HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Tennis today is about fun, gaining new skills, being creative, building confidence, and helping children fall in love with a sport for a lifetime. You can expect your child to experience tennis in many different ways:
There is a wide variety of community organizations dedicated to bringing the sport of tennis to the public on all levels. Organizations like National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTLs), Community Tennis Associations, and local Parks and Rec offer cost-effective programming (like lessons or group activities) to communities all across the country. Generally run by a community organizer in collaboration with local volunteers, these programs are aimed at beginner to intermediate skill levels.
Players can get individual or group lessons from a certified tennis instructor to help learn or develop a specific aspect of their game. Certified tennis instructors in your community are a great option to help your kid in their tennis journey. For beginners through advanced players, lessons are typically offered in a series of 6-10 classes.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
Players who can serve, rally, and score can compete on a team alongside friends in the following age divisions: 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, and 18 & under. Junior Team Tennis (JTT) features both coed and single gender teams and offers two tracks - fun and social Local JTT as well as a more competitive track for teams looking to compete and advance at the highest level.
Tournaments are a series of matches between players who compete to determine a winner(s). More tournaments are being designed to fit modern lifestyles – shortened formats and half-day events are options offered in a mix of more traditional, multi-day events. Tournaments are organized by skill level including entry level, intermediate, advanced, and national levels to ensure there is competition for every level of play.