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Racquets Serving Hope | 8 & Under Team Tennis
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Register Online Today!

1. Go to: http://teamtennis.usta.com

2. Click: Register to Play

3. Enter Team ID #3509166232

4. Enter USTA # or If not a USTA Member - click Join Today 

(This will bring up a separate link, to create a Tennis Link account forthe playerand get a USTA membership—If first time 8 or 10 & U member, membership is FREE, just enter Code: JOIN2PLAY - click "YES” then click" continue” )

*Make sure to write down your child’s USTA #

5. Go back to Tennis Link screen and enter membership ID #

6. Click: Proceed to checkout

7. Enter in credit card information and hit submit


 

Tennis Quickstart

We will be utilizing the Jr Team Tennis Quickstart Format.

Please see www.10andundertennis.com to find our more about this format.

8 & Under Team Tennis

League starting September 20

  • 7 week session
  • Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm
  • 1 and a half hours/week
  • Girls and Boys
  • Cost: $65/player
  • Financial Support available

Designed to teach beginners how to compete in the Junior Team Tennis USTA competitions. Winning teams will have the opportunity to move on to District competitions and Sectional competitions.

Scoring

The QuickStart Tennis format has a scoring system that is very simple. It helps kids understand the structure of the game and allows them to keep track of the competition as it unfolds. Conveniently, it also gives parents and players a start and finish time.

For the 8 and under age group there are only seven points in a game, so match play is short and sweet. Kids play the best-of-three games; the first to score seven points wins the game. The first to win two games wins the match and the longest a match will last is approximately 20 minutes.

Balls
Kids need a ball that is sized and paced to their playing abilities. A regulation tennis ball moves too fast, bounces too high and is too heavy for the smaller racquet. Each age group, therefore, uses a ball better suited to their size and unique playing ability. For children aged 8 and under, a foam ball or a very low-compression ball moves slower, bounces lower and travels less distance.

Racquets
For an adult player to succeed at tennis, racquet control is essential; the same goes for kids. However, since they are smaller than adults, kids have trouble controlling full-size racquets. They're too long, too heavy and the grips are too large. Kids need racquets that are proportionate in length and weight and have a grip that fits their smaller hands. For children aged 8 and under the appropriate racquet size should be 19", 21" or 23".

Courts
Aged 8 and under children will play on a court that is 36 feet long and 18 feet wide. You can fit 4 of these types of courts on a regulation court.

Practice Drills for 8U Coaches