It’s played on a full size tennis court, with bigger racquets and balls which are a little softer than normal tennis balls; this slows the ball down allowing more time for shot selection and positioning. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game before moving to Yellow Junior Tennis.
Get your children plugged into the Lawn Tennis Association's (LTA) nationally recognised children’s tennis programme. These tennis courses provide a fun way for them to learn the basics of the game and also pave the way for more advanced tennis tuition.
We’ll run internal competitions as players progress, resulting in an LTA rating for them which will enable players to compete in graded competitions around the country.
They’ll automatically receive British Tennis membership as part of the scheme which will give them a rating for competitions, discounts to enter competitions, a monthly newsletter and a free entry into the Wimbledon Championships ticket ballot!
What ball is used?
A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball.
What racquet is best to use?
A bigger racquet of 25” – 26” should be used but is not compulsory.
Choose from these tennis courses:
Start* - These groups are intended for juniors at the start of their tennis journey or for those who have just graduated from the colour below
Rally - This is for juniors with basic skills where we will work with them on improving technique and tennis specific racquet skills
Play - This offers the juniors a more tactical approach to their tennis and includes scoring and playing matches as well as the possibility of play tournaments
For information on how to book this course or to be added on to our waiting list please contact us.
*Please note, our Start course will only run on player demand. If you're interested in booking on to a Start course, please contact us to discuss your booking further.
All necessary equipment is provided
Players should arrive changed, wearing comfortable sports clothing and non marking trainers or tennis shoes
We recommend that children arrive at least 15 minutes before so that they are ready for the start of the session