10 and Under Ball Handling Skills

Here’s one good reason to get your 10 and under player a USTA membership: the skill cards they give out in the Quick Start newsletters!  Every few months the USTA publishes a newsletter for the 10 and Under players and their parents.  It’s full of youth tennis news and helpful advice.  The inserted skill cards are especially helpful in my opinion.  Getting your kid a USTA number is good for several reasons.  Among them access to participate in youth tournaments, special offers on clinics and merchandise, and the sense, in general, that your kid feels in belonging to the US tennis community.  Anyway, I find this month’s batch of skill cards to be especially helpful considering most of them are exercises that can be done indoors (I’m sure you’ve noticed that the weather outside is borderline unbearable).  I’ve scanned them front and back.  Enjoy

RALLY OVER A LINE

 

BEANBAG BALL STEP BACK

 

TUNNEL BALL

 

SERVE AND OVERHEAD

 

HOPPING UP BALL DOWN

 

FIGURE EIGHT

Fall Ladder of Champions

Calling All Juniors (ages 10-18)!  Our USTA and CARA seasons have wrapped up, and now we introduce the Fall Ladder of Champions, presented and conducted by Gonzo Garcia and staff!  What is it?  Simply put, it’s a fun and friendly way for Junior players of all levels to compete against each other.  Each ladder (boys and girls) is arranged according to ability, age, and previous commitment to the ladder.  After placement withing the ladder, players will be able to “challenge” a player above him/her to a match for the chance to move up.   The goal is to participate in the spirit of fun and friendly competition.   Fun, after all, is always of paramount importance when it comes to fostering a lifelong love of sport!  Join us!

When: From August 26 to October 14

Time: Sunday’s from 2pm – 4pm

Where: Centennial Middle School (2205 Norwood Avenue, Boulder, CO  80304)

 

Check our page for more information and to keep up with the ladder updates: Boulder Smash – Ladder of Champions