Introducing tennis to young starter players in the right way is critical. As well as helping players to develop a range of physical skills, the red, orange and green stages, gradually teach tactical and technical elements of the game on smaller courts using slower balls. Appropriate competition is also very important in making tennis fun and stimulating for young starter players.
Tennis Fundamentals stresses that slower balls must be used by all players aged 10 and under, as they help players develop advanced tactics and technique.
Within these programmes all students will develop their coordination ( agility, balance, speed and receiving skills) which provides the platform for a well rounded athlete.
Mini Tennis Red
Aged 7 and under. It is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. It's just like the real thing and will give you the chance to rally and play different types of shots, which should be lots of fun.
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Mid Tennis Orange
Orange ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played on slightly larger courts than red ball, with bigger rackets and balls that are not as soft. It's the final stage prior to playing on a full sized court and it will help players develop all the different shots, providing fun competition.
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Full Tennis Green
Green ball is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than yellow balls. It's the next stage before you start playing with a full compression yellow ball on a full sized court and it will help players work on and improve all aspects of their game.
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Full Tennis Yellow
Yellow ball is for players aged 11 and over. It is played on a full tennis court, with full size rackets and full compression balls. It's the last stage of your tennis development and the technique and skills that have been developed through the stages of mini tennis can now be put into practice.
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