Essex Sport Junior


Junior tennis

Tennis courses and camps for 3 to 16 year olds

Led by our LTA Level 4 qualified Head Coach, Christopher Harris, we run one of the highest quality and growing mini and junior tennis programmes in Colchester.

Covered by a 'bubble' during the winter, our state-of-the-art hard tennis courts allow play year-round.


Essex Sport on social media:

Sport activities for under 18-year-olds temporarily suspended

Following a full review of all Essex Sport activities, and after careful consideration, we have sadly had to take the decision to temporarily suspend all activities for under 18-year-olds. 

We understand this is deeply disappointing news and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will directly contact all those affected.

Please read the full statement for more information.

Mini and junior tennis

Mini tots: 3 to 4 years

This course introduces children to the basics of the game through a series of fun activities to develop balance, coordination, agility, movement, and racket skills.

Mini red: 5 to 8 years

This course is taught on smaller courts with short rackets and soft balls. It's just like the real game and gives players the opportunity to have rallies and practise different types of shot.

Mini orange / green: 9 to 11 years

This course is played on longer, wider courts, and is a great way to continue the progress from mini red. Players can expect to develop a well-rounded game and improve racket and ball skills, technique, and tactics.

Junior: 12 to 16 years

Player development continues from mini tennis to our junior programme; exploring the full game and controlling space, shots, and time with the faster yellow ball and full-sized racket.

Autumn Term 2020

Session Day Time  Start Date  End Date  Price 
 Mini Tots  Sat  9.15-
 19 Sep  12 Dec  £72
 Mini Red  Mon  4-5pm  21 Sep  14 Dec  £72
 Mini Red  Fri  4-5pm  18 Sep  11 Dec   £72
 Mini Red  Sat  10-11am  19 Sep  12 Dec  £72
 Mini Orange  Mon  4-5pm  21 Sep  14 Dec  £72
 Mini Orange  Fri  4-5pm  18 Sep  11 Dec  £72
 Mini Orange  Sat  10-11am  19 Sep  12 Dec  £72
 Junior  Sat 11am-12pm  19 Sep  12 Dec  £72

All courses last for 12 weeks. Courses will not be running on 26, 30 and 31 October.

Download our junior tennis courses timetable (.pdf) for more information.

There will occasionally be weeks without a session due to other events taking place in the sports facilities; please refer to the course timetable for more details.

Half-term camps

As well as our fantastic weekly sessions, you can keep the tennis fun going over the school holidays with our tennis camps. Find out more here.

How to book

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Telephone: 01206 873250