Spec Tennis

  • Spec Tennis is a new racquet sport that is played on pickleball courts (or tennis courts) using 18" perforated spec tennis paddles & orange dot low compression tennis balls.

  • It has a small learning curve, it's social, and less noisy than pickleball.

  • Spec Tennis is also a very effective bridge to or from tennis.


Adam Bain (Former COO, Twitter)

"I think Spec Tennis is absolutely fantastic."

Peter Smith (Former USC Tennis Coach)

"Players have to hit through the ball, so it creates really good habits."

I like all aspects of Spec Tennis, and think that tennis needs something like this especially at the entry level. I haven’t liked how the ROGY (Red, Orange, Green, Yellow) pathway has played out—because the racquets are too lively and kids just poke at the ball. With Spec Tennis, you use a paddle which teaches kids to hit through the ball, and you use the pickleball court, so real estate has already been created and is growing exponentially.

Dave Fish (Former Harvard Tennis Coach)

I use Spec Tennis a lot with my juniors, because making them learn to keep the ball under control in a confined space like a pickleball court, I believe that’s the way forward in junior development of tennis.

Dan Regan (Director of Racquets, Stamford Yacht Club)

Spec Tennis is more social than tennis, not as loud as pickleball, and all around a very pleasant sporting & social experience.

Noah Newman (Head Pro, West Hills Racquet Club)

Spec Tennis has helped me build a total racquet sports program at the Charter Oak Country Club. It give me the chance to introduce people who have never played tennis before a chance to get the tennis experience and become real tennis fans. Spec Tennis has also been a huge success in my summer camps.

Timo Siebert (Director of Racquets, Charter Oak Country Club)

Spec Tennis gives us a chance to keep all of our players active, especially for those who are just starting tennis, they can have success a lot faster using Spec Tennis and then we can transition them to the full court tennis court game as they grow and develop.

Jeff Vaage (High School Tennis Coach)