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Is Junior Team Tennis for my child?
Does your child love swinging a racquet? Junior Team Tennis (JTT) brings players together to enjoy camaraderie and teamwork, providing a fun environment for kids to learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game - win or lose.
Junior players that can serve, rally and keep score are great candidates for JTT.
How does Junior Team Tennis work?
Junior Team Tennis is the ultimate team concept for tennis, and team minded players. The focus is on enjoying the exhilaration of exercise and refining the skills that make tennis fun for players at all ages and levels of competition as well as team building and trust.
Junior Team Tennis is usually a 6-8 week program held during various "windows" throughout the year for boys and girls 18 and under. Some more important facts to consider:
- Teams are comprised of players of both one or mixed genders but almost always same or similar skill level and age. Example:
- 12 and Under Intermediate Girls
- 10 and Under Advanced (Boys and Girls)
- 10 and Under Intermediate (Boys)
- One Time Cost per 6-8 week "season" vs. getting charged every single tournament for 2-3 matches.
Don't underestimate the value of TEAM Tennis
Tennis is such an individual sport it often gets “lost” on team players and athletes who are true contributors and more suited for team roles. Some players love tennis even more when enabled to be part of a team.
Established in 1991, USTA Junior Team Tennis provides kids with all of the health and social benefits of tennis in a coed, fun and competitive team environment. Moreover, it gives the children a chance to compete with friends and against other children of similar ages and skill levels.
Junior Team Tennis benefits
JTT is an important step or stage in your child’s tennis development because it emphasizes fun, fitness and enjoying the exhilaration of shot making, applying skills that have been learned in practice and experiencing the competitiveness of match play with at low-pressure. Players also learn to lose the shyness & "nervy-ness" of competition
Another important fact to consider is that this is the most cost effective way for your child to compete in a tournament style setting and/or play matches against other players of similar age and skill level without expensive and extensive day long traveling commitments like most tournaments are.