Coaching

Kingsley Tennis Centre has long been a place of quality coaching for over 25 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.

The centre has updated it’s program for our members for 2017 to 2018 by adding more classes than ever and has added 2 more coaches to our  team. They are Liam Vacher, a Hampshire man from Portsmouth and Joan Sala, a Spanish coach who has been working in the Middle East.

For more 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 for the course through the LTA’s clubspark system.

When booking onto any mini tennis or Junior classes, please be aware that the price includes the centre membership for the year and will allow the children to book courts and come play in their allotted club times, see below for those times:

Mini-Tennis Times:  Red Saturday 10.30-12am    Orange Saturday 9-10.30am     Green:  Sunday 9-10.30

Junior Club Times:   U14 juniors  Sunday 9-10.30am    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.

 

Mini tennis: 4-10 yr olds

Red Mini -Tennis

Level 1 – players who are requiring basic technique skills in order to rally the ball across the net

Level 2 – players are rallying and need further skills to improve their control of the ball in a game situation

Level 3 – Players have good control of the ball and are developing skills to play competitively in LTA events

 

Red classes  

Monday         4.00-4.45 pm         Level 2    click here

Tuesday        4.00-4.45pm          Level 1     click here

Tuesday        4.00-4.45pm          Level 2    click here

Wednesday  4.00-4.45 pm         Level 2    click here

Wednesday  4.00-4.45 pm         Level 3    Performance  (by invitation)

Thursday      4.00-4.45pm           Level 1    click here  (We have 2 groups running)

Friday           4.00-4.45 pm          Level 2    click here

Friday           4.00-4.45 pm          Level 3    Performance  (by invitation)

 

 

Orange Mini-Tennis

Orange classes

Monday       4.45-5.30pm         moving up from red ball   click here

Tuesday       4.45-5.30pm        moving up from red ball   click here  (2 classes)

Wednesday 4.45-5.30pm        Performance (by invitation)

Thursday    4.45-5.30pm         moving up from red ball   click here (2 classes)

Friday          4.45-5.30pm         Performance (by invitation)

 

Green Mini-Tennis

Green classes

Monday       5.30-6.30pm               Moving up from orange ball     click here

Tuesday        4.45-5.45pm             Moving up from orange ball     click here

Wednesday 5.00-6.00pm             Moving up from orange ball     click here

Wednesday 5.00-6.00pm             Performance (by invitation)

Thursday    4.00-5.00pm              Moving up from orange ball      click here

Friday          5.00-6.00pm              Performance (by invitation)

 

Junior coaching sessions: 10-18 yr olds

Monday’s

Mixed U18 Junior Class  6.00-7.00pm  click here

Tuesday’s

Mixed U18 Junior Class  6.00-7.00pm  click here

Wednesday’

Mixed U18 Junior Class  6.00-7.00pm  click here

Thursday’s

Mixed U14 Junior Class  5.00-6.00pm   click here

Junior Performance squad Training 10-18 yr olds

Level 1  Tuesdays/ Thursdays

U14 Mixed Junior Performance (10.2-8.1 class)     5.30-7.00 pm      BY INVITATION

U14 Mixed Junior Performance (10.2-8.1 class)     5.30-7.00 pm      BY INVITATION

 

Level 2  Wednesdays/ Fridays

U14 Mixed Junior Performance (7.2-5.2 class)       5.30-7.00 pm      BY INVITATION

U14/18 Mixed Junior Performance (7.2-5.2)          6.00-8.00 pm     BY INVITATION

 

Level 3 Mondays/Fridays

U18 Mixed Junior Performance  (5.1+)                     6.30-8.30 pm     BY INVITATION

U18 Mixed Junior Performance  (5.1+)                      6.00-8.00 pm    BY INVITATION

 

Student and University 16-21 yrs old

Monday’s

U18 mixed Junior class    6.00-7.00pm    click here

Tuesday’s

U18 mixed Junior class    6.00-7.00pm    click here

Wednesday’s

Adult mixed class              7.00-8.30pm    starting October  (for students who are moving into adult tennis)

