Here in Bishop’s Stortford we offer coaching for all ages and abilities, whether you are a complete beginner, a social tennis player, a club player, an aspiring junior or already playing at either County, Regional or National level. Our coaching programme offers year round options for juniors and adults, and we pride ourselves in providing both affordable and high standards of coaching for all.
Making it Easy for Your Child to Get Into Tennis One of our biggest strengths for juniors is our schools programme, which aims to get as many juniors as possible playing tennis in Bishop’s Stortford. We coach at a number of primary schools in the town and also at Herts & Essex School’s Sports Centre. We run weekly tots sessions for 3-4 year olds and also have sessions just for Under 5’s. Like all of our coaching sessions we aim to make it enjoyable and fun and we all have patience in abundance!
Making it Easy for Adults to Get Into, or Back into Tennis A good starting point is our Tennis Xpress course that runs for 6 weeks and teaches the basics needed. We have Improvers groups too, or if you’re coming back to tennis is our “Rusty Rackets” group, which runs weekly on a Wednesday at 9.30 to 11.30am. The next step is to get involved in our Adult Intermediates Group on Monday’s 7-8pm, Wednesday 8-9pm or Friday’s 10am-12pm where we help with the early stages of tennis improvement. If you’re interested in both tennis and cardio exercise, why not try Adults Cardio at 8pm on Mondays. Plus the Club runs Men’s and Ladies Team Practice, Social sessions and Tennis Rungs. Whilst these are not coached, it’s often the involvement in some of our group coaching sessions that adults find is a great springboard to get more involved in the club’s wider activities.
Making it Easy for You To Improve If you feel you want to focus on a specific area or improve a particular shot, all of our coaches are available for individual lessons. Working together with your tennis coach in a 1:1 lesson is a simple two way process in which your coach will want to understand your needs and then provide the time and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Or if you’d prefer, why not share a lesson with a friend or two… As a coaching team we are committed to maintaining our standards and all our coaches are LTA accredited meaning they hold an LTA coaching qualification, are first aid trained, safeguarded and have an up to date DBS. We also regularly attend a continuous coaching education programme.