Coaching

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

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Monday 29th July 9-12pm  click here                     Wednesday 31st July 9-12 pm click here

Monday 5th Aug 9-12pm click here                         Wednesday 7th Aug 9-12pm click here

Monday 12th Aug 9-12pm click here                       Wednesday 14th Aug 9-12pm click here

Monday 19th Aug 9-12pm click here                       Wednesday 21st Aug 9-12pm click here

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Green and Yellow Ball Sessions:

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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..

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Tuesday 30th July 9-12pm click here                     Thursday 1st Aug 9-1pm click here

Tuesday 6th Aug 9-12pm click here                        Thursday 8th Aug 9-1pm click here

Tuesday 13th Aug 9-12pm click here                      Thursday 15th Aug 9-1pm click here

Tuesday 20th Aug 9-12pm click here                      Thursday 22nd Aug 9-1pm click here

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Girls Only Sessions:

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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!!!

Monday 29th July 1-3pm click here                    Monday 5th Aug 1-3pm click here

Monday 12th Aug 1-3pm click here                     Monday 19th Aug 1-3pm click here

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

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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

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Year 2 / Year 3  – ages 6-8 (playing for more than 18 months)

Mon, Wed, Fri,    4.40-5.20pm

Sun                       9.40-10.20am

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Community ORANGE BALL classes:

Years 3 and 4 – aged 8/9 years old

Mon, Wed, Fri,   5.20 – 6.00pm

Sun                      10.20-11.00am

Click here for red and orange monthly coaching membership with one coaching session a week

Click here for red and orange monthly coaching membership with two coaching sessions a week

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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

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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

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Years 8 and upwards  – aged 13+ years old

Mon, Tues, Wed   6.00-7.00pm

click here for green and yellow monthly coaching membership for one coaching session a week

click here for green and yellow monthly coaching membership for two coaching sessions a week

Mini/ Junior Development Squads 6-18 years ol

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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

book here for your red development coaching membership – 2 sessions a week

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Orange Development Squads               Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri        4.45-5.45pm

book here for your orange development coaching membership – 2 sessions a week

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Green Development Squads                 Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri         5.45-7.00pm

book here for your green development coaching membership – 2 sessions a week

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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

Book here for your yellow ball coaching membership – 2 sessions a week

Book here for your yellow ball coaching membership – 3 sessions a week

Adult Coaching

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We love helping our adult members improve and as a result we have several options to help them achieve that goal.

Individual Coaching

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

PARTIME STAFF

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-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 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..