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

TERM & HOLIDAY COURSES SCROLL DOWN

Contact Coach: Gary Stanford on (07779) 430179

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

 

TERM DATES SUMMER 10 weeks

May 7th-Saturday 17th July

No lessons on 4th & 5th June

 

TERM DATES AUTUMN 14 Weeks

Friday September 3rd- Saturday 18th December

No lessons Half term 22nd & 23rd 29th & 30th October 

 

Our Family Tennis Club was started in 2000 by Gary Stanford and is based in Winston Churchill School Woking. There are no membership fees. 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

DATES / Week 1 Friday 23rd July / Week 2 Friday 30th July / Week 3 Friday 6th August /

Week 4 Friday August 20th 

TIMES / 9.30am-12.30pm (Bring Packed lunch )

COSTS / Members 50% off @ £10.50 each child (Children on a term course)

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 1-4 

COSTS £5.50 (Siblings & extra lesson £4.50)

Max 12 children on 6 mini courts with Head coach and two mini coaches 

Friday 4pm-4.30pm  

Saturday 11.35am-12.05pm  

Saturday 12.05pm-12.35pm 

 

ORANGE & GREEN BALL LEVELS ARE COMBINED

Max 14 children on 3 courts & two mini courts with head coach and two mini coaches. 

For e.g could have 8 children in orange ball level and 6 in green.

 

CHILDRENS TERM FOUNDATION CLASSES 7-12 years

Orange ball 7-9 years

COSTS £8 (Siblings & extra lesson £7)

Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm

Saturday 9.55am-10.40am

Saturday 12.35pm-1.05pm 

 

Green ball 10-12 years

COSTS  £8 (Siblings & extra leson £7)

Friday 4.30pm-5.15pm 

Saturday 9.55am-10.40am

Saturday 12.35-1.20 TBC

 

CHILDRENS DEVELOPMENT TERM CLASSES 12-18 years

All yellow ball classes have ideally 10 children on 3 courts with Head coach. Can go max 12 children if children waiting to get into class.

 

Yellow ball 12-14 years (Levels 3&2) 

COSTS £9 (Siblings & extra lesson £8)

Friday 5.15pm-6.10pm 

Saturday 9am-9.55am 

 

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

COSTS £9 (Sibling & extra lesson £8)

Friday 6.10pm-7.05pm 

Saturday 10.40-11.35am 

 

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  / For extra bookings

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 / 30 minutes free (By Invitation)

SQUAD PLAYERS INDIVIDUAL LESSONS / 30 Minutes free

 

 

'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'' 

BEST EVER RALLIES

Click onto hall of fame

Hall of fame.doc
Microsoft Word document [57.0 KB]

Our Courts

3 tennis courts in excellent condition and floodlights just completed! Kinder on the body 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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