TENNIS AND CHILDREN Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000
      TENNIS AND CHILDREN        Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000 

TERM COURSES                           Woking & Hook

4-18 Years & Adults

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Contact Coach: Gary Stanford on  (07779) 430179 

We play in rain and only cancel lessons if venue closes due to snow

WHAT DO WE OFFER

25% off individual lessons & no court fee @ £20 for 45 minutes

Group coaching 4-18 years & Adults / Individual lessons children & adults / Reduced court hire for Woking, Discount off holiday courses / Discounts for Siblings & extra lesson / Swap or make up lessons missed (Subject to availability) / Half terms no lessons except spring first friday & Saturday (A saving when going away) Tournaments every term / Woking Gym membership 20% off /Racquet restringing / Bespoke training for the tournament player 

 

WOKING 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.

HOOK (Hampshire) First course no membership required. After this  only £25 a year for free use of courts 

 

 

WHO IS THE COACH

For more about the coach click onto link in margin 'WHO IS THE 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.

WOKING CLASSES (SURREY)

We have 3 full size courts and an extra 2 courts we put up between these courts

   NAME OF CLASS Day & Time   Day & Time Day & Time

 

RED BALL 5-8 Years 

4 years considered

Max 8-10 children

Head coach & assistant

 

 

 

Friday

4pm-4.30pm

 

 

Saturday 

11,35am-12.05pm

 

 

Saturday 

12.05- 12.35pm

 

Orange Ball 8-10 years

Green Ball  10-12 years

12 children on 3 full size courts & 2 extra large court areas

Head coach & assistant

 

 

 

Friday 

4.30-5pm

 

 

Friday 

5pm-5.45pm

 

Saturday 

9.55am10.40am

& 12,35-1.20pm

 

 

Yellow Ball

Division 3&2

12-15 years

12 children on 3 full size courts and 2 extra large court areas

With head coach

 

 

 

Friday

5.45-6.40pm

 

 

Saturday

9am-9.55am

 

 

Yellow Ball

Division 1 & Premier 

15-18 years

10 children on 3 full size courts and 2 extra large court areas

With head coach

 

 

 

Friday

6.40-7.35pm

 

 

Saturday

10.40-11.35am

 

 

Yellow Ball Division

Adults & 17+  level younger players invited 

 8 players on 3 full size courts and 2 extra large court areas

With head coach

 

 

 

Friday 

7.30-9pm

   

 

HOOK CLASSES (HAMPSHIRE)

We have 2 full size courts

   NAME OF CLASS Day & Time   Day & Time Day & Time Day & Time

 

   RED BALL 5-8 Years 

    4 years considered

8 children on 3 mini courts with head coach. Rebound net also used.

Indoor hall also available

 

 

 

 

Thursday 

3,40-4.40pm

WHITEWATER

 

   

      

 

Orange Ball 8-10 years

Green Ball  10-12 years

8 children on 2  full size courts with head coach

 

Sunday

9am-9.45am 

     

 

      Sunday       9.30-10.15am


Wednesday 

4.30-5.15pm

 

Wednesday 5.15pm-6pm

 

 

 

Yellow Ball

Division 3&2

12-15 years

8 children on 2  full size courts with head coach

 

 

 

Sunday 

9.45-10.30

 

 

Wednesday 5.15pm-6pm

 

 

 

OUR TEACHING SYSTEM / Show-Tell-Watch-Remind

Lesson structure / What is taught and how your child can move up to the class above is on our website under term registers. Passcode given to new members.

 

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. 

 

 

'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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