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Denver, CO  80209
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Juniors

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Player Development

Star Search


The Star Search program is designed to nurture and further develop the tennis skills of identified 8-12 year olds from culturally-diverse communities throughout Colorado. These players possess a love for the sport and are committed by actively participating in outside tennis programming.

There are NO FEES associated with Star Search.
 

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Fall and Winter Programs
Our fall Star Search program is held outdoors at Denver City Park on Saturday afternoons from mid-September through October. The winter program takes place indoors at Colorado Athletic Club Monaco from mid-December to May on Saturday evenings. 
 
 

Applicants need to have the following basic skill set:

  • Can successfully use self-starting shots;
  • Comfortable hitting ground strokes and volleys off of both sides (forehands and backhands);
  • Can sustain a 7 ball rally (with a peer) on the appropriate sized court;
  • Uses the overhead service motion with success 5 out of 10 tries;
  • Able to keep score accurately; and
  • Understands the basic rules of match play.

If you know of a junior between the ages of 8 and 12 from a culturally-diverse community that has these basic tennis skills and a love for the sport, please encourage them to complete this application and to mark the following day on their calendars for our Star Search Viewing Day.

 

Viewing Day: TBD

Location:       TBD

Times:           1-2:30pm Orange ball (Group 2): Advanced beginner/intermediate: 8-10 years
                      2:30-4:30pm Green ball (Group 1): Advanced beginner/intermediate: 11-12 years
 

 


Player Expectations
Star Search participants must be involved with tennis outside of the Star Search program. Players are encouraged to attend the following:

 

Coaches
If you know of players from underrepresented ethnic groups who would benefit from the Star Search opportunity, who meet the minimum skill requirements and who demonstrate a high interest in pursuing the sport, please:

1. Provide them with a summary of the program;
2. Encourage them to complete an online application and attend the viewing day; and/or
3. Encourage them to visit this webpage for additional details.
 

For additional information, please contact Cindy MacMaster, USTA Colorado Player Development Director.

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