I teach children from 5 years old both in groups and individually. Those between the ages of 5 and 10 will be taught in accordance with Tennis Governing Body - Lawn Tennis Association, Mini Tennis programme.
Mini Tennis is just like the real thing but with smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower-bouncing balls. There are three levels:
Mini Red Class (5 to 8 years old)
Mini Orange Class (8 to 9 years old)
Mini Green Class (9 to 10 years old)
Then from age of 11 we use full tennis court and full (yellow) tennis ball
This tailored approach, based on age and physical ability enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an younger age. The lower bouncing balls make it far easier to learn the game.