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Resource Library

Access resources developed by the USTA and its partners to help you teach and develop players on and off the court. 

Coaches

Comprehensive competency-based teaching resources intended for certified teaching professionals working with players of all ages.

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To view and download all resources, you must complete the USTA Safe Play program. Click here to get started with Safe Play. 

 

Below are samples of the coaching practice and play plans. 

 

Court Captain

Court Captains are non-certified Officials who promote a safe and enjoyable experience for players while providing guidance through all aspects of point and match play. Five key responsibilities of Court Captains include reinforcement of safety, rallying, scoring, structure, and transitions during activities.

Red Ball Team Challenge (Sample)

A Team Challenge is a USTA program designed as an introduction to competition for Net Generation players ages 5-18, focusing on team play, parent information and character development. The Team Challenge is designed to be delivered either as a single event or as a series of events, with the objective of offering a competitive play experience that highlights teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.

Practice and Play Plans-Orange Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Orange Ball 2, Orange Ball 2 and Orange Ball 1 levels.

Practice and Play Plans-Pre-Rally/Red Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Pre-Rally, Red Ball 3, Red Ball 2 and Red Ball 1 levels.

Practice and Play Plans-Green Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Green Ball 2 and Green Ball 1 levels.

Activation Guide

In this guide, you will learn the benefits of hosting an activation, preparation tactics and suggested roles to run your event.

Community and Coach's Yellow Ball Practice and Play Plans (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Yellow Ball 2 and Yellow Ball 1 levels.

Volunteer Certificate

This customizable certificate can be used to recognize those who volunteer at events, clinics, lessons, etc.

Player Assessments-How to Guide

This guide will show you how to use the player assessment cards.

To view and download all resources, you must complete the USTA Safe Play program. Click here to get started with Safe Play. 

 

Below are samples of the coaching practice and play plans. 

 

Court Captain

Court Captains are non-certified Officials who promote a safe and enjoyable experience for players while providing guidance through all aspects of point and match play. Five key responsibilities of Court Captains include reinforcement of safety, rallying, scoring, structure, and transitions during activities.

Red Ball Team Challenge (Sample)

A Team Challenge is a USTA program designed as an introduction to competition for Net Generation players ages 5-18, focusing on team play, parent information and character development. The Team Challenge is designed to be delivered either as a single event or as a series of events, with the objective of offering a competitive play experience that highlights teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.

Practice and Play Plans-Orange Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Orange Ball 2, Orange Ball 2 and Orange Ball 1 levels.

Practice and Play Plans-Pre-Rally/Red Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Pre-Rally, Red Ball 3, Red Ball 2 and Red Ball 1 levels.

Practice and Play Plans-Green Ball (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Green Ball 2 and Green Ball 1 levels.

Activation Guide

In this guide, you will learn the benefits of hosting an activation, preparation tactics and suggested roles to run your event.

Community and Coach's Yellow Ball Practice and Play Plans (Sample)

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Yellow Ball 2 and Yellow Ball 1 levels.

Volunteer Certificate

This customizable certificate can be used to recognize those who volunteer at events, clinics, lessons, etc.

Player Assessments-How to Guide

This guide will show you how to use the player assessment cards.

Tennis Event Guide

Running a tennis event?  No court? No problem!  If this is your first time running a tennis event or your tenth, this event planning guide will support you. Access downloadable planning worksheets, checklists, and learn best practices for promoting your event. A tennis event is not complete without activities. Use this guide for on-court and off-court activities to keep your players moving!  

USTA ADM Helpful Hints

Helpful tips that you can share with parents when they are evaluating junior tennis programs.

USTA ADM Brochure

A print brochure describing the key aspects of the USTA's American Development Model (ADM).

Net Generation Report of Innovation

A detailed report describing youth sports and the journey to attracting and retaining more players for a lifetime.

ADM Framework in detail

Overview of the the USTA's American Development Model (ADM).

Court Captain

Court Captains are non-certified Officials who promote a safe and enjoyable experience for players while providing guidance through all aspects of point and match play. Five key responsibilities of Court Captains include reinforcement of safety, rallying, scoring, structure, and transitions during activities.

