Juniors & Coaching

JUNIORS

Within the parameters of the responsibilities required by the LTA of the Club, it should be recognised that parents and other adults supervising children must always take due care of and responsibility for the safety of their children while  they are using, or travelling to and from, the courts, taking account of the fact that for much of the time the courts are largely unsupervised and unattended.

Our Safeguarding Policy  is set out in  CLUB RULES

As is our Child Protection Policy

Parents and juniors should also be aware of the LTA's Code of Conduct relating to juniors

We have a nominated Child Welfare Officer: Liz Rawlings. (Mobile no: 07858 449867;  confidential email: [email protected] )

Historically, the focus of Junior activities  has been  on Junior Coaching (see below) but the Club wishes to widen the usage of the courts by junior members provided that they behave responsibly and are adequately supervised.

The Club allows responsible juniors aged 13 years + to play unsupervised.  Juniors under the age of 13 years must always be supervised on court by their parent/ carer or another adult who has expressly agreed to take responsibility for them. No adult can be responsible for more than three young children at the same time .

Juniors (14 yrs+ ) may also attend adult rollups, subject to their being of competent standard and behaving appropriately.

Please note for juniors (as for adults), the  Court Rules must be followed at all times and parents/carers must ensure that their children are familiar with this document, which is also posted on the Pavilion noticeboard

 

COACHING

The following sessions are arranged with the Club Coach, Alex Bone, at Generation Tennis.

If interested and you want to book or discuss this further, please  contact Alex direct on: 07761 753945

email: [email protected] website Generation Tennis 

 

Juniors (Club Members only):

Coaching for junior members generally takes place on Saturday afternoons during  school term times in the following age categories:

1.00 - 2.00 pm: children aged 4 - 9 years
2 .00 - 3.00 pm: children aged 10 - 14 years
3.00 - 4.00 pm: children aged 14 +

The Winter term starts on  Saturday 12th September and runs until  Saturday 19th December, excluding 31st October. The cost is £84 for these  14 sessions

 

Junior Easter and Summer camps

A number of tennis camps generally take place during school holidays, but could not be held in 2020 due to covid. What was planned (which it is hoped to replicate in 2021) were:

Easter Camp 2020

Tuesday 14th April - Friday 17th April

9.00 - 10.30 am: Mini Red/ Orange - children aged 4-8 years (cost £36) 

10.30 - 1.00 pm: Mini Green - children aged 9-12 years (cost £60)

1.30 - 3.30 pm: Junior coaching: 12 years + (cost £51)

Summer Camp -Week 1
Monday 5th August - Friday 9th August 2020
9.00 - 10:30 am: Mini Red/Orange - children aged 4 - 8 years (cost £45)
10:30 - 1.00 pm: Mini Green - children aged 9 - 12 years (cost £74)
1:30 -3:30 pm: Junior Coaching 12 years+ (cost £64)

Summer Camp - Week 2
Monday 17th August - Friday 21st August 2020
9.00 - 10:30 am: Mini Red/Orange - children aged 4 - 8 years (cost £45)
10:30 - 1pm Mini Green - children aged 9 - 12 years (cost £74)
1:30 -3:30pm: Junior Coaching 12 years + (cost £64)

Note: If a player is not a member of the Club,  there is an additional £5 cost per camp, which will be deducted from your Fernhurst membership fee (only £15) if you join the Club after the camp.

Camps should be booked  directly on-line at: www.generationtennis.co.uk
Click on Coaching, Extras, school holiday tennis coaching
Scroll down to select Summer Holiday Tennis Camp then scroll down to Fernhurst Tennis Club
Enter your child/children's name(s) accordingly

 

Adults (Club members only):

Seven week  Autumn Course for "Rusty Rackets"/ Improvers

Saturday 12th September -  Saturday 24th October
Cost: £42 per player for these seven sessions


Book your place direct with Alex Bone of Generation Tennis direct on 07761 753945

email: [email protected]

 

Non-members:

Coaching is also  available for non-members, although a supplementary fee will be charged, at  Generation Tennis  (contact details above)