Tots Tennis is for 3-5 yr olds. Our team of coaches lead Tots through a variety of short, fun activities that help them develop basic racket, movement and ball skills. Term time sessions are 45 minutes long and take place at various times throughout the day.
During each session, we encourage our Tots to build confidence through friendship, as well as learning how to work on their own and as part of a team.
Read all about the Tots coaching focuses for the current term and find out about our exciting parent ‘drop-in’ sessions.
These groups are for 5-8yr olds and are just like real tennis but on smaller courts, using soft sponge balls and short rackets. Classes start at Red 3 level, with children progressing to Red 1 and for some Red*. Sessions include agility and coordination games, racket and balls skills and the basic techniques and tactics to enable players to serve, rally and play a match. Players are encouraged to play in fun competitions as soon as they are ready.
These groups are for 8-9yr olds and see players progress onto a 3/4 sized tennis court. Orange balls look more like a standard ball but are lower bouncing and slower on the court giving the players more time to respond. There are 3 levels – Orange 3 for new players, Orange 2 for players progressing from Red, Orange 1 and for some Orange Invite. Coaches help players to further develop the game skills learned in Red always focusing on playing the game and using all the shots.
These groups are for 9-11yr olds and see players progress to a full size court using balls which are 25% softer and lower bouncing than normal tennis balls. Levels are Green 3 for newer players progressing to Green 1. Coaches focus on helping players adapt their skills to the bigger court and faster ball in preparation for the full game in singles and doubles.