University players, please see adult courses as there will be spaces for you as and when you are home from the holidays

 

Adult Classes - daytime

These classes will only run if there are 5 or more people booked into the class at the time of the first session.  Classes are due to start in October and you will be able to book once the kids go back to school!!! (sept 11th) otherwise, please contact the centre by phone or e-mail and we will look to try and find like minded people to get a group started… club number is 01420 489492 or our e-mail is as follows:     admin@kingsleytennis.co.uk              and we do have men involved, this isn’t an exclusive set-up for the ladies guys, come and get involved!!!

Monday’s

Monday Magic                     9.30-11.00am           starter level and rusty hitters  (starting October)

Specialist sessions              9.30-12.00am           Monthly clinic run by head coach  “Better Backhands”

Wednesday’s 

Wednesday warriors!!        9.30-11.00 am         people playing regularly  (starting October)

Thursday’s

“Tech/Tac” Thurs                9.30-11.00 am        drills and thrills (starting October)

Friday’s 

Fab Friday                             9.30-10.30 am      Cardio Tennis – great fitness 4 everyone!! (starting October)

 

Adult Classes - evening

These classes will run from September to Easter on our indoor courts

Wednesday’s

Adult Improver – men      7.00-8.30 pm    A weekly session for players who play regularly, starting back in October

Adult Improver – Ladies  7.00-8.30 pm    A weekly session for players who play regularly, starting back in October

Mens Team training        8.30-10.00pm   sessions start in October, must have played matches for us in the summer

Thursday’s

Ladies Team training      7.00-8.30 pm    sessions start in October, must have played matches for us in the summer

 

One-off Adult Training Days and Sessions

Mens Adult training:

Next training day due up in November, look out for the reminders on the gossip page

 

 

Ladies Adult Training Day:

Next training day due up in October, look out for the reminders on the gossip page

 

Individual Coaching

FULLTIME STAFF                                                                                                      1 lesson                      5 lessons

Colin Jakeway              Master Performance Coach            Level 5                POA

Bob Clark                      Head Coach                                 ITF Level C             £40/hr                                £175

William Wheeler         Club Coach                                          Level 3             £25/hr                                £100

Liam Vacher                 Club Coach                                         Level 3            £25/hr                                 £100

Joan Sala                       Club Coach                                         Level 3             £25/hr                                £100

PARTIME STAFF

Alex Peer                       Hitter                                                  Level 2             £12/hr                                 £50

Jess Peachey               Miss Hits (Girls organiser)              Level 2             £12/hr

Jo Tomlinson               Hitter                                                  Level 1              £8/hr                                  £35

 

 

Please contact the centre if you would like to book an individual lesson with one of team.

The centre’s number is 01420 489492

Holiday courses at Kingsley Tennis Centre

Our next Holiday activities will be over the Christmas period. Details will be displayed after the half term break at the beginning of November.

Colin Jakeway- Centre Manger:

colin-centre-managerColin 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 has just come from Bahrain, where he was the Davis Cup coach for Qatar and head of their national tennis program. 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 coaches for the Spanish federation (the R.P.T), the US Professional Tennis Registry and the LTA, 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 coach for 4 years and is moving to us in order to help us develop a bigger and more cohesive schools and outreach program. 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. William will also be taking on the new link with Alton Convent that we have, helping alongside Mr Simon Janes to deliver a full and comprehensive  tennis program for the convent.

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 this summer. 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…

 

Joan Sala – Club Coach

Joan learnt his tennis in Spain, played to a good level in Spain (which means great!!) went to university, got a degree in engineering and then choose the life of a tennis coach as he felt he was more of a people person and wanted to engineer people rather than things. He has spent 2 years in Bahrain teaching all levels and has re-joined up with Bob as he wants to continue to help others by learning more from the best!!! Joan is an enthusiastic and hard working person who demands a high level from the people under his engineered wing, he has his RPT qualification and is currently converting that to the LTA system which should be completed by Christmas..

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..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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