Coach Liam Hignett won the LTA British Tour Exeter Open Mens Singles title
Head coach James Mcintosh ran the Oxford Half Marathon
The latest Adult Course graduates
Hayden Cummings won the 12 & under Boys singles title at the Portsmouth Tennis Centre Winter County Tournament
Red and Orange TT TourAaron Dawson won the 16 & U Boys singles title at Birchwood Junior & Senior Open
October Half Term Tennis CampsCoach Liam captained the Hampshire & IOW 9 & U team to victory at the West Hants Club
Meet performance player and assistant coach Harry Feast – read more about all the coaching team HERE
As part of our popular adult programme we run a number of seven-week adult Beginner and Improver courses on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the year. With our indoor courts rain never stops play so courses continue all year round.
Our Beginners course is an introduction to tennis, ideal for those who are new to the game or those who are rusty and want to get back into playing. Basic skills of forehands, backhands, volleys and serves as well as techniques and tactics of singles and doubles matchplay. Players can repeat the beginners course if they want to up their confidence before moving onto improvers.
Improvers is the course that provides progression for confident beginners or is equally challenging for those players who have previously received coaching but have not played in a while. The course offers coaching to improve technique and tactics as well as matchplay tips and fine tuning skills.
The Intermediate course (Mondays and Thursdays 7:30pm – 9:00pm) is a 10-week course offering technical and tactical coaching to players moving on from Improvers, for those who have had previous coaching and for those players who have played for a club in a local league. The sessions include a mixture of drills and points play with an end of session doubles match. This course is £135 for ten weeks or you can pay-and-play for £15 per session.
Seven week adult courses cost £77 per player and can be booked in reception or by telephone on 01256 358816. The next block of Monday courses will start from 16th December until 10th February (excluding 23rd and 30th December). There are still some spaces on the next Thursday Beginner course starting on 28th November until 9th January 2020 (excluding 26th December). Book now to avoid disappointment.
Read more about all our adult coaching sessions and pay-and-play options HERE
Chris Farrar and Michelle Goulding were declared the respective male and female winners of the competition to mark the end of the latest Adult Intermediate course taught by Head Coach James McIntosh and Simon James. Farrar and Goulding won themselves a bottle of win each for their efforts.
The Adult Intermediate course is a twelve-week course designed for the more experienced player to further improve their game working on the different strokes, techniques and tactics as well as matchplay to put it all into practice.
McIntosh said, “It was a great end to the latest course with some excellent matches. Congrats to Chris and Michelle.”