The club coach, Brian Knox, LTA DCA Level 3 (Accredited+) Coach has over 20 years’ experience in all forms of club coaching including tot’s tennis, mini tennis, junior and adult tennis. Knowledge and experience promoting and delivering tennis to mainstream primary schools and has previously been shortlisted for the "Tennis Scotland Coach" award (2015) and the "Tennis Scotland disability Programme Award" (2016).
The club runs a programme of coaching classes.
TUESDAY - DOUBLES
Advance booking: numbers available limited to max 24 people per session.
19:00 - 20:30
Geared to specific skills and tactics required to play effective doubles..
Suitable for players who can maintain a consistent rally looking at technical aspects such as how to control the ball and decision making to allow the player to play the right shot at the right time.
Combines specialist shot development, tactics, drills and match play.
The cost for Dynamic Doubles group coaching is £5 per player per session and can be paid when you arrive for your coaching session.
SATURDAY - EXPRESS TENNIS for BEGINNERS/IMPROVERS
Advance booking: numbers available limited to max 8 people per session.
For players who are new to tennis or those returning to the game who would like to learn the modern way of playing the game.
Covers technique, positioning and scoring to allow players to play the game straight away.
The cost for Saturday Express Tennis for Newcomers coaching is £5 per player per session and can be paid when you arrive for your coaching session.
All adult coaching must be pre booked using the "bookwhen" site (the link for which is provided in your membership info sent out when joining) If you have misplaced this link - email [email protected]
Private coaching lessons are bookable by contacting coach Brian on 07919 060381 or emailing [email protected] to arrange your session. Please also note, you will be required to book a court in advance for the lesson.
Thursdays 1330 - 1345
Age 3-5 £4 per class pay as you go
Designed to teach young players the basics using fun activities & energetic games to develop coordination, agility, and racket and ball skills.
Each child must be accompanied by an adult on court with them to help them with various activities.
SATURDAY JUNIOR COACHING
Saturday junior tennis coaching caters for primary and secondary school age groups.
9.00am – 10.00am
P1 - P2: RED BALL
Mini Tennis Red is for players 8 and under. It is played on smaller courts with short rackets and softer balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have rallies and play different types of shots.
10.00am – 11.00am
P3 - P4 : ORANGE BALL
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red. It is played with short rackets, softer balls but courts are bigger and wider than the red stage yet still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
11.00am– 12.00 noon
Mini Tennis Green ball tennis is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange and is played with low compression green balls on a full-size tennis court.
1200 noon - 13:00pm
P7 - S1-6 to (U18) JUNIOR YELLOW BALL
Yellow ball tennis is for those aged 11 and upwards and continues the players skills and knowledge of the game.
Please sign up by filling out this form https://forms.office.com/r/NRYe6ySgMc so we can add you to the register.
The cost for all coaching sessions is £4 per club member and £6 for non-club members and is paid when you arrive for your coaching session.
Children should bring their own equipment where possible.
Rackets can be provided by the club if required.