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YOUTH TENNIS FOUNDATION OF FLORIDA PRESENTS
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.