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Progressive Tennis introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way and ensures immediate success for young players aged 4-12. Using modified tennis balls, racquets, nets and courts, young players are properly equipped to enjoy rallies and learn the fundamentals of the game early on. Skills are developed much quicker, allowing for an easy transition to full court. Tennis Canada fully endorses Progressive Tennis and is developing programs and competitive structures across the country to give more players the opportunity to experience its positive benefit. Progressive Tennis is used as a developmental tool to allow young children to improve their overall tennis skills faster so they can transition to the regular court with more ease. Progressive Tennis allows youngsters to train and compete with courts and equipment which are better suited for their size.


Red Ball ages 4-6yrs

Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.

 

What age is Mini Tenis Red aimed at?
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.

What ball is used?
A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.

What size court is red ball played on?
A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It's fine to use badminton court lines.

What height is the net?
The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).

What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20158Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6Mon3:30-4:30pmApr. 20Jun. 1596$150.00$180.00
20159Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6Tue3:30-4:30pmApr. 21Jun. 1696$150.00$180.00
20160Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6Wed3:30-4:30pmApr. 22Jun. 1796$150.00$180.00
20164Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6Thur4:30-5:30pmApr. 23Jun. 1896$150.00$180.00
20169Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6Thur3:30-4:30pmApr. 23Jun. 1896$150.00$180.00
20172Red Ball 4-6yrs4 to 6No class May long weekendSat1-2pmApr. 25Jun. 2086$135.00$165.00

Orange Ball - Ages 7-9 yrs

Mini 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.

 

What age is Mini Tennis Orange aimed at?
Mini 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 of the player.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20161Orange Ball 7-9yrs7 to 9Mon3:30-4:30pmApr. 20Jun. 1596$150.00$180.00
20162Orange Ball 7-9tyrs7 to 9Tue3:30-4:30pmApr. 21Jun. 1696$150.00$180.00
20163Orange Ball 7-9yrs7 to 9Wed3:30-4:30pmApr. 22Jun. 1796$150.00$180.00
20165Orange Ball 7-9yrs7 to 9Thur4:30-5:30pmApr. 23Jun. 1896$150.00$180.00
20173Orange Ball 7-9yrs7 to 9No class May long weekendSat2-3pmApr. 25Jun. 2086$135.00$165.00
20177Orange Ball 7-9tyrs6 to 10Thur3:30-4:30pmApr. 21Jun. 1696$150.00$180.00

Green Ball 9-12yrs

 Green ball tennis is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.

 

What age is Mini Tennis Green aimed at?
Mini Tennis Green is for players aged 9-12yrs

What ball is used?
A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball.

What size court is Mini Tennis Green played on?
Mini Tennis Green is played on a normal size court. Doubles matches should also be played on a normal size court with singles sticks in place (if available).

What height is the net?
The net is at full height.

What racket is best to use?
A bigger racket of 63cm – 66cm (25” – 26”) should be used but not compulsory.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20166Green Ball 9-12yrs9 to 12Mon4:30-5:30pmApr. 20Jun. 1596$150.00$180.00
20167Green Ball 9-12yrs9 to 12Tue4:30-5:30pmApr. 21Jun. 1696$150.00$180.00
20168Green Ball 9-12yrs9 to 12Wed4:30-5:30pmApr. 22Jun. 1796$150.00$180.00
20171Green Ball 9-12yrs9 to 12Thur5:30-6:30pmApr. 23Jun. 1896$150.00$180.00
20174Green Ball 9-12yrs9 to 12No class May long weekendSat3:00-4:00pmApr. 25Jun. 2096$135.00$165.00

Junior House League

House league allows young players to partake in actual match play, while learning basic rules and tactics.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20175Junior House League Ages 8-10yrs8 to 10Fri4:30-5:30pmMay. 1Jun. 1988$140.00$170.00
20176Junior House League Ages 11+11 to 16Fri5:30-6:30pmMay. 1Jun. 1988$140.00$170.00

Teen Tennis

Teen Tennis – Ages 13+.  Cost: $150/9 weeks Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm 


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20178Teen Tennis 12 to 17Thur5:30-6:30pmApr. 23Jun. 1896$150.00$180.00
20179Teen Tennis 12 to 17Tue5:30-6:30pmApr. 21Jun. 2396$150.00$180.00

Competitive Program

This program is geared towards players with tournament and team tennis experience and aspirations. Players will likely participate on the Bennington inter club team and will look for other competitive opportunities outside of the club.


CodeNameAgeDescriptionNoteDayTimeStart DateEnd DateWeeksAvail SpotsMember PriceNon-Member Price
20170Competitive Tennis 10 to 16Mon,Tue,Wed4:30-5:30pmApr. 21Jun. 1596$150.00$180.00