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 & Northleach Tennis Club.
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
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
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
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
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. Research has shown players progress quicker and play for longer if parents show a greater interest in their tennis development.
Fun, dynamic games to get the blood pumping and mind switched on.
Assess the player's abilities in completing the theme of the lesson.
Skills and Drills to help players improve the theme of the lesson.
Fun games and conditioned matches to finish the lesson.
PLAYERS SHOULD BRING:
Maintaining hydration is essential for performance. These can be refilled at all our venues.
Trainers and suitable sportswear for running around. Clothing is available in our shop.
A digital sticker book for players (and parents) to track their progress.
We enter teams in the LTA National League. Players who can serve, rally and score will be selected for team training sessions.