Summer Term sessions

Have you got a child starting school in September? Are you finding that they are just a bit too big for toddler groups now? Not only do the kids learn the basics of tennis but they will also learn to listen to instructions whilst having fun and making new friends. We also use colours, numbers, shapes and letters to help with their educational development so they feel better prepared for that journey into infant school.

Our sessions are a great place for children and parents to play and learn together which encourages fitness and enjoyment for all.

We are now taking bookings for our tots summer term. Tuesday 2nd June – 21st July 10-10.45 at Eastbourne Sports Park. Last session will be at Old Town Rec with a picnic afterwards.

Contact Emma for more information on 07811447711 or email emma@kidditennis.co.uk

Get Inspired – Get into Tennis

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BBC Get Inspired series – Get into Tennis

Best bits here…..

Cardio Tennis

Competition is totally redundant in cardio tennis  – it’s all about the camaraderie to be found in exercising while having a good time, and bringing a big smile to your face. The main aim of these light-hearted, sociable group fitness classes is to get your heart pumping and your wellbeing soaring. You may have a racket in your hand, but you’ll all be on the same side of the net, cheering each other on as the calories burn away.

Mini Tennis

The adult world of tennis must be daunting if you can hardly see over the net! For kids, mini tennis is the answer. Children between three and 10 years old can now get stuck in with the aid of smaller courts, smaller nets, smaller rackets and lower bouncing balls. Everybody in this age range is catered for – there are four ‘stages’ of LTA Mini Tennis:  Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.

Disability Tennis

An impressive range of adaptations are on offer for disabled people  to play tennis, which can help build social skills, self-esteem and independence, as well as boosting fitness and coordination. Wheelchair tennis integrates easily with the non-disabled game since it can be played on any regular tennis court, with no modifications to rackets or balls. The Tennis Foundation  is the place to start: they cater for and champion wheelchair tennis, and also offer subsidised camps featuring learning disability, deaf, and visually-impaired tennis.

What’s next?

1. Go to our Activity Finder to get into tennis near you.

2. Or find your local club in England,  Scotland,  Northern Ireland or Wales. 

3. Share your story  and inspire others.

Are you inspired to try tennis? Or maybe you are a keen enthusiast already? Get in touch and tell us your experience of the activity by tweeting us on @bbcgetinspired,  visiting us on Facebook  or email us on getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Fast Answers

Why get into tennis? The simple pleasures of whacking a yellow ball over a net are not to be underestimated! It’s addictive.
Who is it for? ‘Anyone for tennis?’ goes the famous phrase. And yes, anyone capable of holding a racquet can play.
Is there a cheap option? Schemes such as ‘Tennis for Free’ have made it much more affordable.
What if I want a proper workout? The top players in the world really revel in the frenetic, stop-start exertion – and so can you.
Can I take it to another level? If you have real talent, you will get noticed – top-class Brits have been hard to come by (bar Andy Murray).
Is there a disability option? Wheelchair tennis is really growing. And Britain has its very own Grand Slam winner in Jordanne Whiley.
Is there a family option? Doubles matches (two versus two) are a good way for families to play together at the same time.

New Look

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A new look and feel to the KiddiTennis website! We will keep you posted with lots of updates from the world of Tennis and we’ll tell you what we have been up to. There will also be plenty of chances for us to tell you about our superstars – the children and their parents!

We are getting ready for an exciting summer of crazy tennis fun and activities to wear out the little people. Watch this space and our Facebook page for news of summer camps in August. We are also launching our KiddiTennis and KiddiActive Superstars Award Scheme, so if you take part in our after school clubs or our Tuesday Tots session, you’ll want to know all about it.Certificate KiddiTennis image

“KiddiTennis is smashing fun for kids. It gets them thinking and learning new skills. Everyone knows how good it feels to be fit and healthy….”

KiddiActive

KiddiActive is all the active fun you can imagine. The idea is to develop a whole range of skills through different activities. We use hoops, bean bags, skipping ropes, balls, mini hurdles and even a parachute. Sessions are normally 45 minutes long and involve parents as much as possible. We also run after school sessions in local junior schools.

We have been accredited by the KalliKids scheme and parents and children give us great feedback.