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Mini Tennis facts
Friends star Matthew Perry watches a youngster play Mini Tennis
Mini Tennis is played in a court half the size of a normal tennis court. Older kids play on a bigger court.
Younger kids start playing with soft, large ball then move up to modified tennis balls
Racquets start off with a small 19" frame before increasing to a full size junior racket
The scoring system features shorter games and tie-breaks before embracing regular scoring

If you fancy trying out tennis - why not start with the mini version of the sport?

Mini Tennis is a fun way for anyone aged between four and 10 years to get a feel for the game.

Find your nearest mini tennis venue

Britain's Tim Henman who learnt his skills on a Mini Tennis court says: "Mini Tennis is a fun and easy way of playing tennis.

"The more kids that take up the game, the more chance we have of winning Wimbledon one day."

Mini Tennis has been designed to allow young players to develop at a speed that suits them.

There are three distinct colour coded stages in the sequence of traffic lights - red, orange and green.

Starting with red, kids play on small courts with mini racquets and sponge balls.

As players progress, the court size and racquet length increase making the game faster and faster.

As they move up through the stages, players can pick up loads of cool goodies such as sticker books and stickers, key rings and achievement certificates.

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