Tennis Tip #1: Maybe wait to teach your child tennis after he can walk. Yeah, just saying.
WHY PLAY TENNIS?
There are so many benefits to
playing tennis. Get your kid out on the court and watch them enjoy learning to
play, staying active, making friends and feeling challenged, both physically
and mentally. The way your kid learns and plays tennis today is different –
equipment, courts and teaching techniques have changed to adapt to age, skill
and ability, which mean kids learn better, faster, and with greater success
than before. Not to mention, it makes tennis more fun.
The physical benefits of tennis go beyond great
exercise. Tennis also develops:
and body coordination
strength, flexibility and agility
Tennis also strengthens a child’s overall health by
improving bone strength and density, and a healthy immune system. It’s also a
non-contact sport, which makes it one of the safest to play.
LIFE – ON AND OFF COURT
Tennis isn’t just great exercise. Tennis also
helps kids develop skills for life, both on and off the court. Players learn
responsibility and sportsmanship from a young age. Tennis nurtures work ethic,
discipline and enhances mental strength and problem solving skills.
Tennis also can improve social skills. Children
learn the importance of teamwork when playing doubles or being on a team. It’s
also a sport for life and provides you with a great opportunity to meet new
people and build valuable friendships.
HOW TO GET
Tennis today is about fun, gaining new skills,
being creative, building confidence, and helping children fall in love with a
sport for a lifetime. You can expect your child to experience tennis in
many different ways:
Players can get individual or group lessons from a
certified tennis instructor to help learn or develop a specific aspect of their
game. Keena is a certified tennis instructor in your community and is a
great option to help your kid in their tennis journey. For beginners through
advanced players, lessons are typically offered in a series of 10 classes.
JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS/FAST
Players who can serve, rally, and score can compete
on a team alongside friends in the following age divisions: 8 &
under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 14 & under, and 18 & under.
Junior Team Tennis (FAST $)features both coed and single gender teams and
offers two tracks - fun and social Local JTT as well as a more competitive
track for teams looking to compete and advance at the highest level.
Tournaments are a series of matches between players
who compete to determine a winner(s). More tournaments are being designed
to fit modern lifestyles – shortened formats and half-day events are options
offered in a mix of more traditional, multi-day events. Tournaments are
organized by skill level including entry level, intermediate, advanced, and
national levels to ensure there is competition for every level of play.