The LTA Mini Tennis Orange Awards have been designed for players between the ages of 8 and 9 years old and allows the opportunity take part in exciting exercises with regular rewards which encourages players to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.
Mini Orange players progress through different levels by aquiring new skills and taking part in exercises. There are three levels in Mini Orange: Orange 10, Orange 15 and Orange 20.
At Mini Tennis Orange mini players learn and are tested on four important skills:
The Orange Awards should be completed with an orange ball on the standard orange court. At this stage players will learn to develop longer shapes on a bigger court which is 18m in length and 6.5m in width. Players will generally use a racket which is recommended as no more than 25”. Competition includes longer matches.
Within the Mini Tennis Orange Awards there are: