The latest episode of the USPTA's show on Tennis Channel, called “On Court with USPTA” will air an episode next week showcasing 10-and-Under Tennis.
The episode, entitled "10 and Under Tennis: Developing Players on the Orange Court,” will have USPTA Director of Youth Play and Competition, Craig Jones, showing viewers how to teach physical and technical skills to kids 10 and under on the regulation 10-and-Under court for 9 and 10 year-olds (that's 60-feet) with the game's standard issue orange ball.
The episode will run on November 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
10-and-Under Tennis has revolutionized the sport of tennis by giving kids the right equipment, courts, and competition so they can learn to play the game faster than ever before. In this episode Jones covers several aspects, including the differences between the orange court and the full court, and focuses on developing the complete game for kids. With the right courts, equipment and competition, kids can develop an all-around game before they ever move to the full-size court.
Jones, who is the owner of the Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez, Ga., is considered an industry leader in the QuickStart Tennis Play Format. He has received numerous awards for his work with QuickStart, including the 2007 USTA/USPTA Community Service Award and the 2007 RSI Magazine Junior Champion of the Year.
The USPTA became the first tennis-teaching organization ever to produce and air an educational television series on playing and teaching tennis on the Tennis Channel in 2003. Since then, more than 82 shows have been produced that provide instruction about technique, strategy and other facets of the game. All production is done in-house, which includes everything from planning and scripting, to shooting and editing, to graphics and DVD duplication. All episodes of “On Court” are now in high-definition.
Buy: All episodes of "On Court with USPTA" and more than 100 other USPTA-produced DVD titles are available for purchase online at www.usprotennisshop.com.