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GET MOVING Parents want to do what is best for their children and provide meaningful and positive experiences that will be enjoyable and lead to positive development. When 28,000 boys and girls were asked in a study about why they played sports, the top answer was “fun” followed by “to do something I’m good at.” The USTA and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign have also teamed up to encourage young people across the country to get active, try tennis and lead healthy lifestyles. Much has been said about the importance of the first experience of getting kids started with sports and activities. Using the right equipment, finding the best program and the value of a good mentor are all important. USTA Middle States President, Jill Fonte We are dedicating our first issue of NetPlay Express to 10 and Under Tennis and USTA Jr. Team Tennis for just these reasons. USTA has many great programs for all ages. With our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, we are Building a Tennis Community that welcomes everyone — from one year to one hundred years, players to volunteers, commercial clubs to non-profit organizations — everyone. 10 and Under Tennis, using the QuickStart Tennis play format, has changed the rules and USTA Middle States Executive Director, become a more inviting way for kids to learn the game and develop age appropriately. Marlynn Orlando Courts and equipment are scaled to the appropriate size of the child making it easier for them to play. The result can only be more fun, more success and participation in something they can be good at. BUILDING A TENNIS COMMUNITY. VOLUNTEER! Throughout this issue you will read about the unique opportunities our kids have in learning the game and moving through the pathway on to USTA Jr. Team Tennis and 10 and Under Tournaments. Your role as parent, relative, teacher or friend is imperative in supporting this development. We not only invite the children into our tennis community, we invite you as a role model to get involved. Whether as a coach, coordinator or in an assistance capacity, you will influence the positive experience and help bring more players into the game. For more information, visit PlayTennisWithUs.com USTA Middle States Print and Design Contributors 1288 Valley Forge Road, Suite 74, P.O. Box 987, Valley Forge, PA 19482 610.935.5000 servingtennis@ms.usta.com middlestates.usta.com BentleyRowland, Phoenixville, PA bentleyrowland.com Kasey Connors, Michael Kennedy, Renee Lentz, Marge McGann, Ben Zislis 10andUnderTennis.com | 3

Get Moving

Parents want to do what is best for their children and provide meaningful and positive experiences that will be enjoyable and lead to positive development.

When 28,000 boys and girls were asked in a study about why they played sports, the top answer was “fun” followed by “to do something I’m good at.” The USTA and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign have also teamed up to encourage young people across the country to get active, try tennis and lead healthy lifestyles.

Much has been said about the importance of the first experience of getting kids started with sports and activities. Using the right equipment, finding the best program and the value of a good mentor are all important.

We are dedicating our first issue of NetPlay Express to 10 and Under Tennis and USTA Jr. Team Tennis for just these reasons. USTA has many great programs for all ages. With our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, we are Building a Tennis Community that welcomes everyone — from one year to one hundred years, players to volunteers, commercial clubs to non-profit organizations — everyone.

10 and Under Tennis, using the QuickStart Tennis play format, has changed the rules and become a more inviting way for kids to learn the game and develop age appropriately. Courts and equipment are scaled to the appropriate size of the child making it easier for them to play. The result can only be more fun, more success and participation in something they can be good at.

Throughout this issue you will read about the unique opportunities our kids have in learning the game and moving through the pathway on to USTA Jr. Team Tennis and 10 and Under Tournaments.

Your role as parent, relative, teacher or friend is imperative in supporting this development. We not only invite the children into our tennis community, we invite you as a role model to get involved. Whether as a coach, coordinator or in an assistance capacity, you will influence the positive experience and help bring more players into the game.

For more information, visit PlayTennisWithUs.com

Read the full article at http://www.bluetoad.com/article/Get+Moving/875455/86549/article.html.

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