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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quickstart tennis program for Kids

Hello Atlanta tennis group, The Tennis Industry Unveils New Fully-Integrated Play Format for Children Ages 10 and Under at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
QuickStart Tennis to Enable Children to “Play to Learn” Rather than “Learn to Play”.
The USTA has announced the official launch of QuickStart Tennis, an innovative new play format that will help to get more children 10 years of age and under into the game. The QuickStart Tennis format, one of the most significant moves ever to introduce tennis to youth, provides a way to bring kids 10 and under into the game by utilizing equipment, court dimensions, and scoring that is tailored to their age and size.
Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist Mary Joe Fernandez were on hand to help demonstrate the effectiveness of the QuickStart Tennis play format. They were able to give a “kids-eye view” of what a child experiences when they use adult-sized equipment and play on a regulation court. Navratilova and Fernandez utilized “giant-sized” racquets and balls and played on an “oversized” court – 50’ x 110’ (as opposed to 36’ x 78’ for a regulation court). This helped to demonstrate the frustration and difficulties that children experience while trying to play tennis when it is “designed for an adult.”
The QuickStart Tennis play format is designed to help children find success from the very first swing. QuickStart Tennis appropriately scales down all aspects of regulation tennis—including equipment, court dimensions, and scoring—so that the game becomes specifically tailored to their age and size. The format is broken out into two age groupings, for children ages 10-under and for those who are 8-under, similar to models used successfully in other youth sports (such as youth baseball)

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