Junior tennis plays a major part at Cardross.
The club has a dedicated coaching team for Tots, Mini RED & ORANGE tennis and a brand new coaching schedule is being developed from January 2018 to give as many children as possible the opportunity to try tennis.
The next Andy Murray could be out there and we have developed programs to enhance young children’s enjoyment of our great game. The focus of both our junior coaching and game play is fun and enjoyment for the children.
Mini Tennis RED
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
There is also the chance to Earn Your Stripes through the Mini Tennis Red Rally Awards.
What age is Mini Tennis Red aimed at?
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.
What ball is used?
A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.
What size court is red ball played on?
A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m.
What height is the net?
The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).
What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.
Where can I play Mini Tennis Red?
Mini Tennis Red is available at Cardross where we have active coaching for juniors.
What kind of competitions are there at Mini Tennis Red?
Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.