Looking to start playing tennis? USTA Northern can help find a local program to get you started. Learn how to play, join a team, compete in tournaments and more. No matter what age, income or skill level you are, discover tennis again or for the first time… FOR FUN, FOR HEALTH, FOR EVERYONE.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING TENNIS?
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUTH TENNIS
For general information about Youth Tennis, click here.
WHERE CAN I PLAY?
For a list of providers and events in your area, click here.
FREE USTA JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP FOR KIDS 10 AND UNDER
Did you now that all kids 10 and Under who are first-time members of the USTA can receive a free USTA Junior Membership? Your USTA Membership includes Bounce and Northern Exposure Magazines, opportunities to play Jr. Team Tennis and Junior Tournaments and much, more more. To take advantage of this great offer, click here or call 800-990-8782. Use Source Code FYF13CNS. Offer expires 12/31/13.
READ MORE ABOUT LOCAL JUNIOR TENNIS OPPORTUNITIES
10 and Under Tennis
10 and Under Tennis is quickly becoming a top priority for the USTA and the Northern Section as it is the future of tennis. 10 and Under Tennis is designed and structured for kids to learn, rally and play quickly in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding.
Although different than what most adults grew up with, tailoring tennis equipment and court sizes for those under the age of 10 makes sense. Think about it…you do not see kids playing soccer or baseball with adult-sized equipment or on regulation size fields, and now with 10 and Under Tennis using the 10 and Under Tennis play format, you will not see tennis players doing that either. You also won’t see players waiting in lines to hit the ball or see tennis balls bouncing over a child’s head. What you will see is kids having success and enjoying the game right away, while wanting to come back for more and developing a passion for this lifetime sport. to learn more about 10 and Under Tennis, click here.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis
The team concept emphasizes fun, fitness, and friends. The focus in this kind of play is on enjoying the exhilaration of exercise and refining the skills that make tennis fun for players at all ages and levels of competition. When you offer this program, kids are able to compete on teams against kids from other local facilities. There is also the opportunity for your kids to advance past local play to section and national competition. To learn more about USTA Jr. Team Tennis, click here.
Junior Competitive Tennis
Junior Competitive Tennis develops, administers and promotes competitive play for boys and girls 18-and-under including training camps, team competitions and local, regional and national tournaments. For a list of all junior tournaments, click here. To learn how to get started playing junior tournaments, click here.
USTA School Tennis
This program has brought the joy of tennis to millions of students in schools across the United States. The USTA provides the training and resources necessary to implement the program and relies on dedicated teachers, administrators, program leaders and volunteers like yourself to put the program into action. To learn more about USTA School Tennis, click here.
National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL)
NJTL is a nationwide network of community tennis organizations seeking to develop the character of young people through tennis and education. NJTL is a great way for kids to get exercise, make friends, and have fun in a team-oriented and safe environment. NJTLs offer a variety of on and off-court programming, emphasizing educational and life-skill components to enhance overall development. To learn more about NJTL, click here.