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Coaching at Camber LTC

Camber offers coaching at all levels from beginner upwards, and at all ages from 4 onwards.

Lessons can be booked directly with the two fully-qualified coaches, whose details are on these pages. You are welcome to book lessons as an individual or a group. No matter what your experience or ability, coaching is fun and can improve your game.

Junior coaching

Competition Squad

For teenage players who love playing tennis, and wish to commit to train and compete regularly.

The squad meets a number of times every week both in and out of term time. Varied sessions include activities to develop athletic ability, footwork, stroke technique, and tactical play.

Competition Squad coaching sessions

Tuesday 17:00 – 19:30
Wednesday 17:00 – 20:00
Saturday 17:30 -20:00

Coaches

Michael Davis
Tel: 07816 988356
email: mdavis.higuera@yahoo.com

Gianluca
Tel: 07946 449335 
email: gs72@hotmail.com

Squad box leagues complement internal tournaments, and open tournaments held at the club.

Junior Coaching

The club runs co-ordinated structured tennis coaching and playing programmes, in line with the LTA National Coaching and Competition frameworks catering for juniors of all ages and standards from 3 through to 18 years of age. Please note separate coaching fees will be charged for these programmes. There are group coaching sessions run weekly for those progressing from mini-tennis to playing full tennis at the age of 10.

The membership rates for junior players for the 2015-16 season are £25 for ages 4-11 and £50 for 12-17, meaning we are still the cheapest place for all the budding mini-Murrays and mini-Marias of SE London to start out playing tennis!

Mini Tennis is the first stage of the tennis pathway in which children (aged 4-12) gradually progress through the Red, Orange and Green stages according to ability. In the process, the court size, racket length, ball speed and the length of games all increase until the player is ready to move onto the full game.

At the Red stage, children are introduced to the basics of the game. They start developing the core skills of movement and coordination, take part in lots of fun activities and play short matches and team competitions. At Orange the emphasis is on further development. Orange Competition includes slightly longer matches, most often played as part of a team with on learn new shots and techniques to help them rally on a bigger court. At Green, the final stage in preparing for full tennis, children will be bigger and able to cover the whole court. They will further improve their technique and tactics, as well as fundamental athletic skills. Matches are longer, again still mostly in a team environment.

Mini Tennis programme at Camber LTC

The guiding principles of the Mini Tennis programme at Camber are the needs of young children. This includes coaching, competitions, holiday activities and a social environment.

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Red court

Court is much smaller (12m x 6m) and its also necessary to use a smaller net.

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Orange court

Modified to 18m in length, the baseline is half way between the service line and full court baseline.

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Orange court

Modified to 18m in length, the baseline is half way between the service line and full court baseline.

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Michael Davis

Michael was appointed to Camber in 2015, having previously been involved in building the coaching capacity at Wigmore Tennis Club. He provides coaching for both individuals and groups at all levels and age groups throughout the club. He holds the LTA Level 3 coaching qualification. He can be contacted on 07816 988356 or mdavis.higuera@yahoo.com.

 

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Gianluca Santoro

Gianluca was brought up in Puglia, Southern Italy and moved to England in 1993. He began coaching at the club in 2013 and holds the LTA Level 3 coaching qualification. He coaches individuals and groups at all levels and age groups. He can be contacted on 07946 449335 or gs72@hotmail.com.

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