| By Bill Mecca

Recently, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) held a QuickStart training for tennis professionals at Sportime Lynbrook. QuickStart Tennis is the USTA’s new play format for juniors ages 10 and under. It has been designed to make tennis learning and playing more fun, and to help juniors have more success and learn to love the sport of a lifetime.

Over the past 30 months, the USTA has trained hundreds of tennis professionals, physical education teachers and recreational coaches all over Long Island on the QuickStart program. In fact, Long Island probably has had more training sessions for more pros than anywhere in the U.S.

If you have a junior aged 10 and under and you want them to learn to play tennis, play better, or begin to play tournaments ask your local club or pro about QuickStart, and look for a local Recreational Quickstart training session for you to attend.




Ajay Pant, master tennis professional and USTA high Performance trainer, discusses the finer points of QuickStart with seminar attendees

Bill Mecca

<p>Bill Mecca is the Tennis Service Representative on Long Island for the USTA Eastern Section. He may be reached by e-mail at mecca@eastern.usta.com.</p>