All you need is a racquet and a ball and you can start playing with your family today. You can even make your own court! Use chalk or masking tape for lines, hang string or caution tape between two trees or trash cans, or draw a line on the ground to use as a net. You can get out and play with whatever you have or wherever you are including:
• A driveway
• A playground
• Your backyard
• A local park
• A gym
• A safe sidewalk or patio
Looking for the right-sized racquets, balls and pop-up nets to help you get started—equipment can be found at YouthTennis.com.
If you want to give your kids a boost, more than 7,000 facilities are now teaching tennis sized right for age and ability. With more programs starting each day across the country, your child is sure to enjoy playing at a Tennis Festival, jamboree or other tennis event near you.
Once children get comfortable with the game, they can progress to more organized play such as Play Days, USTA Jr. Team Tennis and USTA Junior Tournaments—and keep playing for a lifetime.