Entertaining Them


A couple of years ago, we wrote about the big foam balls from Gamma  for little kids learning how to play. This year, we discovered the next level up, Gamma Quick Kids tennis balls, for school-age kids. The balls are a little bigger than regular balls, and lighter, which mean fewer balls over the fence and therefore fewer tears. The idea is that the child learns correct form because the balls (not unlike softball) slows the game down. I have been playing for most of my life and I love warming up with these as well–even when I play with grownups. Rallies with my kids go on much longer and confidence gets built up much more quickly. Because of the contrasting colors, it’s very clear whether you are putting topspin on the ball. I also learned that the USTA is recommending these balls for all tennis players under the age of 9. $17 for a dozen.


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One Comment


  1. Posted by: J

    My husband tied a string to a tennis ball and hoisted it over a tree branch in our backyard. My four and two year old had great fun trying to swat the ball with their kid sized rackets. It was cheap, easy and wore them both out! For once they were excited about tennis! I highly recommend to any parent trying to get their kid to enjoy this fun sport.

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