The Red stage is for children who have either come through the Launch Pad stage or those who are only just beginning to play the game.

At the very beginning of this stage the program is about creating a fun, interactive environment for the players with less focus on strict technical development and more on the "Learning through Play" philosophy. 

We strive to create a program where every child can "succeed" and therefore may stay in the game for longer, encourage their friends and family to take up tennis.  However, obviously technique is important and as the children progress through the red ball stage more technique, serving, rallying and scoring and developing tactics that will help them play more effectively. By staying at this stage long enough children will learn to master the whole court, develop more control and have to structure their point play strategies better which will be essential for following the next stages on the pathway.

The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (just 25 per cent compression), making it easy for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the Red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more info at 99755189, Tim 0410 150090 or click here to email us.

Contact Info

  • Cnr Lanford & Melwood Avenues, Forestville
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  • Tel: 02 9975 5189

About Forestville Tennis Centre

  • The facility boasts 6 beautifully maintained artificial grasscourts with floodlights
  • A large well equiped club house with pro shop and kitchen
  • Cabanas at the rear of the courts and a BBQ area