10 & Under Tennis Workshops
The USTA offers 10-and-Under Tennis Workshops, which are hands-on training opportunities for anyone who will be coaching and guiding players ages 10 & Under. The 10U Tennis Workshop teaches how to utilize Red, Orange, and Green Dot Ball activities and age appropriate racquets and court-dimensions. This workshop shows excellent methods, drills, and ideas to get kids playing tennis right away! Our workshops are filled with high school coaches, volunteers, parents, and after-school personnel along with local teaching professionals.
Coach Youth Tennis Certification Courses
USTA launched an educational curriculum program, "Coach Youth Tennis" to improve the quality and standards of teaching tennis to kids and enhance the long-term development of children in the sport. The program consists of a series of online courses and hands-on workshops introducing participants to fundamentals required for success in working with children ages 10 and under.
The USTA worked in collaboration with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), in developming the curriculum, which serves as a pathway to Tennis Professional Certificaion through the PTR and USPTA certification programs. Beginning in 2014, all individuals who want to become a certified teaching professional will need to complete the "Coach Youth Tennis" cirriculum. Visit CoachYouthTennis.com for more information.
High Performance Coaching Program
The USTA High Performance Coaching Program was created to provide direct and indirect Coaching Education opportunities to coaches working with players who are striving for excellence in tennis (i.e., nationally ranked junior players to top collegiate and young professionals). The USTA Coaching Education Department established the educational component in cooperation with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
This Workshop will present you with a framework for teaching and training High Performance junior players that is based on our USTA Player Development Teaching and Coaching Philosophy. We realize that every coach brings unique experience and coaching styles to bear in their teaching and coaching. However, this Philosophy and methodology will help our best American coaches align their teaching and training with a unified approach to progressive parameter-based teaching and training with a shared terminology that will allow us provide a consistent message to our junior players.