What is Progressive Tennis?
Progressive Tennis introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way and ensures immediate success for young players aged 5-10. Using modified tennis balls, racquets, nets and courts, young players are properly equipped to enjoy rallies and learn the fundamentals of the game early on. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easy transition to full court. Tennis Canada fully endorses Progressive Tennis and is developing programs and competitive structures across the country to give more players the opportunity to experience its positive benefits.
Why Progressive Tennis?
Progressive Tennis is used as a developmental tool to allow young children to improve their overall tennis skills faster so they can transition to the regular court with more ease. Progressive Tennis allows youngsters to train and compete with courts and equipment which are better suited for their size.
Progressive tennis is a recognized international format imported from European countries such as France and Belgium where it was used to successfully develop players like Justine Henin and Olivier Rochus and here, at home, up-and-coming Canadian tennis sensation, Milos Raonic, and Vancouver’s own, Rebecca Marino and Vasek Pospisil. Through the use of small racquets, modified foam balls and mini nets children learn the fundamentals of tennis in a safe environment at a young age. The power of the progressive tennis system is that it encourages players to play quickly and successfully and is based on the philosophy that tennis is a great and fun game to play and the quicker and more skillfully a player can play, the more fun it is and the longer they will keep playing.
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