The USTA has announced that it is offering a free USTA Junior Membership to all children age 10 and under. The membership promotion, which launched during the July 4 holiday weekend, is open to all first-time junior members until Dec. 31, 2011. This special USTA membership offer will allow more kids to try USTA programming including USTA Junior Tournaments and USTA Junior Team Tennis.
In addition, participating junior members will receive a variety of benefits, including Bounce, a special quarterly publication geared toward young players and their parents, preferred ticket access to pro tennis tournaments throughout the country, and discounts on merchandise and apparel.
To join the USTA and receive the free membership, new junior members can sign up by one of the following ways using source code: NEWGAME.
►Calling USTA Membership Services at (800) 990-8782
► Visiting USTA Membership Services online at www.TRYUSTA.com/KIDS
The special membership offer is part of the USTA’s innovative initiative, 10 & Under Tennis, designed to help get more kids involved in the sport. Similar to other youth sports such as soccer and baseball, 10 & Under Tennis features equipment and courts scaled to kids’ size. Racquets are shorter and lighter, and courts are smaller. Balls bounce lower and move slower, thereby making them easier to hit and keep in play. Kids have fun learning the game and build confidence at the same time. These monumental changes to the sport make tennis more fun for kids by allowing them to learn and develop their skills in an enjoyable way, increasing the likelihood that kids will continue to play and continue to improve.