Lewis Bazalo and Gary Nelson are our two experienced, professional coaches who run our Saturday morning coaching sessions. Their skill, patience and passion for tennis is a real asset to our Club.
Lewis also runs our Tuesday afternoon interclub team practices.
These are held every Saturday morning (weather permitting) in spring and summer:
- early September to mid December
- the end of January to the end of March (approx).
There are three sessions each morning, split by age/ability as follows:
|5 to 8 year olds||8.30 to 9.30am|
|8 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 standard balls.
Parents are encouraged to get involved with these sessions, our coaches will provide guidance on how you can help.
Adults (members and non-members) can choose from the following options. The cost varies with the type of coaching you choose:
- Rusty Racquets - our 'Rusty Racquets' programme on Monday evenings in the summer months. This is a series of one hour small group sessions (once a week for six weeks), with a professional coach. The focus is on building the basic skills of tennis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up (there needs to be a minimum number of interested adults for this group session to go ahead).
- 1-to-1 or small group - 1-to-1 or small group adult coaching is also available. You can contact our head coach directly - Lewis Bazalo 022 589 0692.