You want your kids to learn tennis. After all, it's a sport for a lifetime and great exercise. But where do you start? How do you know they'll even like the game? We've got all the information you need to make sure your kids will love tennis from the start!
With over 9,000 youth participants in our section, USTA Middle States offers a variety of programs for your child.
10 and Under Tennis - An exciting new play format for learning tennis that is designed to bring kids ages 10 and under into the game by utilizing special equipment, shorter court dimensions and modified scoring, all tailored to age and size. Kids learn to play quickly in a way that is rewarding, with more fun and less frustration - and that is what is most important!
Jr. Team Tennis - Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis program in the country, helping girls and boys ages 6 to 18 get into the game, get on the court and have a good time. Teams are co-ed and made up of atleast six players (three boys and three girls) based on similar ages and skill levels.
Junior Tournaments - Whether you're just starting out in a junior program in your community, or have been regularly competing in section or national tournaments and camps, Middle States has you covered. The USTA provides training and tournament play necessary to take junior players to the next level of competition.
School Tennis - When you bring tennis into your school, whether you work at the elementary, middle or high school level, the benefits transcend the boundaries on the court. Bringing tennis to your school is easier than ever with resources from the USTA to help grow tennis involvement among school-aged children.
Play Days - Play Days are events designed to introduce kids to competition in a low-pressure setting where results are not documented. These events provide kids with the opportunity to continue to develop and enhance their skills. For both novices and experienced players, Play Days are a welcoming way for kids to experience the social and competitive aspects of tennis. Organized by skill level, kids have the chance to gain additional play experience through a rotation of opponents and short, continuous matches over a two- to three-hour period.
*Lavner Camps and Programs is operated by The Lavner Tennis Academy. These camps are based in the Philadelphia-area and offer instruction for players ages 5-18.