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Aug 2016

South Fulton Youth New Schedule

Monday 6:30-8pm- Orange balls Green Dot Balls Yellow Balls (Beginner /Intermediate) Yellow Balls (High Performance)

Tuesday 6:30-8pm-Red/ Green Dot/  Yellow (Beg/Int)/ Yellow (HP)

Wednesday 6:30-8pm-Orange/ Green Dot/ Yellow(Beg/Int)/Yellow (HP)

Thursday 6:30-8pm Red/ Green Dot/ Yellow (Beg/Int) Yellow (HP)

Friday 6:30-8pm Green Dot

Saturday 6:30-8pm Red/ Orange/ Green Dot/ Yellow(Beg/Int) Yellow (HP)

Red Balls-The 36 Red format is played on a 36-by-18 foot court, with a red foam or red felt ball and 19- to 23-inch racket. Players in this format are being introduced to the proper grip, preparation and swing path for each stroke as well as learning the basic footwork patterns and stances. Tactically, red players are acquiring the skills of consistency, placement, and basic spin as they learn to control the ball and rally. To begin points, red players are developing a consistent toss and rhythmic service motion to minimize double faults and learning to apply the proper ground-stroke technique.

Orange Balls-The 60 Orange format is played on a 60-by-21-foot court, with an orange ball and a 23- to 25-inch racket. Players In this format are developing more advanced stroke technique, greater court coverage and improved recognition skills. Orange players need to develop greater racket-head speed to control the ball with improved pace, spin, height and depth. Tactically, orange players are developing high percentage patterns with the forehand as a weapon from the baseline and improving net transition skills on a larger court. Orange players are progressing in their ability to hold serve with greater spin, power and control and are learning to read the serve and adjust the size of their backswing on the return accordingly.

Green Dot Balls-The 78 Green format is played on a full-size 78-foot court, with a green ball and a 25-27-inch racket. Players in this format should display refined stroke technique, movement skills and recognition to properly cover the full-sized court. Green players have the correct grips, preparation and swing paths for all strokes and a higher level of spin, pace and control than orange players. From the backcourt, green players have developed the forehand as weapon, a reliable backhand and sound decision making. Tactically, green players have improved their ability to defend and also to attack the net with proper positioning and dependable execution of volleys and overheads. On the serve, green players are continuing to develop the serve as a weapon with refined spin, placement and consistency. When returning, green players have the ability to use the block return on more powerful first serves and have developed an aggressive second-serve return.

YellowBalls-Yellow Ball is junior tennis for players ages 12-19. They will play and compete on a 78′ x 27′ court (full size) with a normal-compression yellow tennis ball. In this class, players are expected to know how to do all the shots, can vary their spins, depth, height, and pace, serve consistently, and play full sets of tennis. Lessons cover all the techniques necessary to play a vigorous tennis game against a variety of opponents. Juniors in this class often play on their high-school tennis teams.

AYTEF at the BB&T Tennis Tournament

USTA and BB&T presented AYTEF a $7500 check at the BB&T Open.

Wayne Bryan Clinic with AYTEF Kids


SFTC featured on Tennis Itinerary

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