Kids Cardio to Debut at PTR Symposium

November 16, 2009

Hilton Head Island, SC — The official debut of Cardio Tennis for Kids (CT4Kids) will take place February 18, 2010, at the PTR International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Cardio Tennis for Kids will invigorate children’s tennis programming with an emphasis on play, fun and fitness and will provide an option to help fight childhood obesity. The three hour CT4Kids workshop will be conducted Michele Krause, National Cardio Tennis Program Manager, and members of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team. The workshop will consist of both classroom and on court education.

Cardio Tennis for Kids is a group play activity featuring action based tennis drills and games for children ages 6-12 of all ability levels. CT4Kids emphasizes movement and fun using music and pedometers. Using age appropriate equipment, the CT4kids environment develops tennis and athletic skills and improves health and fitness.

CT4Kids is a great complement to QuickStart and PTR Kids Tennis and can be incorporated into a club’s current junior programming. Since kids are not small adults and have underdeveloped cooling systems,15-20 minutes of Cardio can be sufficient. A CT4Kids class is similar to adult Cardio Tennis in that it includes a warm up, cardio and cool down portions.

Attendees will learn why Cardio Tennis for Kids is important, as well as appropriate age groups, heart rate training, the use of pedometers, music and other tools, drills and games, and how to market a CT4Kids Program.

The PTR International Tennis Symposium will be held February 13-18, and expects nearly 1,000 tennis teachers and coaches from around the world. Many of the tennis industry’s most notable speakers will be among the more than 50 presenters. Subject matter ranges from tennis business to teaching tactics to injury prevention and treatments. There is also a special high school coaches’ tract that will be held over President’s Weekend.

PTR teaching pros will compete in the $25,000 Championships, a tournament held in conjunction with the Symposium. The Symposium also offers a Tennis Trade Show where 45-plus companies and organizations exhibit their new product lines, latest technologies and services.

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