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Invitational Program

Contact

Tennis School Office
Dillingham Tennis Complex
tennisschool@punahou.edu
808.944.5835
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Invitational  programs are offered twice a week by coaches’ invitation only.

Invitations are emailed in the early summer for the upcoming school year. If your child is new to Punahou tennis and would like to be considered for an invitational program, call the Tennis Office to schedule an on-court player assessment.

Programs

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  • Young Stars

    Young Stars will not be offered at this time.  

    For advanced beginning to intermediate level players in grades 3 – 4

    The Young Stars program is the highest level of after school tennis for grades 3 – 4. Players invited into this program may also choose the Young Stars Plus option, which includes monthly opportunities for fun, non-threatening competitive play (see “Play Days” below).

    Young Stars is offered in Fall and Spring semesters. Program details (times, dates and cost), as well as registration information, are provided in the coaches’ invitation letters.
  • Slamming Aces

    Slamming Aces will not be offered at this time. 

    For advanced beginning to intermediate level players in grades 5 – 8

    Players invited into this program may also choose the Slamming Aces Plus option, which offers weekly competitive Team Tennis play.

    Slamming Aces is offered in Fall and Spring semesters. Program details (times, dates and cost), as well as registration information, are provided in the coaches’ invitation letters.
  • ACE

    For intermediate to advanced level players in grades 5 – 8

    Punahou’s “A Competitive Edge” (ACE) Program is a competitive tennis training program for students who are looking to improve their competitive game play.

    The program features on-court stroke production, technique development, strategy and tactics, fitness and strength training, mental and emotional toughness training, video analysis and more. This program helps prepare players for future ILH team play, USTA Tournaments, USTA Junior Team Tennis league play and other competitive events.

    There are three levels within the ACE program, beginning with entry level (ACE III) and progressing to the highest competitive level (ACE I). In addition to having the skills and abilities to play at this level, students must consistently display a positive attitude and excellent sportsmanship.

    ACE participants also have the opportunity for competitive match play, in the form of “Play Days.” See “Play Days” below.

    The ACE program is offered in Fall and Spring semesters. Program details (times, dates and cost), as well as registration information, are provided in the coaches’ invitation letters.
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  • Play Days

    Play Days at Punahou allow students to play tennis in a fun, non-threatening, non-elimination environment and are essential to accelerating student development at all levels. Younger students learn the appropriate boundaries of the court (singles/doubles), how to keep score, and participate in competitive “play” scenarios against players of similar ages and skill levels. These low-key competitions are organized in formats to allow students to play again and again, whether they win or lose. Emphasis is placed on participation, effort, sportsmanship, and fun. Students build confidence and improve on the fundamental skills they learn during the weekday group lessons.

    Play Days take place on Saturdays throughout the school year and students are grouped by appropriate age and skill level. Because our “Team Tennis” program is not being offered this semester, we highly recommend students interested in organized competition join the appropriate Play Day.



    Types of Play Day
    Grades
    Criteria
    Red Ball Play Days
    1 – 2
    Red Ball Play Days are designed to integrate matchplay that compliments the skills worked on during the weekday training sessions. Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to implement their growing skills in a fun, low-key, non-elimination format competition. Students will learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Another great benefit of Play Day is that coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during the matchplay. Students will play on an appropriate-sized court with the Red low-compression transition ball.

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least one day a week in the CCK or Future Champs program and recommended by their coach. For the fall session, student assessment will be done by coaches in the first few weeks of class. An invitational letter will be sent in mid-September to families of selected students for the fall session and December for the spring session.  Prerequisite: Students must be able to serve underhand or overhand, sustain a rally, and be able to keep score. Enrollment is limited.
    Orange Ball Play Day
    2 – 4
    Orange Ball Play Days are designed to integrate matchplay that compliments the skills worked on during the weekday training sessions. Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to implement their growing skills in a fun, low-key, non-elimination format competition. Students will learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Another great benefit of Play Day is that coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during the matchplay. Students will play on an appropriate-sized court with the orange low-compression transition ball.

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least one day a week in the CCK or Future Champs program and recommended by their coach. For the fall session, student assessment will be done by coaches in the first few weeks of class. An invitational letter will be sent in mid-September to families of selected students for the fall session and December for the spring session.  Prerequisite: Students must be able to serve underhand or overhand, sustain a rally, and be able to keep score. Enrollment is limited.
    Green Ball Play Day
    3 – 4
    Green Ball Play Days are designed to integrate matchplay that compliments the skills worked on during the weekday training sessions. Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to implement their growing skills in a fun, low-key, non-elimination format competition. Students will learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Another great benefit of Play Day is that coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during the matchplay. Students will play on an appropriate-sized court with the green dot transition ball.

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least one day a week in the CCK or Future Champs program and recommended by their coach. For the fall session, student assessment will be done by coaches in the first few weeks of class. An invitational letter will be sent in mid-September to families of selected students for the fall session and December for the spring session. 

    Prerequisite: Students must be able to serve underhand or overhand, sustain a rally, and be able to keep score. Enrollment is limited.
    ”New“ Rising Stars Play Day
    5 – 8
    Rising Stars Play Days are designed to compliment the weekday training sessions with matchplay opportunities. Competition is an essential component to overall student development and Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to consistently compete in a fun, non-elimination format where they will learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during competition.

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled at least two days a week in the Rising Stars program (Grades 5 – 8). Prerequisite: Students must be able to serve overhand, sustain a rally, and keep score accurately.
    ACE Play Days
    5 – 8
    ACE Play Days are designed to compliment the weekday training sessions with matchplay. Competition is an essential component to overall student development and Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to consistently compete in a non-elimination format where they learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during competition.

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an ACE group program (Grades 5 – 8).
    JET Play Day
    9 – 12
    JET Play Days are designed to compliment the weekday training sessions with matchplay opportunities. Competition is an essential component to overall student development and Play Days accelerate learning by allowing students to consistently compete in a non-elimination format where they learn how to effectively develop points, implement strategy, and problem solve. Coaches have the ability to provide valuable real-time feedback in between points during competition.

    Eligibility: Must be enrolled in the JET program (Grades 9 – 12).