Junior Coaching

Riverside offers junior coaching for people between the ages of 4-18. We are passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to play tennis.

Our courses are starting again on Monday 14 September - all groups will be restricted to a maximum of 6 players so that we can safely maintain social distancing for our pupils and coaches.  This will also mean that each person gets excellent individual attention.

COVID RESTRICTIONS

All coaching will be carried out in accordance with the LTA's Coronavirus Guidlines which you can check out here.  As the safety of our players and coaches is our top priority, we will also be following these procedures:

1.  Players must wait outside the courts until the coach is ready to admit them; parents must wait until their child has been admitted before leaving the premises.

2.  Players will all be asked to hand sanitise and confirm that they are healthy, i.e.

a.  do not have a new, persistent cough

b.  have not lost sense of taste and/or smell

c.  do not have a temperature. 

3.  Coaches will encourage social distancing throughout the lesson and will ensure drills enable this to take place.

4.  Players will hand sanitise when leaving the courts and must not socialise with the next group.

Please note that the Club House remains closed apart from one toilet which should only be used if really necessary and then cleaned afterwards.

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Mini Tennis

Mini Tennis was invented in order to help juniors develop good technique. At each stage the game is tailored to fit different age groups with different sized courts and balls. This will allow your child to develop in an environment where they are surrounded by players of a similar ability as well as being able to make new friends who are of similar age.

Mini

BLUE

Ages 4-6

This stage is designed to finesse  fine motor skills such as agility, balance and coordination.  At this stage it is not about the winning or losing but just getting to grips with the basics!

These lessons will be full of energy and fun!

Red ball is the first stage of mini tennis. The ball is 25% bigger than a standard ball and has 50% of the pressure so it is easier to hit. The court is small with a mini net. The main goal at this stage is to develop agility, balance and co-ordination, whilst also developing technique, a basic knowledge of tactics and having fun!

Mini Orange

Ages 8-9

Orange ball is the second stage of mini tennis. The ball is regular sized but still 50% of the pressure of a normal ball. The court is now bigger at 3/4 of the size of a full court. In these sessions players will focus on technique and movement to help adjust to the bigger court.

Mini

Red

Ages 6-8

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MINI GREEN

AGES 9 - 11

 

Green ball is the final stage of mini tennis. Players now play on a full court with a slightly less pressurised ball. Players will continue to enhance their technique in order to deal with the bigger court and higher bouncing balls. 

Yellow 

Anyone over 10 will use yellow balls. Played on the full court with regular balls. In yellow ball the demands for each player start to vary more, therefore choosing the right course is important. Our descriptions of the courses will give you an indication of what they have to offer but if you are unsure give us a ring and we will be happy to help! 

BLUE ball (Ages 4-6)

 

Jamie's Mini Blue

Ages 4 - 6 years

Wednesday 4 - 4.45pm

11 week course with an emphasis on developing basic skills such as balance, agility and coordination.  Lots of energy and great fun!

Lessons will start on Wednesday 16 September and will be from 4 - 4.45pm and will cost £45.

 

Red ball (Ages 6-8)

Karina's Mini Red Wednesday Beginner/Improvers 4pm

11 week course with an emphasis on improving both movement and co-ordination skills whilst aiming to further improve technique and introduce tactics.  Course beginning Wednesday 16 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Wednesday

6-8 years

4-4:45pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£45

Mini Red Beginners/Improvers Thurday 4.15pm

11 week course with an emphasis on improving both movement and co-ordination skills whilst aiming to improve technique and introduce tactics. Course beginning Thursday 17 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Thursday

6-8

4.15-5pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£45

Saturday Morning Mini Red Group 9.30am

11 week course with an emphasis on improving both movement and co-ordination skills whilst aiming to improve technique and introduce tactics.  Course beginning Saturday 19 September.  Please note there is currently a problem with clubspark showing course starting at 6am - it doesn't, so please book anyway as it will be at the normal time of 9.30am!

Day

Ages

Time

Saturday

6-8

9:30-10:30am

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Saturday Morning Mini Red Group 9.30am

11 week course with an emphasis on improving both movement and co-ordination skills whilst aiming to improve technique and introduce tactics.  Course beginning Saturday 19 September.  Please note there is currently a problem with clubspark showing course starting at 6am - it doesn't, so please book anyway as it will be at the normal time of 9.30am!

