Magazine article Parks & Recreation

With On-Court Training, Tennis Delivers Results: USTA On-Court Training Is Not Only Great for the Sport of Tennis, It Is an Incredible Value to Any Parks and Recreation Facility

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

With On-Court Training, Tennis Delivers Results: USTA On-Court Training Is Not Only Great for the Sport of Tennis, It Is an Incredible Value to Any Parks and Recreation Facility

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EACH YEAR, more than 10,000 people take to courts around the country to ]earn how to become tennis coaches and organizers, and how to best teach their kids the sport of a lifetime, through USTA On-Court Training programs. And now these same aspiring tennis coaches can serve as a great resource to park and recreation facilities--as well as an incredible value that delivers funding, resources, and future coaches.

On Court Training is broken down into two distinct workshops--the Recreational Coach Workshop (RCW) and the QuickStart Tennis Workshop (QST), The RCW is designed to work with and for players of all ages, while the QST Workshop embraces the tenets of 10 and Under Tennis, with smaller courts, shorter and lighter racquets, and slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls that allow kids to have success playing the game right away.

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Any facility wishing to host a workshop needs only to supply courts and court time. The USTA provides an experienced expert trainer, a participation manual, and practice plans that include materials on teaching large groups, game-based approaches to coaching, and tips on running effective team practices. …

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