Junior coaching

We loved adopting the exciting LTA Youth programme in 2023 and we're continuing this year.

LTA Youth Start will get you into the game, teaching you all the basics, while the five stages of LTA Youth will have you playing on a full-size court in no time.

The LTA Youth courses are packed full of fun games and dynamic training.  We want kids to bring all their energy to tennis; no ‘quiet please’ needed here!

Specially trained coaches will make sure every child has the best start to their tennis journey in a safe and inclusive environment. Sessions cater to all abilities, so no one gets left behind.

Key points:

  • Although we’ve assigned ages to each stage, this is just a guide.
  • We understand that kids want to play in groups and with their friends, so whatever stage they start at, all kids will see progression.
  • In every LTA Youth stage, kids will be active, having fun and developing skills!

Tots Stage

Play and learn (2-4)

A fun, play-based introduction to tennis for pre-school children. The focus is on developing agility, balance and coordination through play. We encourage children to understand their bodies through movement, while developing ball and racket skills.

Blue Stage

Learn the basics (age 4-6)

This is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and co-ordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage, it’s not about winning or losing, just getting to grips with the basics.

Red Stage

Serve, rally and score (age 6-8)

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too, for teams and individuals.

Orange Stage

Develop a rounded game (age 8-9)

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage, children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.

Green Stage

Test your skills (age 9-10)

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full-size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine-tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.

Yellow Stage

Take your skills further (age 10+)

Time to find your game. Playing on a full-size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.

The 11 & Under age group is designed to make the transition to Green to Yellow tennis smooth. Our approach helps young players develop their skills, make his challenging but exciting move, then progress through the junior age groups.


For all age groups from (Red to Yellow), there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break, short set or long set scoring.  One of the main aims of our coaching programme is to prepare young players to play tennis, making the sport accessible, welcoming and enjoyable for all.


Our second Summer term block will start on Monday 20th May.  All the groups are online and available for booking now!





How to book                                 



Tuesday 3.30pm - 4pm

Tots- Tues




3.15pm - 4pm

Blue - Tues





3.30pm - 4.15pm

3.30pm - 4.15pm

Red - Mon

Red - Fri

Orange 8-9


4pm - 5pm

Orange - Tues

Green 9-10


4.15pm - 5.15pm

Green - Mon

Yellow 10-18



5pm - 6pm

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Yellow - Tues

Yellow - Wed

LTA Youth Start

5-8 Wednesday 3.30pm - 4.30pm

LTA Youth Start - Wed


Junior Coaching – Girls Improver Group
We’re excited to be running a new coaching session, Girls Improver Group. These sessions are for girls, aged
11-18, who have learned the tennis basics and are now aiming to take their game to the next level by developing
technical and tactical skills, whilst having fun.

Activity Ages Dates Times  How to book
Girls Improver Summer - 4 week block 11 - 18 Wed 17th July - 7th August 5pm - 6pm  Girls Improver - Wednesdays 5pm-6pm


Our coaches are also running sessions for all age groups at Dunfermline Tennis Club.  If you can't find a Brucehaven session at a time that suits you, please check at Dunfermline Junior Coaching.