Junior Sessions

Below is the 2018/19 junior coaching timetables.  Click here for a booking form and don't hesitate to contact Head Coach Marc Squire for more details - 07900 933 834

Course Name Group Name Day Start Time End Time Weeks Members Rate Non-Members Rate Coach Testing
4 - 7 yrs MINI-REDTUE Tuesday 15:30 16:15 12 £70  £90 Marc
5 - 8 yrs REDTUE Tuesday 16:00 17:00 12 £93  £120 Marc Testing
9 - 14 yrs GREEN/YELLOWTUE Tuesday 17:00 18:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
4 - 7 yrs MINI-REDWED Wednesday 15:30 16:15 12 £70  £90 Marc
6 - 8 yrs REDWED Wednesday 16:00 17:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
12+ yrs GIRLSWED Wednesday 17:00 18:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
12+ yrs BOYSWED Wednesday 18:00 19:00 12 £TBC  £TBC Marc
Invitation SQUADWED Wednesday 18:00 19:00 12 £TBC  £TBC Marc
4 - 7 yrs MINI-REDTHU Thursday 15:30 16:15 12 £70  £90 Marc
6 - 8 yrs REDTHU Thursday 16:00 17:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
9 - 11 yrs GREENTHU Thursday 17:00 18:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
11+ yrs YELLOWTHU Thursday 18:00 19:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
6 - 8 yrs REDFRI Friday 16:00 17:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
8 - 9 yrs ORANGEFRI Friday 17:00 18:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
13+ yrs YELLOWFRI Friday 18:00 19:00 12 £93  £120 Marc
5 - 7 yrs REDSAT1 Saturday 09:00 10:00 11 £55  £80 Marc
6 - 8 yrs REDSAT2 Saturday 10:00 11:00 11 £55  £80 Marc
9 - 11 yrs GREENSAT Saturday 11:00 12:00 11 £55  £80 Marc
11+ yrs YELLOWSAT Saturday 12:00 13:00 11 £55  £80 Marc

 

Head Coach Marc Squire

At the Grove we follow the LTA mini tennis system which is now the recognised standard for all coaching in the UK. It uses smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls for younger children which helps them develop a strong technique at an early age.

The key stages to Mini tennis are:

  • Red (8 and under)
  • Orange (9 and under)
  • Green (10 and under)
  • Yellow (11+)

The mini system is now used in many sports, including football, rugby and cricket and is widely accepted to be best practice in junior coaching. The mini system is also used in all LTA competitions with children who are BTM members given their own tennis rating. More information on mini tennis can be found here http://www3.lta.org.uk/LTA-Mini-Tennis

Our  aim is to ensure that all Grove juniors reach their maximum potential and key to this will be ensuring that they are in the right coaching group for their ability. The mini-tennis age guidelines will be appropriate in most cases but we may recommend to parents that a child is moved into a different age group depending on their ability and the make-up of the various groups.

For those children who are serious about improving their tennis, I'd strongly recommend at least 2 sessions per week.