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Tennis coaching for children 4 to 16 years old.
LTA Youth provides children with the opportunity to learn and develop their tennis in a safe, inclusive and enjoyable environment. 
There are 5 stages: BLUE, RED, ORANGE, GREEN & YELLOW
Our lessons take place at Cleeve Sports Centre, Prestbury Tennis Club & Bournside Sports Centre.  
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BLUE

This is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and co-ordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.

4 to 6 years
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RED

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.

6 to 8 years
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ORANGE

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.

8 to 9 years
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GREEN

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.

9 to 10 years
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YELLOW

Time to find your game. Playing on a full size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.

10 to 16 years

OUR YOUTH COACHING VALUES

  • Athlete first, tennis player second attitude. We promote healthy, active lifestyles before making them a Grand Slam Champion.

  • Lead by example. Encourage players to be respectful, committed, sporting, and accountable. 

  • Parents Involvement. We welcome parents to spectate and join their child on the court. Players progress quicker if parents show an interest in their development. 

LESSON STRUCTURE

WARM UP

Fun, dynamic games to get the blood pumping and mind switched on.

CHALLENGE

Assess the player's abilities in completing the theme of the lesson. 

IMPROVE

Skills and Drills to help players improve the theme of the lesson.

COMPETITION

Skills and Drills to help players improve the theme of the lesson.

PLAYERS SHOULD BRING: 

WATER

Maintaining hydration is essential for performance. These can be refilled at all our venues.

SPORTS CLOTHING

Trainers and suitable sportswear for running around. Clothing is available in our shop

RACKET

Rackets can be borrowed 

Dunlop Rackets are available to buy in our Shop

SWEATBANDS

Red & blue sweatbands 
help players improve 
coordination. 

£2 BUY HERE

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COMING SOON

A digital sticker book for players (and parents) to track their progress. 

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COMPETE TOGETHER

We enter teams in the LTA National League. Players who can serve, rally and score will be selected for team training sessions.

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