It’s safe. It’s fun. It gets kids moving. Tennis provides excellent cardiovascular exercise, helps develop problem-solving skills and builds self-discipline. Now, bringing the sport to your child’s school is easier than ever. No tennis courts are required! P.E. teachers can teach the game in any flat indoor or outdoor space, with equipment specifically modified for children. Rally to get tennis in your child’s school. We’ll help you every step of the way! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Tennis offers incredible benefits* to kids, including:
Tennis requires alertness and tactical thinking, which may generate new connections between nerves in the brain, promoting a lifetime of continued brain development. 48% of youth tennis players have an “A” average and spend more time studying.
Tennis players use geometry and physics principles to evaluate angles to get the best result. This application of knowledge improves problem-solving off the court.
Kids who play tennis are less likely to be overweight. They are more likely to gain physical skills that can keep them active for a lifetime.
Tennis players exhibit higher self-esteem and optimism than other athletes or non-athletes. Tennis players show lower tension, anger, and depression, too.
*According to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) 2018 Tennis Participation Study.
A 2016 study showed playing tennis once a week decreases depression and anxiety symptoms and enhances well-being in healthy young people.
The USTA Eastern Section, based in White Plains, N.Y., is a not-for-profit community service organization whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The section encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Conn. It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis.