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.
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
Andy has a good rapport with the kids.Rick Wolski
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
I've seen Isabella enjoy every week and improve too, what more could I ask for.Kat Beattie
I just wanted to say what a fantastic party Andy, Imogen and Beatrice put on for us. Finn and his friends had a fabulous time. It was really high octane and kept them all really engaged. A big thank you and well done to Andy.Louise Mackenzie