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Vivz Pro Tennis Academies (VPTA). Presents. MINI TENNIS PROGRAMME. FOR SCHOOLS, CLUBS BY VIVEK PAWAR INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED TENNIS COACH (USPTR). ABOUT MINI TENNIS.
MINI TENNIS PROGRAMME
FOR SCHOOLS, CLUBS
INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED TENNIS COACH (USPTR)
The MiniTennis programme for kids which caters for beginners. The programme targets kids aged between 3 to 18 years, who are just starting out in tennis.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher or club organizer - you can inspire kids to enjoy tennis - even if you don’t have much experience in the sport yourself.
To contribute to the educational development of children at school by building motor skills and self-confidence.
• Mini tennis programme does not need a tennis court; it can be executed in an open ground or an empty hall
In secondary schools you’re recommended to use orange balls for beginners, and then progress to green balls when players are ready.
Age guide: 4
Age guide: 4 upwards
Ability: Level 3: Beginner level
Level 2: Intermediate Red
Level 1: Advanced Red
Mini Tennis Red is played on a scaled down court with large, soft tennis balls and small rackets that are more appropriate to the child’s size, strength and ability. Players will learn the basic techniques and tactics whilst developing the mental and competitive skills to help them progress their tennis. There is also a lot of emphasis on coordination (general and hand-eye) and movement which are essential if they are to improve their tennis.
Age guide: 7 years and above
Ability: Able to rally with a red ball comfortably and have developed a sound technique whilst understanding the basic tactics of the game.
Level 2: Intermediate Orange
Level 1: Advanced Orange
Mini-Tennis Orange is played on a 3/4 sized court with mini-orange balls. Players will improve on their basic technique and develop their tactical awareness. Their mental and competitive skills will becontinually improving alongside this.
Age guide: 8 years and above
Ability: Able to rally a minimum of 10 strokes on a full sized court and play comfortably with an orange ball.
Development Tennis Green is played on a full-sized court with slightly softer green tennis balls. Having developed a sound technique, there will be further work on this, but also a lot of emphasis on tactics and competition.
Age 8 – 18 years
TheJunior Development Programme acts as a natural progression from the Mini Tennis Programme. With the introduction of the yellow ball which is more suited to the older and stronger player, it builds upon the skills learnt at the younger age.
The programme runs throughout the year on a termly basis and is aimed at all ages and abilities.