Junior Tennis Coaching

The Junior Coaching at Catford Wanderers is provided by South East London Tennis and their team of coaches. South East London Tennis has 10 years experience of delivering tennis in Lewisham in parks, schools and clubs. There is currently a Saturday junior programme offering sessions from 6 to 18 years as listed below

  • Saturday 9 - 10am for LTA Youth Red (6 to 8 years)
  • Saturday 10 - 11am for LTA Youth Orange (8 to 10 years)
  • Saturday 10 - 11am for LTA Youth Green (9 to 11 yers)
  • Saturday 11am - 12pm for LTA Youth Yellow (11+ years)

Red stage 6-8 years

In this stage, players will learn to serve, rally and score with a slow ball. They will also learn basic movement and coordination skills needed for tennis. In and outside of the sessions, players are encouraged to play fun competitions in small teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.

Orange stage 8-10 years

At the orange stage, players will start to develop a rounded game, learning a range of tennis techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. Like at the red stage, in our sessions there are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring.

Green stage 9-11 years

The green stage is for junior improver level players. This stage focuses on improving the techniques and tactics needed in game situations. Players will level up to full sized courts with faster balls, ready to enhance their playing style. Individual and team competition scoring now extends to short sets.

Yellow stage 11+ years

This stage is ideal for intermediate players who have progressed up through the LTA youth programme. At this level players will begin to develop their own style of play using the skills attained at the earlier stages. Again playing on full sized courts, this time with the same balls as the pros. 

Online booking

To book a junior session / course please visit the South East London Junior Coaching page by clicking here

If your child is inbetween groups or you are unsure of their ability, please email chris@southeastlondontennis.com