Aimed at children aged 9-10

Green Ball

Playing on a full size court with a green ball

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.

What do the ball colours mean? Click here for Ball Colours Explained!

Green Ball Tennis Bristol

Availability and Booking

We have released our April dates and are currently giving priority to those already in the groups and our waiting lists. We will set the booking links live on our website as soon as we can and we will of course let you know via social media and email if any spaces become available. Please make sure you follow us (links at the bottom of the page) or are signed up to our newsletter.

If there are spaces, you are able to join mid way through a block just click the link and you can book onto the remaining sessions. If a block states it is fully booked, it is always worth completing our contact form to double check as people do sometimes move groups or we can put you on our waiting list.

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.

Green Ball blocks (Beginners/Improvers)

A fun green ball group for children either starting out playing a bit more tennis, and those who are already really enjoying it! They will be coached on forehands, backhands, serves and volleys with the goal of them enjoying the sport and developing the skills to be able to play a game of tennis with their friends!

  • Monday Green Ball โ€“ Mon 25 Apr to Mon 18 Jul at 4 โ€“ 5pm
  • Wednesday Green Ball โ€“ Wed 27 Apr to Wed 20 Jul at 5.30 โ€“ 6.30pm
  • Thursday Green Ball โ€“ Thur 28 Apr to Thur 21 Jul at 6 โ€“ 7pm โ€“ TBC
  • Friday Green Ball โ€“ Fri 29 Apr to Fri 22 Jul at 4 โ€“ 5.15pm

Green Ball blocks (Intermediate/Advanced)

A green group for children who are competing in their age group and wanting to train at a higher level – children will be expected to work hard during these sessions and put in time during the week to work on the technique learned during this session. The expectation for children in this group will be to be playing tournaments externally! The sessions will still be fun but with a focus on lots of progression!

  • Tuesday Advanced Green Ball โ€“ Tues 26 Apr to Tues 19 Jul at 4 โ€“ 6pm
  • Thursday Advanced Green Ball โ€“ Thur 28 Apr to Thur 21 Jul at 4 โ€“ 6pm

Need more information?

Contact us if you are looking for individual lessons or are not sure which coaching course is right for you or your child.

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Junior Coaching FAQs

It will depend on your childโ€™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 27โ€ 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 donโ€™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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