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.
There is a lot of talk about the benefits of “multisports” and children not being focused on only one sport, particularly at a young age. Tennis and football are sports that tend to be played in different seasons. We interviewed i2c Director Mark Tennant, who leads our Coach Education programme, about how these two sports are complementary.
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.…
Have you noticed that 3 and 4 year olds don’t usually do things by the rules, but they still manage to learn? If children are happy; they will learn. Tots classes are no different. So, the best thing to do is help them to feel happy and encourage them with regular practice and play. We’ve put together great games for tots to do at home.
As your child develops from a toddler to a young child, so the world of opportunities develops. By the age of 3, your child is starting to branch out, developing friendships, favourite activities and games, and showing a keen desire to learn through constant activity. As their confidence grows, they start to look for new and different activities to play. Tennis could be one of them!