Junior Tennis in Eltham: We follow the LTA Youth programme which provides lots of skill-based activity and a rich learning environment for children of all stages of development.
LTA Youth is divided into five stages; Blue, Red, Orange, Green, and Yellow, each with its own court size and type of ball.
During the winter months we deliver indoor tennis sessions in Greenwich for juniors aged 4 – 10 years.
Blue stage is for children aged 4 to 6-years-old and enables them to learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities based on the fundamental areas of balance, coordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.
Players focus on developing their ABC’s (agility, balance and coordination) whilst learning and developing rallying, serving, moving and volleying skills. Players will gain all the tools they need to receive and send the ball. Our aim is to have players rallying, scoring and playing fun competition as soon as they’re ready. Slower balls and smaller courts make this possible!
A great way for players to continue their progress from Red stage. Players will focus on building on the fundamentals acquired in Red and developing an all round game, the court grows in size a little bit so we want their game to grow too! We plan to get players developing different shots, technique and tactics – ready to move to the full court game!
The best way for players to continue progress from Orange stage. Players focus on building their technical and tactical knowledge, along with learning doubles tactics for great teamwork. Our aim is to get players ready to move to the full sized court whilst improving all aspects of their game.
At the yellow stage children are playing on the full size court with pro balls. Exploring different game styles, improving physical capacities and developing well-rounded motor skills are all par for the course.