IMPORTANT UPDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how schools operate and has illuminated the need to prioritize students’ safety, health and well-being. Please click the links below to access the latest resources available from SHAPE America and the National Federation of State High School Associations to help guide school staff and teachers as they prepare an environment for safe and supportive instruction.
 

Program Requirements

You can hold your program practically anywhere.  Tennis courts, schoolyard, blacktop, basketball court, gymnasium, or other open space. 

To provide a great experience for your program with the drills and games we suggest having at least 12 participants.   If you have more or less than 12 we can work with you to tailor your program so everyone has a great time. 

The curricula maps out drills and games for 6 weeks of tennis fun.  On the 7th week you participants will put their skills to work and team up for a fun no-pressure Team Challenge (see more below).

Each practice is structure with the following:

  • Warm up
  • Pledge/Character Development
  • Athletic Skills
  • Tennis Skills
  • Games
  • Free Play
  • Play at home

A Team Challenge is an introduction to competition within a low-pressure team environment.  It gives players an opportunity to test their newly acquired skills in a fun competitive environment.

Providers will need to register their Team Challenge with USTA.  Providers will also receive a Team Challenge Starter pack (one per year).

We help you ensure you and your volunteers have the tools to deliver your program in a safe environment for all participants.  Safe Play is the USTA’s comprehensive athlete safety program consisting of education, screening, reporting tools, and policies for appropriate conduct in tennis. The USTA works with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Olympic Committee to develop Safe Play policies, procedures, and educational resources to support the USTA Safe Play program.

Get started on USTA.com Find Out More about Safe Play

 

Provider Requirements

RequirementNew ProviderReturning Provider
Must meet all their school and/or county requirements to be allowed to deliver the after-school program on school property once a week for 7 weeks.
X
X
Must be Safe Play approved and enter their after-school program on Net Generation as a community program in the program management center.
X
X
Must attend a USTA Florida after school training prior to the start of their program.
X
Optional
Must become a USTA independent contractor to receive the stipend.
X
Must follow all guidelines given by USTA Florida regarding the delivery of the programs & submit all documentation required.
X
X
Must complete the Team Challenge application.
X
X

Stipend Program

Season #1

WE PROVIDE

  • Teacher stipend of $250
  • Any additional equipment/marketing material
  • Training in person or online

PROGRAM FEE: Must be FREE for registrants.

Season #2

WE PROVIDE

  • Teacher stipend of $250
  • Any additional equipment/marketing material


PROGRAM FEE:
Preferably free or at a low-cost*

Season #3

WE PROVIDE

  • Equipment replenish
  • Any additional equipment/marketing material


PROGRAM FEE:
Low cost registration.

*If a school chooses to introduce a low-cost participant registration fee during their second season, USTA Florida will make the necessary adjustment to the teacher stipend.

Equipment Pack

New Provider PackReturning Provider Pack
$250 Program Delivery stipend (1st & 2nd Season)$250 Program Delivery stipend (1st & 2nd Season)
Net Generation Community Kit (Printed Community Red, Orange, & Green Ball curricula | 20 youth racquets | 18 red felt tennis balls | 18 orange tennis balls | barrier tape | clipboard | pennant flag | clothespins for scoring)After-School Coaches Marketing Toolkit (Flyer template | participation certificates | team challenge flyer | registration/sign-up form | "What to expect" letter | USTA Florida publicity release document)
Team Challenge Kit (Printed Red & Orange Ball curricula | clipboard | hat | clothespins for scoring | barrier tape | chalk | name tags | giveaways for participants | banner for the facility)Participant gifts
After-School Coaches Marketing Toolkit (Flyer template | participation certificates | team challenge flyer | registration/sign-up form | "What to expect" letter | USTA Florida publicity release document)Opportunity to refurbish equipment at the 3rd season
Pop-up tennis net
Additional red tennis balls
After-School Coach shirt
FREE Net Generation Tablet
Participant gifts

Resources

Get easy access to everything you need to get your participants signed up to running your program below.

Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Do you have questions or need assistance?  We are here to help.

Magali Holt

Community Play Coordinator

(407) 674-9282

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