High Performance


Requirements to Program Acceptance

High Point has set specific requirements for acceptance to any of the three High Performance levels:

High Performance Juniors – 

  • Ages 12 and under: minimum UTR of 4
  • Ages 14 and under: minimum UTR of 5
  • Ages 16 and under: minimum UTR of 6
  • Ages 18 and under: minimum UTR of 7

High Performance Challengers – Must have a minimum UTR of 2.5.

High Performance 10 and under and 12 and under players do not need a UTR. However, they must be evaluated by a High Point coach. Students must demonstrate a serious commitment to learning and improving their skills. Those admitted to this program must be willing to commit to attending 2-3 times per week. They must have prior experience playing tournaments and continue to compete in tournaments.


Under the leadership of Co-Directors Dencil Johnson, Kriszta Kovacs, Luis Ardila and Jai DiLouie, this program covers the following key elements:

  • planning & leading workouts

  • on-going training for all coaches

  • a periodization plan for players

  • evaluation of and progress reports for players on a regular basis

  • tactical/mental/physical/technical skill-building to all players.


Juniors: Who are highly motivated players seeking sectional and national rankings. This program is limited to Super Championship qualified players and highly motivated Championship players.

12 & Under:  Motivated students ages 12 and younger, who want to develop skills through a more intensive training program that will help them become top performers. Players are competing in tournaments, taking private lessons, and have goals of earning high sectional and national rankings. 

Participants for both groups must have pre-approval by a High Point instructor to enroll. Players are encouraged to take private lessons in addition to registering for the High Performance option. 

High Performance Juniors and Challenger Programs:

Our over-arching mission is to develop new heights of excellence within our junior players, using the best practices of the tennis industry. We use a multi-faceted team approach that provides a clear and logical development pathway  — from beginner level to nationally ranked player.

Requirements for entrance to our three High Performance programs are outlined below. Please note: Players for Juniors and Challenger programs must have a Universal Tennis Rating (UTR)

For a good summary of both the United Stated Tennis Association (USTA) National Tennis  Rating Program (NTRP) and the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), click Tennis Ranking Systems.

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