The Tots Tennis programme is for children aged between three and four years old. Players will use either sponge or red mini tennis balls to learn the basic core skill of the game. The programme helps them develop basic skills including coordination, balance, movement and racket control.
The Mini Tennis programme is for children aged between five and 10 years old. Mini Tennis is the first stage of the tennis pathway in which children gradually progress through red, orange, and green stages according to ability. During this process the court size, racket length, ball speed and the length of games all increase until the player is ready to move onto the full game. For more information please visit http://www3.lta.org.uk/LTA-Mini-Tennis/
Mini Tennis Red:
Red ball mini tennis is for players who are aged eight and under. It is played on smaller courts (11m x 5.5m with a net height of 80cm) with shorter rackets and softer balls. It is just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
Mini Tennis Orange:
Orange ball mini tennis is for players aged eight and nine years old. It is played on a slightly larger court than red ball (18m x 6.5m with a net height of 80cm), with bigger rackets and ball that are slightly firmer. It is the next stage to go through before one can start playing on a full-sized court and it will help players to develop all the different shots.
Mini Tennis Green:
Green ball mini tennis is for players aged nine and 10 years old. It is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than yellow balls. It is the next stage to go through before you start playing with a full compression yellow ball on a full sized court and it will help players work on and improve all aspects of their game.
For further information on any of our programmes please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 020 8641 6611.