Tennis

We strive to be the best place to play tennis in Bedfordshire.

Our mission is to drive up participation levels in the County, introducing more players to this wonderful sport for all ages.

Our aim is to create a welcoming tennis club which continually invests in and improves its facilities and where members feel valued and listened to. Whatever your current playing standard, we invite you to come and sample our first-class facilities and get involved in our social tennis, coaching programmes and competitions.

TENNIS TIMETABLE

3 x purpose-built indoor courts.

The only indoor courts in North/Mid-Bedfordshire.

4 x Floodlit outdoor courts with winter dome option.

We have three purpose-built indoor courts on a carpet surface with LED lighting – providing a comfortable environment for all-year-round tennis.

In addition , we have four floodlit outdoor courts on a “Tiger Turf” artificial grass surface. These outdoor courts are protected by a high-quality tennis dome in the winter season. The dome has internal lighting and a dark blue end of court back-drop to give superb “viewing” conditions. For the summer season, the dome is removed to provide an excellent outdoor facility overlooked by our sun terrace.

Courts can be booked on your phone via our App or at the Reception. There is no additional charge for court bookings.

We try to encourage players at all levels of the sport. We operate group coaching programmes for beginners, intermediates and juniors, and if you like a bit of competition, we have internal box leagues operating for both singles and doubles.

Our social tennis sessions run on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons, attracting players of mixed ability, and we have regular competitions. These can be fairly serious, like our Club Championships, or “fun and friendly” such as our Christmas Jumper and Strawberry and Pimms tournaments. We also run regular competitions for our juniors, to help with their development.

Nick Boys
Alison Illman
Dave Revell
Louise Penny

Our Coaches

Adult Coaching

All new tennis members are offered a free 4-week introductory course aimed at beginners and early intermediates. This helps to introduce the basics and provides an excellent foundation on which to build.

We run group coaching sessions for different standards from beginner to good intermediate, and these can be booked week-by week. Members are also able to use our excellent coaching team to book themselves individual coaching sessions – either short courses or one-offs – to work on a particular technique or shot.

Our coaching team has a wealth of experience. All are LTA-licensed, graded from Level 3 through to Level 5. See our Coach Profiles above for more details.
When you join our club, you will be invited to have an introductory session with one of our coaches, to assess your playing standard and guide you towards the group sessions that are appropriate to your playing ability. This will ensure that you get the most from your membership.

Adult Timetable Adult Programme

Adult Programme

Adult Welcome

Meet your Racquets Manager Nick Boys, and other coaches, who will assess your tennis skills and guide you to the correct classes, sessions and courses to maximize your time at Club Towers.

Cost: Free

StartRite

Starting your tennis journey with our incredible monthly free course, whether you are returning or new to the sport. Over a 4 week period our coaches will transform your forehand, backhand, volleys and serve and make sure you are able to join in our social sessions by the end of the course.

Cost: Free

PlayRite

Following on from StartRite, this 6 week course will enhance your whole game. Your technique will be developed, yours tactics will become clearer, and your movement patterns smoother. You will be ready for box leagues and looking to play matches after this course.

Cost: £36 for 6 weeks

Drills & Points

An hour of intense movement and hitting to a specific weekly and monthly theme throughout each session. Then all put into point situations to finish the session. This will hurt the next day.

Cost: £5.00 per session

Coach & Play

A weekly hour and a half themed drop in session. Learn it, practice it and then put into a point situation.

Cost: £7.50 per session

Double Tactics

Develop your doubles game with Racquets Manager Nick Boys and give your game the edge it needs.

Cost: £5.00 per session

Adult Social Tennis

Come and mix in with other members, make new friends, play some competitive tennis. This is a member led session.

Cost: Free

Team Practice Night

Want to play against other clubs in the leagues, speak to Nick Boys to get involved with the other serious team players at the club.

Cost: £1.00 per session

Box Leagues

Our internal singles and doubles competition for our racquets members. Arrange the matches at your convenience and the results can be put towards your ratings/ranking improvement.

Cost: Free

*For further information or if you have any questions please email Nick Boys or call him on 07810 832774

Adult Coaching

All new tennis members are offered a free 4-week introductory course aimed at beginners and early intermediates. This helps to introduce the basics and provides an excellent foundation on which to build.

We run group coaching sessions for different standards from beginner to good intermediate, and these can be booked week-by week. Members are also able to use our excellent coaching team to book themselves individual coaching sessions – either short courses or one-offs – to work on a particular technique or shot.

Our coaching team has a wealth of experience. All are LTA-licensed, graded from Level 3 through to Level 5. See our Coach Profiles above for more details.
When you join our club, you will be invited to have an introductory session with one of our coaches, to assess your playing standard and guide you towards the group sessions that are appropriate to your playing ability. This will ensure that you get the most from your membership.

