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What Is Mini Tennis?

Mini Tennis helps juniors between 3-10 years old develop by scaling down Tennis.  At each stage the game is tailored to fit different age groups with different sized courts and slower and lower bouncing balls. This allows young children to play with each other from an earlier age as well as helping to develop good technique and a tactical understanding. 

 

Stages

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Mini tennis has 3 stages. Each stage uses a different ball, court size and scoring system.
It starts off with a small court with slow and low bouncing balls and gradually moves players 
onto a bigger court and bouncier balls. The different stages are based on the age of the player. 

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Red Ball

Played on a smaller court with bigger and less pressurised balls - mini red helps children between 3-8 years old to get to grips with tennis.  The main goal at this stage is to develop agility, balance and co-ordination, whilst also learning basic technique, a basic knowledge of tactics and having fun whilst learning how to play!

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Orange Ball

Orange ball is the second stage of mini tennis. The ball is regular sized but still 50% of the pressure of a normal ball. The court is now bigger at 3/4 of the size of a full court. In these sessions players will focus on technique and movement to help adjust to the bigger court.

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Green Ball

Green  ball is the second stage of mini tennis. The ball is regular sized but still 75% of the pressure of a normal ball. The court is nowthe size of a full singles court. In these sessions players will focus on technique and movement to help adjust to the bigger court.