Missouri Valley / Kansas

USTA Kansas Offers Fun-Filled Programs for Junior Players of all Skill Levels

Sydney Hamilton | March 21, 2022

USTA Kansas believes junior players deserve robust opportunities to get out on the courts, make new friends, learn valuable life skills, and grow their love of tennis. That’s why, each year, we offer a variety of programs for junior players of all skill levels to enjoy! 


The USTA Net Generation Junior Pathway can help guide parents, players, and coaches toward the programs best suited to a player’s skill set. Here are a few of these programs.


Tennis 101


Tennis 101 is a program that can be adapted to meet the needs of beginner players. This low-pressure approach to tennis helps junior players develop their skills while also learning to enjoy the game.


USTA Team Challenge


Once the basic skills have been learned, junior players can participate in the USTA Team Challenge. This introduction to tennis competition follows the same low-pressure approach as Tennis 101; however, the emphasis is on learning level-based play, which will allow players to further develop their playing skills before leveling up to USTA Junior Team Tennis or tournament play.


USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT)


After level-based playing skills have been established, junior players can choose to progress to playing USTA Junior Team Tennis. JTT is a fun-filled way for junior players ages 6-18 to get some exercise, learn life skills, and, of course, compete at a higher level in their choice of singles, doubles, or mixed doubles.


Other opportunities


USTA Missouri Valley, of which USTA Kansas is a part, plays host to junior circuit events and junior tournaments throughout the year. Stay up to date on the latest events taking place by regularly checking the USTA Missouri Valley Youth Tennis page.


Have questions?

If you’re interested in getting your child started with USTA junior programs, please reach out to Janet Glaser, JTT Coordinator for USTA Kansas, by emailing janetglaser70@gmail.com.

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