10 and Under Tennis

10 and Under (10U) tennis allows players to grasp the fundamentals of the sport. Participants learn about grips, preparation, swing path and ball placement. The equipment and courts are tailored to skill level, so kids can see their improvement and have fun right from the start. 

Net Generation PlayTracker

The Net Generation PlayTracker helps players ages 5-10 and their parents navigate and track their development progress. Players will collect play points and win points after playing in USTA Team ChallengesUSTA Junior Team Tennis and USTA Junior Circuit events. Players earn 100 play points (participation) per event for red, orange, and green ball. In green ball only, players also earn win points - 100 points for a singles win, 50 points for a doubles win.


The Net Generation PlayTracker aligns with the American Development Model (ADM) framework so that we can create a positive early experience for all athletes and maximize their full potential. With PlayTracker, players and parents can learn more about the recommended development pathway and earn digital incentives along the way.



How to Progress

Red and orange ball:

  • Starting at 5 years old, players can play in any red and orange ball events
  • Recommend players get 1,000 red play points before playing orange


Orange to green progression options:

  • Player turns 9 years old
  • Player earns 1,000 orange play points (participates in 10 orange ball events)
  • Player achieves 85% on a coach assessment (only for 7 and 8 year olds)
    • To be assessed, players can connect to a Safe Play approved and USPTA or PTR certified coach through the Net Generation app

Green to yellow progression options:

  • Player turns 11 years old
  • Player earns 1,500 green PlayTracker points (maximum of 500 green play points)
  • Players can earn a maximum of 500 PlayTracker points per event or Junior Team Tennis season (100 play points, 400 win points)



Start Earning PlayTracker Points

Find and register for one of these USTA programs near you today!


By registering for USTA Midwest programs and events, players acknowledge that they know and understand, as well as agree to abide by, all rules and regulations detailed in Friend at Court.


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For more information, please review the helpful links below or contact Sam Gentry at sam.gentry@midwest.usta.com.



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