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INFORMATION ON COURSES AND HOW TO BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR COURSE
To make sure we have the right course for you and space is available please contact Dave Sanger or look at the sessions listed at bottom of this page. We try our best to find the correct group/level for you. Please discuss with the coach on court if you feel you need to be moved.
Tots Tennis Under 5's
Tots is for children aged 3 to 5 years old and enables them to learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities, based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racket and ball skills.
Players can receive stickers as reward and recognition for trying hard, achieving certain skills and working well with others in the group. Tots play with sponge balls and 19 or 21 inch rackets and the focus is about making it as much fun as possible.
Mini Tennis Under 10's:
With smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls, LTA Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing. There are four stages of LTA 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.
Mini Tennis Standard of groups: Mini Tennis Term Club Membership for all Under 10’s is included in coaching course fee.
Club Learning to serve, rally, score and play the game as soon as possible, with regular FUN internal competition.
Development* Access through coaches discretion, players attend 1-2 squads a week,aiming to play competitions.
Team** Invitation only – players access two squads a week with individual lessons and start regular competition
Beginner and Improver sessions for children 10 yrs+. They will be able to maintain a groundstroke rally from the baseline, be able to serve overarm and play a game of singles/doubles. Basic knowledge of the rules. Sessions will include technique and tactics incorporated within drills and games.
Invitational squads for the better player. These squads are designed for players who are involved or have the potential to progress into the County programme and are regularly competing in tournaments. Sessions will prepare players for tournaments and matchplay, focusing very much on the 4 performance factors – technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of the game.
Junior & Adult Tennis Standard of groups: Junior Club Membership is £80 per annum. Junior members receive discount on coaching course fees.
Beginner/Xpress Not played much before/for a few years
Intermediate Play once a week & can rally/serve/score/compete consistently
Advanced Competing regularly and using strategies in play.
Tennis is fun, great for fitness and for developing hand eye co-ordination. It can be played by all ages and abilities - boys and girls can play together, so it’s ideal for mixed classes. Schools give most children their first experience of sport and their early experience can often determine whether they stay in the game. Recent research* (England) shows that tennis in schools is growing, with 80% of schools offering tennis and 47% of schools having a link with a local place to play tennis. You don’t need tennis courts to play – it can be played in school halls, playgrounds or sports halls and a range of adapted equipment and modified or alternative versions of the game are available.