We regularly run Team Challenges as they are a great way to encourage your child to be confident in match play and have fun playing tennis with friends! Tom will organise a team based competition with lots of fun matches, prizes and team work!
2023 Team Challenges
Our Team Challenges run alongside some of the biggest tennis competitions in the world! They are for children aged 7 to 12 years old.
All the children (aged 7 – 12) will be part of a team and play some singles and doubles for their respective tennis ball colour/age group! They will do a fun competitive warm up, play some matches, and finish with a fun game with prizes to be won!
Entry is £7. If you’re child wants to get a team together before the children can make their own team or we will allocate teams.
Summer Holiday Team Challenges
Our Team Challenges run every afternoon in the school holidays! We often find that parents and children can be slightly apprehensive about starting to play matches and compete in tennis, mainly because when you play tennis matches its just you on the court!
The LTA has set up these new Team Challenges to help children enter into the world of competition in a non-intimidating manner. Our Team Challenges are set up within age groups where the children will be put into teams on the day with team stickers etc and they will be helped with how to play matches, where to stand, what to do, to build confidence with scoring etc. There will be prizes and its all designed to compete in a fun and social environment!
We are really proud to have a big junior program now and for those interested in playing matches these Team Challenges will give them the experience they need – and matches are really what its all about! If you think about other sports children will play matches almost every week and tennis is no different.
We fully support this new initiative from the LTA – think short matches, small teams, quick ﬁre. We cater for any number, so the more the merrier; mates, school friends or kids from the local club.
For more information from the LTA please click here.
Availability and Booking
A fun team competition for children learning to play the game of tennis, you don’t have to be brilliant, the emphasis will be on playing in a team and fun!
Next sessions to be confirmed.
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!