TENNIS AT THE MANCHESTER TENNIS AND FOOTBALL CENTRE
The Junior Tennis Programme has a development pathway for all players. From Tots Tennis for pre school children, through to Mini Tennis and full ball tennis; we offer lessons for beginners through to tournament players. At each level, players can move from development sessions to squad sessions, tailored to the players needs. These sessions are in smaller groups and are twice a week for the more committed and athletic players. The centre also incorporates a competition programme for all junior players throughout the year including team tennis opportunities.
To arrange a free trial please email our Tennis Manager, Mikael, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0203 793 6880. Alternatively, use the link below to book one of our courses online today.
The Adult Tennis Programme is coached by LTA qualified Level 3 and 4 coaches. Players can progress through levels as their skills and experience increases.
Beginner: new to the game with no previous tennis experience wanting to learn the basics of playing tennis.
Improvers: some previous tennis experience. Players have ability to rally at a slow tempo and looking to improve their technical skills and tactical understanding.
Competent: can rally at a good tempo, developing more consistency and looking to expand their tennis skills.
Advanced: players have competition experience and can rally consistently at a high tempo, wanting to refine specific aspects of their game.
JUNIOR TENNIS STAGES
Looking for something to keep the children active, entertained and learning new skills? Manchester Tennis and Football Centre has the answer with affordable tennis lessons available for children of all abilities, aged from 3 up to 15 years:
Tots Tennis (3-5 years)
Introduction to tennis for 3 and 5 year olds. It is played on small courts with soft balls. Working on balance, awareness and hitting the ball over the net in some capacity.
Mini Tennis Red Course (4-8 years)
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged between 4 and 7. 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 Orange Course (8-9 years)
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 7 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 Green Course (9-11 years)
Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. This level is for playes aged between 9 - 11 years. 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.
Teen Tennis (11+ years)
These courses consist of coaching and coached match play, with an emphasis on fun.
LTA VENUE MINIMUM STANDARDS
Our Safeguarding Code of Conduct covers the supervision and care of children and young people. This sets out the behaviours and good practice required of all staff and others working on GLL premises.
We are proud to promote the British Tennis Safeguarding Policy Standards, Code of Behaviour and Reporting Procedures that demostrates our commitment to safeguard children and adults at risk.
For more information on our commmitment to the LTA minimum standards at Manchester Tennis and Football Centre or to request a copy of our Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity Policy please request this from our Tennis Welfare Officer.