Junior Tennis

Whether you are three or 14 years of age tennis is open to all children. Our aim is to focus on developing participation growth to help more young people get on court. Our Club Junior organiser Lisa Hornsby, works alongside Dan and his team to make tennis as accessible as possible.

We offer

  • junior competitions
  • mix-ins
  • competitive tennis in local and county leagues
  • use of courts at Oakham Tennis club for juniors


  • Group lessons for children of all ages (tots (3-4yrs), mini-red (5-8yrs), mini-orange (8-9yrs), mini-green (10yrs), full Tennis (11yrs +) 
  • Individual tennis coaching (all ages)
  • Junior squad programme 
  • Performance coaching for children looking to compete in higher-level national and international tournaments 
  • School Holiday Camps – School holiday camps provide clubs with an opportunity to engage children aged 4-16 with the sport of tennis and the club.Children stay active and healthy while having fun with their friends in a safe environment.

Mini Tennis

Children between three and 10 years of age can get stuck into the world of tennis with an exciting programme from the Oakham Tennis Club which is linked in with the LTA.

This phase teaches children between the ages of three and five how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities with the aim of improving their balance, co-ordination, agility, movement, and racket and ball skills. 

Mini Red(4-8 yrs)

Wednesday 1600-1650
Thursday 1600-1650
Saturday 1015-1105

Mini Tennis Red is a programme for players aged eight and under. Players learn to serve, rally and score woth a slow ball, as well as learning the movement and coordination skills required for tennis. PLayers are encouraged to take part in fun competitions, both in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-breaking scoring.

Mini Orange(8-9yrs)

Thursday 1700-1800
Friday 1600-1700
Saturday 0900-1000

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red, and is aimed at players aged eight and nine. Players develop a more rounded game by learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider that red stage, but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. There are team and individual competitions and matches using tie-break scoring.

Mini Green(9-11yrs)

Thursday 1700
Friday 1600
Saturday 1000

Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange, and is for children aged nine and 10. Players can now put their techniques and skills into practice on a full size court with faster ball which will help to develop all aspects of their game. There are also individual team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.

Full Tennis

This is for 11-18 year olds who are ready to test their skills on a full-size court. Our approach to helping children into the sport makes it far easier for them to develop their skills and progress with their tennis.

Participating in Mini Tennis will be beneficial to children on many levels. Their confidence will grow as they progress through the stages. They will get all the benefits of regular physical activity too. Their work on the court will help them to keep fit, healthy and happy. They’ll learn the fair play values of tennis as well – these encourage good behaviour and sportsmanship.


Tennis is not just about winning or losing. It is about enjoying sport with a smile on their face. 

We want children to flourish in an environment where they feel comfortable and feel like their skills are continuing to improve.

How to register and make payment for all courses