Why did IPTPA develop a program specifically for juniors?
To date, there is no structured/organized platform in place for juniors.
We are seeking to provide on and off court mental, physical, and nutritional guidance. With a program specifically designed as a pathway to joining and competing on a National Team. The IPTPA Junior Development Program was created to provide this type of support for its juniors.
It Brings youth together.
It is rare to see a sport where a 10-year-old can compete recreationally, and competitively with other juniors that are teens. In doubles pickleball, IPTPA’s skills-based programs will foster this type of on court partnership.
Offers positive activities for youth.
IPTPA Junior instructional clinics, tournaments, leagues, and after school recreational inter school challenges are all programs being developed within the IPTPA Junior Development Program.
We are seeking to break any barriers that may prohibit a growth environment for junior pickleball players. Such as players with limited resources and bringing together juniors with other juniors to practice and compete.
Juniors that sign up with us will have access to the IPTPA Junior Registry which will help them locate and participate in pickleball activities where equipment, coaching, and guidance are provided by IPTPA Certified Teaching Professionals.
The Future Belongs to those who prepare for it. Let’s prepare our youth to represent their community, town, city and state on a National Level.
If you would like more information on joining the IPTPA Junior Development Program and being listed on the IPTPA Junior Registry click here.