Kids

A Forever Sport

Kids tennis is all about being around loads of other kids, building great friendships and learning new skills. It’s a great team sport too – let’s not forget Team GB’s recent Davis Cup victory!

Designed For Kids

We deliver sessions for children aged from 4 – 13 years and run structured courses specially designed by age group and level of play.

 

September/October Courses are available to book below!

Mini Fizzers

 

We follow the LTA Mini Tennis programme which provides the perfect way for players to develop the vital skills and techniques they require from an early age.

 

Mini Tennis is divided into four stages; Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball.

Mini Tots (3 – 5 yrs)

Mini Tennis Tots is for children aged 3 to 5-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, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.

Mini Red Tennis (5 – 8 yrs)

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  (Not by post!). Our aim is to have players rallying, scoring and playing fun competition as soon as they’re ready. Slower balls and smaller courts make the possible!

Mini Orange Tennis (8 – 9yrs)

A great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red.  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!

Mini Green Tennis (9 – 10yrs)

The best way for players to continue progress from Mini Tennis Orange. 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.

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Junior Fizzers

 

Here it’s all about the full sized court and yellow ball. Junior Fizzers is divided into two levels suited for those just starting out and those graduating from Mini Tennis Green.

Fizz Wunz

This is the one for players that have progressed through the Mini Tennis stages and are ready to take their game to the next level.  Footwork, technical knowhow and patterns of play are all part of the plan. Our plan is to get players developing their tactically awareness and playing to their strengths.

Fizz Tooz

This is perfect for players who may have played a term (or two!) of tennis at school, however need a bit more technical and tactical assistance to support their enjoyment of the game. We plan to get juniors working as a team, playing friendly competition and rallying on the full court.

See Our FAQ

What kit do we need?

We’ve got plenty of rackets for players to borrow.
We encourage players to bring a bottle of water.
Sun cream and visor if it’s sunny.

When is my child ready to move to the next mini stage?

A child’s age usually determines when they’re ready to move. Equally we don’t mind if they stay a little less or longer in a stage – as long as their enjoying and learning. At the end of each term you’ll receive a group progress report to keep you up to date with how they’re doing. We’ll inform you when your child is ready to move and recommend the next class.

Can I speak with the coach?

Absolutely. We save 5 minutes at the end of the lesson so we can catch up with parents.

How many children in a session?

Our coach player ratio is 1:8. There may be more than 8 in a class, however the coach to player ratio will remain the same.

How about competition?

Competition is important and we incorporate competition and games throughout the term. The last session of term always includes a fun competition. We’ll provide plenty of information mid-term on how to enter external competitions.

How do I get involved as a parent?

There are lots of ways to get involved, everything from arranging fun competition, helping out on court, completing a coach qualification or just generally volunteering. Don’t forget to find out about our family play sessions too!