The Family Tennis Club
The Family Tennis Club

Free membership & use of tennis courts for the whole family

For Children 4-18 years & Adults


Enquiries Contact

Gary Stanford on (07779) 430179

About Our Family Club

Our Family Tennis Club was started in 2000 and is based in Winston Churchill School, Woking. We offer free membership for the whole family when your child books onto a term coaching course. The family can then use the courts at no charge. They can also play with other members. In addition to this you can receive discount off the Winston Churchill School gym membership, so you can work out while your child plays tennis.


Who is the Coach

For more about the coach click onto link 'Head Coach'

Gary Stanford is our head coach at the club. He was previously head of Surrey LTA 10 & under boys coaching, talent I.D. and selection. He also coached the girls 10 & under squads, boys 11 & under and 14 & under squads. He has worked with many county and national juniors over the years. He was also head of the 11 & under junior program at CLTC now David Lloyds in Woking. He has represented Surrey and Hampshire County and been Number 1 in Great Britian on the seniors tour in 2008 and achieved a highest World ranking of 20 in 2005.

Try out before booking

 We play in all weathers and only cancel if venue closes due to snow



Free membership & free use of tennis courts for the family

When your child signs up for their firsy term course

Book two lessons Siblings or extra classes / 30% off both classes

Red ball classes over 10% discount applied for every child

Lesson swap or make up lesson missed

Your child can do another time if unable to attend

a particular week or make up another week. (Subject to availability)

Half terms no lessons a saving if you always go away

February half term first weekend only runs

3 club tournaments per annum / Members 70% off

Gym membership £27 pm / Members only ay £20 pm 

Child Group term time coaching / Children aged 4-18 years

Holiday courses / 50% off Includes siblings 

Individual lessons / Over 40% off 

Family fun events / Parent & Child

Adults V Juniors Doubles Matchplay 

Racquet Restringing 

Squad Players 40% off group & individual lessons. 

Squad players training 

Our teaching system


Foundation program / 6 levels / From 4-12 years

Development programme / 5 levels / From 10-18 years

Lesson structure-What is taught-class levels / Shown to parents & children

Childrens term scores recorded / Can be viewed online


How do we teach

We teach kids to rally and play matches with each other and from 4 years of age. We do not stand groups of children in lines and ball feed. Many coaches overload children with technical information and constantly stop and start the lesson to explain things. This may look good because it seems like the children are being taught. In our experience this way of teaching produces slower development. Children do need some information but should be allowed to play the game as much as possible. We create an environment for children to do this. We watch them while they play to see how they are developing then give some quick reminders, praise or encouragement. We don't keep interupting them to give more information.  At the end of the day it's more enjoyable for the kids and greater improvement. 

 We don't waste time doing lots of movement practice or skills that are not relevant to tennis as many coaches do. Tennis is about learning to hit the ball well and getting it into the court regularly.They will obviously be moving when doing this. All our games are relevant to tennis,  fun and competitive, involve lots of hitting of balls, movement and decision making. 



'We offer a unique and enjoyable teaching programme'  

'Your child will improve with us and be given a hobby for life'



'Tennis a game for life'

Venue Address

Tennis and Children

Winston Churchill School

Hermitage Road

St Johns's



GU21 8TL

''Do not use for correspondence'' 

Latest News


3 new tennis courts and floodlights just completed! Kinder on the body and easier to learn on than a tarmacadam court and great in rain or ice.



1944 SHOTS

Ella Harvey Yellow Premier

Anna Abramishvili Yellow Div 1

Did not miss a ball for 1 hour and 35 minutes

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Daniel Norton Yellow Division 1

Fraser Milligan Yellow Division 2


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