Junior Group Coaching

Our aim is for children to have fun whilst learning how to play tennis and improve their skills. Tennis is a social game and group coaching allows the children to have fun with their friends whilst developing their tennis play. Our sessions are fun and focused.

"has a brilliant time every week, lots of fun and excellent coaching."

Our Junior Group Coaching Sessions are for 4 to 16 year olds, for all standards, from complete beginners to those who play regularly. Groups are split into ability so they can join a class with a friend even if they are different standards.

All our coaches are LTA Accredited and play and compete regularly. Find out more about them. 

We aim to keep low child to coach ratios to maximise development and progress.

"Good adult teacher/pupil ratio, with individual advice given on how to improve."

We follow the LTA's mini tennis stages, using red ball, orange, ball and green ball before moving onto the full ball. We develop agility, balance and coordination skills required for tennis as well as racket skills. 

All our Junior lessons have a weekly theme.  Drills and matchplay within the lessons are focused on this theme. In addition to the weekly theme, we include serving and returning as much as we can, as they are such fundamental strokes. 

We run a Team Challenge, Match Week twice a term - before half term and at the end of term so juniors can practise points and matchplay in a fun team based compettion, during the regular coaching lesson.

Here is the Autumn 2019 Junior Programme

All courses are booked and paid for online. Please register yourself and add your child as a player. 


Class Descriptions

Mini Red Starter

Ideal for 4-5 year olds. Lots of fun games and starter drills for tennis, focusing on agility, balance and coordination.

Mini Red

Ideal for 5-8 year olds. The class is split into ability groups with levels ranging from beginners to those rallying well with each other. Focus is on having fun whilst developing agility, balance and coordination, technical competency and tactical awareness and play.

Mini Orange

Ideal for 8-9 year olds. The class is split into ability groups with levels ranging from beginners to those rallying well with each other. The focus is on having fun whilst developing technical competency, tactical play and specific tennis footwork.

Green Ball

Aimed at 10 year olds. The class is split into ability group with levels ranging from beginners to those rallying well with each other. The focus is on having fun whilst developing technical competency, tactical play and specific tennis footwork.

Green/Yellow Ball 

Aimed at 10+. This course is designed for Green Ball players that are moving up to full ball or relatively new to full ball. Both green and yellow balls are used. The focus is on having fun whilst developing technical competency, tactical play and specific tennis footwork.

Yellow Ball

Aimed at 11+. A fun class for those who are new to tennis or those improving their game. The focus is on developing technical competency, tactical play and tennis footwork. 

Yellow Ball – Intermediate & Advanced

Aimed at 11+. These classes are for those that play regularly, including tournament players. Classes focus on improving technique, shot selection, tactical patterns of play and tennis footwork, whilst also learning some specialist shots e.g., the dropshot. Classes are fun and focused !

Yellow Ball – Girls Class

Aimed at 11+. This is a fun all girls class focusing on improving technical skills and tactical play and practising putting all of this into points. Come and join in ! 

Yellow Ball – Doubles Drills & Matchplay

Get ready for the Summer Tennis Term - a Doubles session only - doubles drills, tactics and practice, including top tips and drills learnt from the GB Doubles coach – Louis Cayer.

Junior Academy

Aimed at 8-10 year olds. This session is for top County players (boys and girls) who are competing regularly. It provides a pathway for those achieving the right standards and pre-requisites to apply for the Regional Player Development Centre at Reed’s School.