APTA Kicks off The 2016-2017 Junior Season with
As part of the APTA’s effort to attract kids to the game, the APTA is sponsoring a brand new initiative so young players can have lots of fun on the paddle court while learning the sport’s fundamentals. Junior Play Dates are a great opportunity for kids to learn the basics of the game in a social, relaxed yet instructional setting.
APTA Play Dates are FREE events for new or slightly experienced players designed to introduce kids to PADDLE in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Teaching professionals will set up drills designed specifically to teach kids the basics with a huge emphasis on having FUN! 8 Junior Play Dates will take place between September and December, with the schedule and the contact pro listed on our Play Dates tab.
Another brand new Junior offering this year will be Singles!
The APTA offers Level 2 and Level 3 Doubles and Singles now to be played with the Viking Training Ball or low compression tennis balls. We've changed the rules, the scoring and the ball so that new junior players can have instant success, stay warm, be safer and have fun!!!
Our Viking Junior Tour returns with a full slate of events leading up to The Junior Nationals in early March. All teams playing on the Viking Junior Tour can earn Ranking Points though out the season, with a team's top two results determining a Year End NATIONAL RANKING!
No matter what level of player, we've got fun formats to keep kids playing the sport that might last a lifetime!
Contact the APTA to get ideas on how to more juniors playing in your area!