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LTA Youth Red, Orange & Green
Tennis Courses (5 - 10yrs)

LTA Youth Red (5 – 8yrs)

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too.

LTA Youth Orange (8 – 9yrs)

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.

LTA Youth Green (9 – 10yrs)

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.

Key points about our sessions

  • Although we’ve assigned ages to each stage, this is just a guide
  • We understand kids want to play in groups and with their friends, so whatever stage they start at, all kids will see progression
  • In every LTA Youth stage, kids will be active, having fun and developing skills!

Within the age group choose their skill level:



New to the game

(e.g.. needs more practice to play rallies with other players)



Played a bit

(e.g. some good rallies and will get better with practice)



Played a lot

(e.g. plays longer rallies well)



Potential pro 

(e.g. whupping it!)

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Top Tips

The best length of tennis racket for your child will depend on their height. We recommend the following:

8 years and under: 17-23 inches 8-9 years: 23-25 inches 9-10 years: 25-26 inches 10 years and over: 26-27 inches To find out if a tennis racket is the right length, start by getting your child to stand up with both arms down by their side. Get them to hold a racket in their hand so it’s pointing downwards. If the tip of the racket reaches their ankle, then it’s the right one!

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