Rubislaw has an excellent Junior membership. Darren our club coach has a junior program to suit children of all abilities from ages 4 to 18.

Rubislaw juniors can be found competing in all levels of local and national tournaments from mini red right through to under 18 competitions.

 

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.

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.

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

A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It's fine to use badminton court lines.

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

A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.

 

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.

Mini Tennis Orange is for players aged 8 and 9.

An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development.

Mini Tennis Orange is played on a 18m x 6.5m court.

80cm at the middle of the net.

A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.

 

MINI TENNIS GREEN is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.

Mini Tennis Green is for players aged 10 & 11.

A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball.

Mini Tennis Green is played on a normal size court. Doubles matches should also be played on a normal size court with singles sticks in place (if available).

The net is at full height.

A bigger racket of 63cm – 66cm (25” – 26”) should be used but not compulsory.

 

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