Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
There is also the chance to Earn Your Stripes through the LTA Mini Tennis Red Rally Awards.
(Please see our Mini Tennis Programme in the related documents to the right hand side.)
What age is Mini Tenis Red aimed at?
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.
What ball is used?
A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.
What size court is red ball played on?
A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It's fine to use badminton court lines.
What height is the net?
The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).
What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.
Where can I play Mini Tennis Red?
Mini Tennis Red is available at Crowborough Tennis and Squash Club.
What kind of competitions are there at Mini Tennis Red?
Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.