Youth tennis has been scaled down to size, with smaller racquets, lower-bouncing balls and shorter courts that allow kids to have success playing right from the start. And as they mature and grow, tennis grows with them. The USTA offers Junior Team Tennis, Junior Tournaments and no-cut high school programs to get kids in the game – and to keep them playing for life.
Through tennis, kids develop the ability to focus, think quickly and strategically, work with a partner and work hard on their own. DID YOU KNOW: Tennis players are good students and community citizens. Over 80% of tennis players will attend college as well as volunteer in their local communities.
Research has found that early positive experiences in sports create a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. Tennis is fun for kids of all ages and levels. The sport provides many social, health, and psychological benefits and, unlike some other sports, has a minimal risk of injury.