Just trying to canvas opinion from the coaches/teachers/etc on the board about Mini-Tennis/Play+Stay/Quickstart tennis. In the UK we have a competition structure which says under 8's have to compete on a Red court, 8-9's on an orange court etc - you cannot play up early with out special persmission. We took the system based on the Belgian model, but this competition structure is also used in France, Switzerland, Holland, Canada and a few others. Last time I checked the French were producing players - none of the others are particularly. I have no problem with mini-tennis in the sense that smaller racquets and softer balls are great to get kids playing and learning - i am however against forcing kids to play a certain level based on their age and not their ability. Your thoughts?