COVID UPDATE (5 Nov 2020):
All tennis in all forms (coaching and playing) has been shutdown by the government for the period of the new national lockdown from Thur 5 Nov - Wed 2 Dec. The plan for now is to resume on Thursday 3 December. For all those parents who have signed up to a coaching course for Term 2, any sessions missed will count as credit towards future sessions, so you won't loose a penny of your money. We may try to put on some bonus sessions over the Christmas holidays to make up for these or they can be used for future tennis (term time or holiday camps).
The covid restirctions and guidelines for tennis can be read here. If in December we have restricted rules, then I'll look into whatever way I can to keep all those benefiting from our coaching programme to continue, especially for the 100+ kids who have been enjoying learning tennis at the club since the summer. I have a fantastic coaching team which includes 5 fully qualified coaches able to get back on board as soon as we're allowed - big thanks to them for staying flexible!
Hopefully the government will understand that tennis is a safe sport during this pandemic,and for many both young and old is an essential part of their weekly routine for good physical and mental health. I believe that group coaching can still take place so long as we're all sensible and follow the guidelines. To support the coaches and clubs that want to still offer tennis in all it's forms please sign this petition to help our cause.
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.
Please click the relevant links at the beginning of each section for more information and booking.