Mini Tennis

Loughborough Sport Tennis runs a popular Mini Tennis programme offering a great introduction to the sport for 3-11 year olds.

Through coaching sessions, holiday camps and tennis parties players will learn the fundamental skills of tennis before putting those skills into practice in our mini tennis competition. The Mini Tennis programme takes place in our indoor facility on the University campus and is led by our friendly and enthusiastic coaches. 

Mini Tennis Coaching

Next term starts on Thursday 12th September and Saturday 14th September 2019

Coaching is delivered by our fantastic team of student coaches, under the guidance of the Tennis Coach Development Manager. Coaching sessions are designed for 2-10 year olds. What we teach and develop within the various age groups can be seen below:

  • Tots Tennis 2-5 year-olds: (2 years old require a parent or guardian on court, to ensure they maximise their experience) Developing the fundamental skill of tennis whilst having fun in a friendly environment.
  • Mini Red 5-8 year-olds: Learn to serve, rally and score with a slow ball, as well as building on fundamental movement and co-ordination skills needed for tennis.
  • Mini Orange 8-9 year-olds: Develop a rounded game, learning a range of techniques and tactics. Played on a court just smaller than a full size court with a softer ball.
  • Mini Green 9-10 year-olds: Put techniques and skills into practice on a full size court with a faster ball. Played on a full court with a ball marginally softer than a full yellow ball.

Dates and Prices





Tots Tennis


9:00-9:30am and 11:30-12:00noon

£30 (10x30minute sessions)

Mini Red

4:00-5:00pm and 5:00-6:00pm

9:30-10:30am and 10:30-11:30am

£60 (10x60minute sessions)

Mini Orange and Mini Green


9:00-10:30am and 10:30-12:00noon

£90 (10x90minute sessions)

Our first ever Mini Tennis award sessions will also be held on Saturday 2nd November and Saturday 14th December.

Holiday Camps

Holiday camps

Tennis Holiday Camps with a mix of other sports!

Who: Anyone keen to be involved between the ages of 5 and 11

When: Easter Camp dates 2020: Monday 6th April to Wednesday 8th April

Summer Camp dates 2020: Monday 27th July to Wednesday 29th July

9:00-15:00 each day (early drop off from 8:30 is available)

Booking already open for Camps in 2020!

Cost £75 for all 3 days (no individual day bookings available)

There must be a minimum of 10 children booked on to the camp by the deadline in order to go ahead

Maximum of 30 children, places given on first come first serve basis

Book a place

Contact  for more information

To book please call Loughborough Sport Tennis Centre, 01509 226246

Mini Tennis Competition Series

Time to put all the practice into action in an entry level competition aimed at beginner players starting to compete. It is all about getting on court and playing matches!


More information coming soon!

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Kids Parties

Fun tennis activities on court with coaching aimed at the age of the party. Also includes access to party room for food and refreshments (food and refreshments NOT provided).

Maximum number for Tots/Mini Red parties: 20 Players

Maximum number for Orange/Green parties: 10 Players

Dates and Prices:

Cost £150

This includes 1 hour on court with coaches followed by 1 hour in the party room.

Dates and more details are available on request, please email

Book now

To book a session please contact us:


Telephone: 01509 226246