Welcome to MDL COACHING
Our Friday night Disability Tennis session is running from 4pm-5pm and all details of how to book can be found on our disability page. Currently, this is the only session we are able to offer until restrictions are lifted.
All Tennis Clubs in England are CLOSED from today following the government announcement last night. All our players and parents have been emailed.
NO COACHING SESSIONS AS NO ACCESS TO TENNIS COURTS. Coaching sessions on HOLD until further notice.
All tennis clubs across England are to be closed from today which means our after school and weekend tennis sessions will be cancelled until further notice. We are extremely disappointed that this decision has been made as we know the benefits tennis and sport has for many. We also fear the impact these types of decisions will have on many but will be here when we return to pick up the pieces. Once we are allowed to return we will be in touch. There are exciting times ahead for tennis as we embrace LTA Youth and make this part of our tennis programme.
TERM TIME SESSIONS
Our after school and weekend sessions for children aged 18yrs & under will resume again from Monday 4/1 although we remain in Tier 4. Please ensure your child wears lots of layers to these winter sessions, as well as hats and gloves. We will be completing Autumn Term 20 and therefore have 3 sessions outstanding which we missed due to LOCKDOWN in November. All previous procedures will be in place at our venues. Clubhouses are closed but at most of our sites access to toilets for attendees is available.
SCHOOL CLOSURES & HOW WE CAN HELP
Many schools will remain CLOSED until 18/1 but we are here to help. We will be providing 2 hour tennis sessions throughout the day to keep your child active and give them an opportunity to develop their tennis skills. The sessions will run in a similar way to our Covid secure Holiday Tennis Camps. THESE SESSIONS ARE BOOKABLE VIA THE MDL BOOKING APP.
1:1 COACHING FOR ADULTS
We are unable to restart our group coaching sessions for ADULTS due to the current restrictions but our coaches will be on hand to deliver 30, 45 or 60 1:1 sessions in the evenings or daytime. Please contact your coach direct here: MDL COACHING / Coaches details (lta.org.uk)
SMALL GROUP DAYTIME SESSIONS FOR CHILDREN AGED 18 & Under
1 hour sessions booked with your coach direct - MDL COACHING / Coaches details (lta.org.uk)
1 player - £30-£35 per player
2 players - £20 per player
3 players - £14 per player
4 players - £10 per player
We wish you all a great 2021 and hope that life will return more normal soon!
All our venues are in TIER 4 as of today. They will remain open but with the following restrictions in place:
UPDATE - New Tier 4 Restrictions - LTA
The Government has this afternoon (19 December) announced new Tier 4 restrictions will be introduced in parts of England from 00:01 tonight. We have been in discussion with DCMS to get confirmation of exactly what this means for tennis and can confirm the following for Tier 4 areas:
- Indoor courts, gyms and sports facilities will need to close
- Outdoor tennis courts can remain open for individual exercise, and for people to use with others within your household, support bubble, or with one person from another household. One-to-one coaching outdoors is therefore also permitted
- Organised outdoor sport for under 18s and disabled people will be allowed to continue in larger numbers
This means that our coaching sessions and camps will go ahead for juniors 18U, our disability players but not for adults.
FULL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE: LTA
All coaching sessions will resume from Wednesday 2nd December and we will be emailing all clients at the end of the week with our plan to complete the rest of this term. Please note the term will break after 19/12 but we will be running Holiday Tennis & Xmas Camps from Monday 21st December to Thursday 24th December. These will be loaded on to the MDL APP next week once we return.
TENNIS AT HOME including Tennis Exercises, Activity Cards (colouring, quizzes and word searches), Personal development challenges and tennis themed school lessons if they have not had enough of school!
THE PLAN FOR AUTUMN TERM SESSIONS
Please rest assured that your child will not miss out on their coaching sessions you have paid for. When we return on Wednesday 2nd December we will extend the term until Saturday 19th December, as we were due to finish on Saturday 12th December.
We will owe all clients that have paid for the whole term 3 sessions which we will carry over into January 2021 (starting week commencing 4/1).
New players joining us in January will have the opportunity to join us at the start of this term and will be asked to pay for the first 3 sessions and then sign up for the remainder of term along with everyone else.
Take care everyone, stay fit, stay positive and look forward to seeing you back on court early December for some proper WINTER TENNIS!
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
53B 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, S CROYDON, Surrey, CR2 7ES