Kids' QuickStart Tennis Clubs -- More Tennis! More FUN!
A Kids' QuickStart Tennis Club is an after-school or out-of-school program that allows kids to sample tennis through supervised play and FUN interactive activities. The program is a great way for kids to be introduced to tennis in a safe,open-play setting at schools, parks, youth centers and tennis facilities. No courts, no instruction required!
The "clubs" offer kids the opportunity to have FUN, gain confidence and make new friends, all while enhancing their social and physical development.
Register you Kids' Tennis Club here. By registering you will receive a Kids' Tennis Club Playbook from the USTA.
Tennis can be played anywhere, such as blacktops, gym floors, multi-purpose rooms and even on school fields
Use lightweight nets, makeshift nets or barriers
Use any net that can cover an 18´ to 20´ area
A lowered badminton or volleyball net can be used
You can improvise using plastic barrier tape, yellow caution tape or rope with streamers
Existing markings on floors (badminton and volleyball lines) can be utilized
Flat rubber lines, chalk or tape can be used for playing surfaces that are not marked
Having the right equipment is key to ensuring success.
Obtain a minimum of 8-12 kid-sized racquets (21″ - 25″) and encourage kids to bring their own racquets
Obtain several foam and low-compression balls
USTA Kids' Tennis Club Playbook
Racquet and ball handling
Invent a skill
Invent a game
Kids' Clubs can be run by parents, PE teachers, high school players or other community members. Kids' Clubs can be free or run at a nominal charge.