Summer 2024 Junior Coaching Programme

Junior Coaching Programme at Putney LTC.

Pre-Tots to Green groups have a maximum ratio of 1 coach to 6 players. Yellow groups have a maximum ratio of 1 coach to 8 players. Each session incorporates technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of the game. The programme is split into the following age groups:


Pre Tots (2-3yrs)

This is a session run by a coach where the parents are asked to be on the court with their child. The players will learn a variety of athletic skills as well as progressing to pushing the ball along the floor and hitting over a low net.

Friday 11am Sunday 12.30pm


Tots (3-4yrs)

At this stage we ask parents to be present but not on the court. The players will learn to work cooperatively, learn how to distinguish between left and right hand and will start to hit the ball over a low net.

Tuesday 4pm Wednesday 4pm Thursday 4pm Friday 1pm Saturday 8.15am


Mini Reds (5-6yrs)

The players will learn to hit serves, forehands, backhands, volleys, to rally, and to count the rally. They will also learn to recognise when a ball is ‘in’ or ‘out’, call when it is ‘out’ and understand when the ball has bounced twice.

Monday 4pm Tuesday 4pm Wednesday 4pm Thursday 4pm Friday 4pm 
Saturday 9am Saturday 10am      


Reds (7-8yrs)

Players will continue to develop movement and agility skills, improve all theirshots and to rally in the red court with ready position. They will also learn to be able to move the opponent by hitting cross court and down the line, as well as starting to hit the ball short and deep.

Monday 4pm Tuesday 4pm Wednesday 4pm Thursday 4pm Friday 5pm 
Monday 5pm Saturday 9am Saturday 10am Sunday 9am  


Orange (9yrs)

Players will now move to a bigger court. Players will learn how to move their opponent around by hitting the ball short and deep and start to understand opening up space in the court. They will be taught to build stronger tactical awareness into their game.

Monday 5pm Tuesday 5pm Wednesday 5pm Saturday 9am


Green (10yrs)

Players will learn how to adjust to the bigger court and different ball type whilestill focusing on developing an all-round game. They will be taught how to use the court space and change the pace of the ball to move the opponent.

Monday 5pm Thursday 5pm Saturday 10am


Yellow (11yrs +)

Players will play with regular tennis balls for the first time. They will now be taught how to work towards rallying from the back of the court, playing points and understanding the ball characteristics (height, depth, speed, spin & direction).

We are separating our yellow ball groups into 3 categories, bronze, silver, and gold. We hope this will help to get children of similar ability playing against each other in groups more frequently.

Yellow Bronze

Monday 6pm Saturday 11am Sunday 10am Sunday 4pm


Yellow Silver, Yellow Gold, Red, Orange & Green Teams and Teenage Group by invite only.

Please contact if you  have any problems with booking your son or daughter into the Summer 2024 Junior Group Coaching Programme.