For players age five to nine
There is an active Mini Tennis scene at Kingsgate including Red, Orange and Green teams that play fixtures across the county against different clubs.
With smaller courts, nets and racquets plus lower bouncing balls, mini Red players are aged 5-8, Orange aged 8-9 and Green for the under 10’s.
These matches count towards LTA ratings and aim to achieve a balance of competition followed by friendly match teas when all the kids get a chance to socialise. In Winter 2012 all of our teams – Red, Orange, and Green – were promoted to Division One.
We also run internal 8U Mini Red tournaments to give our aspiring youngest club members a chance to compete – often for the first time – in a friendly. fun environment. These sessions count towards LTA ratings, but also offer excellent match play experience.
With the help of head coach David Woodford, players are matched by ability so that first time competitors all play in one box, while our more experienced players battle it out! Older junior team members are on hand to help with scoring, line calling and all the other aspects of match play for those newcomers that need it.