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Rancho Santa Fe Sports

New tennis program geared towards the little ones

SAN DIEGO — The USTA (United States Tennis Association) is launching a new March Into Tennis program to San Diego area tennis clubs in March, which, at no cost, introduces kids ages 10-and-under to a sport that carries the benefits of physical fitness, mental sharpness and social activity by learning a sport that can be played for a lifetime.Beginning Jan. 1, the USTA implemented new measures towards making tennis more fun and player-friendly for kids 10 and under by introducing smaller tennis courts, as well as smaller rackets and bigger tennis balls with which to play.10-and-Under Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized courts and kid-sized equipment; balls bounce lower, don’t move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover.

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