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Getting Started

Juniors Tennis

a sport for life

Tennis basics

Here are some tips on how to get your child started in tennis.

Find info on how to choose a youth tennis racquet, tennis basics and where to learn the tennis skills to grow in the sport.

How to Choose a Junior Racquet

Choosing the right tennis racquet is one of the basics. Tennis racquets vary in size and weight.

Suggested sizes for various ages:

  • Ages 3 – 5:  19 – 20″
  • Ages 6 – 8:  21 – 23″
  • Ages 9 – 10: 24 – 25″
  • Ages 11+: 26+”
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How to Choose Tennis Balls

Tennis balls are created for different levels and playing surfaces. 

  • Red – Moves slower and bounces lower than an orange ball.  Perfect for players just starting or playing on a 36-foot court.
  • Orange – Moves slower and bounces lower than a green ball.  It’s perfect for smaller 60-foot courts.
  • Green – The ball is faster than at Orange. The ball is still slower and lower bouncing than the yellow ball. Play is on the standard 78-foot x 27-foot court.
  • Yellow – Typical ball style used in most play

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Net Generation

Net Generation is a celebration of a game where no one sits on the sidelines. Tennis is easy to learn and tailored for all ages and abilities, giving kids a game that will help them build friendships and learn skills they’ll use for life.


Yes, we do keep score in tennis!

You win games to win a set. 
You win sets to win a match. 

Keeping score is easy.

Basic Scoring

Depending upon skill level and program, tennis matches are scored using traditional (Love, 15, 30, 40, Game) and simplified scoring (1, 2, 3, 4, Game).

  • GAME – Consists of 4 points. The player typically must win by 2 points
  • SET – Consists of a certain number of GAMES won
  • MATCH – Consists of a certain number f SETS won

Scoring Terms

  • LOVE – A score of 0 (zero) in traditional tennis scoring
  • ACE – A serve that lands in the service box and is untouched by the opponent
  • DEUCE – A game that is tied at 40 – 40 or 4 – 4
  • ADVANTAGE – Player who wins the next point after DEUCE is said to have the ADVANTAGE
  • NO-AD – Player doesn’t have to lead by 2 points to win a game

Basic Tennis Strokes

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