10 & Under Quick Start Tennis
Tennis is becoming more and more popular among young children 10 & Under due to the USTA`s initiative, “10 and Under Tennis” which they have spent millions on in order to get young children involved in the sport. Tennis can be a complicated game, so just as with other youth sports such as soccer and baseball where modified equipment is utilized, the campaign for youth tennis has come up with new rules and smaller, altered equipment in order help children learn and keep them involved in the game.
Do It Tennis carries a wide variety of tennis court equipment specifically for 10 & under players eager to learn to the sport of tennis.
A Junior tennis net is one of the most valuable teaching tools for children 10 & under trying to learn the game. Top brands like Head and Gamma offer tennis nets specifically for children 10 & under. Head makes set up and take down easy with their Junior Tennis Net 18 ft. Wide and 10 & Under Tennis Net 18 ft. The Gamma First Set 18' Jr. Net can easily be used indoors, outdoors or across a driveway. It also meets the USTA`s standard for their Quickstart tennis format.
Many would think that tennis balls would be the same for adult and 10 & under players but you would be surprised to know that there is a distinct difference. Many 10 & under tennis balls offer reduced speed for more control and have high-visibility felt for young players learning the game. Many of our 10 & under tennis balls also meet the requirements laid out by the USTA`s “10 & Under tennis initiative” and “Tennis 10s programs.” Dunlop, Wilson and Penn offer tennis balls specifically for the USTA`s program separated by color depending on the level of your child. Green is for stage 1, orange is for stage 2 and red is meant for stage 3 junior players. Foam tennis balls are also available, allowing children to master their skills before using a real tennis ball.
Starter and training kits
Rather than purchasing individual pieces of equipment, starter and training kits provide your child with everything they need to start practicing. Gamma offers starter kits approved by the USTA depending on the court size while Babolat offers the Mini Tennis training kit.
Other court equipment & accessories
Many brands offer different types of cones and court markers so that you can make the court size compatible with your child`s level of play and easily set up drills for practice. The Head Starter Pack and Gamma FS Court Marker Kit include everything you would need to start your 10 & under child`s tennis training regime. Other accessories include Gamma Caution Tape to make a 36` QuickStart court and the SKLZ PowerBase Tennis Trainer allows for hours of practice without the need of other equipment or a practice buddy.