Welcome to MDL COACHING
UPDATE - 4/8/22
AUTUMN TERM TIME SESSIONS - RESUME Monday 5th September
All sessions are bookable on the MDL COACHING TENNIS BOOKING APP which can be downloaded to any phone
A GUIDE TO OUR GROUP COACHING SESSIONS 2022/2023
DEVELOPMENT GROUPS (For mini tennis players and yellow ball players new to the sport or those not looking to compete)
Sessions are for players who play once / twice a week and are keen to improve and learn new tennis skills, have fun and make new tennis friends. These sessions are also suitable for players who are new to the sport. We try to put all players in groups with others of a similar age and ability.
COMPETITION SQUADS (Mini Tennis players aged 6yrs-10yrs)
Sessions are for players who play at least twice a week either attending group sessions, 1:1 sessions, play competitions or have an interest in competing and representing MDL in matches against other clubs, play with parents or friends outside coaching sessions or are above average ability for their age.
Players attending these sessions will be encouraged to enter LTA sanctioned tournaments.
INVITATION SQUADS (Yellow ball players aged 10yrs-18yrs)
Sessions are for players who have been a part of the MDL programme for many years and are established tennis players. They may play at least twice a week either attending group sessions, 1:1 sessions, play competitions or have an interest in competing and representing MDL in matches against other clubs, play with parents or friends outside coaching sessions or are above average ability for their age. They have a keen interest in tennis and willingness to improve as a tennis player.
ADULT RUSTY RACKETS
A session for adults looking to get back into tennis or an adult who plays other sports looking to start playing tennis. Technique, lots of fun drills and a chance to meet new people to practise with. Sessions are bookable for 6 sessions at a time and once players are confident they are encouraged to join their respective club as a FULL member and join in adult clubs sessions and even play for the adult teams.
Players attending should join as an adult and coach membership or parent membership to allow them the opportunity to book courts outside of the coaching session to practise with family or other rusty racket attendees.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE PLEASE LOG ON TO THE APP AND BOOK. Please note we accept child care vouchers for term time sessions and you can just select bacs payment and then pay with your child care vouchers in the usual way. Payment can also be made by card or cash if you prefer.
FEES for Autumn term for all junior groups are for 14 weeks and we have held our prices despite the cost of balls increasing and everything else around us. Adult session fees are for 6 sessions. Any families having with financial difficulty please get in touch as we may be able to help and can arrange part payments if required.
We return from Monday 5th September at all of our tennis clubs but most school programmes will start from Monday 12th September.
SUMMER HOLIDAY TENNIS CAMPS 2022
BOOK NOW - FLYER HERE WITH DETAILS (Book as many sessions as you wish)
2 & 3 hour Tennis Camps available in the mornings at Purley Bury, South Croydon & Cheam Fields Club for 4yrs-12yrs - 9am-11am or 9am-12pm
3 hour TEEN Tennis Camps available in the afternoons at Purley Bury and Cheam Fields Club for 10yrs-16yrs - 1pm-4pm
2 hour afternoon Tennis Camps available at Purley Bury for 6yrs-12yrs - 1pm-3pm
Full Day Tennis Camps available at Purley Bury for 6yrs-12yrs - 9am-3pm
BOOK VIA the mdl coaching tennis booking app (downloaded to any phone)
PAYMENT - Card, bacs and child care vouchers
UPDATE - 22/11/21 - MDL BABOLAT TEAM WEAR
We have teamed up with Babolat and Intersport (The winning margin) to bring you MDL branded (and your tennis club name if you wish) tennis attire for our team players and players attending our coaching sessions so they look the business. The prices shown include printing etc and everything is ordered direct with Intersport (The Winning Margin).
You can order your items for delivery or pick up instore.
Here is the LINK to the site -
password – marklovestennis
Junior club sessions, Disability Tennis, Over 50's Free Tennis Coaching and Cheam Fields Saturday coaching sessions are bookable via the mdl coaching website. See Adults page.
MDL COACHING - TENNIS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
MDL Coaching was established in 2002 and has been providing tennis coaching to adults and children of all ages and standards of play.
All sessions are geared up to be FUN, CHALLENGING, PROGRESSIVE, COMPETITIVE & A GREAT WAY TO MEET NEW FRIENDS.
The MDL programme is headed up by Mark Love who was awarded National Coach of the year 2015 and Surrey Development Coach of the Year 2016. With his coaching team he hopes to continue to develop and promote tennis, keep putting rackets in peoples hands and inspire not just the kids but the whole family to play tennis. Our main areas are:
CLUBS - Juniors and adult programmes (Club & Elite), SCHOOLS, DISABILITY TENNIS, COMPETITION, COMMUNITY TENNIS SESSIONS & PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT.
All coaches are DBS checked and LTA Accredited or Accredited +.
MDL COACHING work closely with the LTA, local education authorities, schools and tennis clubs to keep providing quality coaching all year round. Currently MDL COACHING are involved at 6 tennis clubs and over 20 schools and coach approximately 800 children per week both at our tennis clubs, schools programme and disability programme.
Where we teach
Here are the MDL COACHING venues where you can play.
Cheam Fields Club
30 Devon Road, CHEAM, Surrey, SM2 7PD
Purley Bury Tennis Club
53A Purley Bury Avenue, PURLEY, Surrey, CR8 1JF
Sanderstead Lawn Tennis & Social Club
Penwortham Road, Sanderstead, CR2 0QS
Sanderstead Village LTC
26A Sanderstead Court Avenue, Sanderstead, Sanderstead, SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey, CR2 9AQ
South Croydon Ltc
South Croydon Sports Club, Beech Copse, Birdhurst Rise, S CROYDON, Surrey, CR2 7ES