Coaching for Children
The age spectrum is usually from 6-18. In some cases I have started kids off at an earlier age but then a parent will need to be actively involved.
I also coach beginners,improvers and adults who want to refine or practice a particular part of their game.
I offer early bird sessions for anybody that needs a boost of adrenaline before they go to work or can only fit in tennis at this time. They start from 6-7 7-8 8-9 even earlier if a client is so inclined.
Weekday morning and afternoons
After school sessions from 16.00-17-00 | 17.00-18.00 | 18.00-19.00. After work sessions (court permitting) 18.00-19.00 | 19.00-20.00 Saturday mornings and some Sunday mornings.
There is flexibility in my schedule so all inquiries are welcome.
I am registered with the LTA and in the process of updating my qualification.
Thank-you for your enquiry re tennis instruction for your child.
For more information contact
16.00 - 17.00
| After work
| 18.00 - 19.00
19.00 - 20.00
| Saturday mornings
To play any game-or even to take part in many non-sporting activities children need Co-ordination, Balance and Movement. To play net type games, children need to be able to 'receive' the ball, handle a racket well and hit the ball back over the net. These are the fundamentals that I specialise in thus helping a child reach their full sporting potential.
Each of my sessions consists of a series of warm-ups which include some light stretching and graduated speed work around the court. Beyond the warm-ups I explore a variety of progressional physical skills that are needed to play any sport; jumping, balance, co-ordination, throwing, catching as well as basic tennis skills. All these physical skills are blended into fun games and exercises. Each child is unique and as I get to know and identify your child's needs the lessons become more focused in those particular areas.
For children who have awareness of tennis and the fundamentals then the lessons will be focused around game-based teaching, drills and matches with the player put into different rallying situations with continued reinforcement on techniques for serves, return of serve, groundstrokes, volleys and overheads.
Children will rarely progress steadily but in peaks and troughs so I empathise with their journey and encourage them to not worry about doing things incorrectly but continue to help them explore their process without being judgemental or conditional.
Before I can determine a child's ability I assess them in a one off lesson. This will explore your child's ability to maintain attention, understand simple instructions, cover general receiving skills, co-ordination, balance and movement and use of a racket. In addition to this I look for some passion for tennis and sports in general. This will give me the information I need to plan a structure for future lessons. I will supply the results of this either in an e-mail format or printed for your reference.
Helping your child's development
All parents are encouraged to take part in the teaching process if they have the time. I will also encourage you to continue this process beyond the realms of the tennis club. Playing in the park, garden, or on holiday. Any ball games, running activities or tennis will be beneficial thus re-enforcing the coaching.
Parents kept informed
If a parent cannot come to a session then after every session a parent will be kept informed by e-mail or by letter, reviewing what was covered in the session, their child's progress and any issues that may have arisen.
Lessons need to be purchased in blocks of ten lessons unless an assessment lesson.
Each lesson is for the duration of an hour including the time for the clearing away of court equipment and tennis balls.
A single assessment lesson
|A block of ten adult lessons||£260 in advance|
|A block of ten childrens lessons||£210 in advance|
|Group sessions||£6.50 minmum of 3 pupils maximum of
6-paid for in ten week blocks.Will coach two pupils but the price will be £13 each session.
|Winter Floodlight fees||£3 a session|
Lessons need to be taken over a ten week cycle. Allowances will be made for illness and cancellations. This will not include bad weather or holidays.
Missing a lesson through illness will need to be discussed.
Weather can affect a session.
If it is raining before a session I will contact you to discuss the situation. If we have to cancel a lesson the lesson will be rolled over. However if it rains during the lesson or towards the end of a session then this will count as a paid lesson. But there will always be flexibility in our relationship.
Ending the relationship.
If you decide to end our long term coaching relationship . A ten week notice period is required.Should you want to negociate shorter notice period the price of each lesson will
48 hour advanced warning would be appreciated so that i can arrange for another client
to fill this spot.. If no warning is given then this will count as a paid for lesson.However you
will need to take the cancelled lesson over the following week.Should this not be possible
then an allowance of two weeks will be made.
For group sessions lesson will need to be continuous.
Camber Ltc is at the top end of Dulwich Common which is the name of the south circular road.
We are opposite The Grove Tavern (Harvester restaurant) public house car park,
50 metres from the traffic lights at the junction of Lordship Lane and Dulwich Common (South Circular).
Buses P4, P13, 185, 176, 312.
Nearest train stations West Dulwich / North Dulwich / Forest Hill.
If you are coming by car we have a small car park.The Club is marked by a Red sign.