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
2-Fall 2020 October 19 - December 20 September 15 September 29

Registration begins at 8 am for all methods of registration.

 

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.*
DayTime LocationCost
Monday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180
Wednesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180
Wednesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Thursday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$160
Thursday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$160
Saturday11:00 am - 12:15 pm IRC Dean$160
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm IRC Dean$160
*Membership is required for future sessions or if a player is moved into a higher level program. | No play November 26-29th (Thanksgiving weekend).

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)

DayTime LocationCost
Monday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Tuesday4:30 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Thursday4:30 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$160
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:15 pm IRC Dean$160
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm IRC Dean$160
*Membership is required for future sessions or if a player is moved into a higher level program. | No play November 26-29th (Thanksgiving weekend).

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

DayTime LocationCost
Monday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180
Mondy5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Tuesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180
Tuesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Wednesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180
Wednesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180
Thursday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$160
Thursday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$160
Sunday11:00 am - 12:15IRC Dean$160
Sunday1:00 pm - 2:15 pmIRC Dean$160
No play November 26-29th (Thanksgiving weekend).

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

DayTime LocationCost
Monday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Monday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Tuesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Tuesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Wednesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Wednesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Thursday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$160.00
Thursday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$160.00
Saturday11:00 am - 12:15 pm IRC Dean$160.00
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm IRC Dean$160.00
No play November 26-29th (Thanksgiving weekend).

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

DayTime LocationCost
Monday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Monday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Tuesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Wednesday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Wednesday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$180.00
Thursday4:30pm - 5:45 pm IRC Dean$160.00
Thursday5:45 pm - 7:00 pm IRC Dean$160.00
Saturday11:00am -12:15 pmIRC Dean$160.00
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm IRC Dean$160.00
No play November 26-29th (Thanksgiving weekend).