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USA Tennis in Western Massachusetts
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Thank you for visiting this area of our web site. Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your game, there are many opportunities available with USA Tennis programs in Western Massachusetts.

We are glad to answer any questions, get you started on court or point you to the right program. The USA Tennis Community Coordinator for Western Massachusetts is Marilyn Bradley, 413-584-1897 or bradley@newengland.usta.com.

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USA Tennis 1-2-3 is a low-cost, introductory instructional program for players of all ages. USA Tennis 1-2-3 is a program of six lessons designed to teach the basics of the game quickly and easily in a fun, active and encouraging group environment. You'll work on strokes, discuss strategy and focus on mastering the basics of the game while meeting new friends and potential playing partners. After the initial six-lesson session, you may opt for a follow-up series of six sessions of supervised play. After that, who knows…the US Open?

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USA Team Tennis is all about capturing the unique joys of playing on a team while playing a singularly great sport. USA Team Tennis stages organized team matches in a friendly, laid-back environment. Here, it’s all about having a good time; the emphasis is on fun, fitness, and the social benefits of the game. It’s a great way to develop your game and develop new friendships at the same time. As adult players in USA Team Tennis improve, they may continue on in the program or opt for the more competitive USA League Tennis play. For younger players, USA Team Tennis offers the opportunity to play on teams in leagues that emphasize fun, fitness and friends. Leagues match players of similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program. Teams play in one of three divisions (Red, White or Blue) depending on their age and skill level and face off against other teams in their area.

NJTL

USA Tennis National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) is a nationwide entry-level public recreation program for children age 8-18 that emphasizes instruction and friendly competition along with academic, citizenship and mentoring programs. Free on-court workshops, program aids and staff training are available.

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USA School Tennis introduces elementary and junior high students to tennis through their physical education curriculum. School districts receive assistance in meeting equipment needs and free teacher-in-service training, curriculum materials, videos and visits from local teaching professionals. Qualified schools can receive financial assistance to develop afterschool intramural tennis programs.

Non-Elimination Tournaments (NETs) are user-friendly tournaments open to all beginner players (ages 8-18) in a community. They use a round-robin format, allowing children to continue practicing their skills and competing regardless of wins and losses. NETs can be run by individuals, community groups, afterschool programs, or park and recreation departments and can be stand alone events or used as a season-opener or program-ending event. Any child between the ages of 8-18 who does not hold a tournament ranking is eligible to play in NETs. The host facility receives a free tournament kit, a case of tennis balls and a certificate for each participant. USTA junior one-year memberships are also provided for the top four boys and girls. Patti Roy coordinates NETs in New England. She can be reached at roy@newengland.usta.com or 508-366-3450 ext. 27.

For all your USA League Tennis info, visit the USA League Tennis page.

For more information, please e-mail us, and we'll be glad to answer any questions, get you started on court or point you to the right program.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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