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Childrens coaching 4-16 Years old


Children between 4 and 16 years old can now get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the LTA

Mini Tennis is for the 4 – 10 years old using smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

Scarborough Indoor Tennis Centre offers three stages of Mini Tennis; Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.

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Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts and a lower net with short rackets and soft balls that are 75% slower than traditional yellow balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring. 



Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls which are 50% slower than traditional yellow balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts with lower nets allowing players to develop a controlled and rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.
At Mini Tennis Orange there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring – usually the best of three tie-breaks. 



Mini Tennis Green is aimed at 9 and 10 year olds and is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court and a full height net with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.



The Junior program continues the progression of the player from the age of 11 to 16 years, introducing the yellow ball when the player is strong enough to control and continue working on their technique. Developing the skills learn’t in mini tennis, the junior program continues to challenge the player, ensuring technique and tactical situations are integrated into the course.

Once our members have progressed sufficiently, we recommend that they also look at Scarborough Pindar Tennis Club

To see when we have a session to suit your child please visit our timetable

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