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Beginner Tennis

Whether your child is picking up a tennis racquet for the first time or looking to continue their passion for the sport, there are plenty of play opportunities.

 

From elementary to high school, tennis can be played at any age and is open to all levels of play. Youngsters can ask their teachers about how they can start playing in their PE class or whether there are after-school programs they can join.

 

Outside of the classroom, there are various other opportunities for elementary- and high school-aged children, both competitive and non-competitive tracks are available depending on the ability and needs of the individual player.

A new way to play with Net Generation

Net Generation is a celebration of a game where no one sits on the sidelines. Tennis is easy to learn and tailored for all ages and abilities, giving kids a game that will help them build friendships and learn skills they’ll use for life. Net Generation’s mission is to spread the love of tennis to a new generation, by empowering those that will teach them. Coaches, organizers and teachers can gain access to the expertise of the USTA as they work with leading experts worldwide to develop new play formats, curricula and digital tools. Net Generation is innovating to reach a new generation and a new era of tennis.

 

To start experiencing the joy of Net Generation, follow this link to learn games and drills you can do at home to start practicing. Additionally, you will find access to local clubs, facilities and coaches in your area to bring your child’s game to the next level.

 

Visit netgeneration.com to find programs in your area and to view incentives for running a program.

 

 
Midwest Youth Team Tennis

Anyone can start playing tennis, no matter their age or skill level! We’re introducing the greatest game to a whole new generation. Tennis is more fun and easier than ever. With smaller courts, shorter tennis racquets and balls that bounce slower and lower, beginner players – especially kids – can learn more easily and quickly.

 

When your child plays tennis, they will achieve greater physical activity and feel successful right from the start because playing tennis incorporates aerobic exercise, improves balance, agility and hand-eye coordination, and teaches self-confidence and self-assurance.

 

Find a program near you at www.midwestteamtennis.com.

 

 

The Tennis Competition Journey

Are you looking to introduce your young tennis player to the competition scene, but you are not quite sure how? The USTA offers play formats and programs to help kids gain the best experience entering competition. Click here to learn more about opportunities to introduce you and your child to tennis competition.

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