/scoring/serving overhand 
* Stroke Production: and spins 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Basic tactics/strategy: hitting high over net with arc w/topspin

 

To Level up from Tactics 2 (Green) to Tactics 2 (Yellow) 

* Rallying with full strokes: use strokes with tactical advantage 
* Advanced hitting and recovering to specific areas of the court 
* Advanced tactic/strategy based upon situation/ where and why to hit 
* Stroke Production: and spins 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Competition schedule and tournament playing 
* Age appropriate (12 Years)

 

To Level up from Tactics 2 (Yellow) to Junior Varsity 

* Rallying with full strokes: use strokes with tactical advantage 
* Advanced hitting and recovering to specific areas of the court 
* Advanced tactic/strategy based upon situation/where and why to hit 
* Stroke Production: and spins 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Competition schedule and tournament playing 
* Age appropriate (13 Years) 
* Must be on middle school or high school team

 

To Level up from JV to High Performance 

* Rallying with full strokes: use strokes with tactical advantage 
* Advanced hitting and recovering to specific areas of the court 
* Advanced tactic/strategy based upon situation/where and why to hit 
* Stroke Production: and spins 
* Athletic Development: agility/balance/coordination 
* Perception/Judgement/Sending/Receiving: throwing and catching 
* Movement: forward, lateral, back/diagonal 
* Competition schedule and tournament playing, must show and established USTA tournament playing schedule