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10&U Play

Find 10 and under play opportunities across the Midwest! Use the dropdown to sort by date or distance and add filters to find your perfect fit!



<h1>10 AND UNDER TENNIS<br />

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. 


Quick Links: Net Generation PlayTracker | 10U Programs & Events | Helpful Links


Net Generation PlayTracker

The new Net Generation PlayTracker will help parents and players navigate their development progress and replaces the stars and trophies system. Now, players will collect points through the engaging PlayTracker after playing in USTA Team Challenges, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Junior Circuit programs.


Available for players aged 5-10, 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.



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10U Programs & Events

Players can begin participating in red and orange ball programs when they are five years old (players are encouraged to start in red ball and transition to orange ball around seven years old). At age nine, players can begin competing in green ball events. Once the Green Net Generation level is completed – or on the first day of their 11th birthday month – players can participate in yellow ball tournaments.


USTA Team Challenges

A USTA Team Challenge is your first step into tennis competition. Team Challenges offer a low-pressure team environment for beginner players of all ages to develop their skills with others of similar experience. These events are offered in red, orange, and green ball, and players will receive 100 Net Generation PlayTracker “play points” for participating. Learn more about “play points" by clicking here.


Click here to find and register for a USTA Team Challenge near you!



USTA Junior Circuit

A USTA Junior Circuit is an event that uses a non-elimination, round robin draw format for players to gain match experience in a tournament setting. Junior Circuits are one-day events lasting up to 4 hours and can be co-ed or single gender.​


  • Orange Ball Junior Circuits: Players will receive 100 Net Generation PlayTracker “play points” when they participate in an orange ball junior circuit. Learn more about “play points" by clicking here.​

  • Green Ball Junior Circuits: Players will receive 100 Net Generation PlayTracker “play points” as well as “win points” for winning singles (100 points) and doubles (50 points) matches when they participate in a green ball junior circuit. Learn more about “play points" and "win points" by clicking here.


Click here to view all Junior Circuit events with registration open in the Midwest. Check as more are added each week!



USTA Junior Team Tennis 

10 and Under Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is offered in both orange and green ball and brings together boys and girls to play singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. JTT events for this age group are typically held over one day, but some districts may offer leagues with multiple dates. Players will receive 100 Net Generation PlayTracker “play points” for playing in either 10U orange or 10U green ball leagues.  For those playing in 10U green ball leagues, they may also earn “win points” for winning singles (100 points) and doubles (50 points) matches. A maximum of 500 points (400 win points and 100 play points) can be collected during any green ball Jr. Team Tennis season. Learn more about “play points" and "win points“ by clicking here.​


Click here to find a JTT program near you!



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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