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Make Time To Play – Pop Tennis Racket Rentals
Sat, Jul 31 | 9 am - 11 pm | $5.00
We are excited to be partnering with Tiga Sports to bring a Pop Tennis Exhibition Court to The Shops at Farmington Valley this summer.
Rent paddles and balls for the court:
Three easy steps:
- Click -thru link to pay for a rental
- Text – Security officer – he will provide paddles and ball
- You will need to leave your license as collateral for your rental – it will be returned when your finished playing.
- Text officer when finished to return paddles and receive the license back.
In 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.
The 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.
POP Tennis is also an excellent means for youngsters to learn how to play Tennis. It teaches them how to hit consistent and penetrating groundstrokes, volley, move to the ball, effectively strategize, and compete. With a less lively ball, smaller court, lower net, and shorter racquet, it is easy for children to quickly attain mastery of their strokes and gain empowering feelings of success, accomplishment, and confidence.