Red Facts

Red Facts

  • A standard set to 6 games is not recommended for Tennis10s Red (Stage 3)
  • The Red Foam ball (8-9cm) is 1cm larger than the Red Felt ball (7-8cm)
  • The Red ball is traditionally the oldest slower ball used in tennis
  • An average regular Yellow ball can rebound up to 62cm higher than the Red (Stage 3) Foam ball
  • The Red (Stage 3) Foam ball is 8-9cm in diameter and has a rebound height of 85-105cm
  • The Red (Stage 3) Felt ball is 7-8cm in diameter and has a rebound height of 90-105cm
  • The net height can be 0.8-0.838m high at the centre for Red, 0.114m lower than the full court net
  • Recommended racket sizes for Red (Stage 3) are 17-23 inches (43-58.4cm)
  • Tennis10s Red (Stage 3) is played on a court measured 36-42ft (10.97-12.8m) x 14-20ft (4.27-6.1m)
  • Players aged five-and-under should use the slower Red balls in a modified Tennis10s Red (Stage 3) programme
  • Since 2011, the USTA have marked over 10,000 courts with smaller Red and Orange court permanent blended lines across the US

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