Coaching

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

Coaching services at the Club are provided by LoveSport.  Lee Friend is the principal coach and is LTA Level III qualified.  Lee can be contacted via email at lovesport@live.co.uk or by mobile phone on 07590 731763. Further details on the various courses and programmes run by LoveSport may be found by visiting the LoveSport website at the following address: www.love-sport.co.uk



Adult Coaching

Members wishing to book individual lessons should contact Lee Friend at LoveSport to arrange suitable dates and times.  These bookings should also be confirmed on the Club’s Court Booking System.

The Club organises regular ability-based group coaching sessions for adult members.  Information on group coaching can be found on the Activities page and scheduled dates and times are available on the Court Booking System.  Members wishing to join a particular group coaching session should contact LoveSport and will also need to confirm their participation at these sessions in advance. 

Group coaching is most effective when the players are of a broadly similar standard. Group coaching sessions at the Club are based upon player ability which is divided into the following four levels or tiers:

  • Beginner
  • Improver
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Members wishing to attend these different levels of group coaching sessions should liaise with the 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.

Player Level Guidelines

Depending upon demand and court availability the tiers for group coaching sessions may be combined, e.g. Beginner/Improver and Intermediate/Advanced.



Junior Coaching

TTC actively welcomes juniors to join the Club, 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 Junior Coordination Group that coordinate junior activity at the Club and also organise fun, socially based junior sessions during the Spring/Summer season.  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 and support in developing junior activities, please contact Lucy by email at lucywalker2@googlemail.com

Parents and guardians wishing to book individual lessons for junior members should contact LoveSport to arrange suitable dates and times.  These bookings should also be confirmed on the Court Booking System.

LoveSport runs term-time programmes for juniors which are organised into weekly sessions by age and ability.  During the school holidays, one or two-day junior camps are organised for junior members.  Junior coaching is based upon the colour coded system used by the LTA for National Youth Competitions. The Club’s Junior programmes follow the LTA competition framework so juniors can practice and compete using the appropriate court size and ball type.  The four age groups are as follows:

  • RED – 5 to 8 yrs.
  • ORANGE – 8 to 9 yrs.
  • GREEN – 9 to 10 yrs.
  • YELLOW – 11+ yrs.


In addition to the regular group coaching programmes and camps that are available to junior club members, 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 or by visiting the LoveSport website.  Parents and guardians of juniors wishing to join a particular group coaching programme should contact Lee Friend at LoveSport and will need to book in advance.  

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