Juniors & Coaching

Juniors & Coaching


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: childwelfare@fernhursttennisclub.org.uk )

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.

A weekly parent and child 'after school club' is planned for the 2020 Summer term for 8-12 year olds and some Summer court time will be dedicated to the 13 year + age group. Further details will be emailed to juniors / parents direct

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



 The following sessions have been 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: alex@generationtennis.co.uk website Generation Tennis 


Juniors (Club Members only):

Coaching for junior members take place on Saurday 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 +


Junior Easter and Summer camps

A number of tennis camps take place during school holidays:

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):

10 week  Spring/Summer Course for "Rusty Rackets"/ Improvers
Saturday 25th April -  Saturday 11th July (Excluding  Saturday 9th May and Saturday 30th May)
Cost: £60 per player if you pay in advance for the course or £8 to pay and play* on the day.

* the pay and play facility for this course will not be available if  the course is full with pre-paid players of if minimum numbers are not met.

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

email: alex@generationtennis.co.uk



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