It is no surprise that, according to the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), from a recent annual tennis study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), the number of junior tennis players in the US has grown 1% to 4.57 million. The increase in youngsters between ages 6 and 17 taking to the courts in 2017 was driven by the youngest players, ages 6 to 12, which were up 1.3 percent, while ages 13 to 17 increased 0.6 percent.
Playing tennis strengthens bones and muscles, improves coordination and encourages mental development. tennis gives juniors real-world experience to think quickly and strategically – either with a partner or on your own.
USTA (United States Tennis Association) officially launched a new concept, Net Generation, at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, two days before the 2017 US Open began in 2017. The objective of Net Generation is stated to provide a safe connection to the sport, as well as a platform to celebrate individuality and self-expression. The USTA wants to provide players the opportunity to enjoy tennis on their own terms.
At tennisletics, we agree wholeheartedly. Ensuring junior tennis players are adequately supported to develop calm minds, healthy bodies using the right gear is critical.
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