We have a thriving Junior section with over 100 children of all ages. While we focus on the skill and technical development of every child, we try to base most of the learning in fun and enjoyment, without the pressures that sport can cause. Our main aim is for children to enjoy tennis into adulthood.

Junior membership  |  Regular coaching  |  Coaching block dates  |  Easter and summer holiday courses  |  Competitions

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Junior membership

The Parent and Junior memberships year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Coaching is not included in membership and any coaching fees are payable to head coach Kerris Weatherley during the first TWO weeks of each coaching term.

Please note that junior members under 14 are not permitted to play at the club unsupervised as in the event of an accident the child would not be covered by the Club’s insurance.

To apply for Parent,  Full Junior or Junior membership, please contact the Junior Membership Secretary.

Regular junior coaching

Junior coaching takes place throughout the week, based on age range and stage of skill development. Juniors are coached using the LTA’s Mini tennis framework, before progressing on to full (Yellow ball) game coaching.

 

Day Group Time slot
Monday Mini green/yellow ball (select)
Ages 10 – 12 years
4.30 – 5.30 pm
Monday Yellow ball advanced
Ages 12 – 16 years
5.30 – 6.30 pm
Tuesday Mini orange ‘Marvels’
Ages 7 – 9 years
4.00 – 5.00 pm
Tuesday Mini orange ‘Super Marvels’
Ages 7 – 9 years
5.00 – 6.00 pm
Wednesday Mini red ‘Munchkins’ Drop-in
Ages 4 – 7 years
4.00 – 4.45 pm
Wednesday Yellow ball social
Ages 12 – 16 years
5.00 – 6.00 pm
Thursday Mini green/yellow ball (girls)
Ages 8 – 12 years
4.00 – 5.00 pm
Thursday Yellow ball development
Ages 12 – 16 years
5.00 – 6.00 pm
Thursday Open mixed advanced
Ages 16 + years
6.00 – 7.00 pm
Saturday Mini red/orange Drop-in
Ages 3 – 8 years
9.45 – 10.30 am
Saturday Mini green/yellow ball Drop-in
Ages 9 – 14 years
10.30 – 11.30 am
Coaching block dates

Junior coaching is broken up into the three school terms of the year. No coaching takes place in half term. Fees should be paid to Kerris Weatherley during the first TWO weeks of the term.

  • Spring term dates: Thursday 12th January – Thursday 30th March (11 weeks – £44.00)
  • Summer term dates: Monday 24th April – Friday 14th July (11 weeks – £44.00)
  • Autumn term dates: Monday 11th September – Friday 8th December (12 weeks – £48.00)

For booking and any further information  please contact Kerris Weatherley.

Easter & Summer Holiday Courses

In addition to the weekly coaching programme, children’s tennis courses (for all ages and abilities) are run by Kerris in the Easter and Summer holidays. These include fun games, competitions and prizes. There are two types of session available:

  1. Daylong 9.30 am – 4 pm
  2. Half day 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
February Half term 2017 dates:
Morning holiday camps – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • 13th – 14th February
    (2 days @ £24 or £15 per day)
Easter 2017 dates:
Daylong holiday camps – 9.30 am – 4 pm Half day camps – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • 11th – 13th April
    (3 days @ £60 or £25 per day)
  • 18th – 20th April
    (3 days @ £60 or £25 per day)
  • 10th – 13th April
    (4 days @ £48 or £15 per day)
  • 18th – 21st April
    (4 days @ £48 or £15 per day)
Summer 2017 dates:
Daylong holiday camps – 9.30 am – 4 pm Half day  camps – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
  • 26th July
  • 3rd August
  • 15th August
  • 23rd August
    @ £25 per day
  • 24th – 28th July
    (5 days @ £60 or £15 per day)
  • 31st July – 4th August
    (5 days @ £60 or £15 per day)
  • 8th – 10th August
    (3 days @ £36 or £15 per day)
  • 14th – 18th August
    (5 days @ £60 or £15 per day)
  • 21st – 25th August
    (5 days @ £60 or £15 per day)
  • 29th August – 1st September
    (4 days @ £48 or £15 per day)

Junior Competitions

Full juniors are eligible to be selected for the Avon adult leagues. Club competitions include:

  • Sunday 29th January 16:00 – Australian Open Junior Competition
  • Sunday 4th June 16:00 – French Open Junior Competition
  • Sunday 16th July 16:00 – Wimbledon Junior Competition
  • Sunday 24th September 16:00 – US Open Junior Competition
  • W/commencing Monday 5th June – Junior Doubles Fortnight
  • W/commencing Monday 20th October – Junior Singles Fortnight
To be confirmed:
  • Parent and Child Tournament

For all junior courses or tournaments, please sign up by poster, e-mail or contact Kerris Weatherley.