TENNIS COACHING

HEAD COACH – Graham Broadley

Graham is our Head Pro who holds an LTA Level 5 qualification – the highest in the profession. He has a proven track record of developing budding young tennis players and adults alike. He has coached at the club for over 30 years and enjoys coaching players of all levels. Graham has a deep love of the game and believes tennis is the greatest sport on earth.

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 is the club’s ATC (Assistant Tennis Coach) and provides one-to-one tuition for children aged 5 to 12 years old. Paul is an LTA Level 3 qualified coach.

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.

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: [email protected] or on 07948 726309

Lesson TypeDurationCostNon Member Cost
Individual lessons1 hour
45 mins
30 mins
£25
£20
£13
£27
£22
£15
Shared Lessons (2 people)1 hour
45 mins
30 mins
£26
£20
£13
£28
£22
£15
Childrens Group Coaching (yellow ball)10 x 55 min lessons.£50Membership Required
Three & Me (doubles coaching)1 hour£30Membership 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.

COACHEXPERIENCEROLEQUALIFICATIONSOTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Graham Broadley31 yearsHEAD COACHLTA Level 5DBS, 1st Aid, Safeguarding, & Basic Ref.
Tracy Chesher20 yearsMini tennis group coachingLevel 2CRB, 1st Aid
Jo Edwards20 yearsMini tennis group coachingLevel 2CRB, 1st Aid
Paul Clark4 yearsMini tennis private lessons & Sunday Mini Red GroupsLevel 3DBS, 1st Aid, Safeguarding
Owen Stanford1 yearMini tennis hitsLevel 1DBS, 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 – [email protected]

AGE GROUPDAYTIMEDURATIONCOST
Mini Red (age 4-8)Monday4:00, 4:45pm45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini RedThursday4:00, 4:45, 6:00pm45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini RedSaturday9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:30am45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini RedSunday9:00, 9:45am45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Orange & GreenSaturday9:00am60 mins£3 per session
Mini Orange (age 8-9)Monday5:30pm45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini OrangeWednesday4:00, 4:45, 5:30pm45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini OrangeFriday4:00, 4:45, 5:30pm45 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini Green (aged 10)Monday4:00pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini GreenTuesday4:30pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Mini GreenThursday4:30pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
Yellow (age 11+)Monday5:00pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
YellowTuesday4:30, 5:30pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
YellowThursday4:30, 5:30pm55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
YellowFriday5:00pm Elite55 mins£50 per course of 10 lessons
DAYACTIVITYTIMESTANDARDCOST
MONDAYCoffee Morning Tennis9:30-11:00amIntermediate£5 per session
MONDAYTennis Express7:00-8:15pm May to OctBeginner£50 for six sessions
SATURDAYClub Social Play2:00-5:00pmClub LevelFree
SATURDAYRusty Rackets & Newbies6:00-7:30pm March to NovBeginner & Intermediate£40 for six sessions. Click for details.
SUNDAYSelf-arranged social play.All DayAll LevelsFREE
WEDNESDAYClub Social Play7:00-8:45PMClub LevelFREE
THURSDAYL&W Match Night7:30pmClub LevelFREE