Coaching

  

Our Coaches

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.

Junior Coaching 

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.

 

Senior Coaching 

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 petonetc@gmail.com 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.