10 and under tennis

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Presenter: Patrick McEnroe

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Tennis is now sized right based on age and ability. In this episode, learn all about the USTA 10 and under initiative with Patrick McEnroe.

95 Responses to 10 and under tennis

  1. Ayako Brooks March 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    I have been teaching 12U and 10U for 4 years and I really enjoy teaching them. The video had some different tip of drills and games that we can introduce for our players. Great easy explanation!

    Thank you,

    • Margaret Farris July 26, 2016 at 11:07 am #

      Been doing this for awhile love the video. However the video stopped, and did not enable. OH WELL

      • Margaret Farris July 26, 2016 at 11:30 am #

        Have been teaching this way for awhile now. Great Video highly recommend to anyone who has not used this approach.

        Thank you 🙂

  2. Jared Ware March 19, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    This is a very good video when viewed in conjunction with the Coach Youth Tennis Learning Pathway course. It provides a good overview of the entire program for a variety of stakeholders and from a variety of perspectives.

  3. Chandra Rajakar April 1, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    The 10 and under video was very help full and got some great tips.

  4. Tom Gross April 2, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    Very good video! Wish I had a shorter, lighter racquet back in the 50’s, but my 4 1/2 Med Dunlop Maxply Fort had to do.

    Needed a taxi cab to get up to the net after a serve too!

    The equipment and smaller nets and courts make it a whole lot more enjoyable for the kids today.

    Thanks! It was also nice seeing Debbie Ladig who I worked with back in the Laver-Emerson Tennis days!


    • Val Wilder November 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      yes, oldie but goodies……

      • Polo Cowan December 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

        Is that how you practiced your serve and volley?

  5. Vasil Atanasov April 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    Truly engaging material, extremely useful and simplified.

  6. Wilbur Shardlow April 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    Some good tips and great promos by the pros…have used the 10 & under programming at my camps for years and the kids love it…

  7. John Panizzo April 21, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    Everything on this tape makes sense . Kids are getting better and enjoying it more.

  8. Bill Ramsay April 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    Very good video.

  9. Patrick Gillant May 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm #


  10. Ferdinand Redelijk May 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Excellent video. Lets all make sure the kids start using the right grips already for the different shots!

  11. Debbie Leslie May 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    Very good video. I agree that the equipment and smaller nets and courts make it more enjoyable for the kids today.

  12. Umesh Gadasalli May 5, 2016 at 12:28 am #

    Thank you.

  13. Anthony DeRitis May 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Wonderful to have the low compression balls for kids and grown-up kids too.
    Learning and enjoying the process is the best experience.

  14. Frank Cosentino May 26, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    very helpful

  15. Justin Houle June 7, 2016 at 1:17 am #

    Great video. going to try some of the drills with some of my 8 and 10 year olds

  16. Audrey Swift June 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

    Excellent video!

  17. Jerry Hankins June 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    The US is already reaping the benefits of the USTA’s 10 and under initiative. Junior tennis is much stronger and deeper than years past. And it is only going to get better in the years to come.

  18. Mario Celarie July 2, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    Great information
    Very informative

  19. Jiang Hong July 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Great video.

  20. Anne Cook August 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Loved the video! I began teaching in the late 1970’s, and I saw beginning kids that were 10 and younger often looking more frustrated than anything else. Tennis is a tough sport as a beginner for ANY age group. I am wondering if anybody has attempted similar modifications (that might be moved through more quickly) for adult beginners?

  21. Gerald Del Valle August 6, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    A valuable tool to be used for the development of our future Young tennis players. I am hoping to receive a reply from this comment I have been looking within the US PTA categories for a three minute introduction of the 10 and under program. For the purpose of marketing within geographic areas and to present this three minute introduction to preschools and private schools in the geographic area. You may have a introduction of this where it could be purchased so therefore if the Master introduction can be copied, then I can be left at thepreschool facilities then followed up with free class. Thank you to all for promoting the 10 and under and the future of tennis

  22. Dee Henry August 15, 2016 at 1:47 am #

    Using the kid size courts, rackets, and balls, we are seeing our kids enjoy the sport, gain confidence, develop skills faster.

  23. Dhiren Rathod August 21, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

    Great Video. A valuable tool to teach kids and have fun at the same time.

