What is Mini Tennis?
Mini Tennis is tennis with smaller courts, nets, rackets and lower bouncing balls, for children between 3 and 10 years old. Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.
Who can deliver Mini Tennis sessions?
All LTA coach qualifications include aspects of Mini Tennis so any LTA qualified coach would be able to deliver or assist with sessions. To ensure coaches are up-to-date with the latest resources and content plans, we would recommend that you are an LTA Accredited coach and have attended the Mini Tennis CPD workshop.
What Mini Tennis resources are available for coaches?
You can buy your Mini Tennis rewards, merchandise and equipment from the Highland Spring Mini Tennis Shop. This is available to all LTA coaches with their own LTA login. You can access the shop here and can sign in using your LTA login.
What funding support is available to deliver Mini Tennis?
The Mini Tennis Blended Lines Fund was launched in Summer 2016, and is designed to help venues and coaches attract and retain more children in Mini Tennis. We are offering to fund up to £500 towards the cost of marking out Mini Tennis lines at LTA Registered Venues (this roughly covers four red courts and two orange courts). Lines would be the same colour of the court but in a slightly different shade. Find out more about the fund and how to apply here.
How do I find and book onto a Mini Tennis CPD workshop?
This is a six hour workshop developed by the LTA and its network for Coach Education Centres and tutors. All Mini Tennis CPD workshops can be found on the online course search here. The workshop is worth 6 CPD credits. Coaches will also receive a resource pack including videos that bring the course content to life.
How do I deliver Mini Tennis CPD courses?
You would need to be an approved Mini Tennis tutor and have attended Mini Tennis CPD tutor training. If you are interested in attending future Mini Tennis CPD training, you can express your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name would then be added to an ‘interest’ list so you could be contacted with details once they’re confirmed.
As a coach or venue, how do I promote my Mini Tennis sessions?
Coaches and venues can upload all Mini Tennis sessions via ClubSpark here - https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/MiniTennis
Rally Award certificates, promotional materials including banners, posters, leaflets, email headers and social media materials are available on MyTennisToolkit. You will needs to create your own login to enter the site.