At Surbiton we aim to have an organised, structured programme with clear progressions for players as they get older or as their game improves. We start with tots groups for preschoolers and then follow the LTA mini tennis system going through the red, orange and green ball colours before players move up to full balls.
Below is a diagram of our coaching structure so you can see how the programme works and which groups your child will start in and then aim to move into.
Tots: Preschoolers (ages 3-4)
Red 5-6: 5 & 6 Year olds just starting out at tennis
Red 7-8: 7 & 8 year olds or younger players with more experience
Orange: 9 & Under
Green: 10 & Under
11-13/13-16: A range of groups for players aged 11+
Tots to red:Players move from tots to red when they reach school age
Mini Tennis progressions: Players move from standard groups to academy 2 groups if they are showing a combination of athletic ability, tennis potential, commitment, concentration & enthusiasm for tennis
Junior Progressions: Players move into + groups if they are performing well in 11-13/13-16 groups
Junior Academy: Players need to be competing in LTA tournaments, committed to their tennis and training 2-5 times per week
See the links below for more information on which group would be the most appropriate for your child, to view our development and academy programmes or to make a junior coaching enquiry