  24. Chieko Holt September 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    It is amazing to see the kids enjoy playing tennis very much. The right size courts and materials make so much difference!! Impressive.

  25. Roderick Slack September 12, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    This system of teaching youth tennis is sound on all levels. Could the message be even stronger if the video showed 8/U kids on the 36ft court developing “playing skills” just like the 10U kids on the 60ft court. It appears that all the kids on 36ft were doing are movement skills…hand/eye…etc. It is quite effective to get them playing points on the 36ft court.

    Great video advertisement for10)U tennis however for educational credits can there be some more time spent on things to do with kids. Maybe simply slow motion some of the games or drills in the video

  26. Jason Schwartz October 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

    Great video! Keeping kids actve an having fun is the key aong with the age appropriate equipment

  27. Al Hernandez October 2, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    Great video. Useful in educating my staff in importance of engagement. Could use a few more hitting drills

  28. Tricia Diebner October 8, 2016 at 6:57 pm #

    Exciting to see the kids learn and great tools!

  29. Chris Gilroy October 10, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    Nice to see the playing professionals at the end endorsing the Under 10 Concept.
    It all makes sense and is very logical. Of course you will always have the parent who insists that their child needs to use regular balls at the age of 7.

  30. Mike Larscheid October 17, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    I agree with all

  31. Rachelle Lifpitz October 21, 2016 at 2:41 am #

    I have alway loved to teach kids! The court being their size and keeping a rally ,is AWESOME!
    This video really helps me!
    Thank You!

  32. Gordon Williams October 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

    The 10 and under video was very helpful. I got some great tips and tools.

  33. Alejandro Astiz October 26, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    i agree!

  34. Keely Alexander November 3, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    I enjoyed watching it and it was helpful for new ideas.

  35. Naveen Das November 8, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    Great Video! Very helpful.

  36. Gregory Adams November 11, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Although I agree with the teaching and premise of 10 and under tennis this video is not an instructional video. I could always use more tools and ideas to conduct my lessons and was a bit disappointed. It was also a bit redundant as far as the commenting on kids 10 and under tennis.

  37. Brian Brooks November 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

    This is a great promotional video.

  38. Edward Hagens November 16, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    It was fun to go over the 10 and Under basics again…
    I saw some things that gave me ideas for my lessons…

  39. Christopher Visconti November 23, 2016 at 10:03 am #

    Good video

  40. Charles Brenner November 25, 2016 at 11:45 am #


  41. Therese MacLeod November 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Make tennis Fun. Network error /video STOPPED

  42. Angela Simon November 28, 2016 at 9:46 am #

    Great to see a new video. How can I add this to my webiste or facebook page?

  43. Brad Sullivan December 1, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Awesome tips!

  44. Waseem Noor December 3, 2016 at 2:20 am #

    I definitely think that proportioning the size of court and racquets and ball bounce height is extremely important, so this is fantastic. However, even in this video and many pros that I have seen: These videos and those pros and lessons I have seen seem to be letting these kids get away with atrocious strokes and no one fixes or says anything as long as the ball goes in…or as long as more kids start playing (and so positively add to “growing the game”)…I fear that these examples are permanently handicapping these kids strokes …. better fundamental instruction needs to be given at these ages than what seems to be given.

  45. Michael Norris December 7, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    Good Stuff: All good pros have wrapped themselves around this development of youth tennis.

  46. Ronald Perry December 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    USA tennis depends on a strong junior program, the best way to do that is to find an easy way to play. This is great.

  47. Peter Fox December 8, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    Great video to introduce anyone to this system of teaching juniors who has not been exposed to it previously! A must see for teachers who want some great basic ways to improve their students’ abilities!!

  48. Alan Stanley December 8, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    I believe its good for the kids to challage themselves w other kids! Having fun n sacrifice themselVes to be best. Just like the adults side. N now the kids will play tennis the rest of the life

  49. Mike Ridaoui December 9, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Awesome Drills!!

  50. Todd Trombetta December 10, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    good course.how do i get a credit for it?

  51. Jeff VanDis December 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Good basic introduction of 10 and under tennis.

  52. Damian Mooney December 20, 2016 at 7:47 pm #

    Love the concept, the children are playing within their abilities which is the biggest thing.

