ENGLEWOOD’S TENNIS PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 to 10
“ZIPSTART” is a part of Englewood’s “Court Rats” junior program. It uses a progression of court sizes, balls, and racquets to scale the game down to an appropriate level for children 5-10 years old.
Since tennis is a game that requires a high level of coordination and skill, using the scaled to size equipment provides the opportunity for children to develop skills faster and play tennis with immediate success. Kids will be able to play and compete with a minimum amount of instruction, and consequently, be much less frustrated while learning the game.
Imagine a 6 year old trying to save a penalty kick in a full size soccer goal, or hitting a golf ball with a standard club, or trying to hit a baseball with “Big Papi’s” bat. Well, Englewood Tennis Club is now offering a method to accelerate your child’s learning progress with properly sized racquets, a court that is shorter and narrower, a net that is lower, and low compression or foam balls that move slower, travel less distance, and bounce lower.
The Youth Tennis Foundation (YTF) was created in 1962 by several tennis enthusiasts who wished to create a patrons organization.
Until recently, the YTF was the only state-wide patrons group in the State of Florida. Due to a recent bequest from a tennis enthusiast, the YTF looks forward to continuing its quest to promote and nourish youth tennis programs in the state of Florida.