Traveling Tennis

The main goal is to create an enjoyable, memorable experience for boys and girls providing Intermediate to Advanced level in the fundamentals of tennis and team match play experiences.

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Traveling Tennis is patterned with the USTA Jr. Team Tennis guidelines for Match Play schedule and tournaments.

USTA website

Jr. Team Tennis is a combination of practice and match play that allows players the opportunity to improve their skills, gain valuable match experience, while enjoying the social benefits of being part of a team.  Season-ending tournaments are USTA JTT Area Championship tournaments with the winning teams advancing to the corresponding Section and National Championship. Local tournaments are held in the TC area and updates on these tournaments are distributed to the players through the season.

…A note on weather cancellations:

In the event of a program cancellation an alert will be posted.  Alerts appear on the home page of the RAAA website and on the Home page (http://rosemount-aaa.org/).

NOTE: Weather/Tennis  – Plan on playing/practicing as scheduled.  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.  HOT or COLD weather: Wear appropriate clothing to accommodate the weather.

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.  Need to be at site location, HOME or AWAY, 15 minutes before match schedule.

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

Schools and Parks Possible AWAY sites:

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 12, 2017 – July 31, 2017

Contact Information

Sally Leary
traveling-tennis@rosemount-aaa.org

Age Requirements

Graduated 5rd graders (9 – 18 years of age (thru to August 31, 2016).  Contact if you have a child younger than 9 that has the skills to play a tennis match.

Equipment

Tennis Racquet, Uniforms, Tennis shoes, Water bottle, and possibly 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

Traveling Tennis players are playing at an Intermediate or Advanced level of play and teams will be balanced based on ability and male-female ratio.  Number of teams based on number of registrations.

9-18 unit August 31st.     player 6-12 players/team –  required 3 girls and 3 boys per team

 

12 U intermediate

14 & Under Intermediate and/or Advanced Teams
18 & Under Intermediate and/or Advanced Teams

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 > (3.5 and above)- 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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