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It is essential to have access to appropriate tennis courts for mini players, older juniors and adult players. It is also important to have access to the appropriate ancillary facilities and clubhouse facilities; toilets are a high priority. A commitment should be made to ensure that the facilities are accessible to disabled people, wherever possible.
The information below provides more information about Mini Tennis; one of the key elements of a successful programme.
Mini Tennis is a great introduction to the sport for young children between 4 and 10 years old. It’s just like the real thing, but with smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower-bouncing balls.
There are three levels of Mini Tennis; Red, Orange and Green, each with there own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach, based on age and physical maturity enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.
Many sports have a mini version including, football, rugby and cricket which are helping to develop young talent in appropriate learning environments.
The low compression balls used in Mini Tennis are now being used by clubs and coaches accross the UK to introduce adult beginners to the sport. The slower and lower bouncing balls make it far easier to learn the game.
Players interested in trying mini tennis should find a place to play offering and go along to find out more. Use the search facility to find your nearest place to play offering Mini Tennis sessions.
Once a player starts playing in tournaments their results go towards increasing their Mini Tennis Rating which is used to determine a players level and assists with entry into higher levels of competition as a player improves.
A video on Mini Tennis featuring Roger Federer