Day

Ages

Time

Saturday

4-8

9:30-10:30am

Coach

Jamie

Price

£54

 

Orange Ball (Ages 8-9)

Orange Ball Beginnners/ Improvers Thursday 5pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically.  Ideal for beginners up to intermediate players.  Course beginning Thursday. 17 September

Day

Ages

Time

Thursday

8-12

5-6pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Saturday Orange Ball Beginners and Improvers 10.30am

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically.  Ideal for beginners up to intermediate players.  Course beginning Saturday 19 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Saturday

8-9

10:30-11:30am

Coach

Jamie

Price

£54

Orange Squad

Tuesdays

4.30pm - 5.30pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving  match play and all round game technically.  Ideal for intermediate/advanced players.  Course beginning Tuesday 15 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Tuesday

8-9

4.30 - 5.30pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Karina's Orange/Green Ball Session 4 - 5pm

11 week course for players identified as having special requirements.  Course beginning Friday 18 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Friday

8-12

4 - 5pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

 

Green Ball     (Ages 9-10)

Thursday Green Beginners/Intermediates Lesson

5 - 6pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game with a focus on technique. Ideal for beginner and intermediate players.   Course beginning Thursday 17 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Thursday

9 - 12 years

5 - 6pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Friday Green/Orange Ball Session 4pm - 5pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game with a focus on technique. Ideal for beginner and intermediate players.   Course beginning Friday 18 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Friday

8 - 12 years

4 - 5pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Karina's Saturday Green Ball Lesson 10.30am - 11.30am

10 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically. Ideal for intermediate players.  Course beginning Saturday 11 January.

Day

Ages

Time

Saturday

8-12

10:30-11:30am

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Yellow Ball (Ages 10+)

 

Mike's 18 & Under Monday Advanced Tennis 6 - 7.30pm

10 week course with emphasis on improving all round game with a focus on technique. Ideal for advanced and intermediate players.  Course beginning Monday 14 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Monday

11-16

5.00-6.30pm

Coach

Mike

Price

£65

Mike's 12 & Under Performance Squad

Monday 4.30 - 6pm

10 week course focussing on technique and both singles and doubles tactics.  

Day

Ages

Time

Monday

10 - 12 Years

4.30 - 6.30pm

Coach

Michael

Price

£65

Karina's Yellow Ball Intermediates Course

Tuesdays 5.30 - 6.30pm

11 week course focussing on technique and tactics for intermediates and for those moving up from green ball tennis.

Day

Ages

Time

Tuesday

10 - 14 Years

5.30 - 6.30pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Mike's 16 & Under Wednesday Yellow Performance Squad

4.30 - 6pm

10 week course with emphasis on improving all round game with a focus on tactics for singles and doubles match play.  Course beginning Wednesday 16 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Wednesday

11 - 16

4:30-6pm

Coach

Mike

Price

£65

Karina's Wednesday Advanced Teen Tennis

5.45 - 6.45pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically. Ideal for intermediate/advanced players.  Course beginning Wednesday 16 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Wednesday

11-18

5.45 - 6.45pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Mike's 12 & Under Yellow Ball Performance Squad

Friday 4.30 - 6pm

10 week course with emphasis on technical and singles and doubles tactical development for advanced young players.

Day

Ages

Time

Friday

10 - 12 years

4.30 - 6pm

Coach

Michael

Price

£65

Karina's Friday Beginners and Intermediates Teen Tennis 5pm - 6pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game with a focus on technique.  Ideal for bginners and  intermediate players.  Course beginning Friday 18 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Friday

10-15

5-6pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54

Mike's Friday Advanced Teen Performance Squad

6 - 7.30pm 

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically and tactically. Ideal for advanced players.  Course beginning Friday 18 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Friday

11-17

6 - 7.30pm

Coach

Mike

Price

£65

Karina's Saturday Morning Teen Tennis 11.30am - 12.30pm

11 week course with emphasis on improving all round game technically. Ideal for intermediate players.  Course beginning Saturday 19 September.

Day

Ages

Time

Saturday

11-18

11.30-12.30pm

Coach

Karina

Price

£54