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.
As of September 2018, we changed our junior coaching set-up to a monthly payment scheme, to give flexibility to parents. The coaching packages include the children’s coaching, membership and access to our holiday camps, which we run throughout the year and will be advertised in the grey bar below:
Current Holiday Courses
Holiday courses at Kingsley Tennis Centre
Activities for the Holidays
Mini – Tennis Sessions:
Each day is from 9.00am-12.00pm 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. We have 4 weeks of Mini Red and Orange camps running over the summer and we look forward to seeing you on court
Green and Yellow Ball Sessions:
Our coaches will put you through your paces with 3 hours of drills and practices in order to improve your game, develop your knowledge and give you helpful tips for you to go away and practice in your own time.. and we’ve added an hours fun competition on the Thursday sessions..
Girls Only Sessions:
Once again this year, we are encouraging girls of all ages to come and get involved on the court for some fun social tennis run and organised by female coaches, a little bit of tennis, a little bit of social and loads of FUN!!!! come and join us and get happy on a tennis court!!!
Coaching Classes 2019
Please click on the + sign to open the drop down which shows you the classes available for each age group and the has the link for the on-line payment for each coaching membership available. This year we have split our programme into 2 sections, Community and Performance (inc u10’s) so that we can help every player reach the level they wish to obtain and get the most out of their tennis, whether they want the more fun and social side or to be pushed a little harder and receive more intensive training.
Community Tennis from 4 to 16 years old
Community RED BALL classes:
Reception to year 2 – ages 4 to 6 (new to tennis or playing less than 18 months)
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri 4.00 – 4.40pm
Sunday 9.00 – 9.40am
Year 2 / Year 3 – ages 6-8 (playing for more than 18 months)
Mon, Wed, Fri, 4.40-5.20pm
Community ORANGE BALL classes:
Years 3 and 4 – aged 8/9 years old
Mon, Wed, Fri, 5.20 – 6.00pm
Community GREEN BALL classes:
Years 4 and 5 – aged 9/10 years old
Mon and Fri 6.00-7.00pm
Tues and Thurs 5.00-6.00pm
Community YELLOW BALL classes:
Years 6, 7 and 8 – aged 10-13 years old
Mon, Thurs 5.00-6.00pm
Sun 11.00- 12.00pm
Years 8 and upwards – aged 13+ years old
Mon, Tues, Wed 6.00-7.00pm
Mini/ Junior Development Squads 6-18 years ol
These squads are designed to be more intensive than our community sessions and we expect players to attend 2 sessions a week which are outlined below at the various ball colours. Session lengths get longer as players get older and are able to focus for longer periods of time
Red Development Squads Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 4.00-4.45pm
Orange Development Squads Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 4.45-5.45pm
Green Development Squads Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri 5.45-7.00pm
Yellow Ball Performance squads
level 1 (leaving green ball) Mon, Tues, Thurs 4.00-5.30pm
level 2 (9.2-8.1 lta rating) Tues, Thurs 5.30-7.00pm
level 3 (8.1- 6.1 lta rating) Wed, Fri 5.30-7.00pm
Level 4 ( 6.1 and above lta rating) Mon, Fri 5.30-7.00pm
FULLTIME STAFF 1 lesson 5 lessons
Colin Jakeway Master Performance Coach Level 5 £40/hr £175
Sam Conway Club Development Coach Level 3 £25/hr £100
Michelle Rothwell Club Development Coach Level 3 £25/hr £100
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 his most recent success was the U18 national doubles champ for 2018 and 2019. He has taught tennis for over 30 years to all levels and now runs the Kingsley Tennis Centre as the manager, overseeing all aspects of the club..
Sam Conway – club coach:
Sam joins us from Sept 2019 and is part of a new team for this new season. He has recently been spending time in America helping with development programmes there and brings youth, energy and enthusiasm to out community programme.
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..