Coaching

  

Our Coaches

Lewis Bazalo and Gary Nelson are our two experienced, professional coaches who run our Saturday morning coaching sessions and Tuesday afternoon interclub team practices. Their skill, patience and passion for tennis is a real asset to our Club.

We also have Brad Newson as our assistant coach on Saturday mornings.

Junior Coaching Sessions

These are held every Saturday morning (weather permitting) from early September to mid December, and the end of January to the end of March (approx). There are three sessions, split by age/ability as follows:
 

5 to 8 year olds 8.30 to 9.30am
9 to 10 year olds 9.30 to 10.45am
11 years + and all interclub players 10.45am to 12.15pm

Please note that session times may be changed depending on player numbers.

For the first two sessions, we run  the Hot Shots programme - this is a developmentally appropriate programme that allows players to spend more time hitting the ball and practising tennis skills, as we use smaller courts with lower compression balls.

For the older and interclub players, full courts are used with normal balls.

Parents are also encouraged to get involved with these sessions, our coaches will provide guidance on how you can help.

 

Senior Coaching 

Adults (members and non-members) can sign up to attend our 'Rusty Racquets' programme  on Monday evenings in the summer months. 

This is a series of weekly 1 hour small group sessions, with a professional coach. The  focus is on building the basic skills of tennis  over a 6 week period.  There is a cost for the programme. Please email petonetc@gmail.com to find out more or to sign up.

 

Any senior members who would like some individual or group coaching can contact our head coach Lewis Bazalo.