The Tennis Development Scheme offers coaching courses and activities geared towards the development of community tennis. The scheme covers all ages and standards from beginner to national status and special squad training for those who show potential.
The centre operates a number of invitational elite training squads for children aged 5-18 years. Entrance into these squads is via a direct invitation from a member of the Tennis Development Coaching team. These squads operate at a higher intensity than the courses system with emphasis geared towards match and tournament play.
If you would like the choice of personalised coaching, our team of qualified and licensed Lawn Tennis Association professional tennis coaches are available for all levels of instruction. Ask at reception for further details and arrange an individual lesson or share the cost with family or friends.
Tots Tennis – Aged 3-5 years
The basic introduction to tennis using soft, foam balls, mini rackets and mini nets. The emphasis is on fun, whilst introducing the use of ball skills, balance, movement and co-ordination.
Mini Tennis Red – Aged 5-8 years
This is the first stage of mini tennis and is very important for building skills and confidence. The emphasis is on fundamental sporting skills and an introduction to the main strokes of tennis.
Mini Tennis Orange – 8-9 years
This course introduces children to playing on a three quarter length tennis court. The low-bounce orange ball slows the game down to a speed that gives players time to play good basic tennis and have maximum fun playing the game.
Mini Tennis Green – 9-10 years
This is the final stage before children move to full tennis. Played on a full size court, the green ball is slightly lower bouncing than a normal tennis ball, helping children to use good technique and rally consistently. Physical skills continue to be an important part of the lessons.
Junior Beginners – 9 years +
This course is designed for junior players who are new to tennis. The course will introduce all main strokes and have a strong emphasis on developing racket and ball skills alongside co-ordination and movement. Players will also be introduced to the rules of the game.
Junior Progressors – 10 years +
This course is designed for junior players who can hold .a rally using the full tennis ball. Players on this course will know the main strokes of tennis and be familiar with the rules of the game. The main emphasis of this course will be serving, groundstrokes and net play.
Junior Advanced – 10 years +
Junior players on this course will be able to continually hold a rally on the ‘full’ court. Players on this course will be able to serve and play a full game of tennis using both groundstrokes and volleys. Tactical play will also be introduced.
Adult coaching course also operate at the centre at beginner, improver and advanced level.