The NEXT-Court at the 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference is a modified short court that can host and play tennis, pickleball, POP tennis and platform tennis. NEXT-Court will feature live demonstrations, programming, open play time and meet & greets from players in all four racquet sports.

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What is POP Tennis

What is POP Tennis?

POP Tennis is Tennis, just played on shorter tennis courts with shorter, solid racquets, lower compression tennis balls and the same scoring and rules as tennis - except for one underhand serve. POP Tennis is the new POPular type of tennis with a twist on paddle tennis dating back to 1898 and is being played across the USA and around the world. POP Tennis is a fun, social work out that everyone can play and enjoy—immediately!

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  • What is Pickleball

    What is Pickleball?

    Pickleball is a racquet game that combines elements of badmin-ton, tennis, and table tennis. Doubles or singles players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated plastic ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net. The game uses the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules similar to tennis, with a few modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard pastime but has become popular among adults as well.

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  • What is Platform Tennis

    What is Platform Tennis?

    Platform Tennis is an outdoor winter racquet sport derived from tennis, developed in 1928 in Scarsdale, New York. Total enclosed court size is approximately ⅓ the size of a tennis court and is surrounded by a chicken wire fence 12 feet high. Platform Tennis has its own unique set of rules but scoring is similar to tennis. A solid paddle with holes are used to hit a spongy ball measuring 2.5” in diameter.

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