What is R.O.G. Tennis?


ROGY-logoR.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.

By using this format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more fun and less frustration. They're playing real tennis and having real fun--and that's what is the most important.

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

happykidsblue Frustration is cut down when equipment and rules match kids' development level
fastforwardblue Kids learn tennis faster and can master skills before moving on to the next level
racquetblue They're playing real tennis and having a lot of fun at the same time
thumbupblue Kids build confidence in their game with balls they can hit and a court they can cover
timeblue With shorter matches, more kids can play competitively more often            
arrowupblue Kids are more likely to keep playing and improve their tennis game when they're having fun

Upcoming Events

USTA NorCal Spring JTT Section Championships (10U Orange & Green)

USTA NorCal Future Tennis Champs - One Day Team Tennis for 10U Orange & Green Register

USTA NorCal Summer 10U Orange & Green Individual Sectional Championships

For more information on how to register for FTC tournaments please contact Khoa Do at do@norcal.usta.com or at (510) 263-0465.


USTA NorCal News Junior Tennis

USTA NorCal News features the latest junior tennis news, stories, and events from Northern California covering Junior Team Tennis, Player Development, R.O.G.Y Tennis, and Junior Tournaments.



Khoa Do
Red, Orange, Green, Yellow Development

(510) 263-0465

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