COVID-19 Coaching update:
- We are delighted that our Junior and Adult coaching programmes are in full swing since the various stages of 'unlocking'. You will find all our programme details on these coaching pages. All coaching activities take place within COVID and LTA guidelines. Although rules are now more relaxed, we still encourage use of hand sanitiser, touching rackets rather than hand shakes etc
Join our Coaching Programme
Our comprehensive coaching provides great opportunities for adults and juniors to learn and improve their tennis skills at all levels. The junior programme includes group development and performance sessions catering for juniors aiming to be the next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta to those who just want to learn, improve and enjoy the game. Junior sessions are only open to members butnNon- members are welcome to come along and try a session for free.
Our junior coaching follows the LTA Youth Programme. Players will play and learn together in a safe and friendly environment, helping develop their tennis skills.
For adults, Cardio Tennis provides an active, fun session of tennis drills to music designed to increase fitness. A 6-week Tennis Xpress programme, run on a regular basis, is aimed at beginners or returners to the game; Tennis Xpress 2 enables improvers to build on experience and confidence. We also run evening coaching sessions for both improvers and more advanced players. And we are now adding Walking Tennis and Mums and Tots sessions to our programme.
To sign up for any of our coaching progammes please click on the relevant link below.
Our coaches also offer private individual lessons.
To deliver these programmes we have a great coaching team:
Head Coach Emily Wharton has been with us for over 10 years and has done great work in developing the club programme we offer. She has helped so many junior and adult members to improve their game. She does this through great communications skills, stong technical knowledge and a fun sense of humour. At the same time as running a great programme for us, Emily has continued to develop her own coaching credentials (she is now an LTA Level 4 coach, Suffolk LTA She Rallies Ambassador and an LTA Coach Education Tutor). She is also part of the Suffolk 35+ County Ladies team which has just (summer 2021) gained promotion. We are really lucky to have such a talented coach on board.
Instructor (Level 2) - Abi Cartwright-Thomas. We welcome Abi to the coaching team from September 2021. Abi is an experienced Level 2 Coach and is currently working towards achieveing the LTA Coach (Level 3) Qualification.
Assistant (Level 1) - We love to develop our junior players and are delighted that junior club members Ellie Budds and Maisie Cutting have successfully completed the LTA Level 1 Assistant coach qualification and support Emily in delivering the junior coaching programme. We are even more delighted that Ellie has been elected to the club committee for 2021/22. Florence Culley has just started (Aug 2021) her Level 1 training.
We also offer the Tennis Leaders Award to junior players aged 11-15 years who are interested in a career in tennis. We have 4 Tennis Leaders at present.