Frequently asked questions
Junior Program FAQ
When should my child start learning how to play tennis?
While there's no right answer to this question, it's important to listen to what your child wants. If they express an interest in playing and learning (regardless of their age) then I see absolutely no reason why they shouldn't at least try it out.
When should my child start playing competition?
This really depends a range of factors. Obviously the child needs to be at a certain standard to play competition otherwise it won't end up being much fun. Equally though, is that if a child is at a certain standard and doesn't play competitively, they may lose the motivation for the sport. Once a child can rally adequately from the baseline, understand the basics of playing singles and doubles, be able to get a majority of their serves in, and have some ability to process the idea of winning and losing, then they are ready to test themselves in a competitive environment. This usually occurs between the ages of 8-10, but it is up to a coach to identify what students are at that level, and which ones could really benefit from it.