On this page we have detailed some helpful information and responses to frequently asked questions. We hope you find this useful but if you do have any questions at all please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!
We aren’t as fussy as Wimbledon so clothing can be as bright as you like. Just sport related tops and loose fitting trousers or shorts will be fine. (Extra points for Man United shirts!!)
Clothing does need to be weather appropriate. If it is wet please bring a coat or jacket as we will play on unless it is unsafe to do so. Wear lots of layers when it’s cold and sun hats in the summer.
Footwear must be appropriate so trainers only. No crocs, sandals or school shoes please.
Having a racket to start with is not essential at a younger age. We do have some rackets available to hire for the coaching sessions and holiday camps.
We always encourage our players to have their own racket as it gives them a chance to increase the time they play outside of their session. Even just a hit about in the garden will help to improve coordination.
If you are looking to buy a racket we do have some available in our online shop or if buying elsewhere please stick to the major tennis brands (Yonex, Wilson, Head, Prince) and stay away from cheaper ‘own’ brands as the materials are far poorer quality and lots do not even have proper grips. They tend to be heavier and more difficult to use as well.
What to bring
Whatever the weather please send your child with a drink as tennis is hard work. We cannot provide sun cream so if it is needed this needs to come from home too.
Our holiday camps are a bit longer so we will have a break in the middle. We run a little shop which sells some snacks so a bit of spending money or their own snack is needed. Nothing in the shop is more than 50p!
What happens if it rains or in bad weather?
We will always try to continue coaching sessions where possible, unless it is unsafe to do so such as if there is ice or snow on the courts. Sessions will normally always continue in rain. If sessions do need to be cancelled then we will contact you to let you know, giving you as much notice as possible. If two or more sessions are cancelled within a term then credits towards holiday camps or the following term can be given.
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.Kate Richens
Andy has a good rapport with the kids.Rick Wolski
Could I take a moment to say just how fantastic all the coaches are! Dean has come on leaps and bounds with their help and their enthusiasm, fun and energy with the children is just wonderful!Hasna Bloore
Finlay had a fantastic time. Loved going. Behaved. Had fun!Elizabeth Reid
Thank you for helping us arrange a date for Jamie's birthday and for always being so helpful and getting back to us so quickly. Jamie had a great time today, as always Ollie, Andy and Christian were amazing with the children, we can't thank you all enough for everything... (especially helping to make it as 'stress free' for us as it can be!) ???? Please pass on our thanks to all again.Caron Taylor