TENNIS COACHING

Westcliff Hard offers a full range of coaching options for adults and children. Prices for coaching are very reasonable. Go straight to the price list.

Graham is our Head Pro. He is a fully licensed LTA coach with a proven track record in developing budding young tennis players. He has coached at the club for 31 years and produced more Essex junior champions than any other coach in Essex. Many of his players have gone on to LTA performance centres and Spanish academies.

Graham is a very accomplished coach with excellent fault diagnosis skills. He is an expert videographer who uses high speed video to analyse weak and unreliable strokes and then applies his skills to turn them in to better strokes. Many junior performance players travel to our venue to have problem strokes assessed and fixed by Graham

Graham Broadley, our Head Coach, is a fully licensed LTA coach.Contact him at CoachGraham@zoho.com or on 01702 465118.

A team of qualified coaches works alongside Graham to provide a full range of coaching services. Tracy Chesher and Jo Edwards work in the mini tennis section and develop children up to the age of 9 years. Paul Clark the the club’s ATC (Assistant Tennis Coach) and provides one-to-one tuition for children aged 5 to 9 years old.

Mini Tennis Coaching

Mini tennis is for children aged 5 to 10 years old and is the very foundation of our junior programme. Mini tennis is played on scaled down courts and has three stages of progression: mini red, mini orange and mini green. Mini red is for children aged 5 to 8 years old, mini orange is for children aged 9, and mini green is for children aged 10. Each stage has its own court size and type of ball. We have a large mini tennis coaching programme that involves both group and individual coaching.

Group Coaching

The majority of our junior membership has group coaching. Children aged 11 and over move on from mini tennis balls to the standard yellow balls and train on a full-sized court. Group coaching is popular with children because they both learn and meet friends at the same time. When a child takes up the game for the first time, the best way to start is in a group with players of similar standard.

Pay and Play

Pay and play takes place on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00am is for children aged 8 to 10 and. The cost is £3.00. Children can come to six sessions without to being a member, giving them the chance to try tennis before taking the plunge and joining.

Junior Morning

Junior Morning is for children aged 11 upwards and involves the use of standard tennis balls (yellow ball) and a full sized court. Children are supervised in to games compatible with others their standard. Singles and doubles games are organised, and impromptu tournaments are held if numbers are right.

Junior morning is run by the Head Pro and is free to attend. Sue Bunting opens the canteen and tuck shop (school term times only) and serves bacon rolls, teas and coffees.

Junior morning has s a great sense of community and is an integral part junior life at the club. We recommend juniors of all standards attend.

Adults

Tennis is for everyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your status in life is, tennis can be learnt and enjoyed. We have a range of coaching options for adults to get started.

Rusty Rackets & Newbies

Rusty Rackets & Newbies is a great way to take the game up or return to it after time away. It’s also excellent value and no other club offers anything quite like it. Click here to find out how it works.

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning tennis is on Mondays 9.30-11:00am and consists of organised doubles, drills and impromptu tournaments. Players need to be of intermediate standard or above to take part. Each session costs £5 to attend. Players can just “drop in” so no need to book.

Group Train

A good way for adults to take up the game is to start with a group of friends and form a small squad. Squads can consist of between four and eight players with the cost split between however many attend.

Individual & Shared Lessons

For the most rapid progress possible, one-to-one lessons are the best solution. You get expert advice and repetitive practice all to yourself. But another great option is to share lessons with a friend. So long as both players are compatible it’s an option that works well – plus it splits the cost.

Graham Broadley, our Head Coach, is a fully licensed LTA coach. Contact him at: CoachGraham@zoho.com or on 01702 465118.

Lesson Type Duration Cost Non Member Cost
Individual lessons 1 hour
45 mins
30 mins
£24
£18
£12
£26
£22
£14
Shared Lessons (2 people) 11 hour
45 mins
30 mins
£26
£20
£12
£28
£22
£14
Childrens Group Coaching (yellow ball) 10 x 55 min lessons. £45 Membership Required
Three & Me (doubles coaching) 1 hour £24 Membership Required
Squad Training (for league players) 1 hour £30 (split cost) Membership Required
Small Adult Group (beginners 4 to 8 players) 1 hour £30 (split cost) Membership Required

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A team of other qualified coaches works alongside Graham and they provide a full range of the experience needed to cover the different aspects of the teaching skills required.

COACH EXPERIENCE ROLE QUALIFICATIONS OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Graham Broadley 31 years HEAD COACH ICA & Fully Licensed DBS, 1st Aid, Safeguarding, & Basic Ref.
Tracy Chesher 20 years Mini tennis group coaching ECA CRB, 1st Aid
Jo Edwards 20 years Mini tennis group coaching Level 2 CRB, 1st Aid
Paul Clark 2 years Mini tennis private lessons & Sunday Mini Red Groups Level 2 DBS, 1st Aid, Safeguarding
Andrew Berry 1 year Mini tennis hits Level 1 DBS, Safeguarding

CHILDREN’S GROUP COACHING TIMETABLE
NOTE: The later the time, the more advanced the group. You can put your name on a waiting list if the class you want is full – CoachGraham@zoho.com

AGE GROUP DAY TIME DURATION COST
Mini Red (age 4-8) Monday 4:00, 4:45pm 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Red Thursday 4:00, 4:45, 6:00pm 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Red Saturday 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:30am 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Red Sunday 9:00, 9:45am 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Orange & Green Saturday 9:00am 60 mins £3 per session
Mini Orange (age 8-9) Monday 5:30pm 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Orange Wednesday 4:00, 4:45, 5:30pm 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Orange Friday 4:00, 4:45, 5:30pm 45 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Green (aged 10) Monday 4:00pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Green Tuesday 4:30pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Green Thursday 4:30pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Yellow (age 11+) Monday 5:00pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Yellow Tuesday 4:30, 5:30pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Yellow Thursday 4:30, 5:30pm 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
Yellow Friday 5:00pm Elite 55 mins £50 per course of 10 lessons
DAY ACTIVITY TIME STANDARD COST
MONDAY Coffee Morning Tennis 9:30-11:00am Intermediate £5 per session
MONDAY Tennis Express 7:00-8:15pm May to Oct Beginner £50 for six sessions
SATURDAY Club Social Play 2:00-5:00pm Club Level Free
SATURDAY Rusty Rackets & Newbies 6:00-7:30pm March to Nov Beginner & Intermediate £40 for six sessions. Click for details.
SUNDAY Self-arranged social play. All Day All Levels FREE
WEDNESDAY Club Social Play 7:00-8:45PM Club Level FREE
THURSDAY L&W Match Night 7:30pm Club Level FREE