Amazing Kids Tennis Rackets and Lessons You Can Teach At Home!

Kids Tennis BallsIf you’ve spent any time on our kids tennis page you will have noticed that we highly recommend the smallest and lightest tennis racket that we could find that is made by Le Petit Tennis, as well as their “My First Tennis Kit – Starter Kit“, and their great portable nets.

We are strong believers that the are really onto something great for kid tennis! Their story based tennis lessons, age appropriate tennis equipment and special tennis balls make it very fun for kids to learn how to play tennis.

We stumbled across this video on YouTube which shows their lessons in action. What we really noticed was how the children were engaged in the stories and adventures and didn’t really know that they were leaning how to hit forehands, backhands and serves! Here is the 3 minute and 15 second video:

What is really exciting is that you can recreate this kids tennis lesson plan at home or at your local free public court! As the instructor in the video mentioned, you “don’t need to be a tennis coach, or even know about tennis to be able to teach tennis”!

Here are some links to quickly find the products that will help you get your child/children started with tennis:

Tennis can be enjoyed by kids of all ages with the proper equipment.

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Kids Tennis Shoes : How To Find The Perfect Fit

Kids Tennis ShoesKids tennis shoes are often also branded under running shoes, and you have a whole plethora of options to choose from on the market.

Getting the right tennis shoes for kids is important for the health of your child’s feet.

The wrong kind of shoe can lead to minor injuries like blisters, but because children have relatively soft bones in their feet, the wrong shoe can also lead to foot deformities as the bones lack the appropriate support to grow in the correct fashion. How should you go about buying kids tennis shoes?

Well, there are some buying guidelines that you should keep in mind when buying kids tennis shoes.

Determining the Fit For Your Kid’s Tennis Shoes

Kids Shoes SizesThere are several ways to determine that the shoe fits properly.

Always try sports shoes on towards the end of the day, as feet are slightly larger then. Measurements should be taken of both feet whilst the child is standing, not sitting.

If your child is going to be playing tennis in these shoes, then make sure you have a pair of tennis socks handy to try on with the shoes.

Re-lace the shoe completely as the child puts it on, making sure that it’s laced up tight.

Once your child stands up in the shoe, they should be able to wiggle their toes, meaning that there’s enough room at the front of the shoe. Carefully check to make sure that the heel of the shoe fits snugly and that there’s no slippage that could cause blisters.

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The Best Kids Tennis Rackets are Producing 6 Year Old Phenoms!

Smallest Kids Tennis RacketI have been utterly amazed lately whenever I see the group of tiny tots in their Saturday morning lessons at the tennis club.

For the past couple of years the pros have been working with the kids using all the best tennis rackets for kids that are sized appropriately for their age and they have also adopted the new court sizes for kids ten and under.

It is amazing to see a couple of 6 year old tennis players hitting top spin forehands and having rallies over 5, 10, 15 plus shots!

They are starting to look like a bunch of little Raffas and Federers out there! It’s a far cry from the under 10 moon ballers that I played against when I was that age!

The governing bodies of tennis have finally realized that they are one of the only sports (I actually can’t think of any others) that make all ages play on the same sized playing field. Starting January 1, 2012 the USTA has adopted a new set of rules for kids ten and under.

Here is their promotional video:

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