At St Chad’s Tennis Club our coaching programme is run by Head Coach Will Morley who leads coaching for all ages and abilities. You can contact Will on 07488 271023 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please book group sessions by clicking on a programme link in the table below, or see all upcoming coaching sessions. Contact Will to arrange individual session bookings.
All coaching bookings are subject to terms and conditions.
|Junior, age 8 and under
|09:00 – 09:45
|Junior, ages 9 & 10
|09:45 – 10:30
|Junior, ages 11 to 16
|10:30 – 11:30
|Adult, Rusty Rackets and Improvers
|11:30 – 12:30
|1 hr session, by arrangement
Members may purchase a block of 6 individual sessions for £126 (a discount of £2 per lesson). Group block bookings are also available. Please contact Will to discuss your requirements.
Following an initial session, attendees will be offered the opportunity to join a coaching group chat to receive regular updates and advice. Parents or guardians will be offered a separate group for junior attendees.
Junior, age 8 and under (Red)
Weekly coaching for those in year 4 or below at school. Aimed at introducing and developing the fundamental skills in tennis using games and technical instruction to develop their game. This aligns with the LTA Youth Red programme (Junior Tennis Competition Age Groups | LTA) which uses low pressured, low bouncing balls which makes the development pathway more suitable and constructive. This age group play on a smaller, modified court (one quarter the size of a full court) so technique and control is the main focus.
Junior, age 9 and under (Orange)
For those in year 4 to year 5 at school with a focus on developing the fundamental skills learnt in red ball by using a higher pressured ball compared to red ball but still modified to maximise technique development. This aligns with the LTA Youth Orange programme (Junior Tennis Competition Age Groups | LTA) to ensure progress is maximised. This age group play on a modified court (around two thirds the size of a full size court).
Junior, age 10 and under (Green)
For those in year 5 to year 7 at school where players use a lower pressured ball compared to the adult yellow ball, but this age group play on a full size court in line with the LTA Youth Green programme (Junior Tennis Competition Age Groups | LTA). This age group focus on fine tuning core skills and addressing key misconceptions and are introduced to the tactical elements of the game before progressing to yellow ball.
Junior, ages 11 to 16 (Yellow)
For those in years 6 to 11. This age group play with the standard yellow ball in line with the LTA Youth Yellow Programme (Junior Tennis Competition Age Groups | LTA) where there is a continued focus on technique, tactics and matchplay with the aim of developing independence and mental resilience and utilising the core skills from previous age groups.
Adult Rusty Rackets and Improvers (age 16+)
A group session aimed at adults who are new to tennis, returning from tennis after an extended period out or those looking to develop some specific skills. These sessions are drill focused with a focus on technique, tactics, movement and matchplay. These sessions adopt a personalised approach where each player’s individual needs are catered for.
Available for all ages and abilities with head coach Will by direct arrangement. Block lessons are also available. The focus of these lessons is adapted to the needs of the player, with examples including; video movement analysis, technical repetition, matchplay, tactics and psychology. Will can also design a training programme to schedule lessons with a specific focus so you have a clear learning journey.
Please contact Will on 07488 271023 or at email@example.com to discuss your requirements.
Introductory Coaching Membership
New members have the option of purchasing their membership as a combined package with three introductory individual coaching lessons for £140 (or £100 for students). This is a great way to settle into the club and receive some coaching to develop specific areas of your game and provide a positive introduction to life at the club. Introductory lessons must be used within the first 3 months of joining.
Restringing and Technical Advice
A restringing and regripping service is available, starting from £20 (string provided).
Please get in touch with Will if you’d like any technical advice about rackets or other equipment. Will also has a partnership with IT Sports Limited, who are specialists in tennis supplies and can provide an exceptional, price-matched service.
For those wanting an in-depth analysis and observation of their game under match pressure, this is a perfect option. For £20, a match (practice or real) will be observed by Will who will analyse your strengths and areas for development. A detailed report will be provided with future goals which will be discussed after the match.
Will Morley, Head Coach
Phone: 07488 271023
“Tennis was a pivotal part of my upbringing where I started my competitive tennis journey at 10 years old. I have competed in the county and university pathways and aim to continue my development as a player by competing in numerous tournaments around the country. Alongside my competitive background, I have 5 years of coaching experience and started out as an assistant coach at my home club at the age of 17. I also have a background in data, graphics and statistical analysis which has seen me work at Wimbledon as well as part time for Ellipse data on the ATP tour. I am privileged to lead the coaching programme at St Chad’s Tennis Club and aim to provide an inclusive community with a personalised coaching style to ensure everyone can maximise their tennis potential.”