Mini Tennis

Mini Tennis is divided into 3 different levels. A brief description is provided below with current LTA guidelines.

Mini Red

Aim – Fundamental co-ordination and movement skills, an introduction to rallying and playing the game and above all to build confidence and have fun.

Age – 4 to 7/8 years.

Equipment – Low bounce foam or felt covered ball, larger than a tennis ball for slow movement and red coded where possible. Strung rackets 17” – 23”.

Court size – 11m x 5.5m.

Mini Orange

Aim – Fundamentals and playing the game, basic tactics and playing more points/games.

Age – 7/8 years and above (depending on ability and age when started playing).

Equipment – Modified tennis ball of a tennis ball size but softer and lighter, with a lower bounce than a normal tennis ball and orange coded. Strung rackets 23” – 25”.

Court size – 18m x 6.5m (singles) and 18m x 8.23m (doubles).

Mini Green

Aim – Fundamentals, physical skills, tennis skills and matches, encouraging children to be more independent, understanding about warming up, practicing, fitness and health.

Age – 9 years and above (depending on ability and age when started playing).

Equipment – Modified tennis ball of tennis ball size but slightly softer and lighter, with slightly lower bounce and green coded. Strung rackets 25” – 27”.

Court size – Full size singles court (also for doubles).

More information on Mini Tennis can be found at the LTA’s mini tennis website.