April 24th, 2018

Florida Schools, Teaching Pros, Facilities Connecting Through ‘Net Generation’ Tennis

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Kids’ tennis initiatives are not new.

But no initiative has connected schools with local tennis facilities, required Safe Play Process completion for certified coaches, and created a website umbrella and portable device app that includes curricula, resources, education and marketing support that helps pros help grow the game and their business.

“I think it’s fantastic,” said USTA Florida Net Generation Ambassador and board member Scott Colebourne. “As a new parent I am very familiar with the fears of trusting others with your children so for me I love the background check element and I believe USTA Florida is leading the way in requiring tournament directors to be Safe Play Background screened.”

Tennis providers post their programs free of charge on the Net Generation website, where the USTA drives parents to find local programs for children.

“A benefit that may not seem obvious is that this new tool, the Net Generation platform, is allowing those tennis pros that show initiative and drive to really benefit,” Colebourne said. “If you want to get involved then the opportunities are now there.”

In Florida local pros are partnering with schools to provide the cutting-edge tennis curricula provided by Net Generation.

“Net Generation has all the programming needed online or in hard copies to get more children playing tennis in P.E. classes and in after-school programs,” USTA Florida Net Generation Ambassador and tennis director Joe D’Aleo. “Parents know that instructors get trained by screened local USTA staff or USPTA professionals.”

Join a community of certified coaches, school teachers, parents, and volunteers who are bringing their talents together to provide the best possible tennis experience on and off the court at www.NetGeneration.com.

“It is a one-stop shop under one umbrella with all the resources to promote yourself as a certified teaching professional, and also promote your program at your facility,” D’Aleo says. “USTA is providing the brand under one website, allowing providers to increase revenue for our programs and facilities. This is something we desperately needed to grow our sport with kids.”

For more info go to www.NetGeneration.com.