'Tennis & Children' The Family Tennis Club
'Tennis & Children'  The Family Tennis Club 

TERM & HOLIDAY COURSES

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Contact Coach: Gary Stanford on (07779) 430179

Try out before booking. We play in all weathers except if venue closes for snow.

 

TERM DATES 

Autumn 13 weeks

Friday 11th September- Saturday 19th December

No lessons Half term October 23rd,24th,30th, 31st

Spring term 11 weeks

Friday 8th January-Saturday March 27th 

No lessons half term February 19th, 20th 

Summer Term 11 weeks 

Friday 23rd April-Saturday 17th July

No lessons Half term 28th,29th May & 4th, 5th June 

 

Our Family Tennis Club was started in 2000 by Gary Stanford and is based in Winston Churchill School, Woking. Families or individuals have the chance to book courts at a discounted rate.  In addition to this you can receive discount off the Winston Churchill School gym membership which is optional.  

 

 

WHO IS THE COACH

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

Gary Stanford is the coach. 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.

HOLIDAY COURSE DATES & COSTS 

Red-Orange-Green or non members 4-12 years

Friday October 30th / 9.30-12.30pm / Packed lunch 12-12.30pm

Members Cost £10.50 each child

Non Members £21 each child

Contact Coach: Gary Stanford on (07779) 430179

 

CHILDRENS TERM FOUNDATION CLASSES 4-8 years

Red ball 4-8 years (Levels 1,2,3,4&5)  

Friday 4pm-4.30pm / £5.50 

Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm / £5.50

 

CHILDRENS TERM FOUNDATION CLASSES 7-12 years

Orange ball 7-9 years

Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm / £8

Saturday 9.55am-10.50am / £9 

Saturday 10.50-11.45am / £9

Saturday 12.15pm-1pm / £8

 

Green ball 10-12 years

Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm / £8

Saturday 9.55am-10.50am / £9 

Saturday 10.50-11.45am / £9

Saturday 12.15pm-1pm / £8

 

CHILDRENS DEVELOPMENT TERM CLASSES 12-18 years

Yellow ball 12-14 years (Levels 3&2) 

Friday 5.15pm-6.10pm / £9

Saturday 9am-9.55am / £9

 

Yellow ball 14-18 years (Levels 1& Premier)

Friday 6.10pm-7.05pm / £9 

Saturday 10.50am-11.45am / £9

Saturday 9.55am-10.50am / £9

 

JUNIOR SQUADS / Yellow ball 

Squads and individual lessons by arrangment / groups of 3-4 players 

 

TEACHING SYSTEM

Show-Tell-Watch-Remind / Our Lesson structure, what is taught and how your child can move up to the class above is shown to parents & children

 

HOW DO WE TEACH

We teach children 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 children and we see 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. 

WHAT DO WE OFFER

GROUP COACHING 4-18 years

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS / Juniors & adults £35 an hour (Coach pays court fee)

COURT HIRE Book tennis courts at a reduced cost @ £5 an hour

TERM BOOKING DISCOUNTS / 10% for Siblings & extra lessons 

Swap or make up lessons missed (Subject to availability)

Half terms no lessons except spring first friday & Saturday (A saving when going away)

MATCHPLAY EVENTS / Run every term 

GYM MEMBERSHIPS / 20% discount off 

HOLIDAY COURSES / 50% off

RACQUET RESTRINGING / £20

SQUAD LESSONS / 4 in a group 25% off (By invitation)

SQUAD LESSONS 3 in a group over 40% off (By Invitation)

 

 

'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

Woking

Surrey

GU21 8TL

''Do not use for correspondence'' 

Latest News

 

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

 

RECORD BASELINE RALLIES

1944 SHOTS

Ella Harvey Yellow Premier

Anna Abramishvili Yellow Div 1

Did not miss a ball for 1 hour and 35 minutes

1010 SHOTS

Daniel Norton Yellow Division 1

Fraser Milligan Yellow Division 2

 

Federer funny video clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoTL6ja_rFw

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