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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

LESSON COSTS

Lessons run term time only and are payable half termly. Costs are based on length of lesson:

45 minutes – £7.25 (members) / £8.25 (non-members)
55 minutes – £8.25 (members) / £9.25 (non-members)
Red performance – £10.75 (members only)
90 minutes performance – £12.50 (members only)

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

Tuesday:

GroupTime
Green5:30-6:25
Junior (13 & 14 invite only)5:15-6:45

Wednesday Development Squads (invitation only):
GroupTime
Red3:55-4:40
Junior (12, 13 & 14 Yrs invite only)4:30-6:00
Junior (14 Yrs+ invite only)5:00-5:550

Thursday Development Squads (invitation only):
GroupTime
Red (invite only)4:00-4:45
Green (invite only)4:15-5:45
Junior (11 & 12 invite only)4:15-5:45
Orange (invite only)4:45-5:40
Green (invite only)5:00-5:55
Junior (13 & 14 invite only)5:30-7:00

Friday (5 weeks):
GroupTime
Red Tots4:15-5:00
Red4:15-5:00
Orange 5:05-6.00
Green5:05-6.00
Junior (12 & Over) 6:05-7:00

Saturday:
GroupTime
Red9:00-9:45
Orange 9:50-10:45
Green9:50-10:45
Junior (Invite Only)10:50-11:45
Junior (12 & Over) 10:50-11:45

Sunday:
GroupTime
Red9:15-10:00
Red10:00-10:45
Orange 10:45-11:30
Junior (12 & over)11:30-12:25

BOOK TASTER SESSION

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 2021

  • Sat 17th April – Friday 28th May
  • Sat 5th June – Friday 23rd July

More to follow…

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: £32 per hour, £18 per half hour. Juniors £27 per hour.
Contact: 07709 593464 / roger@taketennislessons.co.uk

Matt Banks

MATT BANKS
Coach

Level 3 Accredited + LTA coach

Matt grew up playing tennis locally in the Surrey area before heading off to Uni where he played number 1 tennis on the SOAS University tennis team.

He is a highly organised and analytical coach, who gets a real sense of enjoyment from meeting new people and seeing them improve at tennis.

Fluent in Chinese, Matt has recently returned back to the UK from China to rejoin the Take Tennis Lessons team.

Fees: £32 per hour, £18 per half hour. Juniors £27 per hour.
Contact: 07511 811003 / matthew_pm_banks@yahoo.co.uk

Kane Bolton

KANE BOLTON
Coach

Level 2 LTA coach

Kane has a current LTA rating of 2.2 and competes regularly at National level across the UK including the British tour. He is also the current Ashford Men’s Singles champion and is an LTA level 2 coach.

Fees: £25 per hour, Structured hit £15
Contact: 07546 431307 / kane@taketennislessons.co.uk

Jake Fazio

JAKE FAZIO
Coach

Level 3 LTA coach

Jake is an LTA level 3 qualified coach and is currently studying sports coaching at Roehampton University.

Fees: £25 per hour, Structured hit £15
Contact: 07511 811003 / jake@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

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