U12 Tennis Pathway


The U12 Pathway, which is a key component of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD), provides a clear road map for how children ages 3 – 12 can be involved in the sport of tennis. It includes both play/compete programs as well as learn/train programs for both players involved in the recreational or competitive streams.

Please click on the chart below to learn more about the entire LTAD or on the specific stage to find out about the specific programs available.


U12 Stages of Development


Stage 1 - ACTIVE START (Ages 0-5)


Stage 2 - FUNDAMENTALS (Ages 5-9)


Stage 3 – DEVELOPING (Ages 8-12)





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