York Tennis Club Mini Tennis

Mini Tennis (Ages 3 – 10)

York Tennis Academy adopt a full programme of mini tennis, for children aged 3 upwards. Mini Tennis is the national standard adopted by the LTA to aid children’s development on smaller courts with slower balls and smaller rackets. The court size and ball speed increase as players get older and mini tennis works on a traffic lights system, Mini Tennis Red (children up to 8 years old), Mini Tennis Orange (children 8-9 years old), Mini Tennis Green (children 9-10 years old).

Future Champs Tots Tennis (3 - 6 years)

‘Future Champs Tots Tennis’ provides a great introduction into tennis for children. Tots tennis works on the ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Co-ordination). As well as the ABC’s it is our aim to put tennis at the forefront of the learning even for the youngest children in our programme and not simply have children rolling balls to each other and undertaking other similar generic activities. Given the right tuition children can achieve more than many think possible from a young age including rallying, serving, use of spin / different grips, movement, recovery and point play. This provides a great stepping stone for children into Mini Tennis Red.

Tots Tennis Available Classes

Our ‘Future Champs’ Tots Tennis classes are currently running indoors at York Squash Club, at the following times, in order to book, please click the links below:

Saturdays 9am to 10am, York Squash Club, click here

Thursdays 4pm to 5pm, York Squash Club, click here

Mini Tennis Red (ages 6 - 8)

Mini Tennis Red is played on a badmington size court using Mini Tennis Red Balls over smaller nets and smaller rackets. For more information on mini tennis red, please see the information on the LTA website at the following link, Click here

Available Classes

We currently have the following available Mini Tennis Red Classes (Under 8) taking place this half term, available to book below:

Saturdays 9am to 10am, Indoors Askham Bryan College, click here

Mondays 4pm to 5pm, Indoors York Squash Club, click here

Wednesdays 4.30pm t0 5.30pm, Outdoors at York Tennis Club, click here

 

Junior Team / Performance Red Ball

We run under 8 tennis teams that compete in local and regional competitions. Our performance Red Ball class is by invitation, but it is always our aim to get as many children involved in team tennis as possible. If you would like your child to be involved, please email John Moore at yorktennisacademy@yahoo.com

 

The Mini tennis red performance class is at Askham Bryan College 9am to 10am Saturday mornings, to book click here

Mini Tennis Orange (ages 8 – 9)

Mini Tennis Orange, sees children play over the main tennis net (albeit at the lower height of 80cm) on a roughly three quarter size court using a mini tennis orange ball (50% slower than a standard ball). For more information on mini tennis orange, please see the LTA website at the following link, Click here

We run the following mini tennis orange classes on a weekly basis, which can be booked through the links below:

Saturdays 10am to 11am, indoors at Askham Bryan College, click here

Mondays 5pm to 6pm, outdoors at York Tennis Club, click here

 

Junior Teams and Performance Mini Tennis  Orange

We run Mini Tennis Orange tennis teams that compete in local and regional competitions. Our performance Mini Tennis Orange class is by invitation and takes place at York Tennis Club on Tuesday evenings 5.30pm to 6.30pm, if you would like your child to join please contact yorktennisacademy@yahoo.com prior to booking. The class is available to book here

 

 

 

Mini Tennis Green (Under 10)

Mini Tennis Green (children aged 9 – 10)

Mini Tennis Green is played on a full size tennis court over a full height net with the only difference being the use of mini tennis green balls which are 25% slower than regular tennis balls. For more information on mini tennis green, please see the attached link to the LTA website, Click here

We currently offer the following mini tennis green classes, which can be booked through the York Tennis Academy website at the links below:

Monday 5pm to 6pm, click here

Performance Squad

There is a degree of cross over between mini tennis green performance and Under 12 LTA Aegon tennis and we run an Academy Performance class on Friday evenings 5pm to 7pm, this can be booked at the following link, click here.

If you would like your child to be involved in this class but they have not trained with us before, please email John Moore at yorktennisacademy@yahoo.com