Juniors are welcome to come along to try out a coaching squad – the first session is free. To attend the squads or individual lessons on a regular basis, juniors must be either a junior member or a coaching member, and a British Tennis Member.
The squads are divided into age categories.
• Mini Red: ages 5–7 years
• Mini Orange – ages 8–9 years
• Mini Green – ages 9–10 years
• Junior Development – age 11 years and over
• Junior Performance – age 11 years and over, by invitation of the coach
Coaching for those up to 10 years follows the LTA Mini Tennis Programme. Smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls are used, these becoming progressively closer to full-sized as players progress from Mini Red to Mini Green. The Mini Tennis Rally Awards scheme, mini players learn in stages, with regular rewards to encourage them to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.
At 11 years and above players use full-sized courts and rackets, but softer balls.