Junior Coaching

Tennis is a wonderful sport for youngsters, helping to develop not only ball skills but also the basic movement skills of agility, balance and coordination that underpin many other sporting activities, and important mental skills such as concentration and perseverance. So, whether you want your children to be the next Andy Murray, or simply to develop skills that will benefit their overall physical and mental development, tennis has much to offer.

We aim to drive junior participation in tennis, helping youngsters to enjoy their tennis activities and develop their skills in an encouraging and friendly environment. We run courses for all junior levels from Tots, through mini-red, orange and green, to yellow ball tennis. We also have a performance programme for our more committed juniors and run a number of tournaments through the year – some serious and others more light-hearted!

Our performance programme is part-funded by the Club and aims to provide an accelerated junior coaching route at Club Towers for those youngsters who want to devote more time to their tennis and compete regularly – locally and regionally. The programme provides additional encouragement and support to juniors who demonstrate the desire, talent and application to become (at least!) County standard players.

Junior Timetable Junior Programme

Junior Programme

Tennis Tots

This is the start of your tennis journey, a 45 minute session for children aged 3 to 5 which focuses on hand-eye coordination, movement, balance and lots of fun!

 

Mini Tennis

Ranging from our Mini Red Hot Shots 1 to our Mini Green Slammers 3. There will be evening and weekend classes.

Hot Shots 1

This 45 minute starter session for ages 4-6 we will be covering fundamentals of movement, balance, receiving and sending skills and will work on a racquet skill each week to build a basic tennis game ready for the next level.

 

Hot Shots 2

This 1 hour session is for ages 5-7, overlapping and developing from Hots Shots 1. Moving the game on to develop your technique, movement and recovery. We will be preparing you for matches.

 

Hot Shot 3

A 1 hour session for ages 6-8, this is our performance squad for mini red, working towards county level players. Working on refining your technique and thinking about match tactics, developing footwork and recovery for the next shot are the key development points for this session.

 

Aces 1&2

A 1 hour session for ages 8-9, 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. We will be introducing specific movement, technical improvement and sound tactical awareness. We aim for you to start playing matches and be ready to move up to Mini Green Slammers

 

Aces 3

This 1 hour session for ages 8-9 is our performance squad aimed at regular competing players aspiring to county level and aiming to move up to Mini Green Slammers. Emphasis in this squad will be on fine tuning technical and tactical elements and increasing the movement range in a drill and rally situation.

 

Slammers 1&2

This 1 hour session is the first step onto a full court for ages 9-11. These sessions will be designed to develop your technique and basic tactical awareness for beginner and intermediate players. We will look to push you towards our Slammers 3 performance squad.

 

Slammers 3

Our 1 hour performance squad to push our top 9 & 10 year olds. The aim is to further enhance your technical and tactical ability whilst developing your physical movement and recovery to be ready for an easy transition into yellow ball tennis. You will be regularly competing and looking to be in the county squads.

 

Yellow Ball
From age 11, all players use a full court and normal yellow tennis ball. This is the natural progression from mini tennis. We have a beginner session, Team 1, right through to a performance session Team 3, to help you develop your tennis.

Team 1 & 2

Age and ability based 1 hour training sessions for our starters and developers for full court tennis squads.

Working on sound techniques from major academies and adding a sound tactical method of playing to get you playing at a great level fast and move your player rating and ranking in the right direction. Looking to be invited to our Performance 4 squad.

 

Team 3

Our 90 minute ultimate junior session based on ability alone and strictly by invitation only. This is a minimum county level squad looking to push you to the limit and on to the next level at regional and national standard. You will be competing regularly and working with a coach on an individual program.

 

*For further information or if you have any questions please email Nick Boys or call him on 07810 832774

Junior Coaching

Tennis is a wonderful sport for youngsters, helping to develop not only ball skills but also the basic movement skills of agility, balance and coordination that underpin many other sporting activities, and important mental skills such as concentration and perseverance. So, whether you want your children to be the next Andy Murray, or simply to develop skills that will benefit their overall physical and mental development, tennis has much to offer.

We aim to drive junior participation in tennis, helping youngsters to enjoy their tennis activities and develop their skills in an encouraging and friendly environment. We run courses for all junior levels from Tots, through mini-red, orange and green, to yellow ball tennis. We also have a performance programme for our more committed juniors and run a number of tournaments through the year – some serious and others more light-hearted!

Our performance programme is part-funded by the Club and aims to provide an accelerated junior coaching route at Club Towers for those youngsters who want to devote more time to their tennis and compete regularly – locally and regionally. The programme provides additional encouragement and support to juniors who demonstrate the desire, talent and application to become (at least!) County standard players.