IMPROVE – Coaching, junior development, & adult status

IMPROVE

Develop with LTA accredited coaching

Our coaching programme is designed to

  • teach young people the basics of the game
  • develop their technique
  • and, most importantly, have fun!

INCLUSIVE

The coaching programme is inclusive to all, catering for all abilities and ages (from the age of four (4) years up to and including adults).

PROFESSIONAL

Our programme is run by Phil Saddler, an LTA Level 3 Accredited+ Coach.

FUN

Phil's coaching sessions work on technique, tactics, and match-play in a fun, friendly, and safe environment.

Phil Saddler | pointbypointtennis@gmail.com | 07891 708420


Mondays


Juniors 4-5pm

- Blue (4 to 6yrs)
- Red  (6 to 8yrs)
- Orange (8 to 9yrs)

Juniors 5-6pm

- Green (9 to 10yrs)
- Yellow (10yrs+)

Adults 6-7pm

Thursdays


Juniors 4-5pm

- Blue (4 to 6yrs)
- Red  (6 to 8yrs)
- Orange (8 to 9yrs)

Juniors 5-6pm

- Green (9 to 10yrs)
- Yellow (10yrs+)

Adults 6-7pm


Developing junior players is a key priority for the club. We have a rich history of granting adult status to juniors, allowing them to play alongside adults in social sessions and participate in matches.

Historically, there has been no defined pathway to obtain adult status. Recently, the committee has developed a process to make achieving adult status fair and consistent.

It should be noted that the club does not want to set up juniors to fail. If it is felt that they are not currently ready for adult status, then the club will work with the junior and their parents to identify future development opportunities to continue working towards adult status.

Details of the process can be found below.


1. Nomination / Self-Nomination

Any adult at the club may nominate a junior, by notifying a member of the committee that a junior should be considered for adult status. Alternatively, a junior may self-nominate.

2. Informal Technique Evaluation

The junior seeking adult status will be invited along for an informal game of tennis with three other members who will evaluate the junior’s technique on various topics. The adults will provide feedback to the junior and make a recommendation to the committee.

3. Recommendation for Trial

Following the outcome of the evaluation, the junior will be invited to undertake a one-month trial of adult status. They can attend any session and mix with all members.

4. Review by Committee

At the end of the one-month trial, the Committee will review the situation, considering the junior’s playing standard, behaviour, and future development. If the junior is competing well with the adults the junior will be granted adult status.

5. Regular Review

The committee regularly reviews all juniors who have been granted adult status to ensure that they are able to continue to develop their game and enjoy the sport.