Outdoor Sports Surfaces - Mini Tennis & Kid's Zones
Applying Mini Tennis Lines & Colour Coating Kid’s Zones
ColourWorks – Apply Mini Tennis Lines & paint Kids’ Zones.
Mini Tennis is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) initiative.
Designed to Encourage & Develop Young Players.
LTA Mini Tennis Lines are applied to Tennis Courts.
Kid’s Zones provide a Dedicated Area for youngsters.
LTA – Mini Tennis
Designed for young players using smaller courts with smaller rackets & balls. Mini Tennis is a Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) initiative developed in conjunction with Kids Zones to encourage more young players to take up playing tennis.
Kids Zones are painted in vibrant colours to aid and encourage the development of tennis skills.
Mini Tennis Lines
Specially designed for young players, it uses smaller rackets, smaller courts and special balls. It’s intended to be fun, energetic, and easy to play. It is open to any age, size or level of skill.
Mini tennis is a game aimed at anyone from four years old upwards. It’s designed to be a progressive and enjoyable way for children to learn the game of tennis.
• Red – Learn the basics.
• Orange – Develop skills on a ¾ size court.
• Green – Playing on a full tennis court.
LTA Activity Markings
A further development of Kids’ Zones is the recent design and introduction of Mini Tennis Activity Markings.
Markings are a variety of bright coloured patterns, lines and shapes; they are designed to help stimulate and develop;
• Tennis Skills.
Fitness and movement patterns are painted on the play surface and any surrounding walls; creating an additional ‘activity’ area within the Kids’ Zone.
LTA – Kids’ Zones
Kids’ Zones are purpose-built areas where young players can enjoy developing their tennis & fitness.
They are based on a brightly painted play area of 11m x 5.5m – Mini Tennis Courts (Red Game) with red and blue ‘quarters’ for coaching purposes.
Ideally, a Kids Zone should also have;
- Practice Wall.
- Low level fencing for Spectators.
- Basketball Hoop.
- Activity Markings.
Painting Kids’ Zones
Kids’ Zones areas are normally painted in contrasting vibrant colours.
For this reason masking of areas must be undertaken to minimise drifting of one colour of paint onto another.
This inevitably increases the time required to paint a Kids Zone and will increase the resulting costs.
As Polyurethane paints form a more rigid paint film than Acrylic paints they are less able to accommodate the thermal movement of the macadam, particularly if the coating is applied too thickly. The use of polyurethane paints on Kids Zones is not therefore recommended.
Kids Zones should only be painted with Acrylic paints.