LTA Youth Age Guidance
To make it easier for parents and guardians to find the right session, please see below the colour codes we and the Lawn Tennis Association use for each age group.
*Sessions will take place at St Bernards Grammar School until the end of September then the sessions will move to Langley Grammar School
Blue (Age 4-5 years)
Young kids are bundles of energy just running around without a care in the world. But the programme is designed to ﬁnesse their ﬁne motor skills like balance, agility and coordination. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing but just getting to grips with the basics.
Mondays-4:30pm@Thames Valley Athletics Centre
Mondays-5:20pm@Thames Valley Athletics Centre.
Red (Age 6-8 years)
This looks a bit more like the tennis you know; overarm serves, rallies, scoring. Kids can use their new knowledge to play in competitions as teams or individuals. It’s still soft balls and small courts but they’re learning everything they’ll need for the game ahead.
Monday (improver) - 5:30@ Thames Valley Athletics Centre.
Tuesday (beginner) - 5:45pm @ Upton Court Grammar School
Saturday (beginners) - 10am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Sunday (beginners) - 10:30am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Sunday (intermediate) - 11:15am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Orange (Age 9)
All the skills they’ve been learning are turning them into tennis Titans. Time to throw in some tactics, extra techniques, problem-solving and leadership too; they’re becoming Mini Muzza’s before your eyes.
Monday (improver) - 5:20pm@ Thames Valley Athletics Centre
Tuesday (beginner) - 6:00pm @ Upton Court Grammar School
Saturday (improver) - 11am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Saturday (intermediate) - 12pm @ St Bernards Grammar School
Sunday (beginner) - 12:00pm @ St Bernards Grammar School
Green (Age 10)
Where does the time go? They’re fast approaching moody teenagers and so it’s time to let them loose on real, full-sized courts. Now it’s all about ﬁne tuning and reﬁning the techniques they’ve learned over the years. Welcome to the Big Leagues, junior.
Sundays (improver) - 11:00am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Sundays (intermediate) - 12:00pm @ St Bernards Grammar School
Yellow (Age 11+)
At the Yellow stage, children are now playing on a full size court with the balls the professionals use. Children will continue to explore different game styles and start to ﬁnd their own. They will evolve through well-rounded motor skills development whilst improving their physical capacities.
Sunday (improver) - 11:00am @ St Bernards Grammar School
Sunday (intermediate) - 12:00pm @ St Bernards Grammar School