Sunday Matchplay Coaching
Sessions are for more advanced players, who are playing in team tennis, county training and/or competing in tournaments or about to start in the next six months. It will be based mainly around matchplay and developing tactics, but also a chance for coaches to remind these players about the technical improvements that they are making in other sessions.
Sunday Matchplay sessions will be 2 hours of tennis with all players at an intermediate/advanced stage of their development for their age. Children will be expected to turn up with good work ethic, a willingness to chase every ball and to want to learn and develop.
The children will do fun warm ups which will involve developing their strength, coordination and the ability to think on task. The main body of the session will all be around points play and developing tactical knowledge in both singles and doubles.
Availability and Booking
Sunday Sessions will be for ages 7 – 10 (red, orange, green) at 2.30 – 4.30pm on Sundays during term time.
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!