Junior Tennis at Club Towers

We have an extensive junior programme for all ages and abilities co-ordinated by highly experienced coaches using coaching system, System 9.

Autumn term starts Monday 12th September with costs vary depending on the session so please do speak to the Reception team for more information and to book.

The sessions available for this term and descriptions for the tennis sessions are outlined below. If you are unsure which session would be best for your child, please do speak to our Reception team and they will be happy to help.

Tennis Tots

This is the start of your tennis journey, a 45 minute session for children aged 2.5 to 5 which focuses on hand-eye coordination, movement, balance and lots of fun!  We ask that parents/guardians stay courtside with their children, we find children get the most out of the session when playing together.

Wednesdays 9.10-9.55 & 16.10 – 16.55

Hot Shots (S9 1-2)

Using our new coaching System 9, level 1 will enable a self start rally and to maintain that rally up to 20 shots using both left side and right side.   Aimed at ages 4 + plus, the start of their tennis coaching journey.  This will lead to a net license.  Fun/gamed based teaching approach.

Mondays 16.00-16.55
Thursdays 16.00-16.55
Saturdays 9.10 – 9.55

Hot Shots (S9 3-4)

The next level of our S9 pathway, level 3 will teach you control the ball to the length of the Mini Red court using forehand and backhands and starting to develop better swing shapes. The aim is to be able to hit a 20 shot rally to consistent length. Level 4 we introduce the crosscourt element to the game and learn to rally in different stances. We are looking to be able to maintain a 10 shot rally crosscourt on both forehand and backhand shots.

Wednesdays 17.00-17.55

Aces (S9 1-2)

A 1 hour session for ages 8-10, this will be your first step onto a larger court for beginners and intermediate players. We will develop your technique through drills and playing points using our new system 9 coaching pathway. We will be introducing specific movement, technical improvement and sound tactical awareness to build upon and further develop your hot shots tennis pathway/journey. We aim for you to start playing matches and be ready to move up to Slammers (S9 3-4).

Mondays 17.00 – 18.00
Wednesdays 18.00 – 19.00
Thursdays 17.00 – 18.00
Saturdays 10.00 – 11.00

Slammers (S9 3-4)

This 1 hour session is the first step onto a full court for ages 9-11. These sessions will be designed to improve your established technique and basic tactical awareness for improver plus players.  The main focus of the sessions will be on serving, return of serve and rally development as per the System 9 pathway.

Mondays 17.00 – 18.00
Saturdays 10.00 – 11.00

Team (S9 5-6)

These will be drills and practical point based sessions coaching you to compete at your highest level.  We would expect participants to compete regularly.

Aimed at ages 12+

Mondays  18.00 – 19.00
Wednesdays 18.00 – 19.00
Thursdays 17.30 – 19.00
Saturdays 11.00 – 12.00

Coaching at Club Towers – System 9

Below are the various stages that each child will have to master before they can move to the orange level and refer to the S number you see in brackets above.

After completing each level they will receive a certificate of completion.

Stage 1 – The Self-Bounce Hit

Stage 2 – The Service Box

Stage 3 – Half Court Tennis

Stage 4 – Crosscourt Rally with Underarm Serve

PERCENTAGE TENNIS TACTICS

Stage 5 – Understanding When to Change Direction of The Shot

Stage 6 – Centre Court Play

Stage 7 – Working with Angles

Stage 8 – Long Line Approach and Volley

Stage 9 – Speciality Shots – Drop Shots, Lob, Smash

This is designed to take approximately 4 years to complete from the age of 4 and players then move onto the Orange stages.

If you would like to find out more about our coaching, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Head Coach Nick Boys on 07810 832774 or nick.boys@clubtowers.com