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Florida Region 6 to Host Two 10 and Under Tennis Workshops in May

April 24, 2012 08:42 AM
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Recreational tennis coaches as well as parents, teachers, camp or school staff who work with the age 10 and under population can get certified in the latest USTA 10 and Under Tennis methods when USTA Florida hosts two 10 and Under Tennis Workshops in May in West Palm Beach and Vero Beach.
 
The Lake Lytal Tennis Center in West Palm Beach will host a 10 and Under Tennis Workshop on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 1-4:30 p.m. The Vero Beach workshop will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Moorings Club.
 
The 3-1/2 hour interactive on-court workshops gives an overview of 10 and Under Tennis and the six variables that all programs should adhere to for success. Each participant receives a set of 10 and Under Tennis practice plans.
 
For parents the workshop provides the perfect inroad to get involved and become a tennis volunteer with the 10 and Under Tennis play format in a USTA Jr. Team Tennis league, providing the perceived competence of being a tennis coach and learning the basics for working with small children of beginner and intermediate levels. 
 
There is a $15 registration fee to attend the workshop ($20 for late registration), payable upon check-in at the workshop. However participants must register online at www.eventbrite.com:
 
To register for the West Palm Beach workshop go to: http://10andunderworkshoplakelytal-es1.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1.
To register for the Vero Beach workshop go to: http://10andunderworkshopverobeach-es1.eventbrite.com/?srnk=1.
 
10 and Under Tennis allows smaller children to emulate adult play on smaller court sizes, with racquet sizes that fit their hands, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system,  all adjusted to ease kids into the sport. Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes.
 
"10 and Under Tennis is only going to be successful if it is delivered properly by an army of tennis teaching professionals and parents," said USTA Florida Associate Executive Director Andy McFarland. "Most children ages 10 or younger can benefit from the 10 and Under Tennis play format. We need to change the way tennis is delivered and introduced to this new generation, and these tennis workshops are a vital way of getting that change started."
 
For additional information or questions e-mail Janet Sprague at sprague@florida.usta.com.
 
 

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