The First Grips Test is Sunday, November 4th @ 1pm.
Please see Mike Van Zutphen to sign-up.
WHAT IS GRIPS?
Grips is an objective player development program. Like karate, players start at the White Grip and master advancing skill sets until they reach the Black Grip.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Your cost is only $10.00 per month! You can also choose to pay $96 per year.
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF GRIPS?
Grips has had thousands of successes with players all across the country! The reason is simple. Rather than looking for a quick fix or a short cut to improve, those enrolled in Grips have a solid understanding of their game - their strengths and their weaknesses. When players have identified their weaknesses, rather than cover them up, they get to work! More time on the court, more time on a ball machine, more specific workouts and MOTIVATED players are all attributes that describe Grips members. They are truly aware and are self-starters!
Players also receive Rewards Packages in the mail that include their over-grips, certificate of achievement, and materials to prepare them for their next color level. A bi-monthly newsletter will keep you up to speed with what’s happening in the Grips world, on the pro tours, and what you can do at home to continually improve. The web site, www.gripsprogram.com is loaded with expert tips, articles and video for every level.
Being a Grips member allows you the opportunity to test, be a part of your club’s ladder, and participate in member-only events.
For such an affordable cost, why would you not be a Grips member?
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BECOME A GRIPS MEMBER?
Go online to www.gripsprogram.com and click the orange “Join Now” button. Fill out the online form to establish a Parent account (all players under the age of 18 MUST have a parent account). Complete the registration form to establish a Player account for each player. Make sure you choose your club affiliation, and be sure to ALLOW EMAILS to be sent to you so we can notify you of important events!
If you encounter any problems setting up your online account, please contact Grips service representative, Paula Endress @ 630-303-8259.
Make sure you make a note of all screen names and passwords. You will need these to access your online accounts.
NOW THAT I AM A MEMBER, HOW DO I MOVE UP COLOR LEVELS?
1. Log in to your Grips account.
2. If you are in Junior Grips, Dark Blue and above, print out your Knowledge test. Complete the test and take in to your instructor, and they will review your test with you. If you are in Grips, go to the “Take My Knowledge Test” tab in your player account on the Grips web site, and take the test online. There is also a practice test. You should probably take this first as you must pass the real test with a score of 100%.
3. When you feel you are ready, contact your instructor at your club to schedule a time to take your on court test!
4. Move up as many color levels as you can! Grips has organized a pathway for you so you can get to work and see your improvement! GOOD LUCK!
SeaCliff Country Club GRIPS Testing Schedule
Sunday, November 4th 1pm
Sunday, January 27th 1pm
Sunday, March 24th 1pm
Sunday, May 19th 1pm
Sunday, July 21st 1pm
Sunday, September 29th 1pm
Sunday, November 3rd 1pm