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LTA Youth Start


Supported by the Tennis Foundation

Who's ready to Level Up? LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. We'll help teach kids new life skills, developing them as both players and people.

*If your child has played tennis before then they should try our LTA Youth Programme.

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This is a modern approach to tennis training. Forget standing around waiting for your turn to hit a forehand. Think dynamic sessions catered for all abilities.

We want to encourage children to play tennis throughout their lives – and be active too. So, if your child is aged 4-11, why not give it a try?

£29.99 (+£5 P&P) gets you:

  • Six top-class tennis sessions with specially trained coaches

  • A tennis racket and set of balls

  • A branded t-shirt

  • Activity cards, a lanyard, stickers and a certificate (provided by the coach)

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What is LTA Youth Start?

LTA Youth Start is designed to help children who are new to tennis start playing, building their confidence and skills along the way.

Who is LTA Youth Start suitable for?

The LTA Youth Start programme is suitable for children aged between 4-11 years old who have never played tennis before. If your child has played tennis before, then our Youth Programme might be more suitable.

What does the LTA Youth Start programme include?

The LTA Youth Start programme includes:

  • Six top-class tennis sessions
  • Equipment
  • Branded t-shirt
  • Activity cards
  • Certificate upon completion from your coach

LTA Youth Start and COVID-19

Your child’s safety at LTA Youth Start courses is our priority. Coaches will be delivering sessions in accordance with the Government and LTA’s COVID-19 guidelines for England, Scotland and Wales, which can be found here.

Tennis is a naturally socially distant sport, and with these measures in place is widely considered to be a safe, low-risk activity. However, to support coaches in keeping sessions as safe as possible, parents are encouraged to:

  • Ensure kids bring their own racket and wristbands supplied in the participant pack. In the event your pack has not yet arrived, the coach will provide an appropriately cleaned racket and alternative solution for wristbands
  • Maintain physical distancing with other adults whilst watching sessions
  • Follow any additional guidance provided by coaches or the venue where sessions are taking plac

Should you have any questions or concerns, we would encourage you to speak to your coach.


Youth Programme

The tennis programme designed to give you skills for life, which includes our six-week Youth Start offer.

Help your child improve

Find out more about LTA's guide on how to improve your regular tennis games and what exercises will help you to develop when playing tennis matches.