Our super coach and Area Manager, Mel, gives a short summary of what’s different about mini-red tennis. A great guide for player’s parents!
Here’s a summary of the key things to know about mini-red tennis!
- Mini-red tennis is for ages 5-8.
- It uses a ball that is larger and softer than a normal yellow tennis ball. It’s called a red ball, but it isn’t completely red!
- Mini-red players usually start with a 21″ racket and progress to a 23″ racket when they’re about 6-8 years old. The heads of these rackets look large for the size of the racket; that makes it a little bit easier to hit and control the tennis ball.
- Mini-red tennis is played on a court that is only about the size of a badminton court and with a lower net.
All of these things scale tennis down making it possible for kids to play tennis at a younger age!