HRTC has 2 LTA qualified tennis coaches, Claire Smith and Derek Edwards.

Below you will find information on the coaching they offer at the club.

Click on the Coach's Profile tab to see their qualifications.

Claire Smith


Claire runs group coaching for 13&Unders during term time. The sessions use different court sizes and balls depending on age to ensure children can get the most out of their tennis.


3.30-4.15pm: Reception and Year 1

4.15-5pm: Year 2 and Year 3

5-5.45pm: Year 4 , 5 and 6

5.45-6.30pm: Year 7  and 8                                          Cost: £21 for 5 sessions

School holiday sessions are ran for Reception - Year 8 

Adult Coaching Groups for Intermediate

Wednesday 9-10.15am and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm . Cost £5 per session

Adult Cardio Tennis for all standards fun, high energy fitness class 

Tuesday 9-10am. Cost: £3 members  £4 non members

Individual lessons also available with Claire.      Contact 07914383912 for more details or to book a place


Derek Edwards:

Derek runs group sessions for all abilities aged 14

Group sessions:

Friday 12:00 to 1:00 Adult Team

Friday 1:00 to 2:00 Adult Beginner/Improver

Friday 2:00 to 3:00 Adult Team

Friday 4:30 to 5:15 Junior Improver/Intermediate

Costs: Sessions are run as 5 week blocks. All 45 minute sessions are £21, all hour sessions are £26 for the 5 weeks.

For details of the group sessions and to book a place, please contact Sue Bedford 01642 700844. For individual lessons, please contact Derek on 07939 255330.