It’s hard for kids (and parents) to know when they will move to a new age group and ball colour. In the U.K. mini-tennis age groups (red, orange, green) are aligned to the LTA’s tennis seasons.
It isn’t news that there are far fewer girls than boys playing tennis. i2c is supportive of high profile initiatives such as She Rallies and Miss Hits that are working hard to improve that balance. So to help both coaches and parents understand the problem – and potential solutions – we interviewed i2c Area Manager, accredited coach and She Rallies Ambassador, Mel Short.
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.…
This exclusive clip from one of our Tots CPD classes shows Mel explaining how to start tots off working with a ball and how to link that to the actions they will use when they work with a racket. Mel shows how to provide explanations and instructions that tots will be able to follow.
This is an excellent resource for anyone who has completed one of our Tots CPD classes or is thinking about running tots classes.
Our Tots Professional Development Course is one of our most popular short courses. Mel Short, who runs our great courses, lets us sit in on a group of attendees setting up “proper” tennis games for a group of tots. With Mel, you can experience the normal challenges of introducing activities to tots and how to keep them learning, active and having fun.