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Juniors

The club has a growing Junior section for all ages from 4 through to 16. Sessions for the under tens are based around the Mini Tennis system which is a fun way to get started with the game. Group coaching sessions are available for older Juniors and each year we enter one or more teams into the South Beds Junior leagues. All courses run on a termly basis and cost £50 for a term.

Mini Tennis

Mini tennis is a fun way for under 10s to get started with tennis:

  • There are three distinct colour coded stages in the sequence of traffic lights – red, orange and green.
  • Starting with red, kids play on small courts with mini racquets and sponge balls.
  • As players progress, the court size and racquet length increase making the game faster and faster.
  • As they move up through the stages, players can pick up loads of cool goodies such as sticker books and stickers, key rings and achievement certificates.

For more information on Mini Tennis itself, then please see this link.

If you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact our coach.

Coach
Sara Leavy
sara.leavy@ebltc.org.uk
07561 571578

Juniors club development squad

Our Club Development Squad is for older juniors (11 and older) who want to improve over a longer period. The focus is on enjoying the game and improving the four key core shots – serve, return, forehand and backhand. This will be achieved through open play and a few specific drills in a learning together situation.

The Club Development Squad is held on Wednesday, 6-7 p.m and Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

Juniors social tennis

To further improve and to simply enjoy tennis, a social playing session is held on Wednesdays 5-7 p.m.

The following sessions are available

Red (8 yrs and under) Start off in Mini Tennis learning basic fundamentals. These sessions will get you playing and improve your skills quickly. Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Saturday, 11-12 a.m.
Orange (8-9 yrs) Moving to a larger court with slow low compression balls, these sessions will teach you the fundementals of each shot and basic tactics. They will encourage you to play matches and some competition Monday,
5-6 p.m.
Saturday,
12-1 p.m.
Green (10 yrs) Full court tennis with a higher bouncing low compression ball. These sessions will introduce to higher level technique and tactical awareness. You will be confident to play matches and enter competitions. Saturday, 1-2 p.m.  
Yellow (11+ yrs) Played on a full tennis court, with full size rackets and full compression yellow balls. It’s the last stage of your tennis development and the technique and skills that you have developed through the stages of mini tennis can now be put into practice.Full court tennis with a higher bouncing low compression ball. These sessions will introduce to higher level technique and tactical awareness. You will be confident to play matches and enter competitions. U-14 Boys: Monday, 6-7 p.m. U-16 GIrls: Wednesday, 6-7 p.m.

U-16 Mixed Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

Club development squad Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. and Saturday 9-10 a.m.