The Perfect Opportunity to Play Tennis this Summer & Fall
Healthy. Safe. Physical.
If you haven't played tennis, now is the time to try.
Now more than ever, it's so important to stay active and healthy. Enter, tennis.
Whether it’s your first time on court or you’ve played for years, few sports deliver the wide variety of benefits that tennis does. Maybe the best part? Tennis lets you keep your social distance without being socially distant. Tennis is the ultimate return game — and now is the best time to get out and play.
There are plenty of opportunities to play in your area this summer and fall, so it's time for you to get involved. Fill out this simple form (also embedded below) to have a USTA Middle States representative reach out to you.
USTA League - USTA League Tennis is organized as competitive team match play. Teams are made up of a minimum of five to eight players, depending on division. Teams are set up according to NTRP ratings, so your teammates and opponents will be at your skill level. The competition is exciting, the atmosphere is social and since players compete on teams, you have a built-in cheering section. Overall, more than 300,000 players compete in USTA League, each year.
Adult Tournaments - There are an array of adult and senior tournaments offered through the USTA. Whether it’s a local tournament in which you compete with area players, or a national event in which you represent Team USA, there is an event for you.
Cardio Tennis - Cardio Tennis is a fitness-based tennis program for anyone at any playing level. It's a fun way to burn calories and interact with others outside of a gym. Cardio Tennis is high-energy, combining the best features of the sport with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full-body, calorie burning aerobic workout. (Related: Check out a recent video about a cardio program in Pittsburgh.)
Intro to Tennis - Tennis is a lifetime sport that can increase physical fitness and health. Players not only revel in the competition, but also the camaraderie that comes with participation in the sport. Whether you're interested in lessons or simply need help learning where to begin, USTA Middle States can help you get started.
Junior Team Tennis - USTA Junior Team Tennis brings together boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other coed teams. Beyond being fun and a great form of exercise, Junior Team Tennis is a competitive, level-based environment that promotes individual growth, social growth and life skills.
Junior Tournaments - Whether you're just beginning in a junior program in your community or have been regularly competing in section or national tournaments and training camps, there are opportunities for you to compete in local tournaments with players in your area.
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