Join our Coaching Programme
Our comprehensive term time coaching provides great opportunities for adults and juniors to learn and improve their tennis skills at all levels. The junior programme includes group development and performance sessions catering for juniors aiming to be the next Emma Raducanu or Andy Murray to those who just want to learn, improve and enjoy the game. Sessions are open to members and non- members.
Our junior coaching follows the LTA Youth Programme. Players will play and learn together in a safe and friendly environment, helping develop their tennis skills. See below for available courses.
Holiday camps include skills and games and will cover basic agility, balance and co-ordination with the main priority to have FUN!
LTA Youth Team Challenges are fun competitions designed for junior tennis players. Kids compete in small teams for points over a short series of matches. Win, lose or draw, all players receive a sticker and certificate from us! A fun introduction to team competition. Lots of prizes to be won!
Tots tennis - using the sheltered environment of our indoor bubble (or ballroom) during the winter, Tennis Tots is a great introduction to tennis. Fun games and stations led by the coach.
For adults, Beginners Tennis is aimed at beginners or players returning to the game. Improvers Tennis (coming soon) enables current players to build on experience and confidence. We have a new weekly (term time) Adult Development Squad starting on soon. All Team Players (plus competitive juniors by invitation only) are welcome to this squad style coaching group covering singles and doubles techniques and tactics. To register your interest, email us at NEETacademyHQ@gmail.com.
Love tennis but looking for a gentler pace of play? Starting in September, Walking Tennis is safe, fun and inclusive and a fantastic way to stay active! It’s ideal for those who:
1. Are just starting out and want to build up their confidence.
2. Are returning from an injury.
3. Just need a bit more time getting to the ball.
We also run evening coaching sessions for more advanced players. Please email us for further details - firstname.lastname@example.org. All groups are limited to 8 players.
To sign up for any of our coaching programmes/weekly sessions please click on the relevant link below.
To deliver these programmes we have a great coaching team:
Head Coach Pete Richmond has over 20 years coaching experience and has done great work in developing the club programme we offer. He has helped so many junior and adult members to improve their game. He does this through great communications skills, strong technical knowledge and a fun sense of humour. Pete comes with a wide range of experience including juniors, disability and performance coaching. At the same time as running a great programme for us, Pete has continued to develop his own coaching credentials (he is an LTA Level 4 coach and the LTA U12’s boys County Captain). We are really lucky to have such a talented coach on board.
Assistant Coach Razvan Bercea (LTA Level 3 equivalent) - delivers both junior and adult 1:1 to 1:3 sessions at the club.
We love to develop our junior players and are delighted that a number of previous junior players have successfully completed the LTA Assistant coach qualification:
Assistant Coach (LTA Level 2) - Louis Parker is now an experienced coach who has delivered the junior coaching programme and holiday camps. Louis also delivers both junior and adult 1:1 to 1:3 sessions at the club.
Assistant Coach (Level 2) - Hannah Thompson, a former county player herself, has supported the coaching team with holiday camps as well as providing 1:1 lessons at the club. Hannah has now left us after completing university and taking on a PE teacher role in another county.
Tennis leaders - in 2023 we hope to have a number of juniors aged 11yrs+ complete their Tennis Leaders award and assist the coaching team in the delivery of junior sessions and competitions.
This development programme really adds to what we offer and we hope, in the longer term, might add to the overall tennis coaching workforce.
Our coaches Pete, Louis and Razvan also offer private individual lessons from £15 per half an hour.