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My Progress – Level 15

The Vida “my Progress Program” enables kids to monitor progress along their tennis journey. After kids have finished the Head Start Program, mastering their motor skills, the my progress program highlights and fast tracks their development to playing real tennis. As the levels progress the child’s knowledge, ability and confidence grows enabling transition from the co-operative themes to compete.

Level “15” Theme & Coloured Ball Used

Level 15 has a co-operative theme using the Hot Shots Red Ball in a modified court space.

The my Progress 15 level is the first level in the eight stage program and your child has achieve the following in each of the six key learning areas to achieve their certificate;

Ground Strokes

  • Self Feed a backhand & forehand (drop, bounce hit).
  • Can strike the ball feed from the coach.
  • Understands the ready position.

Rally

  • Self feed to a partner over the net and have the partner catch the ball with their hands.

Net Play

  • Volley with one or two hand on the racquet over the net with a simple blocking action.

Serve & Return

  • Be able to “push serve” over the net from different distances.

Game Base

  • Know all the lines on the tennis court. (see below for help)

Physical Development

  • Has developed efficient technique with the over arm throw.
  • Is able to hold a plank position.

On Certificate Question
Q. Can you name all the lines on the tennis court?

A. View the diagram below to test yourself. The numbers on the court are explained below the image.

Lines & Areas of a tennis court

1. Baseline
Start each point just behind the baseline, whether you’re serving or awaiting your opponent’s serve.

2. Singles Sideline
This is the outer edge of the singles court.

3. Doubles Sideline
This is the outer edge of the doubles court (two player each end).

4. Net
The net is placed in the middle of the court two divide the ends of play. It is lower in the center (3 feet tall and 3 feet 6 inches on the outside net posts).

5. Centre Service Line
The centre line divides up the service boxes.

6. Service Box
When serving, you must place the ball in the opponent’s service box on the opposite side from where you stand. The first serve of each game should finish in the service box to your left. On your second serve, move to the left-hand side of the court and play into the right-hand service box.

7. Service Line
Balls must land inside, or on, the service line and the center service line in the correct service box to be called in.

8. Doubles’ Tramline
This is the additional play space that doubles players have at their disposal.

9. Baseline Centre mark
As you serve, you need to stand to one side of the small center marking. The marks the middle of the court on the baseline.

Some Further Questions & Info About the Court

What are the size changes on modified hot shots courts?

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