Jimmy Wood is our expert tennis coach and is a LTA Level 3 Licensed Coach.

He has played at junior, international level and at county level.

From Jimmy :

Thanks to everyone who attended the previous coaching block. Great fun had by all. Hopefully some of you will have the tennis bug and would like to continue to develop your skills further. Check out the 2017 Autumn/Winter term coaching programme below. 

I will be continuing the same format as the Autumn term. Unless  otherwise stated, coaching class costs are as follows: £35 for the 7 week block (£5 per session) commencing on Monday 30 October to Friday 15 December (£7 pay and play per class available for adults only).

- All attendees MUST BE MEMBERS of the club. 

- Please BOOK via Merchiston LTC Clubspark -

- All players should attend the same group as the previous block unless indicated otherwise.

- Classes will not run with less than 4 players.

- Classes will only be cancelled if the courts are unplayable. If coaching is cancelled due to bad weather I will offer offer one refund. In the event of further cancellations I will offer an alternative equivalent class on another day.

- To ease administration and allocate coaching resources, it will not be possible to pay and play for junior coaching sessions with the exception of the girls and boys match play which is still £2 pay and play. 

- Pay and play is still available for adult coaching sessions.

- Coaching class costs are as follows: £35 for the 7 week block (£5 per session).  

- I also offer Individual/Group lessons for £25 per hour.

- Development squads will run from Saturday 4 November to Saturday 9 December and costs are as follows: £30 for the 6 week block and payable in advance from week one session.

PLEASE DO NOT PAY VIA 'STRIPES' ON OUR CLUBSPARK WEBSITE. Bank transfer would be most appreciated. Bank:HSBC/Account name: J Wood/Sort Code: 40-03-00/Account Number: 11544276. Please reference name of player and class/es.

- If paying by cheque please make payable to J Wood and write the name of player and class/es on reverse. 

- If this is the first time you or your child are going to attend the classes, please complete and return the attached form in advance and return to J Wood, 42 Findhorn Place, Edinburgh, EH9 2NT.

Autumn/Winter term coaching programme

Monday:3.45-4.30: Girls Red ball.

Monday: 4.30-5.30: Yellow ball.

Monday: 5.30-6.30: Girls match play (10 yrs +) for £2 pay and play.


Tuesday, 5-6: Orange ball

Tuesday, 6-7: Green/Yellow ball 

Tuesday, 7-8: Cardio Tennis

Tuesday, 8-9: Adults - Advanced


Wednesday, 4-5: Girls - Beginners/Improvers


Thursday, 4-5: Mini/Red ball

Thursday, 5-6: Orange ball/Green ball


Friday, 10-11: Adults - Improvers

Friday, 3-4: Mini/Red ball

Friday, 4-5: Orange/Green balls

Friday, 5-6: Mixed match play (8 yrs +) for £2 pay and play


Saturday, 1-2: Orange/Green ball development squad (by invitation)

Saturday, 2-3: Yellow ball under 14 and 16 boys development squad (by invitation)

Saturday, 3-4: Yellow ball under 14 and 16 girls development squad (by invitation)

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