LTA Mini Tennis
With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.
Mini Tennis Red is aimed at players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
A foam or felt ball is used, which is 75% slower than a yellow ball, together with a small racket of between 17” and 23”.
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is aimed at players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-sized tennis courts, allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics. An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development, together with a racket from 23” to a maximum of 25”.
Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and with balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.
Mini Tennis Green is aimed at players aged 9 & 10. A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball; a bigger racket of 25” to 26” is normally used, but is not compulsory.