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.
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.
Junior Coaching Programme – 2020
(Covid-19 update: The 2020 programme is currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hope to restart junior coaching in July 2020 – please watch this space for our revised programme)
|Monday||Green Ball Competitive|
Ages 9 – 11 years
|4.00 – 5.30 pm|
|Monday||Yellow ball advanced|
Ages 11 – 15 years
|5.00 – 6.30 pm|
|Tuesday||Tots Tennis 2-4 years||9.15 – 10.00 am|
|Tuesday||Drop In – 3-6 years||4.00 – 4.45 pm|
|Tuesday||Mini red competitive||4.00 – 5.15 pm|
|Tuesday||Mini orange competitive||4.45 – 6.00 pm|
|Wednesday||Drop in – 3-6 years||4.00 – 4.45pm|
|Wednesday||Mini red beginner||4.45– 6.00 pm|
|Wednesday||Girls Group 8 – 11 years||4.45 – 6.00 pm|
|Thursday||All Green ball players||4.00 – 5.30 pm|
|Thursday||Yellow ball 11 – 15 years||5.30 – 7.00 pm|
|Thursday||Yellow ball advanced|
Ages 16 + years
|5.30 – 7.00 pm|
|Saturday||Drop in Mini Tots tennis – under 7 years||9.45 – 10.30 am|
|Saturday||Drop in / club play||10.30 – 11.30 am|
Spring term dates: Monday 13th January – Friday 29th March
The term consists of 10 lessons (excluding half term) and will cost £40.00 which should be paid to Kerris Weatherley during the first TWO weeks of the term commencing.
Membership to Bristol Central Tennis Club (BCTC) was also due in September 2018 £20 (£40 for Full Juniors) and £30 for Parents. Cheque to Bristol Central Tennis Club or electronic transfer to: Co-Op Bank, a/c: 65608188, sort code 08-92-99. Child name as reference please and notify David Parkes (see below) of payment.
Summer term dates: Monday 29th April – Friday 12th July
10 weeks – £40.00.
Autumn term dates: Monday 9th September – Friday 6th December
12 weeks – £48.00.
For any further enquiries, booking and other coaching information, please call me on: 07917 855357 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Full Junior, Junior or Parent BCTC membership payments and enquiries, contact David Parkes on 07443 512862 or email: email@example.com.
February Half Term, Easter and Summer Courses
In addition to the weekly coaching programme, children’s tennis courses (for all ages and abilities) are run by Kerris at Half Term and in the Easter and Summer holidays. These include fun games, competitions and prizes.
- Daylong 9.30 am – 4 pm
- Half day 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
February Half term dates:
Morning holiday camps – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
|Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th February||2 Days||£24 or £15 per day|
Daylong holiday camps – 9.30am – 4 pm
|Tuesday 9th April||1 Day||£25 per Day|
|Thursday 11th April||1 Day||£25 per Day|
|Tuesday 16th April||1 Day||£25 per Day|
|Thursday 18th April||1 Day||£25 per Day|
Morning holiday camps – 9.30am – 12.30pm:
|Monday 8th – Friday 12th April||5 days||£60 or £15 per day|
|Monday 15th – Thursday 18th April||4 Days||£48 or £15 per day|
Summer 2019 dates:
Daylong holiday camps – 9.00 am – 4 pm
|Thursday 1st August||1 Day||£25 per day|
|Tuesday 6th August||1 Day||£25 per day|
|Friday 14th August||1 Day||£25 per day|
|Thursday 22nd August||1 Day||£25 per day|
|Wednesday 28th August||1 Day||£25 per day|
Half day holiday camps – 9.30 am – 12.30 pm:
|Wednesday 24th July – Friday 26th July||3 Days||£36 or £15 per day|
|Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August||5 Days||£60 or £15 per day|
|Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th August||4 Days||£48 or £15 per day|
|Monday 12th – Friday 16th August – 10:00am – 12:00pm||5 Days||£40 or £15 per day|
|Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August – 10:00am – 12:00pm||5 Days||£40 or £15 per day|
|Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th August||4 Days||£48 or £15 per day|
|W/commencing Monday 10th June||Junior Doubles Fortnight|
|W/commencing Monday 25th November||Junior Singles Fortnight|
For all junior courses or tournaments please sign up by poster, e-mail or telephone to Kerris: firstname.lastname@example.org. 07917 855357