Kingsley Tennis Centre has long been a place of quality coaching for over 30 years. It has a long history of working with people of all ages and standards and a philosophy of helping people of all backgrounds into tennis and that continues to this day. From starter level children to highly ranked national players, from rusty adults to competitive league players, there is a class or product that we offer that can help you improve your game and get you to love tennis even more.
Since September 2017, the centre has updated it’s Mini and Junior programs by adding more classes than ever plus we have added 2 more coaches to our team to make sure that our coach/pupil ratios stay in-line with LTA guidelines.
We are also introducing our new adult monthly coaching package this May 2018, for our members who are looking for a flexible way to learn and improve their tennis. 15 sessions of group lessons each week available and one monthly fee covers it all…please click here for more details
For current class information, please click on the + sign below and right to see a full list of the classes under each heading and if it has a “click here” in light blue, then you can get the full details about the class and book/ pay online.
Mini-Tennis Times: Red Saturday 10.30-12am Orange Saturday 9-10.30am Green: Sunday 9-10.30
Junior Club Times: U18 Juniors 10.30-12am
The juniors are obviously allowed to book their own courts at other times and play with other members, but we would however ask that any u10’s have a parent present at all times on site just so the children have someone responsible to go to if needed.
Holiday courses at Kingsley Tennis Centre
Activities for Summer Holidays
Tennis for Kids – LTA initiative:
We are continuing with our LTA tennis intro-courses over the summer holidays as we offer 2 weeks of daily sessions to get your kids into tennis. All our courses can be seen on the link below. This fantastic opportunity to get some great personalised tennis kit and 6 teaching lessons for an unbelievable price of just £25, it just doesn’t get better!!!
Mini – Tennis Camps:
Each day is from 9.30am-12.30pm on the indoor courts to guarantee the camp running. Lots of tennis activity at each stage to help children learn and improve their tennis skills, with each age group split into the various age group colours.
You can book daily or for the 4 days and members of the centre will get A 25% DISCOUNT when booking.
Yellow Ball Sessions:
Each Friday, our performance coaches will put you through your paces with 3 hours of drills and practice workouts in order to keep your skill level high, so whether you need practice before a tournament next week or you just want to get some great quality tennis in, then Kingsley Tennis Centre is the place to be from 1-4pm…
GIRLS ONLY – She rallies:
Fun sessions for GIRLS ONLY!!! We want to encourage girls to get into tennis, come and have fun with friends and play tennis without any worries!!!
Run by female instructors who will help, encourage and be role models for the girls and show them that tennis is a good time activity open to all…
Coaching Classes below, please click on the + sign to get the drop down to open up and then click on the course that suits you.
FULLTIME STAFF 1 lesson 5 lessons
Colin Jakeway Master Performance Coach Level 5 POA
Bob Clark Head Coach ITF Level B £40/hr £175
William Wheeler Club Coach Level 3 £28/hr £115
Liam Vacher Club Coach Level 3 £28/hr £115
Michelle Rothwell Club Coach (mid week daytime) Level 3 £25/hr
Liam Seager Club Coach (holiday time only) Level 2 £15/hr
Alex Peer Club Coach (holiday time only) Level 1 £10/hr
Please contact the centre if you would like to book an individual lesson with one of team.
The centre’s number is 01420 489492
Colin Jakeway- Centre Manger:
Colin is a level 5 Master Performance coach who in the past has worked for the LTA as a County Performance Manger for Hampshire. He has taught over 15 players to junior national level and currently is working with 2 players in the top 20 of their age group. He has taught tennis for over 25 years to all levels and with his parents help, now runs the Kingsley Tennis Centre as the manager, overseeing all aspects of the club.. He still manages time to play a little and is looking forward to becoming a 45 & over veteran as his ambition is to get a world ranking in that category and play that age group at Wimbledon in the next year or two!
Bob Clark – Head Coach:
Bob has a wealth of experience teaching tennis all over the world. He recently completed his international coaching qualification in Austria and can now teach players ranked up to 300 in the world and he is looking to take the final step within a year or so and become one of only 50 coaches in the world to hold the highest international level of qualification that the ATP tour recognises. He has taught tennis for over 30 years to clients and club people using his huge depth of tennis knowledge to improve all he has met!!!
He is also a tennis tutor helping to teach other coaches to become coaches for the Spanish federation (the R.P.T) and the US Professional Tennis Registry , giving many lectures and talks to conferences around the world., he is truly an encyclopaedia of tennis!!!!
William Wheeler- Schools Coordinator:
William is a local person who has grown up in this area and knows the people within. He has been a coaching at the centre for 2 years now and is well established with the members. He continues to develop our school and community program and is now in regular contact with over 12 primary schools and 3 secondary schools within the area . He won tennis volunteer of the year back in 2013 when helping out with some wheelchair players and since then has gone on to actively encourage those that are not normally involved in our great sport to get involved and participate.
Liam Vacher – Club Coach
Liam is another Hampshire man who learnt his tennis in Portsmouth, still regularly competes in all the leagues and matches he can and has now taken his passion to the next level… and has passed his level 3 LTA exam in 2017.He is now looking to put it to good use and help to develop those under him and help us as a centre develop people of all abilities to be the best they can be!!! He’s very ambitious and wants only the best for the people he helps…
To contact for lessons please call the centre on 01420 489492
Teaching Assistants at Kingsley TC
We also do have some younger adults who are good players and are often willing to be hitting partners for adults or younger Juniors. If you are looking for someone to practice with, then please chat to us and we’ll match you up with one of them..
Mini Tennis - Red and Orange
Kingsley Tennis is now running daily mini red and orange lessons for all levels of children. We have 2 mini red sessions each day and at least 1 mini orange session a day in order to keep up with the demand and we are continuing to expand the classes as more and more mini players get involved.
We have split our classes into different abilities so that as children develop, they can feel that they are progressing even if they are staying within the same coloured ball and learning new skills within each section. Please see below the different levels that are available and when they are held during the week.
Monday level 1 and Level 2
Tuesday Level 1 and Level 2
Wed’day Level 2 and Level 3
Thurs Level tots and Level 1
Friday Level 1 and level 2
Friday Level 1 (girls only)
Sunday Level 1 (new this Sept)
This year (Sept 18) we have also introduced a monthly payment scheme which includes their weekly coaching fee, membership to the centre, 11 weeks holiday sessions which can be seen on our holiday tab and access to other club activities. The price is £25/month or if you are keen and would like to do 2 sessions a week, then it is £40/month, but before you sign up please ring us, chat to us and we will invite you to attend a session to see what best fits you and your child to make sure that they start in the correct group and can develop at the pace that is right for them.