10 and Under

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10 and Under

The youngest players are able to learn and succeed as the game of tennis is paced to their playing abilities. A standard yellow tennis ball moves too fast, bounces too high and is too heavy for their smaller racquet. With 10 and Under Tennis, each age group uses a tennis ball better suited to its size and unique playing ability. At Heritage Tennis Club, we use modified fun-sized courts, nets, racquets, and balls.  See below for more information about age groups, equipment and more! 

Red (4-8 years)

Ball

75% slower than a yellow ball

Racquet

19"- 21"

Court

Net Height: 2' 9"

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Description - Equipment for Quick Start Red is for a 36 foot long court. The low compression red ball is 15% larger than a real tennis ball and is much lighter.  Quick Start Red balls bounce at a slower rate, allowing participants to move to the ball and hit between their knees and waist.

Orange (8-10 years)

Ball

50% slower than a yellow ball

Racquet

23"- 25"

Court

Net Height: 3' middle 3' 6" on sides

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Description - Equipment for Quick Start Orange is for a 60 foot long court.  The Quick Start Orange ball is the same size as a real ball but has low compression.  The Quick Start Orange ball travels slower through the air, and bounces lower.

Green (10-12 years)

Ball

25% slower than a yellow ball

Racquet

25"- 26"

Court

Net Height: 3' middle 3' 6" on sides

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Description - As participants become accomplished with their strokes and tactics, they can move to the full-sized court and use the green ball. The Quick Start Green ball bounces at 75% of a real tennis ball and is slightly lighter and slower. This allows more time to adjust to the ball and return shots with an optimal swing.

Yellow (12+ years)

Ball

Standard

Racquet

27"

Court

Net Height: 3' middle 3' 6" on sides

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Description - Once juniors have developed and graduated through the red, orange, and green courts, they begin play on a standard court with regulation scoring.


 


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