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Children's tennis lessons

Our tennis classes are based on the Mini Tennis programme that allows children of all abilities to enjoy the game and develop their skills.

Mini Tennis is the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) programme for children aged between 3 and 10 years old.  LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with children progressing through the stages of Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green. The programme uses smaller courts and racquets, lower nets and lower bouncing balls.

Sessions based on age and ability give young children a positive and exciting introduction into the game, leading onto a series of squads for all levels of ability and interest.

Term time classes will start in August. Please see the schedule and booking details for further information.

We also offer individual tuition – please see below for further details.

  • Tennis levels
    Name Outline

    Pre-school

    Aimed at children aged three to five, where the classes develop hand-eye co-ordination skills in a fun and challenging environment. They learn to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.
    Red

    This class, for children aged five to seven, is played on a mini-sized court with small rackets and sponge balls. It is an ideal introduction to the game learning to serve, rally and score with a slow foam or felt ball.

    Red Development          

    This class is the next stage in the development of a mini-red player.

    Orange  

    Mini Orange is aimed at children eight to nine/ten. Courts are smaller than full size and adapted equipment is used. This class further develops specific tennis skills, with the ability to rally using foam, red and orange balls.

    Orange Development   

    This class is the next stage in the development of a mini-orange player.

    Green  

    Mini Green is aimed at children aged nine to ten/eleven years with players putting their skills into practice on a full sized court but with a slightly softer ball.

    Disability      

    Tennis is the perfect game for anyone with a physical, learning, visual or hearing disability. All abilities are welcome to this session, and courts / drills are adapted to suit the individual.

    ROGY Development      

    These ROGY development classes are aimed at improving tennis players that currently take part in our development classes. The aim is to further develop technique and match play skills of our players. With the help of the skills and confidence learned from these classes, we promote opportunities to participate in tournaments and match play events.

  • Booking details

    Due to high demand for places we have waiting lists for the children’s programmes. Spaces become available on a regular basis.

    To add your child to the waiting list you can: 

    • complete the online waiting list form
    • phone the Sports Centre reception on 01786 466900
    • go in person to the Sports Centre or Swimming Pool reception

    When a space becomes available you’ll be contacted by e-mail or phone. You can contact us on playtennis@stir.ac.uk to find out where you are on the list or update your contact details.

    Children who are ready to progress to the next class will be informed by the class teacher.

  • Class schedule
    Block dates
    1. Monday 27 August – Sunday 14 October 2018 (7 lessons)
    2. Monday 22 October – Sunday 21 December 2018 (9 lessons)
    3. Monday 7 January – Sunday 31 March 2019 (12 lessons)
    4. Monday 15 April – Sunday 16 June 2019 (9 lessons)

    The details for Block 1 are as follows:

    Class

    Court

    Time

    Duration (minutes)

    Cost (£)

    Monday

     

     

     

     

    Pre-school

    Sports Hall

    10.00 - 10.30

    30

    £30.30

    Pre-school

    Sports Hall

    13.00 - 13.30

    30

    £30.30

    Red

    1

    16.05 - 16.50

    45

    £36.20

    Red Development

    2

    16.05 - 16.50

    45

    £36.20

    Orange

    1

    16.55 - 17.45

    50

    £36.20

    Orange Development

    2

    16.55 - 17.45

    50

    £36.20

    Green

    1, 2

    17.50 - 18.45

    55

    £37.30

    Disability

    1, 2

    18.45 - 19.30

    45

    £36.20

    Tuesday

     

     

     

     

    Red (16)

    1

    16.05 - 16.50

    45

    £36.20

    Red Development (8)

    2

    16.05 - 16.50

    45

    £36.20

    Orange (8)

    1

    16.55 - 17.45

    50

    £36.20

    Orange Development (6)

    2

    16.55 - 17.45

    50

    £36.20

    Green (8) / Disability

    1, 2

    17.50 - 18.30

    40

    £37.30

    Friday

     

     

     

     

    RO Development

    1, 2

    16.00 - 17.00

    60

    £42.00

    GY Development

    1, 2

    17.00 - 18.00

    60

    £42.00

    Saturday

     

     

     

     

    Internal match-play events, Short weekend camps, ROGY development morning sessions

    TBC

    Sunday

     

     

     

     

    Yellow ball club

    TBC

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