tennis

Kids in Colorado are having a ball playing youth-friendly tennis

For young children, tennis was always a difficult proposition. The size of the court — 78 feet long, 36 feet wide (27 feet wide for the singles court) — was just too large. The rackets were too big, the balls too heavy and too bouncy. Most tennis players didn’t take up the game until their teenage years, when they were strong enough to handle the racket and athletic enough to cover the court. But thanks to a retrofit of court sizes and new racket and ball technology, tennis has become a kid-friendly sport. And in Colorado, tennis for young children has become all the rage. More than 500 public and private tennis courts in the area have been “rezoned” in the past three years. Instead of 78 feet in length, the newly striped 10-and-younger, kid-friendly dimensions are 60 fee...