Mini Tennis is all about having fun and enjoying learning the basics of the game with friends. Mini Tennis is a individual spot but players are not o their own. They are in a triangle with coach : parent : player. The most important person is the player and their enjoyment and ambitions! Coaches & Parents are there to support and guide players to have fun learning.
Mini Tennis Coaching is categorised into 3 age groups…
- Tots u6 – ABC Skills and basic racket skills
- Red u8 – Half sized Court with slow red balls, using up to a 23inch racket
- Orange u9 – 3/4 sized court with slow orange, balls using up to a 25inch racket
- Green u10 – Full court using slow green balls, using up to a 25inch racket.
Players are split into 2 categories…
Mini Rally – Beginners players learning vital ABC and tennis skills
Mini Tour – Players looking to play competitions
Mini Masters – Elite players playing in the county Tour / Regional Tour
Mini Competitions Grading
National (Grade 1 to 2)
Regional Tour (Grade 3 to 4)
County Tour (Grade 5 or 4)
Club matches (Grade 7 to 6)
Mini Competitions To play or not to play??
It should be the players choice to enter or not! Never force them.
Pick the correct grade comp. Start at 7 or 6.
If their win:lose ratio 50:50 is then they are at the right grade comp.
If 0:100 or 10:90 then take some time off and just practice and keep having fun until feel ready to try again..
If 30:70 then keep going but be wary of payer enjoyment.
If 70-100% win’s then look to go up a grade.