The USTA (United States Tennis Association) has passed new rules making it mandatory that all “10 and Under Tennis” be played on modified courts with modified equipment.
To accommodate their smaller bodies, young players must now use slower-moving balls, smaller racquets, and shorter courts. This will allow them to better learn the rules of the game, have rallies, and develop their strokes. In addition, the modifications will serve to boost kids’ confidence levels, which in turn will make them grow and develop as players.
And the best part?
Midtown’s 10 and Under Tennis program has been using modified courts and equipment for years.
Laramie Gavin, Midtown’s Director of Junior Tennis, says, “This is the biggest change to happen to tennis in the modern era. It will fundamentally change the way tennis is played and taught in the States. The cool thing is we’ve been training like this for several years now. We are way ahead of the game!”
As a result, the USTA has recognized Midtown as a pioneer in the field of 10 and Under Tennis, and an industry leader in adapting to the needs of younger players and helping them to hone their technique.
Check out this video and see our own tennis coaches interviewed, as well as several of our young tennis players in action!