All ages and abilities

Junior Coaching

Our Junior coaching programme 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.  With a programme of courses after school and pay as you go sessions on Saturdays.

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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Teenagers

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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Tennis racket restringing service, restrung racket

Individual Lessons

With a coach that suits your child

We also offer 1-hour individual lessons with our coaches.

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Toddler classes.

Pay As You Go Tennis

For children of all ages

We run several pay as you go 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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Advanced Sunday Tennis Lessons for Children playing in matches.

Advanced Sunday Sessions

Advanced Training for 6 – 9 year olds

Sessions are for children playing in matches, children must be able to rally, serve, return and score a match.

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Team

Junior Team Challenges

Start playing in competitions

A team competition for children learning to play tennis with an emphasis on playing in a team and fun!

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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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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.

Ladies Wellbeing and Tots Tennis

Open to all abilities

A six-week course for mums and their little ones to get outside for fun and exercise. Followed by tea and biscuits in the clubhouse afterwards.

Elly

Ball Colours – what do they mean?

Ball Colours Explained! The ball colours we reference throughout our website and Junior Coaching Curriculum can be confusing, so we have explained more below. Red Ball (5 - 8 year olds) Red Ball tennis is where a lot of children start their tennis journey! It is a decompressed ball so ...
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Holiday Tennis Camps

All ages and abilities

Open to children of all ages (4-15) during the school holidays.

A great way to get kids outside playing tennis, having fun and making new friends.

Latest News

Elly starts her LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Course

We are so excited to let you know that Elly has been accepted on the LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Course. This is an extremely selective course and only 16 people in the UK are accepted each year. This reflects Elly's excellent application and the LTA's belief that Elly will ...
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Motivation by Louis Ross

Louis is a Sport and Exercise Psychologist in Training and this month he is talking all about motivation! Motivation has classically been split into two types: extrinsic and intrinsic motivation (some examples can be found on the picture below). Intrinsic motivation Those who are intrinsically motivated generally find themselves doing ...
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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.

Lost property is placed in the foyer in the Kings Tennis Club Clubhouse. Items will be taken to a charity shop on the last Friday of the month so please try to pick up any lost property quickly!

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