Welcome to Deeside Tennis Academy
Improve skill! Increase confidence! Transform your game!
Deeside Tennis Academy is based in villages located along the river Dee. We run the coaching programs for Aboyne and Torphins tennis clubs. We have 3 tiers in our academy. Core coaching (tier 1) is the entry point for most people! This is where we work on the fundamental skills. Tier 2 consists of our Deeside Competition Squads and adult team training and thirdly we have small groups of Performance squads (tier 3) for those who excel in the previous levels.
Our junior and adult coaching programs usually run from Feb-Dec each year. We run holiday tennis camps for tier 1,2 and 3 players. We also organise lots of local tournaments and matchplays which aim to introduce large numbers of players to competitions.
Head Coach: Graham Kay
-Shortlisted for Scottish coach of the year 2017 .
-Part of the winning team for Scottish Tennis club of year 2018 (Aboyne Tennis Club)
-Honours degree in psychology (Dissertation on mental imagery and tennis serve)
- HND in sports coaching
-LTA Club Coaching Award
-LTA 14u Performance Coaching Certificate
-Former North East Scotland District Head Coach
-Former Adult Tennis Professional at David Lloyds Aberdeen
-Mentored by highly respected coaches Kris Soutar and Mark Malcolm
WHAT WE OFFER
- Junior Core Coaching : After school and weekend group coaching sessions. These provide the core skills.
- Junior Competiton Squad Coaching : Competition squad coaching with a great atmosphere. Usually a players second session of the week.
- Junior Performance Coaching : For top performing competition players. These are usually a players third session of the week and provide detailed and specific help for the best players.
- Adult Coaching : catering for all level groups,teams, rusty racquets
- Private Lessons : 1-2-1's and private groups for all levels
- Hitting Partners : We can arrange hitting partners to meet your level and we also have level 1 and 2 qualified coaches who could help
- Competition Support
- Strength and Conditioning Sessions
- Video Analysis
- Match Analysis
- HotShot Tour (Matchplays for Red/Orange/Green/Yellow level)
- Coach Mentoring
- Competition Squad Camps Abroad
- Holiday Tennis Camps
- Parent Support
- Club Support
Everything here is set up to give players technical and tactical coaching delivered in an enjoyable and engaging manner. It delivers the best Academy level coaching right on your doorstep! The aim is to inspire, nurture and support the heart, body and mind of all our players.
We understand that each individual will have their own personal journeys across many possible stages and settings. From beginner to advanced level in either a social or competitive environment we will support you all the way.
THE COACHING TEAM
-Christine is a Level 2 qualified coach and recently won the Scottish Tennis mum of the year award becasuse of her inspiring efforts for local tennis!
LTA level 2 Coaches
Level 1 Coaches
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Where we teach
Here are the Deeside Tennis Academy venues where you can play.
Ballater Road, ABOYNE, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5HY
Torphins Lawn Tennis Club, Grampian Terrace, Torphins, BANCHORY, Kincardineshire, AB31 4JS