Children aged 4 to 8 years old
MINI Red Fundamentals
This is the most basic introduction to tennis, coaching focuses on early hitting skills, hand eye coordination and some movement skills.
MINI Red Rally Master
Players can now begin to hit together and in groups, gradually improving their ability to conduct rallies and begin to move around the court in order to keep rallies moving.
MINI Red Match Players
Players now begin to develop their understanding of the tennis court and early game playing skills, understanding how to win points. They improve their ability to rally using the appropriate 'red' court size and sponge ball. Children are now offered the opportunity to compete in both internal and external events tailored to their level and giving them a 'mini tennis rating'.
What size court is red ball played on?
A smaller court of 11m x 5.5m is used so it’s ok to use badminton court lines
What height is the net?
The net is lower than yellow ball tennis at a height of 80cm.
What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended.
When Children are ready to move to Mini orange your coach will let you know.