Mini Orange

They’ll be playing with shorter racquets and softer balls. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage to help progress with court awareness, but still smaller than full-size tennis courts, allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

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?

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

What racquet is best to use?

A racquet of 23” – 25” should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.

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.

Essential information

  • 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