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Mini Tennis

Children's activities

Intensity Level 2

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Mini Tennis Red, for players aged 5 to 8

Mini Tennis Red is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players the opportunity to have long rallies and play different types of shots. A foam or felt ball is used, which is 75% slower than a standard yellow ball. A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m is used, and it’s fine to use badminton court lines. The net is at a height of 80cm. A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.

Mini Tennis Orange, for players aged 8 and 9

An orange ball is used, which is 50% slower than a yellow ball. This gives the players better control over their shots at this important stage of development. A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player. At Mini Tennis Orange there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring – usually the best of three tie-breaks.

Mini Tennis Green, for players aged 9 and 10

A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball. A bigger racket of 63cm – 66cm (25” – 26”) should be used but is not compulsory. At Mini Tennis Green there are individual and team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.

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If you would like to find out more about our tennis packages, call 0115 876 1600.