In tennis, the term “red ball” refers to a type of tennis ball typically used in lessons and competitions for children just starting to learn the game. The red ball is more significant than a regular tennis ball and has a softer, lighter texture, which makes it easier for young players to hit and control.

Red ball tennis is played by children between the ages of 4 and 6 who are just starting to learn the basics of the game. It is part of the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) “Play and Stay” program, which aims to introduce tennis to children in a fun and engaging way appropriate for their age and skill level.

The use of red balls in tennis has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. This is because more coaches and instructors are recognizing the significant benefits of starting young players off with a ball that suits their size and ability. Red balls, with their softer and lighter texture, are instrumental in developing key skills such as hand-eye coordination, footwork, and technique. This approach, implemented in a safe and supportive environment, not only builds children’s confidence and enthusiasm for the game but also instills in coaches a sense of confidence in the effectiveness of this approach.

Materials Required

  • Qualified Tennis Coach
  • 4 min – 6 max Players
  • Tennis Rackets (17-23 Inches)
  • Red Balls
  • Net height 0.80-0.838m lower than the regular tennis net
  • Mini Tennis Court (10.97-12.8m)

For players who are busy with other activities and also want to learn tennis

8 hours/month


For players who are passionate about tennis and want to become tournament tennis players

12 hours/month

Other Programs

Orange Ball

6 - 8 Years

Green Ball

9 - 10 Years


Yellow Ball

11 Years & Above