Coaching

Juniors (6 years +)

Mini tennis and coaching for juniors –  We provide a fun junior programme  designed for children aged 6+. It runs from May – July. Save the date for sign up 2019: 27th April. Further details to follow.

Coach: Tom Kinch: 07506 479592

Bio: I am currently a LTA Accredited Level 2 coach who has been coaching for almost 3 years. I began playing tennis when I was around 6 years old in Oxfordshire. During my time as a junior, I used to compete in a number of tournaments through my red and orange ball years.

I started my coaching journey at Exmouth Tennis Centre were I coach junior sessions and deliver mini tennis sessions in local primary schools. I have delivered coaching programmes at Woodbury and Honiton and have also assisted with some Devon County Festivals.

As a junior the sessions I enjoyed most were the ones where I had the most fun and hit the most amount of balls. Therefore as a coach, I try and make sure my sessions are fun and enjoyable and that everyone can join in.

JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMME

Session dates: May 11 & 18; June 8, 15, 22 & 29; July 6 & 13

Cost: Mini (ages 7 and under) £16; Juniors (under 16) £30

To find out more contact Jenni Gates

Adults

Adult Coaching – Programmes run throughout the summer and autumn.

Coach: Ollie Sharpe: 07446 111430

Bio: I am a LTA Accredited Level 3 Tennis coach, who has been coaching since the age of 16.  I started coaching after playing as part of the East Devon Tennis Academy and ECC Academy based at Exmouth Tennis and Fitness Centre.

I am Head Coach of the Mini Devon Academy and part of the Junior Devon Academy coaching team, responsible for producing and coaching the next generation of high level Tennis players in the County.  I have coached players to County Championship titles in the Mini Tennis age group and these players are now progressing to regional and national competitions.  I was recently named the 2018 Devon Young Coach Of The Year.

My coaching ethos is to help guide you to your goal by building a strong relationship where you trust me to do the best for your tennis.  We will work as a team towards your goal.

For me tennis is all about having fun while you work hard, so all of my sessions are built around this ethos.  I work with all ages and abilities and believe I can help any player improve their all round game.

Private individual lessons £25 per hour.

Thursday 9 May:  Adult coaching course with Ollie Sharpe will start.  2/3 groups depending on numbers/ability.  6 week course, cost £30.  Register your interest with Jill Dixon.

Sunday morning coaching – a court is available for members to organise their own coaching with Ollie or Tom. Please contact them directly.

Beginners

Beginners and new members.

Please contact Jill Dixon.

Most of the information you require as a new member is available here on the Website, for example in the Members’ Guide.

Club members generally fall into one of these categories – beginner, developing player, experienced player, social player, non-playing member. The experienced players normally represent the club in matches.

Be involved

It is the intention that everyone should enjoy being a member of the Club irrespective of their level of tennis ability. To this end, there are many ways in which members can get involved, by taking responsibility for an aspect of the running of the Club.  The committee members are volunteers and appreciate all offers of help with the general running of the club.

Get Coaching

Junior coaching is run on Saturday mornings during the summer term.

Adult coaching is arranged according to demand, but normally during the Spring and Autumn.

Court availability

Session rota 2019/20 online for members.

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