Burbage & Easton Royal Tennis Club run a full range of coaching sessions for Junior tennis players.  For details on the Coaching Timetable, please see Coaching Times & Dates

 

For more information on any of our coaching programmes, please contact our Chairman, Andrew Gordon (chairman@burbagetennisclub.co.uk)  or Phil Kerley (phil@pktennis.co.uk) from our Coaching Team or call him directly on 07711 852222.

For Junior coaching we are able to provide rackets.  We are aware that tennis equipment can be costly and would strongly recommend that you seek the advice of the coach before buying equipment for your child/children.
 

Mini-tennis-RedMini Red

Age: 4-6 yrs / 6-8 yrs

Details: We aim to help your child develop the fundamental movements and skills that are needed for the future as well as now. The fundamentals are called ABC’s- agility, balance and co-ordination. They are hugely important and are best learned when children are under 10’. They will develop basic tennis skills and by the end of the red they can usually play a short match.

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

There is also the chance to Earn Your Stripes through the LTA Mini Tennis Red Rally Awards.

What age is Mini Tenis Red aimed at?

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.

What ball is used?

A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.

What size court is red ball played on?

A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It’s fine to use badminton court lines.

What height is the net?

The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).

What racket is best to use?

A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.
 

Mini Orange TennisMini Orange

Age: 9-11 yrs

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9.  Players who progress from red will continue to do some ABCs (agility, balance and co-ordination) to a more advanced level. They will take their learned tennis skills onto the bigger orange court and improve them and widen the range of shots. Players who begin in orange will initially do lots of ABCs and will learn a little of all the shots to help them to serve, rally and score straightaway; then gradually improve their technique.

It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.

There is also the chance to Earn Your Stripes through the LTA Mini Tennis Orange Rally Awards.

What age is Mini Tennis Orange aimed at?

Mini Tennis Orange is for players aged 8 and 9.

What ball is used?

An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development.

What size court is Mini Tennis Orange played on?

Mini Tennis Orange is played on a 18m x 6.5m court.

What height is the net?

80cm at the middle of the net.

What racket is best to use?

A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.
 

Mini-tennis-GreenMini Green

Age: 9-11 yrs

Details: Players who progressing from Orange and will simply adapt their learned skills to the faster ball and bigger court. Initially they may find this difficult and rallies will be shorter for a while. There will be some time spent on practising ABCs (agility, balance and co-ordination) which will still help them at this age.
 

Mini Yellow (Junior 11+)

Age: 11+ yrs

Details: Because players have normally progressed from green, players will be able to do most of the tennis shots and understand some tactics and scoring. So initially the coaching is aimed at adapting your skills to the faster tennis ball. Lessons will include a mix of co-ordination activities, technical & tactical practices with the coach or a partner feeding, drills in 2s, 3s or 4s and playing points in singles and doubles.

 

Download the LTA Mini Tennis Leaflet for more information.

Burbage & Easton Royal Tennis Club is affiliated to the LTA