Tennis 101 for Adults

USTA Tennis 101 is a 6-session program designed specifically to welcome new players to the game or even reintroduce players who may have not played in a long time. Participants who complete the program will possess the fundamental skills in order to be confident in enjoying tennis whether recreationally or competitively.

Orange Ball Team Challenge

A Team Challenge is a USTA program designed as an introduction to competition for Net Generation players ages 5-18, focusing on team play, parent information and character development. The Team Challenge is designed to be delivered either as a single event or as a series of events, with the objective of offering a competitive play experience that highlights teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.

Practice and Play Plans-Orange Ball

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Orange Ball 3, Orange Ball 2 and Orange Ball 1 levels.

Practice and Play Plans-Green Ball

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Green Ball 2 and Green Ball 1 levels.

Player assessment-Pre Rally/Red Ball

Use this player assessment to tally and track player progress at each level.

Coach's and Community Yellow Ball Practice Plans

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Yellow Ball 2 and Yellow Ball 1 levels.

Player assessment-Green Ball

Use this player assessment to tally and track player progress at each level.

Player assessments-How to guide

This guide will show you how to use the Player Assessment Cards.

Player assessment-Orange Ball

Use this player assessment to tally and track player progress at each level.

Tennis 101 Red Ball

USTA Tennis 101 is an 8-session program designed specifically to welcome new youth players to the game. Kids and teens who complete the program will possess the fundamental skills in order to be confident in enjoying tennis for a lifetime. 

Coach's Wheelchair Orange Ball Curriculum

Coach's Orange Ball curriculum adapted for wheelchair tennis usage

Red Ball Team Challenge

A Team Challenge is a USTA program designed as an introduction to competition for Net Generation players ages 5-18, focusing on team play, parent information and character development. The Team Challenge is designed to be delivered either as a single event or as a series of events, with the objective of offering a competitive play experience that highlights teamwork and skill development in a fun, social environment.

Coach's Wheelchair Pre Rally/Red Ball Curriculum

Coach's Pre-Rally/Red Ball curriculum adapted for wheelchair tennis usage.

Player competencies-Pre Rally/Red Ball

Determine Pre-Rally to Red Ball player development with this simple to use competency chart. Focus on developing the athlete, player and person and learn what to look out for at each Red Ball level.

Player competencies-Green Ball

Determine Green Ball player development with this simple to use competency chart. Focus on developing the athlete, player and person and learn what to look out for at each Green Ball level.

Player competencies-Orange Ball

Determine Orange Ball player development with this simple to use competency chart. Focus on developing the athlete, player and person and learn what to look out for at each Orange Ball level.

Summer Camp Lesson Plan

This guide gives you a turnkey summer camp program or the option to take it piece by piece.

Green Ball Team Challenge

A Team Challenge is a USTA program designed as an introduction to competition for Net Generation players ages 5-18, focusing on team play, parent information and character development.

Practice and Play Plans-Pre Rally/Red

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Pre-Rally, Red Ball 3, Red Ball 2 and Red Ball 1 levels.

Coach's Wheelchair Green Ball Curriculum

Coach's Green Ball curriculum adapted for wheelchair tennis usage

Volunteer Certificate

This customizable certificate can be used to recognize those who volunteer at events, clinics, lessons, etc.

Warrior Tennis Curriculum for assisting Military Service Members

A guide for delivering tennis to military service members of all skill levels. 


Featured Resources


Coach's and Community Yellow Ball Practice Plans

Comprehensive, competency based, collaborative and convenient practice and play plans for Yellow Ball 2 and Yellow Ball 1 levels.

Player assessment-Green Ball

Use this player assessment to tally and track player progress at each level.

Tennis 101 Red Ball

USTA Tennis 101 is an 8-session program designed specifically to welcome new youth players to the game. Kids and teens who complete the program will possess the fundamental skills in order to be confident in enjoying tennis for a lifetime. 


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