Girl holding tennis racket before lesson

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.

 

Coaching levels and schedule

Tennis Levels
Column one lists the different names of each level, column two gives an outline of the levels.
NameOutline
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 1 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 2 This class is the next stage in the development of a mini-red player.
Orange 1 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 2 This class is the next stage in the development of a mini-orange player.
Green 1 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.
Green 2 This class is the next stage in the development of a mini-green player.
Yellow Squad This yellow-ball development class is aimed at further developing 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.

Next block dates

Monday 3 February - Sunday 5 April 2020

Please note the following class availabilities:

  • No classes w/c Monday 17 February

Class

Court

Time

Duration (minutes)

Cost (£)

Monday

 

 

 

 

Pre-school

Sports Hall

10.00 - 10.30

30

£34.64

Red 1

1

17.30 - 18.30

60

£41.36

Orange 2

2

17.30 - 18.30

60

£41.36

Green 2

1&2

18.30 - 19.30

60

£41.36

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

Red 2

1

16.30 - 17.30

60

£41.36

Orange 1

2

16.30 - 17.30

60

£41.36

Green 1

2

17.30 - 18.30

60

£41.36

Friday

       

Teen Squad and Matchplay

1&2

17.30 - 19.00

90

£50.96

Booking details

To enquire about a class place in our tennis, please contact us by email on playtennis@stir.ac.uk.

Class places will be allocated at the appropriate level on first come, first served basis. Please note that we do not hold a waiting list and class places will only be allocated when suitable availability permits.

Safeguarding

University of Stirling Sport acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. We are committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance, and complies with best practice and LTA requirements. A copy of our full safeguarding policy is available by emailing us at playtennis@stir.ac.uk.

Download our Safeguarding Policy Statement