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 this year by adding more classes than ever plus we have added 2 more coaches to our team. They are Liam Vacher (level 3) from Portsmouth and Joan Sala (level 3) a Spanish coach who has been working in the Middle East for the last 2 years.
Our newest idea is a Gym style all inclusive “Coaching Membership” giving adults a comprehensive weekly program for a single monthly fee. If you are interested in this, 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: 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.
Holiday courses at Kingsley Tennis Centre
Holiday Activities for February Half Term 2018
Mini Tennis Camps:
Join in with our regular players on these fun filled mornings and develop your tennis skills and game based practices.
Mini Red Camp – Monday 12th Feb for 4-7 year olds
Mini Orange Camp – Tuesday 13th Feb for 8/9 year olds
Mini Green Camp – Wed’day 14th Feb for 10/11 year olds
Yellow Ball Camps:
Join in with our regular players and develop your tennis skills and game based practices.
Yellow ball camp – Thursday 15th Feb for 11+ year olds
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.
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
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 1 click here
Friday 4.00-4.45 pm Level 3 Performance (by invitation)
Monday 4.45-5.30pm Orange ball – level 2 click here
Tuesday 4.45-5.30pm Orange ball – level 1 click here (2 classes)
Wednesday 4.45-5.30pm Orange ball – level 2 click here
Thursday 4.45-5.30pm Orange ball – level 1 click here (2 classes)
Friday 4.45-5.30pm Performance – level 3 (by invitation)
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 5.30-6.30pm Performance (by invitation)
Junior coaching sessions: 10-18 yr olds
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
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: email@example.com and we do have men involved, this isn’t an exclusive set-up for the ladies guys, come and get involved!!!
Monday Magic 9.30-11.00am starter level and rusty hitters
Wednesday warriors!! 9.30-11.00 am people playing regularly (click here)
“Tech/Tac” Thurs 9.30-11.00 am drills and thrills
Fab Friday 9.30-10.30 am Cardio Tennis – great fitness 4 everyone!!
Adult Classes - evening
These classes will run from September to Easter on our indoor courts
Adult Improver – men 7.00-8.30 pm A weekly session for players who play regularly
Adult Improver – Ladies 7.00-8.30 pm A weekly session for players who play regularly
Mens Team training 8.30-10.00pm must have played matches for us in the summer 2017
Ladies Team training 7.00-8.30 pm must have played matches for us in the summer 2017
One-off Adult Training Days and Sessions
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
Alex Peer Hitter Level 2 £12/hr £50
Jess Peachey Miss Hits (Girls organiser) Level 2 £12/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 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..