About Tennis10s

Campaign Supporting Programmes Club Level
Play+Stay ™ TENNIS10s
11-17s Tennis Programme

Tennis10s is tennis for players aged 10-and-under, played on smaller courts with slower Red, Orange and Green balls. It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and tactics and a love for the sport.

Using the slower balls helps players to develop the most efficient technique and to be able to implement advanced tactics that in most cases could not be performed using the Yellow ball on the full court.

Tennis10s is part of the ITF’s Tennis Play and Stay campaign. There are three stages of Tennis10s that allow players to start at the suitable level for their ability - Red (Stage 3), Orange (Stage 2) and Green (Stage 1). Click here to find out more about the three stages.

The principles of Tennis10s

Tennis10s is the way tennis training and competition can be best presented for all players aged 10-and-under. The principles are very simple:

1. Create the best environment using:

2. Present appropriate competition

....and that all 10-and-under players should be encouraged to Serve, Rally and Score from their first experience of tennis.

Tennis10s near you...

For information specifically related to your National Association's 10-and-under / Tennis10s programme, please click here to browse through the 'Federations' section.

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