Junior Team Tennis
In New Hampshire
USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping boys and girls ages 5 to 18 get in the game, get on court, and have a great time.
All levels of play are available from beginner through advanced. The emphasis is on developing skills through play, fun, teamwork and friendly competition plus the possibility of advancing to state, section, and national championships.
Recreational and competitive play are available.
Younger players and beginners learn via the 10 and Under Tennis program and Short Court formats. A shortened court, modified balls, and smaller rackets are used to introduce young players to tennis so they can start playing right away.
New Hampshire Winter League
The New Hampshire Winter League provides match play to children ages 10 to 18 in a team format. ADVERTISEMENT Matches played weekly from 1/11/19 – 3/17/19 at NH tennis facilities. Come join us on the courts and enjoy match play in a fun environment. Meet some new friends too!
Click here to view the league flyer.
Sign up for USTA
If your child is not already a USTA member, register him or her either on the USTA website or by calling USTA Member Services at 1-800-990-8782. The registration fee will be $20.
Be sure to write down your USTA Number, because you’ll need it for the next steps.
You will be sent a USTA membership card, and will start receiving either Tennis Magazine or Bounce, depending on your child’s age.
Register on TennisLink
Register for Granite State Kids on TennisLink. Be sure to enter the proper team ID for your child’s age and ability level. The registration fee for TennisLink will be $35.
10 and Under JTT
10 and Under Tennis is an exciting format for learning tennis, designed to bring kids into the game by utilizing specialized equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. It is divided into two different levels – ages 8 and under and ages 10 and under. Just as kids need a court that suits their size, they also need the right size equipment. That's why both the racquet and ball are different from the equipment adults use.
For an adult player to succeed at tennis, racquet control is essential. Same goes for kids. But since kids are smaller than adults, kids have trouble controlling full-size racquets. They're too long, they're too heavy, and the grips are too large. Kids need racquets that are proportionate in length and weight and have a grip that fits their smaller hands.
For 8 & under, the racquet should be 19", 21" or 23".
For 10 & under, the racquet should be 23" or 25".
Kids need a ball that's sized and paced to their playing abilities. A regulation tennis ball moves too fast, bounces too high and is too heavy for their smaller racquet. Each age group, therefore, uses a ball better suited to their size and unique playing ability.
10 and Under Tennis uses equipment that is scaled to the size and ability level of young children. Eight-and-under children will play on a court that is 36 feet long and 18 feet wide. The net is 18 feet long and 2-foot, 9-inches in height. Portable nets and support systems are available from many manufacturers, or temporary nets can be constructed using tape or caution tape tied to existing nets, fences or even chairs. A regulation net is used on the 60-foot court for youngsters 10 and under. If you are not using an existing court and net, the net height for the 60-foot court is three feet.
For players who are 8 and under, there are only seven points in a game, so match play is short and sweet. Kids play the best of three games; the first to score seven points wins the game. The first to win two games wins the match. The longest the match will last is approximately 20 minutes. Players who are 10 and under should play the best-of-three sets; the first to win four games wins a set. For the third set, the first player to win seven points wins the match.