COVID UPDATE: NO MORE TENNIS UNTIL FEBRUARY HALF TERM!
Message from Boris: From 4 January new national lockdown restrictions are to be introduced across England, meaning the LTA can confirm that regrettably all indoor and outdoor tennis facilities will need to close.
Message from Toby: Thanks very much Boris. So here we are again, and yes unfortunately no more tennis means also no more coaching. If you've paid for a junior course for this term I'm going to refund you this time around rather than rolling it forward as credit. The admin created by each parent having a different level of credit is simply too much for me to keep doing, especially with homeschooling too! I will be sending an email soon to all of you with information of how to sort this.
In the meantime, I will look into the possibility of running some carpark 1-1 coaching if it becomes allowed (currently not allowed) and I will be posting regularly on the club's fb page to try and keep as many of you playing tennis in whatever way possible at home, maybe we'll do a zoom quiz too! For now, please check out the fb page here and post ANYTHING related to tennis at home that you can do in the comment section of the Christmas challenge section!
Assuming the lockdown will end by February half term, I'll certinaly be running some camps then to kick-start tennis again, so watch this space for that.
In the meantime, stay safe over the next 6 weeks and lookf roward to seeing you in person after all this, if not before via zoom or social media.
All our tennis coaching at Almondsbury is run by TH Tennis - for all bookings and information please refer to Toby's website here.
Hello to Toby
Our new head coach Toby Huddlestone joins us from Team Bath (University of Bath) where he was performance coach for mini tennis. Before that he worked as head coach at Redland Green Club in Bristol where he built a strong programme that included 31 players in Avon county squads, some going on further into LTA regional squads.
While his level of expertise lies within junior tennis under the age of 14 years, he has plenty of experience coaching players of all ages and standards including beginners, and is keen to welcome members and non-members alike. His goal is to create a strong shared culture at the club between adult members and up and coming juniors. There is room for everyone in tennis, and so he is open to suggestions for how to make A&BSTC as strong on and off court as it can possibly be!
For more information on Toby please click here.
Mini Tennis is taught from 3yrs to 10yrs old with an emphasis on enjoyment, but is also the best stage at which to champion hard work, focus and respect, life skills not only good on court, but also off court. Toby is keen to build a strong mini tennis section with regularly competing minis and allow kids to enjoy competition and team tennis from an early age.
Junior Tennis is played from 10 yrs old and although many children start with Mini Tennis our coaching team happily teach absolute beginners of any age. The goal for junior players is for them to transition into the other areas of the club such as mens and ladies leagues and match practice evenings when they're are of a strong enough standard.
We offer regular squads term time after school Mon-Fri from 4pm and also on Sat & Sun from 9am . Further details of your options can be found HERE.
Come have FUN with Toby and his coaching team in the school holidays and half-terms on the tennis court. Learning and enjoyment are at the forefront of everything we do. Prizes, giveaways and offers in each weekly camp!
Even though restricted by Covid regulations we're offering holiday and half-term camps, which you can book here now.
Adult Tennis coaching for beginners is very popular but many of our team players find sessions with our coaches to be beneficial as well. Toby is keen to here from members what kind of coaching sessions they would like at the club, but will certainly be running beginner, intermediate, doubles tactics and cardio tennis among others.
Our Head Coach provides individual lessons for players in all age groups. If you're a beginner, an experienced player wanting to hone specific skills or just trying to shake the rust off your racket and get back to playing after a break, he will tailor lessons to fit your needs.
He will also arrange lessons or hitting practice with other members of our coaching team as required. Click here for a full pricing structure.