Parents – Dr. Alexis Colvin: “US Open Tennis: Combatting Childhood Obesity”
Over Labor Day weekend, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) held an event to reveal that the physical inactivity of our youth has become a public health epidemic that they intend to help resolve. The USTA has focused its energies on making tennis a more accessible sport for young players so they can get the exercise they need. “The primary reasons that kids are going to play sports is because it’s fun,” said USTA Chief Medical Officer Alexis Colvin, MD. The USTA has worked hard over the past year to develop what they are calling “ten and under tennis”—tennis for young kids using equipment and rules tailored to their size and experience to make the sport more fun to learn.