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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.  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 Emma Raducanu or Andy Murray to those who just want to learn, improve and enjoy the game. Junior sessions are only open to members but non- 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.

Our programme also contains walking tennis and disability tennis sessions. 

To sign up for any of our coaching progammes please click on the relevant link below.

Our coaches Emily and Chris also offer private individual lessons.

To deliver these programmes we have a great coaching team:

Head Coach Emily Stebbings (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 an LTA Level 4 coach, Suffolk LTA She Rallies Ambassador and an LTA Coach Education Tutor).  She is part of the Suffolk 35+ County Ladies team which in summer 2021 gained promotion and is also a playing captain for the Suffolk Ladies Winter County  Cup team who gained promotion in December 2021.  We are really lucky to have such a talented coach on board.

Senior Coach (Level 4) - Chris Cunningham is an experienced coach and delivers both junior and adult sessions at the club on Thursdays and Fridays.  

Coach  (Level 2)- Ben Mowles we welcome back Ben to our coaching team from April 2022.

Assistant (Level 1) - We love to develop our junior players and are delighted that a number of junior club members have successfully completed the LTA Assistant coach qualification (level 1).  Ellie Budds and Maisie Cutting have supported the coaching team in delivering the junior coaching programme - Ellie has now left us for uni; Maisie is still working with us and will take up a fabulous Tennis Camp coaching opportunity in the US from June 2022.  But we are delighted that Florence Culley and Maxwell Maude have successfully completed their Assistant coach qualification and now will be supporting Emily and the rest of the team.  

Tennis leaders - we have a number of juniors aged 11yrs+ who have completed their Tennis Leaders award and support the coaching team in the delivery of junior sessions and competitions. 

This development programme really adds to what we offer and we hope, in the longer term, might add to the overall tennis coaching workforce.

 

SUMMER School holiday tennis camps can be found here