Orange Balls

Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.

What age is Tennis Orange aimed at?

Tennis Orange is for players aged 8 and 9.

What ball is used?

An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development.

What size court is Mini Tennis Orange played on?

Mini Tennis Orange is played on a 18m x 6.5m court.

What height is the net?

80cm at the middle of the net.

What racket is best to use?

A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength o the player.

What kind of competitions are there at Mini Tennis Orange?

At Tennis Orange there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring – usually the best of three tie-breaks.