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Tennis Play Days

What are Play Days?

A Tennis Play Day is a great way for kids to play tennis in a fun, non-threatening, non-elimination, competitive environment. With equipment sized right and play that is appropriate, kids build confidence, improve their skills and stay active.


The benefits of a Play Day
Over the duration of a few hours, a Play Day allows kids to experience serving, rallying and scoring in an informal competition. Players participate at their level against opponents of similar skills. The emphasis is on participation, effort and sportsmanship, as opposed to highlighting the achievements of certain players.

These low-key competitions are organized in formats that allow children to play again and again, whether they win or lose, and allows them to improve their skills without focusing on the outcome of a match. Play Days are the perfect complement to Junior Team Tennis and Sanctioned Tournament play. 



What you can expect from a Play Day
A Play Day can be held at a school, park, tennis facility, or local YMCA or Boys & Girls Club, where an organizer and volunteers can create a fun tennis event for kids 10 and under. Matches are short in duration, players are grouped by ability and game modifications allow each child to experience success. Organizers provide a fun atmosphere with prizes, refreshments and participation awards. It also is a great opportunity to learn about local tennis programs in your area.

A Tennis Festival is a fun play event for kids and their families who are new to the game, as well as those with some tennis experience. A Tennis Festival is a party on the court with games and prizes where everyone is welcome to learn or test out their skills. 


3v3 Grand Prix
Beginning in 2017, USTA Colorado created a series of Play Days utilizing its unique 3v3 format: 3v3 Grand Prix Series.

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