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Junior & Mini Tennis

Junior & Mini Tennis

Important information regarding Junior Sports Academy and COVID-19

  • We have taken the difficult decision to postpone all junior activity with immediate effect.
  • We will update all parents in due course regarding when sessions will restart.
  • We are still taking bookings for Spring and Summer Camps on a provisional basis therefore no payment is required at this stage. 
  • Payments: any credit will be moved to future dates for weekly junior activities paid in advance. If you would prefer a refund, we will manage these requests when we re-open.


Junior & Mini Tennis Coaching  

Carnegie Mini and Junior Tennis is an energetic section of our University and is based at the Sports Centre on our Headingley Campus, where children can access a range of tennis and sports hall facilities, within the safety of the University grounds.

During the winter months (up until Easter) the coaching takes place in our indoor centre. After the Easter holidays we move to the outdoor courts.

The coach / child ratio will ensure your child receives quality instruction throughout the courses. All tennis coaches are LTA qualified, and have a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Courses are programmed to follow school/ University terms.

Term dates for the junior programme 2019/2020:

Term 1-  30th September – 15th  December

- No session due to half term on week of 28th Oct - 3rd Nov

Term 2- 27th January - 5th April

- No session due to half term on week of 17th Feb - 23rd Feb

Term 3- 20th April - 28th June 

- No session due to half term on week of 25th May - 31st May  

Mini Tennis Programme

The Mini Tennis program provides high quality coaching for players aged between 3 and 10 years, providing opportunities for players of a young age to be introduced to tennis, develop their game in an enjoyable environment and achieve their full potential.

Mini Tennis uses smaller courts, shorter rackets and lower bouncing balls and the score is modified to ensure children learn in a way that suits their physical size, emotional maturity and tactical skill.

Tots Tennis is for children aged 3 to 5 years old and enables them to learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.

Tots Tennis sessions now 30 minutes and start at age 3. 

Tots Tennis- for players between 3  and 5 years old

Sessions available on:
Tuesday 16:00 - 16:30
Thursday 16:00 - 16:30
Friday 16:00 - 16:30
Saturday 09:00 - 09:30
Saturday 10:00 - 10:30

Tots tennis will still be ran on a termly basis, but the change will be £3.00 per 30 minute session.

Mini Tennis Red - for players 6 and 7 years old

Sessions available on:

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00
Thursday 16:00 - 17:00
Friday    16:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00  

Mini Tennis Orange - for players 8 and 9 years old

Sessions available on:

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00
Thursday 16:00 - 17:00
Friday     16:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 10:00

Mini Tennis Green - for players aged 10 years old       

Sessions available on:

Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00
Friday 16:00 - 17:00
Saturday  09:00 - 10:00

Junior Tennis Programme

The Junior Tennis programme continues the progression of the player from the age of 11 years, introducing the yellow ball when the player is strong enough to control it and continue working on their technique. Developing the skills learnt in Mini Tennis, Junior players continue to be challenged, with technique and tactical situations integrated into the course.

Sessions available on Tuesday's 5pm, Friday's 4pm & 5pm and Saturday mornings 9am & 10am


  • Mini Tennis and Junior 60 min session= £6.00 a week
  • Junior 90 min sessions = £9.00 a week

Lessons are booked in term courses. The number of weeks in each term will depend on when School/University holidays fall.

For more information, to find out which group would be suitable and to book a place on the courses, please contact us at 



Plus points

  • High quality indoor and outdoor facilities
  • Great coaching and development programme
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