Yellow Ball (Ages 11-18)

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Level Description

IRC offers four levels of Yellow Ball clinics for players ages 11-18.  Each program will focus on fundamental skill development alongside elements of play depending on the players skill level.

The Yellow Ball program focuses on developing players for the future, whether that be for middle school, high school, college team play, or recreational play later in life.  Our goal is to build a “love of the game” that will carry on after they graduate from the IRC junior program.

Our junior programs stress the importance of play and team competition, building camaraderie and self-esteem, gaining physical fitness, and developing discipline alongside good sportsmanship.

Court Size

78' Court. 3' Center Net Height.

Tennis Ball

Standard felt tennis ball.

Racquet

26"-27" racquet

Session Session Start & End Date Priority Registration Open Registration
3-Winter 2021 January 4 - March 14 November 20 December 4
See time and dates for this clinic next session.

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 11-13)

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 11-13)

This class is designed for beginning players that are new to the game or have limited prior experience.  Players will develop an athletic and tennis foundation in a fun environment.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Ages 11-13.
  • Membership is not required for a players first Yellow Ball 1 session.*
Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 11-13)
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:30-5:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200
*Membership is required for future sessions or if a player is moved into a higher level program.

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 14-18)

This class is designed for beginning players that are new to the game or have limited prior experience.  Players will develop an athletic and tennis foundation in a fun environment.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Ages 14-18.
  • Membership is not required for a players first Yellow Ball 1 session.*

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 14-18)

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 14-18)
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday2:30-3:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Sunday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200
*Membership is required for future sessions or if a player is moved into a higher level program.

Yellow Ball 2

For players who meet all of the requirements of Yellow Ball 1 and are developing rally skills.  Yellow Ball 2 players are able to:

  • Demonstrate strong coachability – listening, following directions, picking up balls, and bringing it in.
  • Sustain a minimum of a 15 shot rally with a coach, including at least 2 backhands.
  • Shadow a proper forehand and backhand groundstroke with a balanced follow through.
  • Identify the parts of the court and racquet.
  • Demonstrate ready position, ready steps.
  • Membership is required.

Yellow Ball 2

Yellow Ball 2
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday6:00-7:15 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 3

For players who meet all of the requirements of Yellow Ball 2 and are transitioning to a competitive environment.  Yellow Ball 3 players are able to:

  • Sustain a minimum of a 25 shot rally with a coach, including at least 4 backhands.
  • Successfully serve from the baseline of a 78’ court (5 out of 10).
  • Shadow swing a proper serve and proper volleys.
  • Demonstrate the unit turn, follow-through, split-step, and recovery during both rally and match play.
  • Understand match scoring and etiquette.
  • Membership is required.

Note: Players in Yellow Ball 3 are highly encouraged to participate in USTA tournaments and to participate in clinics twice per week.

Yellow Ball 3

Yellow Ball 3
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:30-5:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday6:00-7:15 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 4

For players who meet all of the requirements of Yellow Ball 3 and are consistent at a competitive level based on their solid and dependable technique.  Yellow Ball 4 players are able to:

  • Constantly compete on the top Yellow Ball 3 courts.
  • Use their strokes during point play to create opportunities and understands all-court tactics.
  • Use spin, variety of groundstrokes, and serves to place the ball anywhere on the court.
  • Demonstrate efficient footwork.
  • Use the proper grip for all strokes, including a continental grip.
  • Membership is required.

Note: Players in Yellow Ball 4 are highly encouraged to participate in USTA tournaments and to participate in clinics twice per week.

Yellow Ball 4

Yellow Ball 4
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:30-5:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday6:00-7:15 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 3
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:30-5:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday6:00-7:15 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 2
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Tuesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday6:00-7:15 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 11-13)
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday4:30-5:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Wednesday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday5:30-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday11:30-12:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200

Yellow Ball 1 (Ages 14-18)
DayTime LocationSession 3 Cost
Monday5:45-7:00 pm IRC Dean$200
Thursday4:15-5:30 pm IRC Dean$200
Saturday2:30-3:45 pm IRC Dean$200
Sunday1:00-2:15 pm IRC Dean$200