If you work with 10U players you’ll regularly have to decide when to progress a player from red to orange or from orange to green. This is Mark’s comprehensive analysis and discussion of the considerations.
I honestly believe that being a really good Mini Tennis coach is one of the toughest jobs in tennis. However, the quality of the player you see on the orange court is largely down to the quality of the work done on the red court. So, moving players from red to orange is a big…
The key to successfully moving young players from red ball to orange ball is to stop and reflect on the issues thrown up by the change in the playing environment for our young players. Progression and moving players up is good, provided that it is done in the right way and at the right time.
In addition to coaching a lot of talented young tennis players, i2c run a lot of junior tournaments. Many parents of young talented tennis players are confused and frustrated by the advice they receive. David Mullins provides sensible advice to parents.
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.