La Competition, like L’Ecole de Tennis, uses two different development stages.
“Challenger” level with classes for children age 8-12 years old who have been progressing and developing their tennis game for 3-4 years.
Green felt ball will be used for rallies and they are slightly slower moving and reduced bounce from yellow felt ball giving more time to get to and return shots, helping players to continue to develop good technique, movement and advanced tactics.
The racket size for this class is 25–27″ dependent on the size of the player, and the full court size will be used (78′ x 27′ singles; 78′ x 36′ doubles).
The best 10 years old will be ready to compete in tournaments for the 12 and Under age group Satellite or Open.
“Tour” level with classes for children 10-18 years old who are competitive players and who have progressed through Red, Orange and Green stages.
The players are ready to take their game to the next level. The goal is to help players develop tournament mentality backed by strokes and strategies.
The full court size will be used with the use of yellow balls. The racket size for this class is 26–27″ dependent on the size of the player, and the full court size will also be used (78′ x 27’singles; 78′ x 36′ doubles).
The best 12-13 years old will be ready to compete in tournaments for the 14 and Under age group Open.