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Miniature tennis for pint-sized players

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We’ve written about workout gyms and even being spaces aimed at kids, but it wasn’t until just recently that we heard of a sport being completely resized for child players. Sure enough, though, a new outfit in Colorado now offers miniaturized tennis just for kids. Founded by Dorm2Dorm cofounder Matt Nelsen, Drop Shots Tennis is a new tennis facility geared specifically to children ages 2 to 10 years old. Whereas typical tennis courts can be very large and intimidating from a kid’s perspective, Drop Shots provides a miniaturized and safe indoor tennis facility comprising small courts on a carpeted surface equipped with smaller nets, rackets and balls. Using many of the programs developed by QuickStart Tennis, Drop Shots focuses each class on one or two specific tennis shots while also incorporating activities for coordination, agility and fun. Pricing is USD 120 for a series of eight weekly lessons, or USD 200 for eight weeks of two lessons per week. Birthday parties, private lessons and tennis supplies are also available. In this era of childhood obesity in the industrialized world, it’s a safe bet that parents around the globe will embrace with open arms anything that enhances activity. So far, though, Drop Shots is the only one we’ve heard of providing anything like this. Who will bring kid-sized sports to the rest of the country and the world….? (Related: Gyms for kids use gaming to keep them hooked.)



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