All ages and abilities

Junior Coaching

Our Junior coaching program is designed for children of all ages and abilities - whatever the level we will have a squad or session for your child.

Junior Tennis Coaching

We use the Lawn Tennis Association Mini Tennis programme to get kids playing tennis.

Toddler Tennis Bristol

Toddler Tennis

Aimed at children under 5

A 6-4 week course introducing basic ball and racket skills but mostly just having fun on the courts.

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Orange ball tennis sessions in Bristol

Red Ball

Aimed at children 8 and under

Using a slow foam ball and a smaller court for those starting out in tennis and learning to hit.

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Junior Tennis Coaching in Bristol

Orange Ball

Aimed at children aged 8-9

Learning techniques, tactics and how to rally with a ball that is 50% slower than a yellow ball.

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Green Ball Tennis Bristol

Green Ball

Aimed at children aged 9-10

Using a ball that is 25% slower but playing on a full size court and progressing towards the full game.

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Teens Tennis Lessons and Coaching in Bristol

Yellow Ball

Aimed at older children and teens

Sessions for players of all levels and also regular squads for the more competitive kids.

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Kings Club Tennis Bishopston Bristol

Holiday Tennis Camps

All ages and abilities

Open to all ages (4-15) during the school holidays. A great way to get kids outside playing tennis and having fun.

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Toddler classes.

Saturday Drop-In

For children of all ages

We run several drop-in sessions on a Saturday morning to get kids playing tennis with no commitment needed.  

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Tennis parties for Kids in Bristol

Tennis Parties

A fun way to celebrate birthdays!

We provide the courts and the coaches and you can also book the clubhouse for cake afterwards! 

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Tennis racket restringing service, restrung racket

Individual Lessons

We also offer 1-hour individual lessons with our coaches, we try to pick a coach that is available and suits your needs.

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We always try to group similar ages and abilities together so please get in touch if you are unsure which session is best for your child.

Junior Coaching FAQs

It will depend on your child’s age and skill, we will inform you when your child is ready to move to the next group.

At Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching we encourage progression within our sport, we will of course let you know when your child is ready to move up a group. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

As a general rule for U10s, if they put the end of the handle in their armpit with the racket running along their arm, they should just be able to touch the end of the racket. By the time children are 11+ they will probably be using a full size 27” racket.

If you are unsure please ask your coach when you next see them and they will be able to advise.

Yes, we are able to support people completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE), please get in touch with Elly directly.

We are an inclusive club and we want to encourage as many people to play tennis as possible. We have a number of squads for teens but we also offer drop in sessions for teens who just want to play for fun and not commit to a weekly more competitive session. All details can be found here - Pay-as-you go Tennis Sessions

Elly Shearman Tennis Coaching only coaches at Kings Lawn Tennis Club. Our head coach, Elly Shearman is part of the Avon Tennis Coaching team and will coach at different clubs as part of this role.

Yes, we would love to do more curriculum tennis, if your school is interested please feel free to give them our details. However, many schools have multi-sport programs working out of their school or running in their PE lessons and this can sometimes hinder whether they want tennis experts coming in as well.

If these FAQs don’t provide you with the answer you are looking for please contact us.

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