Mini Tennis (5-10yrs)
We follow the LTA's 'Mini Tennis' guidelines using their coloured stages. We feel that this process gives children a fantastic understanding of the skill and technique at a progression that is suitable for their age. These are as follows;
Mini Red- Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. Sessions will cover basic co-ordination, racket and ball skills and various fun games. The emphasis is very much on FUN while developing basic sending and receiving skills to start rallying.
Mini Orange- Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from mini red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics. It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots.
Mini Green- Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players aged 9 and 10 to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game. Sessions are limited to 10 players due to court restrictions.
If you are unsure on which session your child fits into please check here using the LTA's 'Age Group Calulator'