Grade System

Grade System

Grading System - New for 2022!


At Adel Tennis Academy we pride ourselves on offering world leading tennis technique throughout our programme. Head Coach John Moore, worked for several years as a Biomechanics Advisor for the RPT, studying and applying the latest biomechanics and techniques in tennis. This included video analysis of many leading junior players from the UK and Spain, and video analysis and attention to detail remain key to the development of players of all ages. As part of his work in Biomechanics John has also worked closely with Brad Langevad, Australian Biomechanist coach to Pat Cash, Greg Rusedski. 

Grading System 1.1

The ATA Grading System 1.1 is comprised of Grade 1 to 9. The system is in essence our syllabus and an attempt to codify the technical and tactical learning of tennis for children giving them specific tasks to work on in a sequential order. We by no means consider the Grading System finished or complete and we will continue to learn and with this, mould, adapt and improve the system over time.

The grading system, at least in its current form, is not intended to be all encompassing, it does not currently include Physical and Mental / Psychological aspects of the game which are hugely important and we will cover as part of our tennis coaching programme. The original draft of the Grading System included mental and physical tasks but these have since been omitted in order to make the system more concise. It may be physical and mental aspects are re-added or a separate system to incorporate these is devised over time.

Grades 1 to 7 are set out at the sub-headings above, we exhausted the number of sub-headings allowed on the page. Grades 8 and 9 will be added to the website shortly.


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Where we teach

Here are the Adel Tennis Academy venues where you can play.

  1. Adel Tennis Club ( A Section of Adel WMA)

    Adel Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Church Lane, LEEDS, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DE

  2. Holt Park

    Holt Road, Cookridge, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 7QD

  3. The Hollies

    Weetwood Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS16 5NZ

  4. York St John University Tennis Centre

    Haxby Road Sports Park, Haxby Road, York, Yorkshire, YO31 8TA