Our passion is making tennis more of a sport than a hobby. We try to make everyone actually play tennis, not just learn to hit a ball. From 5 years old we will introduce the idea of scoring and competing. Our belief is this will give our players something tangible to measure their progress by and will provide the competitive stimulation lots of children need.
Of course basic technique is needed but by looking at the worlds top players, we can learn that there is more than one style to use.
During term time we have a competition week every three sessions. This lets us as coaches know where any weaknesses lie and our players see what they have achieved.
Our style of game based coaching means that whatever the level of player, they can see how it links to learning to play a match.
We believe playing a tennis match should be a regular experience so it becomes a less intense environment and provides a valuable tool for life.
Our camps will always be a fun environment but we never forget that our job is to improve our players’ tennis so any activity will have a (sometimes subtle) tennis theme. Nobody learns well in a stressful or boring situation so as a team of coaches our job is to encourage and provide a fantastic environment where players can both learn and enjoy.
Andy has a good rapport with the kids.
He has really loved the sessions. I wanted to him to come as a precursor to going to school in September and thought it might help with the transition. I've been really, really impressed with everything, and would love for him to come again. I think Ollie, Christian and Sam have been amazing in particular, but that said, so is everyone else.
Holiday Camps Parent
The kids had a fantastic time and their tennis has come on leaps and bounds.
Holiday Camps Parent
They have loved tennis with you all and their game has come on immeasurably over their time with you...thank you.
He’s loving the lessons and would very much like to continue next term. The coaches are so friendly and encouraging. It’s doing him a world of good.
It’s the coaches who really make his experience. Their enthusiasm and good humour is infectious and just what my son needs!
And as a teacher myself, I really appreciate the energy and effort it takes to constantly give out encouragement and targeted praise, designed to boost a player’s self-esteem and at the same time move their game practice forward.