The new QuickStart lines are down on hard courts across the US -- those faint lines that delineate smaller courts that get younger kids playing more successfully when combined with kid sized equipment. Now to get them out there.
Last week USTA Eastern set up a court inside the landmark Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York (the museum is in a retired aircraft carrier) giving hundreds of kids the chance to introduce themselves to the game in a very cool setting.
Pictured, Patrick McEnroe, General Manager of USTA Player Development, chats with two aspiring hot shots. “...this is great to get the message out to people,” said McEnroe during a clinic. “I think those of us inside the tennis world know about [Quick Start], but most people don’t. And this could show the average family with kids that tennis really can be kid-friendly.”