Middle States

Tennis in PE

Tennis in PE curricula allows all students to experience success regardless of experience or ability through cooperative and play-based group activities. The foremost principle is the use of modified, tennis equipment that makes the game fun, safe and engaging from the moment a child first picks up a racquet. Find out how you can get started below: 


Register Your PE Class:


Find Lesson Plans For Your PE Class:
  • The USTA built turnkey lesson plans, created in conjunction with SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators), to give everyone the tools to teach tennis. Plus with the Net Generation Mobile App, you have access to those tools wherever you are.
  • View here: Resource Library


Teachers In-Service Trainings:
  • The workshop is an interactive, three-hour training for your school district that provides and teaches the tools needed to begin tennis in your PE classes.


Connect with your Community: 
  • The USTA will help you connect your school(s) with a local community tennis organization that will work with you to provide additional play opportunities for your students, during PE classes and/or after school. It’s the perfect partnership for continued, successful play. In addition, through your community partnership, your school will be eligible to receive a FREE equipment pack (valued at $1,000).  
  • Learn More about Middle States' Rally Star Out-of-School Program


Receive Support:
  • The USTA and your local community tennis organization are here to help you each step of the way. From scheduling your training to obtaining equipment and funding, we have the resources and knowledge to help you succeed. 
  • Opportunities for Funding: Facility Assistance Program / USTA Middle States Program Grants


Ready to begin? Have any questions?
  • Email schools@ms.usta.com to learn more about bringing tennis to your school and to take advantage of the USTA's schools promotion. 
  • Or, fill out our simple form to have someone contact you or your school contact about the Net Generation Schools Initiative.


Tennis in your school has never been easier.
  • Learn how to teach tennis in PE. Check out an example of running tennis in PE at this local elementary school. 
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