Coaching

Junior winter / Spring term

Dear Parents / members

I am writing to update you on the junior programme at SHTC and to invite you to enrol / re-enrol your children in one of the clubs many term time groups that will be starting again in January.

To secure next terms place you need to respond to / act on this email before the end of this term (16th December). I know January / next term is a little way away, but the festive season is one where we are all distracted hence the early email to ensure this is all handled in good time.

Please be sure to let me know if children are not continuing soonest so I can offer places elsewhere.

The details of the forthcoming term are:-

Term start date: Monday 8th January

Term Finish date: Saturday 31st March

Total weeks: 12

Cost for the term: £120 for 1 hour groups. £180 for 1.5 hour groups.

Payment methods: Please see near end of email.

PLEASE NOTE

  • we do not break for half term as different schools break at different times and not all children go away
  • The Saturday 9am group from last term have a £10 credit for a cancelled lesson (please deduct)
  • The Saturday 11am 1.5 hour group from last term have a £15 credit for a cancelled lesson (please deduct)

CHILDREN ON THE PROGRAMME CONTINUING AS THEY ARE

For those parents who have children within the programme already, please can you immediately confirm by email that you wish for the children to continue as they are, on the same day or time.  

Upon receipt of your confirmation, I will request payment to be made to secure their place/s and details for payment can be found below in this email

PROMOTIONS WITHIN THE PROGRAMME

A few of the children have the option to be promoted which might mean a change of day / time. I will have discussed this before sending this out as necessary.

CHILDREN ON THE PROGRAMME WHO NEED TO CHANGE DAY / TIME OR WHO WANT MORE

Please let me know as soon as possible of all the alternative days / times they can come instead / as well. The more options you give me the more likely we can keep them on board or offer them additional slots.

NEW CHILDREN TO THE PROGRAMME

For those of you wanting to have your children start tennis with us, then please give as much of the following detail as possible. If you have provided these detail before and they haven't changed, then simply just reaffirm your continued interest.

  • Days they can attend
  • Times they can attend on those days
  • Age
  • Coaching received to date (camps, groups, individual lessons for what duration etc)
  • Time spent playing (how many months, years have they played for if any)
  • Level if known (beginner, intermediate, advanced, red, orange, green etc)
  • How many times you would like them to attend weekly

Once I have received the above information any suitable places will be outlined and offered. Assessments might be required for children of a higher level to ensure children are grouped properly by ability.

GROUP VACANCIES ON THE PROGRAMME

Currently we have the following vacancies as I write this email. More might be forthcoming depending on re-enrolment numbers. We also have the opportunity to create new groups of any age / ability so if you have a son / daughter with friends who might want to start tennis together just let me know.

Red = short court red balls. Orange = short to ¾ court orange balls. Green = ¾ to full court with green balls.  Performance – full court adult balls.

Beginners = no experience. False beginners = sporadic lessons, camps, the odd term etc. Intermediates = received some regular tuition for at least a term or two.

Performance = adult level of play and mastery of many shots.

 

Day / Time

Age

Level

Tuesday 4–5pm

7-8

Intermediate orange. 7/8 years. Need to know all the shots to a basic / intermediate level

Wednesday 4-5pm

Any

Space for a new GROUP of any level

Wednesday 5-6pm

7-8

Strong intermediate orange. Need to know all the shots to an intermediate level and be able to rally in the short court with good technique.

Wednesday 5pm

11-12

False Beginners green. Need to know all shots to a basic level

Thursday. 4pm

5-6

False beginners red. Need to know forehand, backhand and volley to basic level

Thursday 4pm

Any

Space for a new GROUP of any level.

Friday 4pm

 

Space for a new GROUP of any level

Friday 5pm

8/9

Intermediate orange. years. Need to know all the shots to an intermediate level and be able to rally in the short court with good technique.

Friday 5pm

5/6

Beginners / false beginners

Saturday 9am

. 6/7

False beginners / Intermediates. Need to know all shots to a basic / intermediate level

Saturday 10am

8-10

Space for a new GROUP. It would be good to get an 8-10 year old group started here of beginners / false beginners.

Saturday 11am

12-15

performance group. years. Competency in all shots, ability to play points confidently full court.

  

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

 There are a few options for individual lessons starting as early as 3.30pm finishing at 5pm. So please call to discuss.

 MEMBERSHIPS

All juniors must be members of one kind or another to participate in coaching.

  • Family membership. Be part of their parents membership package.
  • Full junior membership £70 per year for players who have reached a competent ‘adult’ level of play who might wish to play socially at the club. (invite only)
  • Coaching membership £30 per year for players up to and including intermediate standard. This only allows access to coaching sessions and is to replace visitor’s fees / premiums for non-members.

Once a place is found for your child on the programme, an application form will need to be completed and the appropriate fee payable to SHTC. This membership fee is on a pro rata basis 1st April to 31stMarch.

PAYMENT METHODS FOR COURSE FEES

There are three methods of payment to choose from.

  1. Cheque payable to Marcus French to be handed in person by arrangement
  2. Cash to be handed in person by arrangement
  3. Bank Transfer. Sort code 400437 account 71378678 payee Marcus French. Ref. child’s name

I hope to hear from you soon if you are interested or want further information, and please feel free to forward this information on if you feel it will be of interest to family or friends.

Very best regards

Marcus French

Head Coach – SHTC

Mob. 07961 382 151

TERMS OF ENROLMENT WITHIN THE SHTC COACHING PROGRAMME

Group lessons.

Fees for these are payable in advance for the duration of the term as outlined in the enrolment emails.

If a child is unable to attend SHTC for a lesson for whatever reason, there will be no refund, part refund or credit due. However, we are keen for the children to not miss out. At our discretion and if able we will encourage children to attend another class that week if suitable and there is space.

In the rare event a scheduled and paid for lesson is unable to be provided by the SHTC coaching team due to an unforeseen reason then a refund or credit for that lesson will be due.

Individual lessons.

These lessons are payable on the day at the end of each lesson unless by alternative arrangement.

Weather cancellations do not incur a fee, but any other cancellations or non attendance on the day incur the full lesson fee. Please give notice the day before at the least to avoid the charge.

Floodlights.

Floodlights incur a cost of £4 an hour and this fee if incurred will be in addition to any other individual lesson cost.

Clothing.

All children attending classes at SHTC should endeavour to wear sporting / tennis attire. Whilst this isn’t always feasible we would ask you to adhere to this as much as possible.

Footwear.

Children MUST wear suitable sporting footwear. Under the age of 8 this can be good sports / training shoes preferably with a flat ‘herringbone’ sole. (Absolutely no astro turf football shoes or school shoes allowed.)

Over the age of 8 we would encourage you to have the children wear proper tennis shoes to ensure their own safety and comfort whilst training in a dynamic, multi directional sport.

Children may not be allowed to play in inappropriate footwear.

 

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