Coaching Ages 4-10

We run a full programme of LTA Youth Tennis for children age 4-10+ that teaches all the basics of tennis and beyond.  Our 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!   And if your child has never played tennis before then this is still the programme for them.  Our coaches will make sure that 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.

On this page we explain the four stages of learning from ages 4 -10.   For the final Yellow Stage (Age 10+) please see the Junior Coaching page. 

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, it's just about 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.

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 is all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they have learned so far. 

We offer courses all year, fun events and awards for juniors with all coaching run by LTA qualified coaches.  Click here to see our coaching sessions and their times. 

For the YELLOW Stage  (age 10+) - see our Junior Coaching page.  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.  Take your skills further!