Kinross Tennis Club

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Junior Tennis

Junior tennis is the mainstay of our coaching programme and we are pleased to confirm that Alessia Palmieri is again our Club Coach this season, having received great feedback on her sessions over the years. We provide coaching and playing opportunities from pre-school age upwards using qualified coaches and Level 1 & 2 coaching assistants as necessary to meet the LTA coach/player ratios guidelines. Competitive playing opportunities are offered in local, regional and national competitions such as The Road to Wimbledon and AEGON Team Tennis. Support and encouragement is given to juniors interested in attaining Tennis Leaders or Level 1 Coaching Assistants qualifications. We also provide taster sessions in the local primary schools. 

For further information on junior coaching please contact our junior coordinator Siobhan MacLeod on 01577 865890 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We use the LTA 3-stage mini tennis programme where tennis is modified for younger or inexperienced players allowing all the skills and tactics of the game to be learned and developed in an interesting and fun way.

The 3 stages are:

1        Mini Tennis RED (aged 8 and under) – emphasis is on developing movement, co-ordination and ball skills, an introduction to the game and above all FUN!!

2        Mini Tennis ORANGE (ages 8 and 9) – play is on a three quarter size tennis court with a ball that bounces at an appropriate height. Emphasis is on playing the game, competition and hitting all shots.

3        Mini Tennis GREEN (ages 10 and under) – the final progression before children move to tennis played on a full size court, with a ball that is slightly softer and lighter than the full tennis ball.  

Juniors aged 11 and over will use standard yellow tennis balls.

Racquet Sizes

We can supply racquets if required, however if you are planning to buy your child a racquet the following is a size guide based on age:

Age 8 and under    17” – 23”

Age 8/9                 23” – 25”

Age 10                  25” – 26”

Age 11+                27”