Club Coaching

Barnard Castle Tennis Club coaches, Geoff Thomas and Derek Edwards, run weekly, weekday group sessions for our members.

Private lessons are given by Geoff. For further info contact Geoff on 07814 368898

Our coaching  team also runs coaching sessions for both adults and juniors on a Sunday afternoon.

Our Current Sunday Timetable

Youth Red 1 2:30pm - 3:15pm 5 & 6 yrs old
Youth Red 2 3:15pm - 4:00pm 7 & 8 yrs old
Youth Orange & Green  4:00pm - 5:00pm 9 - 11 yrs old
Youth Yellow / Junior Coaching 5:00pm - 6:00pm 12 - 18 yrs old
Adult Coaching 6:00pm - 7:00pm 18 yrs +


This coaching program is managed by the Durham Community Tennis Partnership, providing a comprehensive programme for children and adults of all ages and abilities. 

How to sign up

Bookings are managed through the coaching team's personalised app 'Durham Community Tennis'.  please download the app, then follow the instructions below.

The App can be downloaded through your app store HERE--> Android (PlayStore) -- IOS (Apple)

1- Create an account and add all appropriate family members (players)

2- Head to the sessions tab to view all our classes.

3- Next to venue select all and change it to ‘Barnard Castle Tennis Club' and press okay.

4- Select the appropriate session, the player who will be attending and hit enroll.

5- This sesson will then be added to your dashboard. Please head there once you have enrolled all players to pay for the lessons.


So, whether you've been on a programme with us before or it is your first time this is a great way to improve your skills.  Below is a summary of each of our sessions and the key things you will learn. If you have any queries please contact dctp Head Coach Sam at [email protected]  


Junior Coaching

A great way to introduce kids to the sport - 

Youth Blue (2-6yrs) - Learn The BasicThis is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and co-ordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.



Youth Red (6-8yrs) - Serve, Rally, Score

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too.



Youth Orange (8-9yrs) - Develop A Rounded Game

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.




Youth Green (9-10yrs) - Test Your Skills

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far. 



Youth Yellow (10+yrs) - Take Your Skills Further

Time to find your game. Playing on a full size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own. Designed for both  beginners and intermediate level. 



Adult Coaching

Get Into Tennis! (18yrs+) - Start Your Tennis Journey

New to the game or just getting back on the court? Our 'Get into Tennis' class offer adults with little or no experience playing tennis a comprehensive introduction to the sport. Adult Beginner Class teaches the fundamentals of the game, including developing technically sound forehands, backhands, volleys and serves. We help players to learn basic rules of the game and getting the ball in play. All equipment provided.