Tennis - Cub Scout Academics & Sports Guide
Sports - Tennis

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Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts may complete requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment. Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.  


Complete these three requirements:
  1. Explain the rules of tennis to your leader or adult partner.
  2. Spend at least 30 minutes practicing tennis skills.
  3. Participate in a tennis game.


Earn the Tennis belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
  1. Compete in a pack or community tennis tournament
  2. Demonstrate your knowledge of the use and care of the equipment needed to play tennis (rackets, balls, shoes, clothing, and court).
  3. Practice for 30 minutes developing forehand techniques through forehand bump-ups with a bounce, partner bump-ups with a target, forehand alley rally, forehand alley rally over a "net," drop-hit forehand bumps, drop-hit catch in pairs, and toss-hit catch in pairs.
  4. Practice developing serving skills for 30 minutes.
  5. Explain to your leader or adult partner how to score in tennis.
  6. Accurately draw, label, and explain a tennis court layout.
  7. Play five games of tennis using U.S. Tennis Association rules.
  8. Participate in a tennis skills development clinic.
  9. Attend a high school, college, or professional tennis meet.
  10. Present to your den or family a report on the history of tennis.


Following are the requirements for earning the Sports belts loops and pins.


  • Belt loops and pins are earned only by Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts (not adults).
  • The archery and BB-gun shooting belt loops and pins must be earned under BSA range-trained supervision. The BB-gun shooting loop and pin must be earned at a BSA facility range.
  • Requirements may be adjusted to accommodate the special needs of Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts with disabilities.
  • Webelos Scouts may earn a belt loop or pin a second time to qualify for Webelos activity badges.
  • Boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place about whether the pack or the boy's family is responsible for the cost of awards earned more than once.


  1. ATP Tour - pictures, video, and bio's of players. Includes tournament calendar and news.
  2. Australian Open 1997 - players, scores, statistics and a daily report.
  3. Corel WTA Tour - get the latest update on women's tennis.
  4. Junior Tennis World - tennis anyone? Check out the national tournaments, rankings, and tips!
  5. Tennis - rankings, tournament coverage and schedules.
  6. Tennis Magazine Online - packed with the latest information about tournaments, training and the stars.
  7. Tennis Server - resource for news, rules, columns, images, and sites.
  8. TennisCountry - tips, news and results from the tennis community.
  9. U.S. Professional Tennis Association - official tournaments, news, and information.
  10. United States Tennis Association (USTA) - a not-for-profit, volunteer based organization which serves as the national governing body for tennis in America.
  11. Washington Post Tennis - get current news, tournament results, and player rankings.
  12. Wimbledon - Official Site - everything you ever want to know about Wimbledon is all right here. Enter a story competition, take a trivia quiz or participate in a daily poll.

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