A fun after school tennis session for children attending St. Bonaventure's School.

St. Bon’s Before & After School Tennis

Before School – Morning Training

A before school session for a small group of St Bon’s Year 1’s children who can rally red balls. The hope is to continue to grow their love for tennis whilst really developing their technique and ability to play red ball matches! Elly will run the session and then walk the children to school. They will have time to have a bit more breakfast (something easy like a banana!) before heading up to school! This session is for children who are competing and playing in matches – if your child is interested please contact us.

After School

A fun after school tennis session for children attending St. Bon’s School on a Wednesday 3.15pm – 4.30pm. We collect the children up from school in the playground, or from their classrooms for reception and Year 1. Children are divided by age and have a fun coaching session!

We ask that the children bring trainers and extra water. Everyone can borrow a racket, and we will collect the children from school whatever the weather!

Parents pick up from the tennis club promptly at 4.30pm. Due to other coaching commitments we cannot be responsible for the children after this time.

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Availability and Booking

Before School – Morning Training

  • Tuesdays at 7.45am – 8.30am – Book St Bon’s Morning Training
  • You must contact Elly before booking on as there are limited spaces, and it is a high ability group
  • If you are interested in joining please complete our contact form.

After School

We take bookings half a term at a time. All our groups are currently full, however, if you would like to be added to our waiting list please complete our contact form. 

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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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