By Hilary Mccarthy
DHAC Junior Tennis Academy Director
Remember when a cell phone was only seen in a James Bond movie? VHS tapes? Sony Walkmans? (Or is it Walkmen?)
Yes, times have certainly changed! And that includes the game of tennis! Does anyone ever see wooden racquets? Only in the Tennis Hall of fame!
Like everything, tennis has evolved. It has become so much easier for us all. Racquets are lighter and more powerful. A 130 MPH serve was impossible with a wooden racquet! Professionals now do so regularly.
The best part for tennis enthusiasts who want to teach the game to their kids and grandkids: racquets now come in many different sizes. Including, small enough for a 3 year old child. Balls have changed too! They are now slower and lighter for small children. Even the nets have changed! They are shorter and easier to hit the ball over. And, with these trends, is it any surprise that new court sizes have been developed for players of all ages. The game of tennis is now accessible to even the youngest enthusiasts!
Yes times are changing. For tennis this means focusing on fun! Kids are more inclined to learn what they love. Stop by the front desk and ask about our new 10 and Under Tennis programs. We know that you and the kids in our life will love them!