Imagine a 5-year-old basketball player shooting a 15-foot free throw at a 10-foot hoop, or a 6-year-old goalie trying to defend a full-size soccer goal. How about a tee-ball player trying to make contact using a heavy, wooden bat? Clearly, kids using equipment the same size as the pros’ is an exercise destined for failure.
Though junior racquets have been widely available for many years, kid-sized balls and courts are a relatively new innovation, and one that Net Generation hopes to spread awareness of in today’s youth. It is the perfect way for kids to progress through their own tennis journey at their own pace.
• Tennis is a sport that gets kids moving, improves balance, agility and hand-eye coordination. It can teach self-confidence and self-assurance.
• Your child will enjoy playing with balls that bounce lower and move slower through the air, making them easier to hit.
• Court dimensions are smaller and easier to cover based on age and level.
• Kids have more fun and want to play more often!
• Four levels of tennis balls: Penn QST 36 (Red), Penn QST 60 (Orange), Penn Control + (Green Dot), Penn Coach (Standard Regulation Yellow).