LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. We’ll help teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people. *If your child has played tennis before then they should try our LTA Youth Programme.
A child's first opportunity to be introduced to tennis is often within their PE class. Many kids and teens then have the opportunity to compete on teams in Middle School, High School, or both. Net Generation provides the tools, resources, and education to provide the best possible tennis experience within any school setting.
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Start Smart Tennis. Start Smart Tennis is a developmentally appropriate introductory tennis program for children 5-7 years old. The program prepares children for organized tennis in a fun, non-threatening environment. Start Smart Tennis prepares children and their parents for organized tennis without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.
A USTA Team Challenge is your first step into tennis competition. Team Challenges offer a low-pressure team environment for beginner players of all ages to develop their skills with others of similar experience. Read More.
It is a whole new ball game. QuickStart Tennis is a new play format used in the Jr. Team Tennis league to help kids 10 and under learn and play the game. To make it easier for them, we changed a few things. The court sizes. The racquet sizes. The balls. The scoring system. Even the net height. Now any child between ages 6 -10 can start playing
It’s been proven that young tennis players improve faster, stick with the game longer, and have more fun when they’re able to use balls, racquets, nets, and training aids designed for them. As the brains behind tennis practice become smarter, the equipment we have to offer gets better and better. Give the kids in your life the best chance of success, of accomplishment, and of fun with these youth-oriented tennis products!
If you need some tips for teaching young children between the ages of four and seven how to play tennis, the key is to keep things light and keep things fun. Sure, tennis isn't the easiest sport for young children to learn, but if you start kids right, they're likely to be lifelong players.
To start, have your player hold their racquet in their dominant hand face-up, like a frying pan, and have them place a tennis ball on the face, or strings of their racquet. Then, have them slowly start moving the head of the racquet up and down until the ball begins bouncing on their strings.