Junior Tennis Courses
CUSTOMER NOTICE: We have made the decision to take a 6-8 week break from the programme over the summer holiday. We want to ensure we offer an extremely high level of coaching and are going to take the opportunity during this period to re-structure the programme. The last date of the tennis programme before the summer break will be 31st July and we will confirm the date of our re-launch as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support and we are excited to see you all for the re-launch in the Autumn.
Our junior tennis courses are designed to gradually progress your child through our tennis pathway, teaching them how to play while keeping them active! Playing tennis gives children a fantastic reason to get out of the house while building strength, speed, flexibility and agility. Our safe, family-friendly facilities are ideal for youngsters of all ages to develop their skills. All our tennis courses take place at York Sport Center, located on the University of York’s west campus, it’s a great location for kids to get on court for practice after school, over the weekend and during school holidays.
Mini Red – Designed for kids aged 5-8 years, it is played using softer, slower balls, shorter racquets and a smaller court. Designed for children to have fun while developing longer rallies and experimenting with different types of shots. It’s just like the full game, but in a tiny version.
Mini Orange – Players continue their tennis development at age 8-9 years. Similar to Mini Red, it is played with shorter rackets and slower balls. However, Mini Orange is played on a larger tennis court. Orange encourages fun and friendly competition and develops tennis technique and tactics.
Mini Green – The last step of the mini tennis progression before players move onto full compression tennis balls and full scoring to 6. This stage focuses on advanced technique and tactics.
Private Coaching Lessons – For more information about our private coaching session, please contact email@example.com
Junior Tennis Programme Timetable:
Mini Orange Development Squad – it is for those who show higher abilities within the group and wish to train more to develop faster, the squad operates by invitation only. The lessons take place on Thursday between 6-7pm and it costs £7 per lesson; the course is term time and paid in full at the start of the term, tennis team will email everyone with the cost of the course 2 weeks in advance.
For downloadable copy of your timetable, please head to;
|Direct Debit||£20 per month|
|Course of 12 weeks||£60 per course|
|Private Lesson (Individual)||£20 per lesson|
|Private Lesson (Group: 2-3 people)||£30 per lesson|
You can join at any time! All of our courses operate on a rolling basis. To make an enquiry or to book onto a course please complete the online form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Mini Red (ages 5 - 8 years)
Mini Red is designed for kids aged 5-8 years. It is played by using softer, slower balls, shorter racquets and a smaller court. Designed for children to have fun while developing longer rallies and experimenting with different types of shots. It is just like the full game, but a tiny version!
Mini Orange (ages 8-9 years)
Mini Orange players continue their tennis development at age 8 – 9 years. Similar to Mini Red, it is played with shorter rackets and slower balls. However, Mini Orange is played on a larger tennis court. Orange encourages fun & friendly competition and develops tennis technique & tactics.
Mini Green and Junior (ages 10+)
Mini Green is the last step of the Mini Tennis progressions before players move onto full compression tennis balls and full scoring to 6. This stage focuses on advanced technique and tactics.
Tennis Mini Red Developement Squad
The Mini Red Development Squad is designed for players who can rally comfortably with a partner from the Mini Red baseline. The squad will focus more on implementing tactics in preparation for competition as well as personal feedback on your child’s technique and movement on court. With 6 Mini Red courts over 3 full tennis courts the squad sessions provide more rally and points scoring opportunities.
The Development Squad is for children aged 5 – 8 and runs for 48 weeks of the year.
To make an enquiry please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you shortly.
LTA Rally Awards
The LTA Mini Tennis Rally Awards are designed for children aged between 3 and 10 taking part in Mini Tennis at all levels (i.e. Mini Red, Mini Orange and Mini Green).
The Rally Awards are completed in order to gain the requisite award. When achieving a particular award a child then moves onto the next stage and these become progressively harder.
There are 4 consistent skill areas that children at Red, Orange and Green are tested on, these are:
·Rally : Learning and developing hitting between each other
·Serving : Learning and developing serving skills (starting a rally / point)
·Come to the net : Learning and developing moving forwards and volleying
·Score and Compete : Learning the rules, how to score and compete in a fair manner
A player must complete all 4 areas to complete the award, but can be working at different levels at one time (i.e. could be working towards Rally 5 and Serve 10 at the same time).
The difficulty level is progressed by advancing the players court position and number of shots they have to successfully complete. The difficulty level is represented by the number, the higher the number the more difficult the award i.e. RED 20 is harder than RED 5.
There are more levels in Red than in Orange or Green as players stay longer in this stage. After completing the Green stage, mini players will be ready to go on to enjoy the full game of tennis.
Rally Awards 5 10 15 29 Red ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Orange ✔ ✔ ✔ Green ✔ ✔
Every session the children on the programme will be assessed against the criteria in Mini Red, Orange and Green in order to see if whether they have achieved an award. If so they will receive a certificate.
Private Coaching Lessons
York Sport has a team of LTA Licensed Tennis coaches heading our growing Tennis programme. We are committed to providing quality coaching for individuals and groups.
Our sessions allow individuals and groups to improve their game, with detailed feedback from our LTA License and Accredited Club Coaches.