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Why Choose Adel Tennis Academy?
- Low Group Sizes - All weekly group tennis classes 6 or less helping all children reach their potential and improve at the fastest possible rate. Quality over quantity, so places are limited.
- Led by Head Coach John Moore, RPT International Professional / Qualified to USPTA Elite Professional Level / LTA Level 4 Accredited Plus, RPT Biomechanics"An expert in tennis technique"
- A Gateway to County Tennis and beyond - We are committed to helping all children reach their full potential and support all children on our programme to be considered for county tennis and the LTA Performance Pathway, as well as UK and US University Scholarships.
- Academy Programme - We shall soon be commencing an 'Academy Programme', for performance tennis players competing or hoping to compete to train multiple hours a week in a 'can do / will do' environment where they commit to continual improvement, tennis specific movement, technique, mental and tactical development.
Adel Tennis Academy strive to deliver the best possible tennis lessons for all ages and abilities, and the best tennis lessons in Leeds and the whole of Yorkshire. Head Coach John Moore, has spent many years studying tennis biomechanics and has worked as a Biomechanics Advisor for the RPT and with Australian Biomechanist Brad Langevad (coach to Pat Cash / former coach to Greg Rusedski and consultant to a number of ATP players). This in depth technical knowledge goes far beyond the content of standard teaching courses. Utilising this gives children and adults an opportunity to improve their game quicker, move more efficiently, hit more efficeintly and minimise the risk of injuries.
The entry point for a lot of tennis players is our wonderful schools programme, for more details please click here. We are currently working in Allerton CE Primary School and look forward to working with more local schools in the near future and hopefully when the Covid-19 pandemic has subsided.
LTA Youth Start (Formerly Tennis for Kids)
Another entry point for children are our Tennis for Kids courses. These are a great starting point for children to learn tennis. Nationally tennis for kids courses typically accept 10 children we limit to 6 at the same cost! Children receive a 6 week course of 1 hour tennis lessons as well as a racket, personalised t-shirt and mini tennis red balls. All of this for just £34.99 (price set nationally by the LTA)
We are awaiting confirmation of what format group tennis lessons will be permitted upon the resumption of tennis in England. If you are interested please email [email protected] if you would be interested as we are hoping to run more courses shortly.
BAMBINO TENNIS (tots tennis ages 2-5) - brand new programme for 2020 / 'incorporating LTA Mini Tennis Blue'
We are delighted to announce a brand new Programme, for our youngest starters aged 4-6, called 'Bambino Tennis'.
We have designed a new syallabus, incorporating all the co-ordination, orientation, rythm, differentiation, movemement and racket skills the youngest children need, setting them up perfectly for a lifetime of success in tennis and other ball sports.
We recommend children starting tennis younger than 4 undertake general 'Multi-Skill' style training, with a wide range of activities rather than, tennis specific tots tennis type classes.
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Schools Tennis, Tennis for Kids and Bambino Tennis are the entry point for many children into tennis and from here they have the opportunity through our pathway scheme to progress into Mini Tennis Classes, then into Mini and Junior Tennis Teams including internal and external competitions, county tennis and LTA Performance Competitions, and we have children who have gone onto receive US Tennis Scholarships.
Mini Tennis Red (ages 6 - 8) - (Next Half Term's Classes to be announced Shortly)
Mini Tennis Red classes are for children aged 5 - 8. Classes use mini tennis red courts, balls and nets play mini tennis red in line with the LTA National Mini Tennis Framework. Children gain from overall co-ordination and movement exercises at a young age as well as gaining skills from experts in tennis technique helping children to progress at the fastest possible rate, develop efficeint shots which maximise potential and minimise injury risk from the start as well as learning tactics, movement and mental tennis skills.
Mini Tennis Red is played on a roughly badminton sized court using Mini Tennis Red Balls, these are slightly larger than regular tennis balls and bounce 75% slower. Mini Tennis Red is played over smaller nets with children using smaller rackets (typically between 19 and 23 inch in length). If you need assistance with choosing a tennis racket for your child, please let us know.
Mini Tennis Orange (ages 8-9) - (Next Half Term's Classes to be announced shortly)
Our Mini Tennis Programme provides children with great continuation of the work done at mini tennis red, with increased technical refinement of all shots, increased and varied movemement and multi-skill co-ordination exercies and tactical development.
Mini Tennis Orange, sees children play over the main tennis net (albeit at the lower height of 80cm) on a roughly three quarter size court using a mini tennis orange ball which is 50% slower than a standard tennis ball.
Mini Tennis Green (ages 9-10)
Mini Tennis Green is played on a full size tennis court over a full height net with the only difference being the use of mini tennis green balls which are 25% slower than regular tennis balls. This allows children to helpfully transition from mini tennis to senior tennis which will be played from this time onwards.
Junior Tennis (ages 10 - 18) - (Next Half Term Classes to be announed shortly)
Junior tennis builds on the foundation of mini tennis, honing the skills learnt in mini tennis.
Children progress through club groups into club teams, both junior and adult and into County Tennis as well as LTA Performance Competitions and we have also helped children gain US University Tennis Scholarships.
If you have any questions about any of the classes we are running, please email or call John Moore on the following:
Email: [email protected]
Lockdown Tennis Equipment
Whilst lockdown exercises can be adapted we would recommend the following equipment:
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To enquire about starting tennis with us please call John on 07896636173 or email [email protected] to discuss your requirements.
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Where we teach
Here are the Adel Tennis Academy venues where you can play.
Adel Tennis Club ( A Section of Adel WMA)
Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Church Lane, LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DE
Holt Road, Cookridge, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 7QD
Weetwood Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 5NZ
York St John University Tennis Centre
Haxby Road Sports Park, Haxby Road, York, Yorkshire, YO31 8TA