Juniors

Welcome to our Junior Coaching Page

Email : juniors@knebworthtennisclub.co.uk for more details.

 

Junior coaching is only available to members. However the Family Cardio sessions are open to non-members.

 

Friday Junior Sessions - 2017

12 Friday afternoons are scheduled to run from April 21st to July 14th, excluding 2nd June for half-term. These sessions are open to all Junior members. This course of 12 weekly 1-hour sessions cost just £12 and is subsidised by the Club.

Three 1-hour sessions will be run according to age and ability as follows:

  4.00pm to 5.00pm: Mini Red coaching for Under 8s

  5.00pm to 6.00pm: Mini Orange / Green coaching for Under 12s

  6.00pm to 7.00pm: Yellow Ball coaching for Under 18

Club coaching is open to all children who want to gain some foundation tennis skills and have some fun. If your child would like to develop further their tennis skills, this year we are running Advanced coaching on Wednesday evenings.

 

NEW - Junior Advanced Coaching for 2017:

On Wednesday evenings we will be running Advanced Junior coaching in two 1-hour sessions. Firstly for players aged 7-11 (Mini Orange / Green) between 5-6pm; and then for players aged 11+ (Yellow) between 6-7pm. Numbers will be strictly limited to a maximim of 8 players per group and will focus on developing technical and tactical skills. Unfortunately this coaching is not open to our youngest Mini Red players, however, Mark Roskilly is available for private lessons by arrangement.

Advanced coaching is scheduled weekly from 10th May to 28th June, excluding 31st May (half-term).

Cost £30 fixed price for 7 sessions.

 

Junior Tournament - Saturday July 15th 2017

To celebrate the end of term and the start of the long summer holidays a Junior Tournament will again be held hosted by our coach Mark Roskilly. Last year's theme was Family Mixed Doubles for Juniors and their parents. All players young and old used junior tennis rackets & balls and played on Mini Red courts. There was knock out stages, then finals followed by lunch. For the 2016/17 season the winners were Nathan and Charles Gidigbi - see photo.

 

ALSO NEW  in 2017 we will be running Cardio Tennis sessions for all the family.

Cardio sessions are planned for: May 10th & 17th & 24th, June 7th & 14th & 21st & 28th.

Cost £5 per Adult entry, £3 per Junior entry. Pay-as-you-go to the coach on the night. These sessions will not be bookable on our website. 

 

In the Autum term we hope to run a further 6 Friday afternoon sessions. More details will follow.

 

To book your child onto one of our courses, please go to the bottom of our Coaching page and find the course you want. Fill in the details requested and pay online when prompted to do so.

! Please bring the completed Junior Coaching Form and Emergency Contact Form to the first session. This form is found within your welcome pack, but if you need another copy this can be emailed to you. Email:  juniors@knebworthtennisclub.co.uk

 

Parents please read: Supervision is provided on court during the coaching sessions, but parents should ensure that a responsible adult is present to supervise their children off court, for toilet breaks or other eventualities.

Footwear: Please ensure that your child wears proper sports shoes. School shoes and other non-sports shoes are not allowed on our courts. These shoes will not provide your child with proper grip required and may mark or damage the court surface.

First Aid: a kit is provided in the clubhouse. Refreshments, kettle, chairs and other equipment is also available in the clubhouse which will be open 4-7pm. The courts will be booked for exclusive junior access from 4pm-7pm.

Please contact either Mark Roskilly (coach) or Tanya Bedford (Junior Rep).

Email:  juniors@knebworthtennisclub.co.uk

Mark Roskilly: 07732 765401

Tanya Bedford: 07804 599649