Head Coach: Chris Cunningham

I have been coaching since 1991  and became a full time fully qualified coach in 1997. I have worked full time at Stowmarket Tennis Club since 2001, having previously been club coach with Ipswich Sports Club and the County Squads. I have a full LTA coaching licence (Level 4), and continue to attend courses and seminars as part of the LTA’s professional CPD programme for accredited coaches. My philosophy on coaching is very simple. I believe in fun, hard work and respect for tutors and players alike. This approach is received very well by both players and parents, and has produced some exceptional young tennis players over the years. Our best juniors often progress into county squads while I hope every player we train develops a lifelong love for the game. We have enjoyed huge success at junior level and have produced more mini-tennis champions than any other club in Suffolk. I am just as happy coaching beginners, even those who have come late to the sport, and just want to help everyone reach their potential and love the game of tennis.

Currently, Covid-19 precautions mean only 1:1 coaching of adults and children is permitted. A child can be accompanied by one adult in their sessions:  Coaching under Covid-19 Precautions May 2020

But for Covid-19, usual provision is as follows:

Junior Fun Sessions. A great way to start. Pay as you go.

£4.00 members, £5.00 non-members.


Tots (5 years & under): Thursdays 4.00-5.00pm.

Red (6-7 years): Wednesdays 4.00-5.00pm.

Orange (8-9 years): Saturdays 10.00-11.00am.

Yellow (10 years & over): Thursdays 5.00-6.00pm.

Junior Squads

A full programme of more intensive coaching from u8s to u18s. Contact Chris for details and places.


Adult Disco (Cardio) Tennis

Saturdays 9.00-10.00am.

Music, fitness & lots of fun to burn those calories.

£6.00 members, £7.00 non-members. New faces get the first session for FREE!


Ladies coaching

Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am (improvers), 11.00-12.30pm (club players); and Friday 9.00-11.00am (team players)

£7.00 members, £8.00 non-members.


Men’s coaching

Fridays 6.00-7.00pm. End the week with drills, hitting and letting-off some steam.

£7.00 members, £8.00 non-members.


Chris Cunningham: chris@chriscoaching.plus.com or 07761 142372


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