Coaching

The Club is keen to provide opportunities to develop and enhance our member’s tennis techniques, tactics, and match play skills whether you are an adult or junior, a beginner, an intermediate player, or a seasoned competitor. 

Coaching Services

Coaching services at the Club are provided by LoveSport. Lee Friend is the principal and is an LTA Level III qualified coach.  Lee can be contacted via email at lovesport@live.co.uk or by mobile phone on 07590 731763.

The LoveSport website address is www.love-sport.co.uk and can be accessed by clicking on the LoveSport logo.

Adult Coaching

Members wishing to book individual lessons should contact, Lee Friend of LoveSport, to arrange suitable times.  These bookings should also be confirmed on the Court Booking System which is accessed from the Member’s page.

The Club organises regular ability-based group coaching sessions for adult members.  Group coaching is most effective when the players attending are of a similar ability.  Four ability tiers are used to determine group coaching sessions and details of these tiers are available via the link below.

The schedule for group coaching sessions can be found on the Court Booking System available via the Member’s page.  Member’s wishing to join a particular group coaching session should contact the Club in the first instance and will need to book in advance.  

Group Coaching Tiers: Group coaching sessions at the Club are based on ability and are divided into four tiers as highlighted.  Depending upon demand and court availability the tiers for group coaching sessions may be combined, e.g. Beginner/Improver and Intermediate/Advanced.

BEGINNER

IMPROVER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

Player Ability: Members wishing to attend these different levels of group coaching sessions should liaise with the Head Coach to determine which group coaching tier is most suited to their individual playing standard and experience.  To provide some guidance for self assessment purposes, internationally recognised ‘player level guidelines’ are available via the following link.

Junior Coaching

TTC actively welcomes juniors, whether as family members or as individuals.  The Club seeks to promote the development of tennis for children from the age of five upwards and provides a safe and convenient environment to cultivate social development as well as fitness and tennis skills.
To support and encourage the development of junior tennis the Club has a dedicated sub-committee (Junior Coordination Group) who coordinate coaching, junior camps, and social tennis events etc.  Lucy Walker chairs the Group alongside other volunteer members who have children that are junior club members.  To find out more or, suggest ideas, or offer to help, please contact Lucy by email at lucywalker2@googlemail.com

Parents and guardians wishing to book individual lessons for junior members should contact Lee Friend to arrange suitable dates and times.  These bookings should also be confirmed on the Court Booking System which is accessed from the Member’s page.

Regular group coaching sessions are available to junior club members together with short courses and other junior focused tennis activities including half-term and summer camps.  There is also the opportunity for more advanced juniors to participate in competitions held at a variety of LTA registered centres.

The schedule for junior coaching sessions can be found on the Court Booking System available via the Member’s page.  Parents and guardians of juniors wishing to join a particular group coaching session should contact Lucy Walker (Junior Coordination Group) in the first instance and will need to book in advance.  

Junior Age Groups: Junior coaching groups are based upon the colour coded system used by the LTA for National Youth Competitions. The Club’s Junior programme follows the LTA competition framework so juniors can practice and compete on the appropriate court size and ball.

RED 5 to 8 Yrs

ORANGE 8 to 9 Yrs

GREEN 9 to 10 Yrs

YELLOW 11+ Yrs

Tips & Techniques

The following links are to websites with useful articles, videos, etc. on tips, techniques, and tactics, which members may find informative and helpful in developing their game.

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