10 and Under Tennis
The Specialist in 10 and Under Tennis degree is USPTA's way of recognizing the importance of having knowledgeable professionals teaching the game to children and their families.
The Specialist in 10 and Under Tennis certification is designed to:
- Create a market demand for tennis-teaching professionals who can bolster the financial health of a tennis business through the administration, marketing and teaching of 10 and Under Tennis programs.
- Provide continuing education to professionals who seek to further their careers by emphasizing children's programming.
- Provide measurable opportunities for professionals with the greatest competency in this area that will allow them to be recognized for their expertise.
- Increase the player base through participation of children and families in 10 and Under Tennis and emphasize the merit of an industrywide focus on children.
USPTA has chosen to use this program,10 and Under Tennis, for this specialist category. However, this should not be interpreted to mean that USPTA does not recognize all of the valuable grassroots children's programs being run by certified professionals across the country. It is USPTA's philosophy to be inclusive of all its members' good programming ideas. The Specialist in Children's Programs designation is available to qualified professionals who run children's programs of any name.
(USPTA members must be logged into the Members Only section to access more information about this degree or to apply.)