What is Mini Tennis?

If your child is aged 4 to 10 their tennis journey with us will be through 'Mini Tennis'.

This is the LTA’s progressive coaching and competitive programme that introduces and inspires children to play and stay in tennis.  It comprises 3 stages which enable children to play the game of tennis in a way that is appropriate to their physical strength, emotional maturity and technical and tactical stage of development. Many other National Governing bodies follow this example such as Football (Mini Football), Cricket (Kwik Cricket), Hockey (Uni Hoc), and Netball (High 5's).

Mini Tennis uses specialist equipment (soft felt balls and smaller sized rackets) as well as appropriately heightened nets and sized courts. We can provide children with the correct sized racket for their session, or these rackets can be purchased in many sports stores and online. Please ask your coach if you are unsure what size racket your child needs.

Mini Tennis Stages

Mini Tennis Red (8U)
  • Foam or felt ball used which is 75% slower than a standard yellow ball

  • Net height (at centre) of 80 cm

  • Racket sizes between 43 cm - 58 cm (17" - 23") recommended depending on size and strength of player

Mini Tennis Orange (9U)
  • Orange felt balls are used which  are 50% slower than a standard yellow ball

  • Net height (at centre) of 80 cm

  • Racket sizes between 58 cm - 63 cm (23" - 25") recommended depending on size and strength of player
Mini Tennis Green (10U)
  • Green felt balls are used which are 25% slower than a standard yellow ball

  • Net set to full height

  • Racket sizes between 63 cm - 66 cm (25" - 26") recommended but not compulsory

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