You love tennis. And whether you're relatively new to the sport or a multi-decade veteran of the game, you've probably tried to pass that love of tennis on to friends, co-workers and family.
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Introducing kids to tennis, especially those ages 10 and under, requires a different approach than what you might have used with your best friend. Forget about regimented drills and embrace the concept of free play instead.
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The goal is to develop a love of the game, not just a skilled player. Kids who don't love tennis will eventually burnout and move onto a more compelling activity. Check out the next page to learn five tips to get kids excited about tennis.
USTA Free Tennis Play Days
USTA has a number of programs and initiatives designed to introduce youth to tennis, including its upcoming USTA Free Tennis Play Days in celebration of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play.
USTA is actively inviting organizations, facilities and clubs to host a USTA Free Tennis Play Day any day between Sept. 1, 2012 and Oct. 6, 2012.
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Hosts will be provided incentives, such as the use of USTA Free Tennis Play Day in celebration of Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play branding and logo on publicity materials as well as promotional materials, including posters, flyers and press releases.
The USTA will leverage its US Open broadcast to drive consumers to YouthTennis.com to search for local events and in turn, help increase attendance at USTA Free Tennis Play Day event sites. To learn more and host an event visit youthtennis.com.
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