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10 and Under Tennis and Why it Works…For Everyone

You’ve heard us say it. 10 and Under Tennis works. But don’t just take our word for it.


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Read what some high-level coaches are saying about why they use it.

“Our 10 and Under Tennis program has dramatically increased the size of our junior tennis program. Since our indoor courts are heavily used, having three or four nets up on one court for our 10 and Under Tennis program has increased the number of junior players and adults being able to have access to courts. We provide shirts for our juniors in the color of the ball type they are using and the kids and parents love the program.” – Ed McQuillin, Director of Tennis at Wilmington Country Club

“The kids are having fun with their friends, as well as learning a new lifelong skill. Aside from the obvious benefits it presents to kids, on the business side of things, since the introduction of 10 and Under Tennis we have increased the usage of our courts and made a few extra dollars along the way.” – Hank Hughes, Director of Tennis at Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center

“10 and Under Tennis works because it is fair to kids. It’s not fair to expect a 10 year old to be able to do the same things as a 16 year old, such as cover the same amount of court, hit a ball that bounces too high, or swing a racquet that’s too heavy. Even the scorekeeping has been modified to benefit 10 and under players.” – Carol MacLennan, Tennis Pro at Cherry Hill Health & Racquet Club

“The USTA 10 and Under format has definitely benefited the Hempfield Rec Center from a business standpoint. We are able to put more kids on each court due to the smaller 36’ and 60’ courts and smaller nets. Kids can walk out on a court and immediately begin to play tennis with the help of the ROGY transition balls. Due to this the kids have more fun which in turn increases our clinic retention rate exponentially. Also with the 10 and under format we are able to create more opportunities for kids to play at the club.” – Jon Bair, Director of Junior Tennis at Hempfield Rec Center

For more information on youth tennis through USTA Middle States, click here.

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