Tryout Information for Levels 2 and 3

NJTL tennis students



Tryout Rules

(Scroll down the page for dates, locations and times.)

1. Level 1 does NOT require a tryout. (Only Levels 2 and 3 require tryouts.)

2. If you have previously passed a Level 2 or Level 3 tryout, you do not need to try out again – you are already eligible for that level.

3. If you want to play Level 3 and have not passed a Level 2 tryout, you must first pass a Level 2 tryout and then also pass a Level 3 tryout. No exceptions.

4. You can try out more than once before the start of any NJTL session.

5. The location where you try out and the location where you intend to play do NOT need to be the same location. You can try out at any of the scheduled tryouts, and you can choose to play at any of our locations.

6. You do not need to notify the NJTL office if you are attending a tryout. Please make every effort to be prompt. If you arrive late, you will NOT have the benefit of important instructions and warm-up time.
Tryout Information

2017 Tryout Dates, Times, and Locations


*Click Here for Level 2 Tryout Rules!
*Click Here for Level 3 Tryout Rules!


Spring Tryouts

Saturday, February 11
UIndy Tennis Center
Level 2 TIME
11 – 11:30 am
Level 3 TIME
11:30 am – 12 pm

Summer Tryouts

Tuesday, April 4
Monday, April 10
Thursday, April 27
Sunday, May 7
Saturday, May 27
Thursday, June 1
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, June 17
Garfield Park
Sahm Park
Perry Park
Broad Ripple Park
Riverside Park
Marian University
Ellenberger Park
Ben Davis High School
Level 2 TIME
6 – 6:30 pm
6 – 6:30 pm
6 – 6:30 pm
2:30 – 3 pm
10 – 10:30 am
6 – 6:30 pm
10 – 10:30 am
10 – 10:30 am
Level 3 TIME
6:30 – 7 pm
6:30 – 7 pm
6:30 – 7 pm
3 – 3:30 pm
10:30 – 11 am
6:30 – 7 pm
10:30 – 11 am
10:30 – 11 am


Level 2 Tryout Rules:

  • Each participant will have one chance to pass all 4 skill challenges (NO RE-DO’s)

1. Bounce the ball down with their racquet 25 times in a row
a. Player may move around while bouncing the ball down
b. Player may use 1 or 2 hands to grip the racquet while performing this task
c. The ball must not bounce twice in between hits (one bounce, one hit)

2. Bounce the ball up with their racquet 25 times in a row
a. Player may move around while bouncing the ball up
b. Player may use 1 or 2 hands to grip the racquet while performing this task

3. Hit 7 out of 10 serves from the baseline into the correct service box
a. Player may choose whether they want to serve from the left or right side
b. Player must toss the ball up (may not bounce feed/serve)

4. Hit 7 out of 10 groundstrokes into the singles court from the baseline area
a. Instructor will feed balls from the middle of the court at the center service line “T”
b. Players will start from behind the baseline
c. Instructor will feed balls (forehand, backhand, forehand, backhand, etc.)
d.Players may hit the ball in any fashion (for example; If they want to hit all forehands, they can run around to hit all forehands; but the feeder will still direct the feeds to alternating sides)

Level 3 Tryout Rules:

Level 3 players should be proficient at all Level 2 skills and have significant match play experience (most playing on school teams) and fill the following criteria:

  • Able to hit topspin during rallies.
  • Use the continental (hammer) grip on their serves.
  • Be in the process of developing better power, spin, and shot placement into their overall game.
  • Starting to use strategy in singles and doubles match play.

If you have any questions about the NJTL of Indianapolis Level system, please feel free to e-mail the office at or call 317.429.9965.

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