HOW IT WORKS…
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.
What age is Mini Tennis Orange aimed at?
Mini Tennis Orange is for players aged 8 and 9.
What ball is used?
An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development.
What size court is Mini Tennis Orange played on?
Mini Tennis Orange is played on a 18m x 6.5m court.
What height is the net?
80cm at the middle of the net.
What racket is best to use?
A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.
What kind of competitions are there at Mini Tennis Orange?
At Mini Tennis Orange there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring – usually the best of three tie-breaks.
This description was based on the LTA website (as at 10/03/2016). For all the LTA details visit http://www3.lta.org.uk/LTA-Mini-Tennis/Orange/Mini-Tennis-Orange/