It’s never too late to start tennis

We welcome and encourage anyone who is interested in the sport to play, regardless of their age or ability. Whether you are 45, 15 or 5 you can start playing tennis with us at Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching.

01 Jul 2021 / By Elly Shearman

Kings Tennis Club Bristol

People are often nervous about starting tennis as they get older, and children are the same!

It’s not a big school sport and there is sometimes a misconception that you have to be really good to play and have fun with the sport. Tennis definitely gets more fun when you can have a rally and get a serve in, but this is very possible without perfect technique and loads of coaching! ANYONE of ANY AGE can learn to play tennis! For children our Holiday Tennis Camps are a great place to start.

At Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching we are passionate about giving EVERYONE access to tennis. We welcome and encourage anyone who is interested in the sport to play, regardless of their age or ability. Whether you are 45, 15 or 5 you can start playing tennis with us at Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching. We just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that they can start tennis with us at any age. Lots of the men and women playing in the Kings adult league started playing tennis when their kids started playing and now its part of their exercise and social life, as well as being able to play as a family, it is a great family sport!

Tennis is a fantastic sport to play as it has the best of both worlds, it can be played as an individual sport but you can play in singles, doubles, teams and team training is great fun whatever your age. We run a wide range of sessions, including Cardio Tennis, Tennis Xpress (a beginners course), After School Junior Programme for children aged 5 – 18, squad training, Mums and Toddlers, Todder Tennis…honestly we could keep going…but trust us we have something for everyone!

Our Junior Coaching Programme is designed to get children of all ages and abilities playing tennis in a supportive environment. We encourage respect for other players and coaches, a good level of discipline and a positive attitude – and it is never too late to join us.

For children/teenagers we offer our Saturday pay as you go sessions, Monday Teens drop in 5 – 6pm and Holiday Camps to give older kids the opportunity to take up the sport at a later age and not feel like they have to play with younger children. We have some teens mid week groups as well where older kids love playing once a week, they learn to play at a good level with a fun social side as well. Often, if an older child is a beginner they have a handful of individual lessons to get them going and build confidence and then access a group at the same time!

There are lots of options – Saturdays are brilliant for any 11+ or teens unsure about it, with no commitment they can come and give it a go! You don’t have to start playing tennis at 4 to then be able to enjoy the sport as an older child and into adulthood.

We have a great coaching team who work with players at every level of tennis. We have the patience and enthusiasm to encourage beginners of all ages while our experienced and expert coaching has taken some of our juniors to county level and beyond. One of our county players Zente talks about his recent competition experiences here.

If you are interested in joining any of our sessions or if you have any questions do not hesitate to get in contact.

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Tel: 07581 237260

Elly Shearman

Elly Shearman is an adult and children's tennis coach based in Bristol. Passionate about grassroots tennis and enabling everyone to have access to playing the sport whatever their age or ability.

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