Advantage Sports Services is one of the most respected and well-known sports training companies in Abu Dhabi. Advantage is renowned for its high quality of Tennis programs.
Advantage Sports Services is proud to say that they have some of the most qualified and experienced sports professionals in Abu Dhabi, and base their expertise on “quality and not quantity” in every class.
“Advantage Tennis Academy” is one of the market leaders in tennis-coaching in the UAE, located at various venues in Abu Dhabi. Our Tennis Programs provide group coaching and private lessons to all ages and abilities ranging from 4 years old through to adults.
We pride ourselves on providing one of the best “Junior Development Programs” in the area and one of the most fun and informative “Adult Programs” Abu Dhabi.
All courses are play based which encourages a natural progression within each player’s game!
There are four stages of Mini Tennis; Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age.
The Mini Tennis Program, designed to help mini players learn in stages and take part in exciting exercises with regular rewards which encourage them to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.
Many sports have a mini version including, football, rugby and cricket which are helping to develop young talent in appropriate learning environments. Get set for the mini game with the big attitude!
Our Mini Tennis Program has been designed for players between the ages of 4 and 12 years old to help mini players take part in exciting exercises with regular rewards which encourage them to develop their tennis skills at a pace that suits them.
Players progress through different levels by aquiring new skills and taking part in exercises.
Within each level, Mini Tennis players learn and are tested on four important skills:
Rally - Learning and developing rallying skills
Serve - Learning and developing serving skills
Come to the net - Learning and developing movement forwards and volleying
Score and Compete - Learning the rules, how to score, how to compete and fair play
Within the Mini Tennis Program there are:
Key teaching points - these are technical points to be aware of, which can be built into lessons as areas of development, but they should not all be used at the same time.
Movement - movement skills are vital for development and are written into each Awards skill exercise.
Mental skills - are vital for all round game development and are written into each Awards skill exercise.
Mini Tennis Red:
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
What age is Mini Tennis Red aimed at? Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 & under.
What ball is used? A foam or felt ball is used which is 75% slower than a yellow ball.
What size court is red ball played on? A court with dimensions of 11m x 5.5m or 12m x 6m. It's fine to use badminton court lines.
What height is the net? The net is at a height of 80cm (in the middle).
What racket is best to use?
A shorter racket of 43cm – 58 cm (17” – 23”) is recommended depending on the size and strength of the player.
Mini Tennis Orange:
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.
What age is Mini Tennis Orange aimed at? Mini Tennis Orange is for players aged 8 and 9.
What ball is used? An orange ball is used which is 50% slower than a yellow ball, giving players better control at this important stage of development.
What size court is Mini Tennis Orange played on?
Mini Tennis Orange is played on a 18m x 6.5m court.
What height is the net?
80cm at the middle of the net.
What racket is best to use?
A racket of 58cm – 63 cm (23” – 25”) should be used depending on the size and strength of the player.
Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.
What age is Mini Tennis Green aimed at? Mini Tennis Green is for players aged 9 & 10.
What ball is used?
A green ball is used, which is 25% slower than a yellow ball.
What size court is Mini Tennis Green played on? Mini Tennis Green is played on a normal size court. Doubles matches should also be played on a normal size court with singles sticks in place (if available).
What height is the net?
The net is at full height.
What racket is best to use?
A bigger racket of 63cm – 66cm (25” – 26”) should be used but not compulsory.
You've either never played, just started playing or haven't picked up a racket for years. You aren't ready to enter competitions yet but may be thinking of having lessons or joining a group session. You cannot sustain a rally yet and you are working primarily on getting the ball into play. You are learning to judge where the ball is going although court coverage is weak. You are also getting to grips with basic positions for singles and doubles play.
You know the basic techniques and are able to keep a rally going with someone who hits the ball back to you. However, you still make quite a few mistakes and may find serving difficult. You are becoming more consistent when hitting medium pace shots but you are not comfortable with all strokes and lack control when trying to hit with accuracy, depth or power. Your game probably lacks variety but you are developing a tactical approach and awareness of teamwork in doubles. You may have played some matches.
You are a decent player. You play regularly and your technique is solid. You try and copy the technique and tactics of the top players but struggle when putting together points against stronger players. You have dependable strokes, including accuracy on both forehand and backhand sides on moderate shots, plus the ability to use lobs, overheads, approach shots and volleys with some success. You are able to occasionally force errors when serving. You have begun to master the use of power and spins and are beginning to handle pace, have sound footwork and can control depth of shots. You can hit first serves with power and accuracy and place the second serve and are able to work effectively with a partner in doubles.
You're good. You have played a lot of tennis and can serve with spin, placement and power. You can rally consistently and create opportunities to win points off both your forehand and backhand. You probably compete on a regular basis. You have excellent shot anticipation and court coverage. You can regularly hit winners or force errors off of short balls, can out away volleys, can successfully execute lobs, drop shots, half volleys and smashes, and have good depth and spin on most second serves. You have power and consistency and can vary strategy according to your opponent's strengths and weaknesses.
Cardio Tennis combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie-burning workout. Cardio Tennis is also a social fun group activity for players of all ages and abilities and will guarantee an invigorating calorie burning workout. It's not all about forehands and backhands; it's about tennis training in your zone, burning lots of calories and having lots of fun.