How to Start a 10 and Under Tennis Program
1) Find instructors and get them trained through a QuickStart tennis workshop, as well as a Recreational Coach workshop. Find a youth tennis workshop near you.
2) Get the equipment. Ensure that participants are trained with the correct tennis equipment. Equipment discounts can be received by registered USTA establishments, independent tennis facilities and tennis professionals. USTA also offers grants to youth programs, so it is easy and affordable to get the facilities you need. Just fill out a facilities assistance request form.
3) Plan out your clinic, programs and sessions ahead of time. Make sure that you include additional playing opportunities, such as Play Days and Jr. Team Tennis, into the curriculum. Make sure to schedule a parent orientation so that parents can learn more about 10 and Under Tennis and other play opportunities.
4) Promote your program online and at your tennis facility. The USTA offers an online marketing resource with templates for flyers, posters and email blasts. Post flyers and promote your program at schools and town festivals to allow kids to sample 10 and Under Tennis.