Junior Coaching Sessions

See this year’s full term dates. For more information or to book please contact Duncan on 07711 239825 or via email at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

The full programme of  junior coaching sessions for all ages is shown below:

Tuesday:

GroupTimeCost
Orange5:15-6:00£39 members, £45 non-members

Wednesday Development Squads (invitation only):
GroupTimeCost
Green4:00-5:30£75 members only
Junior (14, 15 & 16 Yrs)5:30-7:00£75 members only

Thursday Development Squads (invitation only):
GroupTimeCost
Red4:15-5:45£75 members only
Orange4:15-5:45£75 members only

Friday:
GroupTimeCost
Red Tots4:30-5:15£39 members, £45 non-members
Red4:30-5:15£39 members, £45 non-members
Orange 5:30-6.25£45 members, £51 non-members
Green5:30-6:25£45 members, £51 non-members
Junior (12 & Over) 6:30-7:25£45 members, £51 non-members

Saturday:
GroupTimeCost
Red9:00-9:45£39 members, £45 non-members
Orange 9:50-10:35£39 members, £45 non-members
Green Performance (Invite Only)9:50-10:35£39 members, £45 non-members
Green10:40-11:35£45 members, £51 non-members
Junior (12 & Over) 11:40-12:35£45 members, £51 non-members

Sunday:
GroupTimeCost
Junior (13 & Over) 8:30-9:55£75 members, £81 non-members
Red10:00-10:45£39 members, £45 non-members
Orange 10:45-11:30£39 members, £45 non-members
Green11:30-12:15£39 members, £45 non-members

Lessons run term time only and are paid every half term. Each session works out at:

  • 30min £4.00 members/£5.00 non members
  • 45min £6.30 members/£7.30 non members
  • 55 min £7.50 members/£8.50 non members

We also offer bespoke group lesson options. If you would likw to set up a group just for your child and their friends we hope to be able to accommodate you so please contact me to organise times and costs! Please note a minimum of four children will be required.

BREAKDOWN OF MINI GROUPS

Mini tennis is broken down into four levels and age groups. Age groups are flexible dependent on previous experience. These levels are colour coded and represent the colour of the ball used in the session. Balls vary in pressure so that they bounce less for younger age groups. The size of the court is also adjusted. Below is more detail:

Red 8 & under
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
Orange 8 & 9
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.
Green 10+
Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.
Juniors 11+
Junior tennis is played on a full court using yellow balls. These groups focus on developing technique along with the tactical side of tennis.

FULL TERM DATES 2017

  • Tues 3rd Jan – Sun 12th Feb (6 weeks)
  • Mon 20th Feb – Sun 2nd Apr (6 weeks)
  • Tues 18th Apr – Sun 28th May (6 weeks)
  • Mon 5th Jun – Sun 23rd Jul (7 weeks)
  • Mon 11th Sep – Sun 22nd Oct (6 weeks)
  • Mon 30th Oct – Sun 17th Dec (7 weeks)
Junior tennis camp group

Individual Coaching

One to one coaching lessons can be booked through Duncan on 07711 239825 or via email at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

Individual lessons are great for improving a specific shot or your general game.

  • Lesson are available daytimes, evening and at weekends.
  • All coaches are LTA qualified licensed coaches.
  • An additional £1 will be added for junior non members.
    24 hours cancellation notice must be given otherwise lesson fees may be charged

OUR COACHING STAFF

Duncan Willitts

DUNCAN WILLITTS
Director of Coaching

LTA CCA/Performance (Part 4) licensed coach.

Duncan has been coaching for ten years and has experience of coaching all ages and abilities both individually and in groups. He has also coached the county squads for Middlesex LTA. Duncan played on the Britsh Tour and achieved a rating of 2.1

Fees: £35 per hour, £20 per half hour
Contact: 07764 743183 / ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

Roger White

ROGER WHITE
Head Coach

Level 4 LTA coach

Roger grew up as a junior in Ashford Tennis club and reached to a National level and took the opportunity to play Division 1 tennis in the USA. He is a certified PTR professional coach with a degree in Exercise Science. He has coached in the USA and his focus is movement, techniques and enjoying the game of tennis for all ages and abilities.

Fees: £30 per hour, £17 per half hour
Contact: 07709 593464 / roger@taketennislessons.co.uk

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DEAN HURTER
Coach

Level 4 LTA coach (pending)

Dean grew up in South Africa where he has been coaching tennis for the last two and a half years under a professional coach. He worked as a tennis coach and camp counsellor at a summer sports camp in the USA in July/ August 2015 before coming to the UK. He is a very good with young children and has a lot of patience. He is very fit, energetic and encourages children to have fun on the tennis court, as well as learn something new.

Fees: £28 per hour, £15 per half hour
Contact: 07770 783458 / dean@taketennislessons.co.uk

Keith Claxton

KEITH CLAXTON
Coaching Assistant

Level 2 LTA coach

Keith has been a club member for 22 years now and is current Men’s Vets doubles Champion.

Keith mainly helps with the adult beginners and junior sessions.

Fees: n/a
Contact: 07958 983018

Kane Bolton

KANE BOLTON
Coaching Assistant

Level 1 LTA coach

Kane is our current club Mens Singles Champion and is the clubs main assistant coach. Kane is also available for hits with club members.

Fees: £12 per hour for a hit
Contact: 07546 431307