Parents in tennis: How to support your child

Parents play a pivotal role in sport and young people depend heavily on their involvement, support and encouragement.

The LTA work closely with Sports Psychology experts from Loughborough University and the University of Roehampton to offer a progressive parent support programme that provides advice and guidance to parents nurturing the next generation of players.

Stage one is aimed at parents whose children are just beginning their competitive journey and features a ‘Start Competing’ guide and a series of short videos. Stage two is an informative two hour workshop aimed at the parents of players aged 9-14 years-old who are competing regularly and stage three is an informative resource to help parents develop their child’s mental and emotional skills.

Read more about each stage of the pathway HERE

County Training Programme:

In the interest of player, parent and coach safety, we have made the difficult decision to suspend the County Training programme until the end of April

This currently affects the following sessions:

8U Boys 19-Apr

9U Boys 26-Apr

10U Boys 05-Apr

11/12U Boys Weekly Thursday training from 19/03

12U Boys 22-Mar and 05-Apr 

14U Boys 05-Apr

16/18U Boys 05-Apr

8U Girls  19-Apr

9/10U Girls 05-Apr

11/12U Girls Weekly Thursday training from 19/03

14/18U Girls 05-Apr

We will review the situation in mid-April and of course keep coaches and players updated.



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Berkshire County Training

Berkshire  offer County Training  Programme to players aged 7 to 18 years old.  The programme enables the best players in the county to train together on a monthly basis. We are looking to create and develop strong team spirit and identity across all players involved in training and representing the county.

Berkshire County Training Programme/Criteria/Eligibility

What's the purpose of this programme:

  • To provide regular opportunities for the best players in the county to train and compete with one another
  • To accelerate the development of players aged 7-14 to create competition for places at Regional Training & the NAGP
  • To retain more young players in regular training and competition through to age 18

Who's it for: The best junior players in the county, with emphasis on U8 to U14s.

What will this programme be like:

  • There will be high intensity, fun squad training on monthly basis – the cost  of which will be subsidised by the LTA
  • Players will get opportunities to represent their county as part of a county team
  • County training will be delivered by local coaches who have specialised training and a track record of working with county performance players
  • The programme will be supported by the LTA National Player Pathway Tea

To find out more - click here