Minis (3–10 yrs)

The small game with big attitude

Spring Mini Fizzer Programme

April – July 2019

 

The Spring is finally here and we’re once again gearing up to  move back outdoors. There is plenty of choice with sessions on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday for mini players.  There’s also Holiday Activity planned for every term break.

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 – 4 yrs)

Mini Tennis Tots is for children aged 3 to 4-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.

Mini Red Tennis (4 – 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. 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!

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 (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.

Other Sessions

 

Our taster sessions run to ensure there really is something for everyone. Session include Tennis For Kids and Free Family Fizz.  They’re both structured to provide a friendly and fun way to enjoy tennis.

Many of these sessions are subsidised with thanks to partner organisations including the LTA and the Co-op.

 

family ready for tennis
Family Fizz

Starting in April 2019

This is a great way for the whole family to enjoy a spot of tennis every Sunday morning. The session is run by volunteers who will make you feel very welcome, put a racket and a ball in your hand, and encourage you to get rallying together as a family.

This is a session for everyone, whether you’re a sporting natural, or have never held a racket, it just doesn’t matter.

Tennis For Kids (4 – 11 yrs)

Tennis for Kids offers children, aged 4-11, the opportunity to fall in love with tennis, by taking part in a 6 week taster course.

 

The course costs £25 and every child receives a tennis racket, personalised t-shirt and a set of balls.

 

 

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!