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LTA YOUTH START - Elland Tennis Club

6 weeks of great coaching, racket, t-shirt, set of balls, lanyard & stickers

  • Ages 4 - 5 Monday 4.00 - 5.00pm
  • Ages 6 - 8 Monday 5.00 - 6.00pm
  • Ages 9 - 11 Monday 6.00 - 7.00pm
  • Ages 12 – 16 Monday 7.00 - 8.00pm

Our Instructors

About Alan Cutts (Level 4 coach)

As a level 4 coach, Alan has over 20 years of experience coaching both juniors and adults at all levels, He is working closely with the club to establish a coaching programme. To view what we are currently offering to juniors age 4-18 and adult starters (non-members welcome) follow this link.


Mini Red (age 4 - 8)

During Mini Red your child will learn all the basic strokes needed to play tennis including forehands, backhands and serve. Children will develop their hand-eye co-ordination by completing lots of movement, throwing and catching drills. Children will start to practice their rallying skills.

Mini Green (age 9-11)

Children adapt to using a higher bouncing, smaller ball over a bigger court. Children spend lots of time rallying over a higher net, and getting used to recovering to a new court position and hitting with bigger swings over a higher net. Lots of work in Mini Orange on judging the flight of the ball and getting our bodies in good positions to hit from. Children practice first to 7 point tie-breaks.

Juniors (12+)

This is our Junior programme. Children play on a full size court with full tennis balls. This is the class where you would start if you are a teenager starting tennis for the first time, or if you have progressed through our Mini Tennis programme. Our junior class for children wanting to gain extra practice in a competitive environment . Singles and doubles tactics are developed to help the children when competing in local leagues / tournaments.

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