Mini Tennis Info

Mini tennis is a great way to get juniors into tennis. Its played with smaller nets, courts and rackets and with lower bouncing balls it offers the perfect introduction to tennis. R2R tennis runs mini tennis across most of our clubs, get in contact for more information.

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Red ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. It’s just like the real thing and will give you the chance to have long rallies and play different types of shots, which should be lots of fun.
What age is red ball mini tennis aimed at?
Red ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and under.2007-00-boy_red_forehand-JJ
What ball is used?
A red sponge ball is used indoors and a red felt ball is used outdoors.
What size court is red ball played on?
A smaller court of 11m x 5.5m is used so it’s ok to use badminton court lines. Scroll through the pictures to the right to see what red ball mini tennis looks like on court.
What height is the net?
The net is lower than yellow ball tennis at a height of 80cm.
What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended.
Where can I play red ball?

Red ball should be available at a club that’s local to you.
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What kind of competitions are there at red ball?
Competitions are usually team based so you can compete in lots of short matches. The scoring for each match should be first to 10 points and competitions should last between 1 and 3 hours.

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Orange ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played on slightly larger courts than red ball, with bigger rackets and balls that are not as soft as red balls. It’s the next stage to go through before you start playing on a full sized court and it will help players develop all the different shots, providing fun competition.

What age is orange ball mini tennis aimed at?
Orange ball mini tennis is for players aged 8 and 9. Or players aged 7 who have reached Red level 1.2007-00-orange_boy-JJ-07071371

What ball is used?
An orange ball is used. It has a low compression that makes it bounce lower, giving the player better control at an important stage of their development.

What size court is orange ball played on?
Orange ball is played on a singles court of 18m x 6.5m and a doubles court of 18m x 8.23m (so the full width of the singles court) Scroll through the pictures to the right to see the court looks like.

What height is the net?
80cm at the middle of the net.

Where can I play orange ball?
Orange ball should be available at a club that’s local to you.
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What kind of competitions are there at orange ball?
Competitions are team and individual, providing the chance to compete in a number of medium length matches. The scoring for each match should be 1 short set to 4 games, or the best of 3 tie breaks and competitions should be last between 2 and 4 hours.

Mini Tennis Green

Green ball is the next step after orange ball mini tennis. It is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage to go through before you start playing with a full compression yellow ball on a full sized court and it will help players work on and improve all aspects of their game.

What age is green ball mini tennis aimed at?
Green ball mini tennis is for players aged 10 and under.

What ball is used?
A green ball is used, which is ideal for players moving from orange ball to actual tennis balls.

What size court is green ball played on?
Green ball is played on a full tennis court for singles and doubles. Scroll through the pictures to the right to see what the court looks like.

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The net is at full height.

What racket is best to use?
A bigger racket of 63cm – 66cm (25” – 26”) is recommended.

Where can I play green ball?
Green ball should be available at a club that’s local to you. It is also played at county, regional and national level.
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What kind of competitions are there at green ball?
Competitions are team and individual based, providing the chance to compete in longer matches. The scoring for each match should be 1 short set to 4 games, or the best of 3 short sets and competitions should be for a day or can run over a weekend.