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