Youth Tennis





Youth Tennis Nationally

Every individual playing tennis of every age and ability has the right to feel safe and supported, and should be treated with respect, kindness and dignity. Simply put? Good sportsmanship is as important to tennis as forehands and backhands. 


Shaking hands with your opponents, being accurate in your line calls, and playing fair will help everyone have fun, whether you’re practicing or playing a tournament. Sportsmanship is an integral pillar in the USTA’s youth tennis strategy–and not just for players, but for parents, family, coaches and fans, too.

Young boy hitting a red tennis ball with a backhand technique.

Get in The Tennis Game 


Get in the game as a USTA member. Junior players under-18 are eligible for a no-cost membership.


Find Local Tennis

Junior tournaments are offered in individual, team, non-elimination and elimination formats. Find the right fit near you.


A coach is a mentor for life, on the court and off. The USTA can help you find a coach in your community.



Parents play a key role in a child's tennis journey. The USTA has the resources to help you succeed.


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USTA Junior Programs


The USTA offers an array of fun and developmentally-appropriate junior programs that will help kids to unlock the sport's many benefits to their physical, social and emotional health and wellness. 


Team Challenge: An introductory environment that allows kids to play without an emphasis on instruction or results. 

Junior Team Tennis: A more competitive team format that provides kids and teens the opportunity to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. 

Junior Circuit: These events give kids the opportunity to develop their skills through level-based play while learning and demonstrating good sportsmanship.

Tennis in Schools


Children are often first introduced to tennis in their physical education classes, and many kids and teens go on to have the opportunity to compete in middle school, high school, or both. Net Generation provides the tools, resources and education to provide them with the best possible tennis experience within any school setting.

National Junior Tennis and Learning


The mission of the USTA Foundation is to bring tennis and education together to change lives. Its flagship program–the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network–features nearly 300 chapters that do just that. Reaching approximately 180,000 youth on an annual basis, these chapters provide free or low-cost tennis and scholastic programming to the 50 largest markets in the U.S.

Wheelchair Tennis


Wheelchair tennis gives kids with disabilities the opportunity to stay active with their family and friends, and reap the sport’s many benefits. The USTA offers a complete wheelchair pathway from youth and high school (Net Generation), through collegiate and international competition like the Paralympics and UNIQLO Wheelchair Tour.

Adaptive Tennis


Tennis can be adapted for youth with cognitive and physical disabilities, as it naturally can improve their hand-eye coordination, balance, mobility, strength and fitness. It builds self-confidence, relieves stress and creates a social outlet–and it's a great way for the family to stay active together.

American Development Model


Discover. Develop. Play. 


Designed to establish fun and positive experiences for tennis players, the USTA’s American Development Model (ADM) offers a comprehensive athletic development framework for providers, coaches, athletes and parents for growing friendships, improving skill, and maximizing the potential of players at all levels.