Win tennis tickets and get your kids active with Highland Spring

Tennis fever is gripping the nation once more with the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals taking London by storm at the end of the month at the O2 arena.

Could your child be the next Grand Slam champion?

Highland Spring, the Official Water Supplier to the LTA and the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, wants young people across the country to get on board and "Earn Their Stripes" with the LTA's Mini Tennis programme. The programme, sponsored by Highland Spring, is fronted by four cartoon characters: Alfie, Suzi, Billy and Jess along with Ralph, their pet balldog (not bulldog). Television personalities Gabby and Kenny Logan, who have tennis-loving children, are also backing the programme.

LTA Mini Tennis is a version of the game specifically designed to introduce children between the ages of 3 and 10 years old to the sport. With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

Girl playing tennisLTA Mini Tennis supports the fundamental principles of the International Tennis Federations (ITF) Tennis 10s programme, with children learning to play the game with slower balls on smaller courts and with shorter rackets. Using these slower balls helps players to develop the most efficient technique, and to implement advanced tactics, that in most cases could not be performed using the yellow ball on the full court.

From 2012 the Rules of Tennis make it mandatory for players aged 10 and under to play in competitions with slower Red, Orange and Green balls on the appropriate sized courts.

For information on the programme and how to sign up visit


LTA tennis coachesHealthy hydration with Highland Spring Kids

Highland Spring is the leading UK produced brand of bottled water and pioneer of the children’s bottled water market. Hydration is a vital part of a healthy and active lifestyle, and water is the healthiest refreshment for children and big kids alike.

Did you know…

  • Children (aged four to eight) should be drinking around 1.3 litres of fluid a day to stay well hydrated?*
  • This increases to 1.47 litres a day for boys and 1.33 litres a day for girls aged nine to 13.
  • Drinking more water helps children perform better in lessons: research shows being dehydrated can affect memory, concentration, coordination and reaction times.

Highland Spring pioneered the children's bottled water market in 2001 and the company now produces one of the leading kid's bottled waters in the UK. It is the UK's most trusted bottled water brand (Source: NOP 2011), meaning peace of mind for parents.

Available in handy 330ml sports bottles, Highland Spring for Kids is ideal for lunchboxes, drinking during exercise and keeping hydration levels topped up at home and on the go. Highland Spring for Kids is available in most major retailers in packs of 12.

*European Food Safety Authority guidelines


WIN tickets to the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

Tennis Gang

Highland Spring is offering you the chance to win 4 tickets to the quarter finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals on Friday 25 November 2011.

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the year-end climax to the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. Visit this link for more info.

For the chance to win answer the following question:


Which LTA Mini Tennis cartoon character wears the green bandana?
  A. Alfie
  B. Andy
  C. Jill


Entrants should email their answers to with Highland Spring Mini Tennis in the subject line. Get a hint here! 

Terms & conditions:

    • Entrants must be 18+
    • Winners will be chosen at random from entries received by the closing date
    • The main prize is 4 tickets to the evening session of the ATP World Tour Finals on Friday 25 November 2011
    • Travel is not included
    • There is no cash alternative
    • The prize is non-transferable
    • The editor's decision is final
    • The prize cannot be sold on for financial gain. Any tickets sold on will be made void


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