Tryout Information for Levels Two and Three

NJTL tennis students

 

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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

*Click here for level 2 tryout rules

*Click here for level 3 tryout rules
 

Winter II Tryouts

DATE

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

LOCATION

West Indy Racquet Club

Level 2 TIME

 6 – 6:30 pm

Level 3 TIME

 6:30 – 7 pm

 

Level 2 Tryout Rules:

  • Each participant will have one chance to pass all four skill challenges.  Participants may not re-try a skill challenge at a tryout if they do not pass it the first time.

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 info@indynjtl.org or call 317.429.9965.

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