Mini Tennis is a great introduction to the sport for young children between 3 and 10 years old. It’s just like the real thing, but with smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower-bouncing balls.
This tailored approach, based on age and physical maturity, enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.
Letchworth Sports and Tennis Club has an extensive Mini Tennis Programme. There are a variety of pathways you can take during your tennis journey, all designed to help develop each individual into a better person, athlete and player.
Our programme is split into the following categories:
ages 3 - 5
ages 5 - 8
ages 8 - 10
ages 10 -11
We also have Supermini's- ages 5 - 11 which is an invitational only group
In each of these categories (excluding Tots Tennis) we split players into appropriate groups depending on ability. This will give each individual player the best opportunity to improve his/her skills:
Tots - 45 minutes of fun games and tennis activities, introducing toddlers to the game of tennis and developing the early FUNdamentals needed for any sport. Parent/guardian must be in attendance.
Club - Acquisition of basic skills, movement and strokes; catching, throwing, balancing all linked to help them deliver and receive a tennis ball (ABC's).
Development - Further development of tennis strokes, movement, grips, swings and rules. An understanding of tactics, rallying and scoring is also acquired.
Team - Demonstration of good ball control, tactics, point planning and execution.