10 and Under Tennis

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   Scott Howes

   Coordinator, Play Support Services

   913-322-4821

   howes@movalley.usta.com

 

 

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COACHES WORKSHOPS

Coaches: Sign up for workshops by visiting www.coachyouthtennis.com and clicking on the "Workshops" tab at the top menu.

 

 

 

 FREE USTA MEMBERSHIP*

 

 Free 1-year USTA 10 & Under junior         membership which will include:

  • An annual subscription to Bounce newsletter
  • Eligibility to participate in USTA Junior Team Tennis
  • Eligibility to participate in USTA Junior Tournaments
  • For new members only. Offer valid through December 31, 2016. Use code FYF16CNS

 

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What is 10 and Under Tennis?

10 and Under Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized equipment. Kids learn to play baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer balls. Kids learning basketball shoot baskets with kid-sized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller fields with smaller goals.

Red, orange, and green tennis balls bounce lower, they don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Kids tennis racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover.

By using this format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more fun and less fustration. They're playing real tennis and having real fun--and that's what is the most important.

What are Tennis Play Days?

Kids are introduced to competition in a low-pressure setting where the emphasis is on fun. Tennis Play Days allow kids to play quick matches with players of similar age and skill so they can transition to team tennis and tournaments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Junior Team Tennis?

USTA Junior Team Tennis offers girls and boys age 6 to 18 the opportunity to play on teams in leagues that emphasize fun, fitness and friends. Leagues match players of similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program (JNTRP).

Click here to explore the 10 and Under Tennis competencies.

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