We have a thriving Junior Section at the club, accommodating players from 5-17 years of age.
There are four stages of LTA Mini Tennis; Tots, Red, Orange and Green. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.
All of our Junior programmes follow the LTA traffic light system which ensures that all children are given the opportunity to progress steadily at a speed that suits their ability.
|Red ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.|
|An orange ball is used. It has a low compression that makes it bounce lower, giving the player better control at an important stage of their development.|
|Green ball is the next step after orange ball mini tennis. It is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than yellow balls.|
|Yellow ball competition is for players aged 11 and over. It is played on a full tennis court, with full size rackets and full compression yellow balls. It’s the last stage of your tennis development and the technique and skills that you have developed through the stages of mini tennis can now be put into practice.|
Junior Coaching Schedule for Autumn 2023: (term-time only)
- Tuesday: 5-6pm - Orange Performance group (age 9-10yrs)
- Wednesday: 4-5pm - Red Performance Group (5-8 year olds)
- Thursday: 3.45-4.45pm - Pre-Red Performance Group (4-6 year olds)
- Saturday: 9-9.45am - Tots Tennis (3-4 year olds)
- Saturday: 10-11am - Mini Red (5-7 year olds)
- Saturday: 11am-12pm - Mini Orange (8-10 year olds)
Sessions cost £9.50 per hour for junior members or £12.50 per hour for non-members.
*Some older teens may be invited to join in our adult sessions, if they are comfortable doing so.
Junior Tennis Coaching Camps
The Camps run most of the school holidays throughout the year, except Christmas and Bank Holidays.
Suitable for all juniors, aged 5 - 16 years old.
Non-members welcome at a surcharge.
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