The Tennis Hub - Programme Goals & Objectives
The Tennis Hub at St Clements main goal is to provide a family friendly programme for all levels and abilities. Our objective is to give whole families the opportunity to gain a love for tennis and enjoy playing with each other as part of a family day out, as well as having the option to take part in a specific programme designed to cater for each individuals age and ability.
One of our main strategies is to run adult classes alongside our junior programme starting with Saturday mornings. The idea is to give parents a chance to stay active in between there weekend taxi shift, ferrying their children around from activity to activity. These classes are by no means exclusive to parents of children, however we hope a number of parents will take the opportunity to try one of our classes.
We plan to achieve these goals through a number of initiatives. Some will be part of our initilal launch programme and other initiatives and events will be introduced as the membership evolves and develops. Please see a list of classes we have on offer:
Mini Tennis is designed for players from 5-10 years old and is a great way for children to be introduced to tennis or continue their progression from Tot’s Tennis all the way through to playing on a full tennis court. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts become bigger and wider as they move through the age/ability traffic light system, (red, orange, green) allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.There is also the chance to Earn Your Stripes through the Mini Tennis rally awards.
Junior tennis squads and events are aimed at players from the ages of 11-18 years old. These sessions are played on a full-size tennis court with full compression yellow balls. The main purpose of these sessions is to continue to work on technical and tactical development and train for team tennis matches. The idea is to prepare our junior players to integrate with our adult programme through their tennage years. Also, to involve as many as possible in helping and assisting with out Tots and Mini Tennis Programmes.
TENNIS HOLIDAY CAMPS
(Reception – Year 6) Looking for something fun that will keep your child active, while developing their FUNdamental skills (Balance, Co-ordination, agility & speed), then sign up for our school holiday tennis camps. Available to book online
AEGON TEAM TENNIS (JUNIOR/ADULT)
Aegon Team Tennis is a team based competition open for all LTA Registered Venues. It aims to provide players of all ages (8&U – Open) with regular league matches, against similar standard players in a competitive team environment. A total of 6,032 teams from over 1,050 venues played in Aegon Team Tennis 2016. The 2016 season saw a record number of 9,837 fixtures completed across Great Britain.
Tennis Xpress is a beginner adult introductory coaching course for players who want to learn the basics of the sport. Designed as a nine-hour course over six weeks, Tennis Xpress is centred on the use of modified equipment such as slower bouncing green and orange balls to ensure that players quickly learn the game of tennis; being able to serve, rally and score by the end of the course.
Looking for a new way to work out? Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by music and you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. Your Cardio Tennis coach will lead you through a 60 minute class consisting of a short warm up and cool down either side of a 40 minute full body workout. The great thing about Cardio Tennis is, you don’t need any tennis experience to take part in this class.
FAST4 Tennis provides a simple, exciting way of speeding up a conventional tennis match. The fundamentals of tennis remain the same, but there are four rules that ensure matches are fast, competitive, exciting and can be completed in a reasonable period of time.