What You Need for 10 & Under Tennis

Enrolling your child for 10 and Under Tennis at Julian Krinsky School of Tennis? It may get overwhelming researching what type of equipment your child will need. You’ll find yourself wandering through sporting goods stores aimlessly thinking, “Should I get this 19 inch tennis racquet with flames down the handle…or the 27 inch hot pink one with glitter?” Don’t sweat it! There are few things a tennis player needs, however each item is vital to the game. Making sure your child is prepared will only promote success in the long run. Keep reading for a list of must-haves to have your child succeed!

1. Tennis Racquet

This piece of equipment should be a no brainer because you cannot play the sport without one. Contrary to beginners’ belief, racquets are not one-size-fits all. JKST suggests that a player come in and have a complimentary personalized custom fitting with a professional. This avoids possible injury to the arm, elbow and shoulder. If the player does not have a racquet previously to starting, we suggest not bringing one all together. JKST will loan the beginner a racquet suited for him or her. Once the player decides if tennis is a sport for them, racquets can be purchases in the JKST store for a discounted price.

2. Shoes

If you’re a beginner, JKST suggests wearing comfortable, non-marking sneakers. We want our players to be relaxed when learning this new sport. There is no need to spend a ton of money on tennis shoes if a player is just beginning. JKST store sells tennis shoes as well and a professional can help with your selection.

3. Proper Attire

Here at JKST, we do not have a mandated uniform. We suggest casual and breathable sport clothing such as a t-shirt and athletic pants or shorts. Any type of constricting clothing is not recommended.

4. Water bottle

It can get hot out on the courts and JKST wants to make sure every player is well hydrated. This is critical in any sport. We have numerous water fountains around the courts to promote hydration.

5. Positive Attitude & Open Mind

This is the most crucial “item” to bring. JKST wants every player to have a clear mind when stepping onto the courts. Trust us, the player will get the most out of this sport if they bring a positive attitude each and every time. Tennis is an awesome sport that promotes health, positive self-esteem, and confidence.

That’s it! So, don’t let equipment get in the way of getting on the court and having fun. Still looking to sign up? Take advantage of one free 10 and Under Tennis lesson! Click here to redeem your lesson!

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Gulph Mills Tennis Club

610 S. Henderson Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Tel: 610.265.3677

Fax: 610.265.3678


Email: tennis@jkst.com

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612 Montgomery Ave.
Narberth, PA 19072



Club Hours

The club is open 7 days a week. From 7 am to 10.30 pm.  

The club requires 24 hour notice of cancellation or full payment is due. Clinic groups and matches are formed according to ability and age. We ask that you please respect the pro’s evaluation in matching you with other players. Proper tennis attire is required on court. Shoes must have non-marking soles. The club reserves the right to dismiss without refund anyone whose conduct is detrimental to the enjoyment of the other players. There is one make-up clinic allowed per session. There are no carryovers to the next season.


Liability Waiver: By signing the club agreement, you acknowledge that you or your child are physically fit to participate in any program and further agree that all exercise and use of all facilities shall be undertaken by his or her sole risk. You agree that JKST, Inc. shall not be liable for claims, demands, injuries, damages or suits of any nature for injuries or his or her property arising out of or resulting from use of the services and/or facilities of JKST, Inc.


Loss Waiver: I agree that the Club is not responsible for damage to or loss of my or my child’s personal property while at the Club premises or damage to or loss of my motor vehicle while parked on the Club’s lot.