Junior Coaching


The tennis programme designed to give you skills for life!

Everyone aged 2-18 is welcome in the LTA Youth Programme; any shape, size, or ability – doesn’t matter. We just want to see you pick up a racket. 

It’s not just about tennis. It’s about kids improving mentally and physically, on and off the court. 


To discover more, take a look around the pages below and get ready to Level Up your skills with LTA Youth.


Start early

(Aged 2-4)

This session provides lots of toddler-friendly ball skills, balancing and co-ordination games with an introduction to using the racket. Young players gain confidence having thier parents involved with their initial learning.


Learn the basics

(Age 4-6)

This is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and co-ordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.


Serve, rally and score (Age 6-8)

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too.


Develop a rounded game (Age 8-9)

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.


Test your skills

(Age 9-10)

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full-size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.


Take your skills further (Age 10-17)

Time to find your game. Playing on a full-size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.