Tennis for Juniors

Here at Bishop’s Stortford we are proud to be able to offer a programme of tennis activities that appeal to kids of all ages and abilities. Whether tennis is their first, second, third or new sport, we will have activities for them. The more your child’s tennis improves, the more involved they will want to become in more of these activities!

We cater for group and one-to-one coaching, and for the more experienced juniors we run Performance Squads. We offer a wide variety of junior coaching groups to cater for all ages and level of ability. 

                           

We recommend children wear comfortable clothes, eg. T-shirt, hoodie, shorts/joggers and trainers and bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated, and in the Summer a sunhat is essential. If your child is a beginner we have rackets they can borrow and coaches can advise on which size racket would be suitable.

Annual Junior Membership is £50 and a requirement for those in the coaching program, this also gives a great discount on Holiday Camps as well as being able to attend social sessions, practice at the Club and to participate in tournaments.

Term Dates 2020/21

7th September – 18th October

2nd November to 13th December

Bad weather – please assume all sessions are going ahead unless you hear from the coach, who will notify you with a weather cancellation at least one hour before.

Social Tennis for both Junior and Parent Members

If you’re interested in the social side of tennis, we have a weekly social dedicated to juniors, and we encourage their parents to dust off their rackets and join in too!  Saturdays from 5pm. We offer a Parent Membership for £85 which entitles you to play solely with your child if they are a member.

 

Matches

What better way to put the coaching into practise than to play matches. For children of all ages, we provide several ways in which they can play matches against similarly skilled children – to gain experience against children within the club, and when they have the experience, against children from other tennis clubs across the County. Read more about starting to compete HERE.

Team Challenge

This is a local, fun, team competition aimed at recreational standard players who have limited or no experience playing in external competitions. Children play in small teams in a mixture of singles and doubles matches against others of a similar age/level over 2-3hrs. Members, as well as teams from local Clubs, are all welcome to join in and events are held once a term.

National League

Team Tennis is a singles & doubles based team competition for registered venues with events for juniors and adults, played over summer and winter that BSLTC teams play across Hertfordshire, usually 4-6 matches in the season where matches are played at home and away. Team Captains organise matches in the National League, please look at the Junior Teams page for further information. If your child is interested in participating please speak to their coach or email Natalie.

LTA Tournaments

We have a number of juniors who participate in LTA Tournaments, to improve their ratings and gain experience. Have a look HERE for further information and how to book places.

Junior Tournaments

We run a monthly Tournament Program at the Club for Juniors, £5 entry fee, Saturday from 4pm for Green & Yellow Ball and Sundays from 2pm for Red & Orange Ball;

16th February – Qatar Open

15th March – Indian Wells Open

26th April – Monte Carlo Masters

10th May – Italian Open

14th June – Queens Junior Club

5th July – Queens Junior Club

13th September – US Open

11th October – Shangai Masters

15th November – ATP Finals

These tournaments are for all levels and abilities, they are great fun, sociable and a way to put into practice what is learnt at coaching. If your child has not participated before and you have any questions, please speak to your child’s coach, or email Natalie. To book a place please use the Paypal link;

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