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USTA Junior Team Tennis WHAT IS USTA JR. TEAM TENNIS? USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis league in the country, helping girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get in the game, get on the court, and have a good time. Teams are coed and made up of at least six players, three boys and three girls, based on similar ages and skill levels.
What is QuickStart Tennis? QuickStart tennis is currently being used for Clinics, Lessons, Junior Teams and Tournaments. Q uickStart tennis has recently been launched by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is an innovative approach to teaching tennis to children who are under ten years of age.
Advice for Players Hold yourself accountable Play as hard as you can at all times
Be true to yourself in terms of work ethic vs goals
Enjoy the trip including all the bumps
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qs QuickStart tennis is currently being used for Clinics, Lessons, Junior Teams and Tournaments. Q uickStart tennis has recently been launched by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is an innovative approach to teaching tennis to children who are under ten years of age.

When learning on an adult size court, it is easy for younger kids to become frustrated and lose interest in tennis. However, with new restrictions, kids are able to learn faster and feel more comfortable on the court.  Regarding the format, the sizes of the courts are smaller and the restrictions on the racquets are no more than 23” in size. The balls, either foam or low compression, do not bounce as high or as far as a standard tennis ball, which also makes the game easier to learn for these smaller children. All of the new regulations are smaller, allowing for more comfort and success while learning the game of tennis.

With smaller courts, the ball lands in the child’s strike zone allowing for the ability to work on their footwork and technique. In addition, there are many more benefits that come along with this new format of teaching tennis, which include most importantly, the fast progression and retention of junior tennis players.

This particular video portrays Martina Navratilova and Mary Joe Fernandez playing on an enlarged court in order to give us a “kids-eye view” on what it is like to play tennis at that age. It is interesting to see what they have to say about QuickStart and watch them play as though they are in kids’ shoes. QuickStart tennis is an exciting way to bring kids to tennis and hopefully keep them playing!

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