Coaching Philosophy -
We strive to inspire players to want to play the game and to enjoy reaching their desired potential. Tennis is a sport that is meant to be played for fun!
We work with our players to help them seek improvements in all aspects of their game, with results being secondary to performance during their development.
Developing confidence and competence go hand in hand and we encourage players to take responsibility for their actions on a tennis court. Bad behaviour, or undesirable characteristics are not tolerated and players are taught respect for themselves, their parents, teammates, opponents and officials.
Hard work, clear thinking and determination are entwined into all are sessions. Players are expected to help create a great environment for learning.
Core Values -
As a coaching team we have three core values that underpin the way we work and deliver our programme . Honesty - Teamwork - Professionalism.
Codes of Conduct -
Coaches will -
- Treat all players equally, and with respect - encouraging them to reach their desired level.
- Act in a professional manner at all times. They will start and finish lessons punctually and do their best to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment.
- Be open and approachable.
- Maintain and look to enhance professional qualifications.
Players are asked to-
- Be punctual to lessons, and turn up in suitable clothing and footwear.
- Be respectful to other players and coaches.
- Always work hard to improve their game, listening skills and concentration.
- Maintain a high level of behaviour throughout lessons.
- Enjoy learning and developing their tennis, whilst exploring their own potential.
Parents are asked to -
- Ensure child is punctual to lessons, and dressed in suitable clothing and footwear.
- Support their child in the development of their tennis.
- Discuss any concerns regarding coaching issues with the coaching team
- Keep coaching team informed if players are unable to attend sessions.
- Pay coaching fees by due date.
- Understand that hard work and character is more important than talent.