The coaching team is led by our Head Coach Tom Carlton who is a fully qualified LTA level 5 coach and is also a regular playing member at the club. Sam Carlton, James Carlton, Daniel Shearing and Emma Carlton(Level 3). Nick Sparks, Charlotte Nudd and Jason Gurr (all Level 2) make up the coaching team. We also have a fantastic group of Tennis Leaders and Level 1 coaching assistants who help at sessions.
The coaching programme caters for juniors and adult, offering individual and group sessions tailored to age and ability. Children between three and ten years old follow the LTA mini tennis stages which use smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls to deliver the perfect introduction to the sport.There are four stages of Mini Tennis; Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables players to develop vital skills and techniques at an early age. To learn more about Mini Tennis Click the link - http://www3.lta.org.uk/LTA-Mini-Tennis/
The junior programme runs on a termly basis and operates on weekdays after school and on Saturday mornings. Tots Tennis Sessions for 3-5yrs old also run on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The coaching team also run matchplay sessions and a junior club championship. Holiday camps are run during school holidays & half-term breaks.
Group lessons for adults takes place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Friday evening. Individual sessions are available by arrangement with the coaching team.
The current coaching schedule is :-
10-12pm Adult Group Coaching - starters/improvers group
4.45-5.45 pm Junior Girls Squad (U16's)
5.45-7.00 pm Junior Squad (U18's)
3.45 - 4.45 pm Mini Red Group (8U)
4.45 - 5.45 pm Mini Orange Group (9U) plus a Junior U16 squad
5.45 -7.00 pm Junior Girls U16 squad
7.00-8.00 pm / 8.00-9.00pm 18U / Adult Team Training
9.00-11.00 am Ladies Group Coaching. Coaching Tips, Drills and Matchplay
3..00-4.00 pm Homewood School After School Coaching
4.00-5.00 pm Mini Red (U8's) / Orange Groups (U 9's)
5.00 -6.00 pm Junior U 16 squads
6.00-7.00pm Junior U16 Squads
3.45 - 4.45pm Mini Red Group (U8's)
4.45-5.45pm Junior U12 Group Coaching
5.45-7.00pm Junior U16 Group Coaching
Also on Thursdays at Stour Centre, Ashford
4.00-5.00pm Mini Tennis Red Group(U8's) . Oct - March only
8.30-10.00 am Adult Team Training Session
10.00 -12.00pm Adult improver Group coaching.
3.45-4.45pm Mini Red / Orange squad
4.45-6.00 pm Junior U 16 squads
6.00-7.00 pm Adult Coaching - beginner and improver groups.
8.30-9.30 am Tots Tennis (4/5 yrs) Plus Mini Red Groups (U8)
9.30-10.30 am Mini Orange / Green (U11)
10.30 - 11.30 am U12 squads
11.30-12.30 am U16 squads
Also on Saturdays - At Courtside Ashford
9.00-10.00 am U12 Junior Group Coaching
10-11.00 am U12 Junior Group Coaching
11-12 pm Mini Orange / Green (U10) Coaching
9.00-10.00am Tots Tennis (3-5yrs)