Mini Red Tennis

For players aged 5-8yrs old, played on a small court with soft balls and smaller rackets.

GSM clubs providing Mini Red Tennis:

Session Types

Development Tennis

These sessions are aimed at all players and are open, space permitting, to everyone.

Performance Tennis

Where provided, these sessions are aimed at players who are competing regularly and wish to play more seriously. Sessions are by invitation only.

Fitness Sessions

Where provided, these sessions are aimed at helping players to understand and practice how fitness training for tennis should be undertaken. The fitness sessions are provided by a qualified fitness instructor.

Girls Only

Where provided Girls only sessions are aimed at letting girls play without boys present.


Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

What age is Mini Tenis Red aimed at?
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.

What ball is used?
A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.

What size court is red ball played on?
A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It’s fine to use badminton court lines.

What height is the net?
The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).

What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.

What kind of competitions are there at Mini Tennis Red?

Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.

This description was based on the LTA website (as at 10/03/2016). For all the LTA details visit

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