PTR Kids Tennis Launched

08 May 2008 - Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is excited to present a new set of tools and resources to help tennis teachers work with children under age 10. As with its Munchkin Tennis, PTR has always been at the forefront of children’s tennis with resources for teachers and coaches. PTR Kids Tennis updates Munchkin Tennis, taking the best from it and adding new elements to create a methodology that ensures success when teaching tennis to youngsters.

The launch of QuickStart and ITF’s Play & Stay means that tennis teaching pros must have the skills and knowledge to contribute. PTR Kids Tennis is the catalyst that will help teachers better contribute to these programs, and is a perfect complement to them.

PTR Kids Tennis Workshop introduces tennis teachers to the key concepts of understanding physical development, communicating and organizing young players, maximizing learning in children, developing key skills like rallying, serving and scoring quickly, as well as using modified courts and equipment.

Workshop participants will receive the new PTR Kids Tennis Instructor’s Manual designed to complement the workshop by offering an in depth resource on setting up courts, understanding how children learn, planning and structuring lessons, progressions for teaching more skills, formats for organizing and running competitions for this young age group, as well as more than 60 drills and games all designed for children.

In addition, the manual includes a resource CD with logos and graphics reflecting diversity, editable certificates to use in any PTR Kids Tennis program, and a tennis themed coloring page for youngsters.

Several PTR Clinicians have been trained to deliver the PTR Kids Tennis Workshops and are doing so right now. PTR Kids Tennis Workshops are continually being scheduled around the country and will soon be launched worldwide.

Just as children grow, PTR Kids Tennis will grow. At this time, additional supporting materials include a specially designed PTR Kids Tennis T-shirt for the children in a program, and discounted prices from Gamma on everything an instructor will need to properly teach this age group, from mini nets to foam and transition balls.

Through PTR Kids Tennis, PTR has produced the tools to help tennis teachers get more young players in the game and, most importantly, keep them there!

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 13,300 members in 122 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.


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