"I grew up playing with slower balls, and I could easily swing through the shot, and the balls didn’t fly all over the place."
"I think when you’re not tall and not strong, it’s great to have soft balls and small rackets… it’s the way I learned how to play tennis."
"When the red and orange balls were first introduced to the tennis world, I actually said, ‘What in the world are you doing?’ ... Today the QuickStart Tennis play format has won me and the entire IMG-Bolletieri staff over."
"I am now completely convinced that the rule change regarding 10-and-under competition will be a very positive step not only for increasing tennis participation but also in the development of performance players."
"... playing on the smaller court, softer balls and the smaller sized rackets, gives you the impression of proper tennis games but at the smaller scale... and I think this is the greatest way for kids to get introduced, to get the feel for the game, to enjoy the game and get the taste for winning really quickly."
First Lady, Michelle Obama
"... with all the changes going on in tennis, that’s an even better way for kids to get active and to have fun."
"The principles of Tennis Play and Stay also apply to wheelchair tennis and increasing the number of players able to play the sport."