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We know that for parents, one of the biggest questions when their kids are starting out in tennis is, ‘what kit should I get?’ 

The truth is, often you don’t need to buy anything straight away, so we’ve created a handy guide to help you get started.

LTA Youth Start

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If your child is just starting tennis for the first time, then the best place to begin is with LTA Youth Start. A fun course designed for kids aged 4-11 who are new to tennis, LTA Youth Start is packed full of fun games and training drills that help kids to stay active whilst developing new skills.

When you sign up to the six-week course you'll also get a host of kit to get them started, including:

  • A tennis racket 
  • A set of tennis balls 
  • A branded t-shirt 

Best of all, it only costs £29.99 (+£5 p&p) and you’ll have everything you need to get them out on court playing tennis. 

Book a course

Ask a tennis coach 

If you’ve already booked on to an LTA Youth or LTA Youth Start course but don’t have any kit to hand, our LTA Accredited coaches are here to help. 

Almost every coach will have spare rackets, balls and kit so anyone can get involved in tennis – whether you own kit or not. 

Find a tennis coach nearby

LTA Youth

What are you waiting for? Find an LTA Youth course near you and sign up today. 

Find out more

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.