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Whether you are new to
the sport or a seasoned veteran, the USTA Colorado offers numerous
opportunities for players of all ages and skill levels.
10 and Under Tennis: it’s all about the game!
10 and Under Tennis using the QuickStart Tennis
play format takes a new and better approach to introducing kids to the game. Balls are
lower in compression; they bounce lower and don't move as fast so they are easier to hit.
This allows kids time to get to the ball and helps them develop optimal swing patterns.
Racquets are sized for small hands, and the courts are smaller and easier to cover.
All that equals more fun and less frustration. Full sized courts can be reconfigured to
accommodate up to six 36-foot courts, so instead of waiting in line, kids can spend their time playing.
With equipment sized right and play that is appropriate, kids build confidence,
improve their skills and stay active. Over the duration of a few hours, a Play
Day allows kids to experience serving, rallying and scoring in an informal
competition. Players participate at their level against opponents of similar
skills. The emphasis is on participation, effort and sportsmanship, as opposed
to highlighting the achievements of certain players. These low-key competitions
are organized in formats that allow children to play again and again, whether
they win or lose. Play Days are a great way for kids 10 and under to play tennis
in a fun, non-threatening, non-elimination, competitive environment. It is a
wonderful way to get ready for that next step of playing Junior Team Tennis and
in sanctioned junior tournaments. A Play Day can be held at a school, park,
tennis facility, or local YMCA or Boys & Girls Club, where an organizer and
volunteers can create a fun tennis event for kids 10 and under. Matches are
short in duration, players are grouped by ability and game modifications allow
each child to experience success. The kids play multiple matches both with and
against a variety of players, serving, scoring and rallying over a net.
Organizers provide a fun atmosphere with prizes, refreshments and participation
awards. It also is a great opportunity to learn about local tennis programs in
your area. For a listing of upcoming Play Days, please contact
Facilities are encouraged to register their Play
Days with USTA Colorado.
Kids Tennis Clubs:
A Kids’ Tennis Club is a program that allows kids to sample tennis through
supervised play and interactive activities. This program is a great way for kids
to be introduced to tennis in a safe, open-play setting at local schools, parks,
youth centers and tennis facilities. These "clubs" offer kids the opportunity to
have fun, gain confidence and meet new friends, while enhancing their social and
physical development. For a Kids' Tennis Club in your area, please contact
Kristy Harris. Any organization
looking to add a Kids' Tennis Clubs should
What is your favorite part of playing tennis? Whether you enjoy it for the fun,
the friendships or the competition, or whether you just love to be a part of a
team, the Colorado Tennis Association invites you to participate in one of the
many opportunities we have for juniors of all ages and ability levels (beginner
through expert). Teams are set up according to the
Junior League Levels of Play, so players are assured of facing off against opponents of
comparable ability. That keeps the competition lively and the atmosphere social.
And as part of a team, you’ve got a built-in support entourage that few tour
pros can match. Whether you’re a beginner or in a league of your own, we’ve got
a team for players like you.
Tournaments offer a wide variety of formats and dates for players of all
ages and skill levels. Sanctioned junior tournaments require a current USTA
membership. Learn more about
search for a complete
listing of statewide Sanctioned Junior Tournaments.
Tennis Welcome Centers and Find A Court:
Looking for a place to pick up the sport, meet new people and get connected
with various tennis opportunities (socials, clinics, private/group lessons,
etc.)? Click on over to
Tennis Welcome Centers
plug in your zip code for a facility near you. If you already have a partner or
group and are looking for the nearest courts to your home or office, find a
court with the CTA’s
Tennis Court Locator. It’s fast and easy!