What is R.O.G.?
Red, orange, and green tennis balls bounce lower, they don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Kids tennis racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover.
R.O.G. Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized equipment. Kids learn to play baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer balls. Kids learning basketball short baskets with kid-sized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller fields with smaller goals.
How R.O.G. Benefits the Kids
By using this format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more fun and less frustration. They're playing real tennis and having real fun--and that's what is the most important.
- Frustration is cut down when equipment and rules match kids' development level
- Kids learn tennis faster and can master skills before moving on to the next level
- They're playing real tennis and having a lot of fun at the same time
- Kids build confidence in their game with balls they can hit and a court they can cover
- With shorter matches, more kids can play competitively more often
- Kids are more likely to keep playing and improve their tennis game when they're having fun
Red, Orange, Green, Yellow Development