TENNIS AND CHILDREN ' The Family Tennis Club' Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000
    TENNIS AND CHILDREN ' The Family Tennis Club'         Developing Tennis & Children Since 2000 

TERM COURSES                         

WOKING (Surrey) &

HOOK (Hampshire)

4-18 Years & Adults

Try out before booking & First lesson free

Free Family membership (Book tennis courts no charge Woking)

Contact Coach: Gary Stanford on  (07779) 430179 

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


Free use of the tennis courts play with your family

Book and play at no charge (Various times)

Group coaching 4-18 years & Adults  

Swap or make up lessons missed (Subject to availability)

Class Tournaments

Summer Club Tournament children & adults

Woking Gym membership 20% off

Discounted Racquet restringing

Bespoke training for the tournament player 

Individual coaching

WOKING (Surrey)  The Family Tennis Club was started in 2000 by Gary Stanford and is based in Winston Churchill School Woking. Free use of the tennis courts is included in your childs term fees, allowing the whole family to use the tennis courts at no charge during the weekend and other times.


HOOK (Hampshire) Junior membership included in your childs term fees for free use of tennis courts. Parents can also play with their children for £10 for the whole term.                            



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.


Scroll down for different ages etc

See Link on left  'Term Dates'

Start anytime /  Pro rata / First week free 


        Younger children can be in older age groups if ready








RED BALL 4-8 Years

FRIDAY 4.30pm-5pm

SATURDAY 11,35am-12.05pm    SATURDAY12.05pm-12.35pm 

RED BALL 4-8 Years 

      FRIDAY 4.15-4.45pm


Orange Ball 8-10 years

Green Ball 10-12 years

FRIDAY 4.15pm-5pm 

FRIDAY 5pm-5.45pm


SATURDAY 9.55am-10.40am

SATURDAY 12.35pm-1.20pm




Orange Ball 8-10 yrs

Green Ball 10-12 yrs

SUNDAY 9.30-10.15am

MONDAY 4.45pm-5.30pm

Yellow Ball 12-15 yrs Div 3&2

 FRIDAY 5.45pm-6.40pm

SATURDAY 9am-9.55am 

Yellow Ball 12-15 yrs Div 3&2

SUNDAY 8.45am-9.30am

MONDAY 4.45pm-5.30pm

Yellow Ball 15-18 yrs Div 1&P   FRIDAY  6.40pm-7.35pm

SATURDAY 10.40am -11.35am


Yellow Ball 

Adults & Juniors by invitation

FRIDAY  6.40-7.35pm coaching 

7.35-8pm extra time 



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.



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



GU21 8TL

''Do not use for correspondence'' 


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.



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

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