What is R.O.G. Tennis?
R.O.G. Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized equipment. Kids learn to play baseball by first playing T-ball; they use shorter, lighter bats and larger, softer balls. Kids learning basketball short baskets with kid-sized balls on lowered backboards and they play soccer on smaller fields with smaller goals.
Red, orange, and green tennis balls bounce lower, they don't move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Kids tennis racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover.
What is the Youth Progression?
As of September 1, 2016, USTA Northern California began using the new National Youth Progression tracking system for 10 and under (10U) players in the section. The system tracks player’s progress through participation in progression eligible Junior Team Tennis and Tournaments.
Players can see how many virtual stars and trophies they need to acquire to reach the next level through their “My Player Page” in Tennislink. To access the “My Player” page, go to Tennislink and click on the “My Tennis” tab. Enter in the player’s USTA number and password to be directed to the player’s “Welcome” screen.
To clear each level, players will have to collect a combination of 20 stars and/or trophies. For more information, please visit our Youth Progression webpage!
How R.O.G. Benefits the Kids
For more information on how to register for FTC tournaments please contact Khoa Do at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (510) 263-0465.
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