Tennis is Tennis!; it’s short court Tennis. It is a fun, fast, colorful,
exhilarating, aerobic sport that is easier than traditional Tennis to learn,
play, and master.
POP Tennis, the court is smaller than Tennis, and the racquet or paddle is
shorter — so that the hitting surface is closer to the hand — and the ball is
less lively. Additionally, the net is lower, and the players serve
underhand—not overhand, as in Tennis.
huge benefits for POP Tennis players are that the rallies are generally longer;
there is more fun and exciting net play and (net) poaching; there is less court
to cover; there are no overhead serves to learn; and as a result, there is far
less running and wear and tear on the back, legs, feet, and shoulders.
Tennis is an excellent means for youngsters to learn how to play Tennis. It
teaches them how to hit consistent and penetrating groundstrokes, to volley, to
move to the ball, to effectively strategize, and to compete. With a deader
ball, smaller court, lower net, and shorter racquet, it is easy for children to
quickly attain mastery of their strokes, and thereby, gain empowering feelings
of success, accomplishment, and confidence. Additionally, POP Tennis is a
wonderful sport for young adults and adults to play. As Kent Seton, a top
collegiate tennis player and a top open POP Tennis player, astutely observed,
“[Compared with Tennis,] You can play [POP Tennis] far better, far longer!”
What Kent is essentially saying, is that once Tennis players leave college,
begin to age, join the workforce, and play less frequently, their game and
skills naturally begin to decline. However, in POP Tennis, you have less court
to cover and have no overhand serving to deal with, so it is far easier to maintain
your skill level for decades. All of these factors make POP Tennis a fun and an
exciting sport for individuals of ALL ages to play and to enjoy for a lifetime!
Tennis certainly worked for me. I began playing POP Tennis at seven years old;
then I transitioned to Tennis at thirteen, and played both POP Tennis and
Tennis until I attended college. Due to my training in POP Tennis, I
immediately became a top-ranked junior tennis champion. I then became the
Captain and the #1 singles and doubles player on the Harvard University Varsity
Tennis Team and the Eastern Junior Davis Cup Team. During this time, I won a
plethora of singles and doubles tournaments. At age 35, I went back to playing
POP Tennis exclusively, because I found it to be so fun, exhilarating, and
satisfying; and as Kent Seton observed, I could continue to play POP Tennis at
a very high level, whereas I was nowhere as good in Tennis, as I had been in
college. Because of its unique attributes, POP Tennis can be played at a high
level for a lifetime, with less practice, and despite previous player injuries
and/or diminished skills. To this day, in my 60s, I am still a top POP Tennis
open doubles player. (Please see Pro Match video clips below and poptennis.com)
POP Tennis, due to the shorter distance between you and the player(s) on the
other side of the net, leads to increased hand speed/quickness and the
development of faster hand/eye coordination. One benefit of this increased
speed and quickness is that when you do play Tennis, your reflexes and reaction
time will be quicker, so that you will feel as if you have far more time to
react, move toward, and hit the ball. So playing POP Tennis should
significantly improve your Tennis game.
a myriad of great reasons, POP Tennis is a fantastically fun and satisfying
sport that you can play from ages 5 to 95. And “fantastic,” “fun,” and
“satisfying” are pretty cool attributes, right?
POP Tennis: Try it and love it, because everything about our sport POPS!