Junior Coaching

***Tennis Wales Club of the Year 2022***

The Tennis Programme is run by our award winning Director of Coaching Mark Thomas. He was the LTA Development Coach of the Year National Runner-up in 2023 and the Tennis Wales Development Coach of the Year Winner in 2012 and 2023.  He has over 20 years experience and has worked with players of all ages and abilities from complete beginners to national level players.  Mark is fluent in Welsh, experienced working with juniors or adults and has a real passion for tennis and growing the game he loves. 

Our Junior coaching courses follow the LTA Youth framework. LTA Youth is made up of 5 stages to give young players the chance to practice at an appropriate level for them.  All of our lesson content is underpinned by a comprehensive competency framework and guiding principles.  Our coaches work together as a team to deliver our curriculum that works across all the levels and can be progressed to challenge even our most experienced players. 

Key points:

  • Although we've assigned ages to each stage, this is just a guide
  • We understand kids want to play in groups and with their friends, so whatever stage they start at, all kids will see progression
  • In every LTA Youth stage, kids will be active, having fun and developing skills!

Click here to view the promotional video for the LTA Youth Programme.

For further information contact Director of Coaching Mark on 07816915836 or email markthomas@bridgendtennis.club