  53. Bill Smith December 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Highly agree about the idea of ALL students participating in nearly simultaneous fashion. No lines, less instruction, more touches, more activity.

    Sportsmanship message was a good one. Etiquette and tradition was part of what attracted me to this sport. Glad the video took a moment to pass on what Nick Powell attempted to make ‘The Code’.

    The video is repetitive in nature. Content seems more geared to parent’s of participants. Have given thought about having my youth staff watch this or like video, as the portions related to constant activity are a message lost on many of them.

  54. Dirk Nyren December 27, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    A great review of how fun 10 and under tennis can be!

  55. Kristin Chung December 27, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    great to see kids tennis getting some focus to make kids successful and want to play! great video!

  56. Kim Hutchinson December 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    This video was very informative and conducive to teaching the sport of tennis to the ten and under group.

  57. Wesley Smith December 27, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    Great video. Have been teaching 10 and under for many years even before the USTA initiative. Awesome stuff

  58. Evan Vrsaljko December 30, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Great useful information, very helpful thanks

  59. Eric Stampfl December 30, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

    Very informative video on the progressive participation of youth tennis..

  60. Jonathan Hertlein December 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    I enjoy under 10. many Pro’s in St louis don’t like it.
    Good video

  61. Francisco Flores December 30, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    There is nothing more valuable than teaching kids the right foundation of tennis, thanks Patrick

  62. Evan Vrsaljko December 31, 2016 at 6:03 pm #

    That is the most informative, and its just applying the Common sense approach

  63. Michael Friedman January 3, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    great video thank you

  64. Jason Cho January 15, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    very good video to teaching .

  65. Joanne Levy January 18, 2017 at 8:34 am #

    Great informative video Thank you

  66. Kimberly Scullion February 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Great video. Very helpful information to pass along to our parents. Thank you.

  67. John Sheets March 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    What a Great idea, great for Children, learning agility, balance, able to hit and play tennis quicker at a
    controlled pace.

  68. Julius Mashonganyika March 17, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Good stuff

  69. Rodrigo Cerdera April 2, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    great video!!!

  70. Mark Robbins April 7, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    Really enjoyed the video!

  71. Matthew Walker June 20, 2017 at 6:17 am #

    Wish I had that concept growing up….we would have alot more players!

  72. Ciro Sepulveda Baron June 24, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    Excellent presentation from having fun in tennis!!!

    I love to teach tennis like that, it´s fun for everyone (children- coach- parents )

    Thank you very much


  73. Eduardo Ramos June 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    video was actually very informative !

  74. Dawn Kruger June 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm #

    Enjoyed the video, but would like to see more instruction and less sales pitch.

  75. Alberto Perez June 28, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

    It was a very good video. Good to refresh some points to my beginning class.

  76. Darryl Cummings December 29, 2017 at 8:31 am #

    Very informative and great having the pro players endorse it.

  77. Neil Sehgal January 10, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    Great overall video on ten and under tennis!!!! Many thanks again!!!!

  78. Matthew Wagner January 17, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Even though I have gone through a career change in the last two years I love the new teaching methodology involved with 10U/12U! The kids I do get to work with are more engaged and have more fun early on! Now we just need to get all the parents on board!

  79. Abbe Seldin January 23, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    Excellent video! way different from when I learned in the 70’s with Patrick and John McEnroe at Port Washington Tennis Academy 🙂

  80. David Hugues February 2, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Always good to hear different perspective. Good video

  81. Kenneth Mize February 8, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    Good presentation! I teach young children using these techniques.

  82. Dan Hopkins March 23, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

    Good video…okay convinced …

  83. Teri Hennessy March 28, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    always a great refresher to watch this in action on the smaller courts; love watching the kids having such a great time too

  84. Patricia Mraz July 3, 2018 at 11:08 am #

    Great information!

  85. Alice Ramirez July 6, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Excellent presentation

  86. Brett Glidewell July 9, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

    great video!

  87. Thomas Cahill July 11, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

    Awesome stuff!!

  88. Abdul Jordan September 24, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

    Good stuff

  89. Job Zarate October 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm #


  90. Mark Chellas October 12, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    great vid

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