Old College has a comprehensive junior programme, catering for juniors of all ages and all levels:
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 getting to grips with the basics.
Red Stage and Red Academy (for advanced level players)
Serve, rally and score (Age 6-8)
For 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.
Orange Stage and Orange Academy (for advanced level players)
For players aged 8-9
Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. Players develop a rounded game learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring
Green Stage and Green Academy (for advanced level players)
For players aged 9-11 years
Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Orange and is for children aged 9-11 yrs. Players can now put their technique and skills into practice on a full size court with a faster ball which will help them develop all aspects of their game. There are individual and team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.
Development: Beginner - Intermediate level players
Squad: Intermediate - Advanced level players
Academy: Advanced level players only
At the Yellow stage, juniors are now playing on a full size court with the balls the professionals use. Players will continue to explore different game styles and start to ﬁnd their own. They will evolve through well-rounded motor skills development whilst improving their physical capacities.
- Full court size and yellow ball
- Technical and tactical coaching
- Tailor made syllabus to maximise development