Tennis Coaching for Kids
A fun group for kids aged 9-10, transitioning from Orange Ball and using 25% slower green balls on a full-sized court. Technically working on forehands, backhands and serves with work on points play, doubles and matches.
Sessions run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Availability and Booking
If a block states it is fully booked, it is always worth emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to double check as people do sometimes move groups.
If the mid week blocks you are interested in are full, please remember we run Saturday morning Pay as You Go Tennis and these sessions are a brilliant way to get in weekly tennis with great quality coaching.
Current Green Ball blocks (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri)
- Monday Green Ball – Mon 19 April to Mon 12 July at 5 – 6pm – Book Monday Green Ball
- Tuesday Advanced Green Ball – Tues 20 April to Tues 13 July at 4 – 6pm – Book Tuesday Advanced Green Ball
- Wednesday Green Ball – Wed 21 April to Wed 14 July at 5.30 – 6.30pm – Book Wednesday Green Ball
- Thursday Green Ball – Thurs 22 April to Thurs 15 July at 6 – 7pm – Book Thursday Green Ball
- Friday Green Ball – Fri 23 April to Fri 16 July at 4 – 5.15pm – Book Friday Green Ball
U12 Green Development
A fun group for 10 years to 12 – a mix of green ball and yellow will be used to allow children to develop their technique correctly. All shots will be worked on technically and they will be working on competently playing doubles and singles!
- Friday U12 Green Development – Fri 23 April to Fri 16 July at 5 -6pm – Book Friday U12 Green Development
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.