Traveling Tennis

Traveling tennis is a combination of practice and match play. Players have the opportunity to improve their skills, gain valuable match experience, and enjoy the social benefits of being part of a team. The main goal of our program is to create an enjoyable, memorable experience for all players.

Traveling tennis adheres to the USTA Jr. Team Tennis guidelines for match play schedule and tournaments.

We end our season with the USTA JTT Area Championship tournaments, with the winning teams advancing to the corresponding Section and National Championship (14U and 18U only). Local tournaments are held in the Twin Cities area; information on these tournaments is provided to players throughout the season. Additional USTA tournaments may be entered as desired.

In addition to the registration fee, a USTA Membership is required for 14U and 18U players.  Players at the 12U level do not need to be USTA members. 

14U and 18U players, please have your USTA member number ready when registering.  Your membership must be valid through August 2018.  Please renew your membership now if it will expire before August 2018: http://membership.usta.com/section/Individual-Family-Memberships/101.uts

USTA website

 

A note about weather:

Players should always dress appropriately for the weather. Sunscreen and visors or hats are recommended, especially during hot weather.

Tennis is not a game that can be played in WET weather.  If courts are wet or it is raining, we will not play.  But we will play UP TO a change in the weather that brings rain.  We will call a practice and/or match that is already in progress if it starts to rain during that time.  Parents dropping off players must be attentive to this so can pick up players if this happens.

In the event of a program cancellation an alert will be posted on the home page of the RAAA website.

Locations

Home Courts:  Rosemount High School Courts.   The Rosemount courts for all practices and HOME matches.  Locations for away sites will be given with schedules.(see details on calendar) Some possible AWAY sites are listed below.  Players need to be at the match location 15 minutes before the match is scheduled to begin.

Find any tennis courts in the US at Tenniscourts.com.

Possible AWAY match sites include:

Northview Park Athletic Complex – 980 Northview Park Road, Eagan

Shakopee Senior High – 100 W. 17th Ave., Shakopee

Visitation School – 2455 Visitation Dr., Mendota Heights

Roosevelt courts – 5th Ave. and 5th Street, 505 5th Ave. South, South St. Paul

Highland Park (HS), – Snelling Ave. St. Paul

North Valley Park – 2800 70th St. E., Inver Grove Heights

Fred Wells Tennis & Learning Center – 100 Federal Dr., Fort Snelling

Lakeville North HS – 19600 Ipava Ave. W., Lakeville

Lakeville South HS – 21135 Jacguard Ave., Lakeville

Century Middle School – 18610 Ipava Ave.,Lakeville

Hastings Senior High – 200 General Sieben Dr., Hastings

Round Lake Community Park – 7550 Constitution Ave., Eden Prairie

Eastview High School – 6200 140th St. W., Apple Valley

Scott Highland Middle School – 14011 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley

Falcon Ridge Middle School – 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley

Valley Middle School – 900 Gardenview Dr., Apple Valley

Linden Hills Park – 3100 W 43rd St, Minneapolis, MN

Northfield High School – 1400 Division St S, Northfield, MN

Program Dates

June 11 - July 28, 2018

Contact Information

Sally Leary traveling-tennis@rosemount-aaa.org

Age Requirements

Students that have completed 5th grade and are between the ages of 9 and 18 by August 31, 2018 are eligible.  Contact us if you have a child younger than 9 that has the skills to play a tennis match.

Equipment

Tennis racquet, uniform (provided), tennis shoes, water bottle, hat or visor, and sunscreen.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers keep our RAAA Traveling Tennis program running successfully.  Coaches please fill visit the following links for your background check and concussion training: http://rosemount-aaa.org/about/concussion-certification-and-background-check/ Volunteer positions available for Team managers and Team carpool coordinators.  We have a board running the program and are in search of a coordinator and an experienced tennis instructor.

Fees

$160

Key Dates

Parent and Player Meeting A mandatory parent and player meeting will be held approximately 1-2 week before the first practice with information given out on schedule timeline, practice and match schedules (announced by USTA first week of June), possible determination of teams, and tournament info and payment. Looking for an opportunity to help out?  Program needs volunteers for carpool coordinators,team managers and coaches assistants. Schedules and Standings Copies are distributed at the beginning of the season and subject to change due to weather, lack of players for match day and additional matches added per program director.  USTA JTT League will announce Match schedules the first week of June. Individual Player stats are available at TennisLink.com using USTA Member #.

In-Season Schedule

No schedule available.

This program is run during the day. Time availability needed in the past has been 12:45 – 4:00. Monday and Wednesday practices, Tuesday or Thursday Matches and Friday coached match play against RAAA teammates or matches for 12U.  Player is responsible for their own transportation to and from courts (home and away).  This program offers a wonderful amount of court time.  We would love the players to be at as many of the practices and matches as possible, but we also understand busy summer schedules. 12U teams: Practice > M & F 2:30 – 4:00 / Matches played on Wednesdays     1:00 – 4:00 (need to be at match site 12:45) 14U teams: Practice > M & W 2:30 – 4:00 / Matches played on Tuesdays 1:00 – 4:00 (need to be at match site 12:45) 18U teams: Practice > M & W 1:00 - 2:30 / Matches played on Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 (needing to be at site by 12:45) Fridays we offer fun match play for the 14U and 18U teams 1-2:30.      

Rules/Handbooks

No rule or handbooks available.

Team Creation Teams will be balanced based on age, ability and male-female ratio.  The number of teams will be based on the number of registrations. We encourage all interested players to sign up regardless of experience. Each team will include 6-12 players depending on availability, with a minimum of 6 players per team. At least 3 girls and 3 boys per team are required. We will have 12U, 14U and 18U teams.  Teams will NOT be set until after the first practice.  All registered players will be placed on a team. Description of play levels Intermediate> Generally, this player is fairly consistent when hitting medium paced shots, but is not comfortable with all strokes and lacks execution when trying for directional control, depth, or power.  Player is improving court coverage and can sustain a rally and serve with consistency.  On ground stroke, player needs to improve control of height, depth, direction and speed.  They typically have match play experience, especially at the 18 and under level. Advanced > Generally, players at this level are mid-upper varsity level players on a high school team, or in the case of younger players, striving to play at this level.  They have achieved improved stroke dependability with directional control on moderate shots.  Player can use lobs, overheads, approach shots, and volleys with some success and occasionally forces errors when serving.  They exhibit more aggressive net play, have improved court coverage, and are developing teamwork in doubles.  Player is starting to recognize opportunities to attack short balls by coming to the net.  Player is developing more spin and power on serve and seldom double faults.

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