Tennis Tots (2-4 years)
Tennis Harrogate works in partnership with Tennis Tots. Incorporating many of the early years learning goals, the Tennis Tots™ curriculum provides a unique experience for children to develop physically, socially and emotionally and helps provide an environment to get children ready for a classroom setting and indeed serves the children well into their school years and beyond. Using a structured approach to each session children learn to listen to instructions whilst having fun and learning about numbers, colours, shapes and letters as well as developing their tennis skills of course. To book onto a Tennis Tots class in Harrogate visit the Tennis Tots Harrogate website: http://www.tennis-tots.co.uk/harrogate/
Mini Tennis (4-11 years)
Tennis Harrogate will be running Tennis For Kids courses at all three venues. Children receive a racket, pack of balls and a t-shirt and 6 weeks of coaching all for £25. Places are on a first come first serve basis and there are a maximum of 10 places in a group. To make sure you don’t miss out on this you can book onto the course through the Tennis For Kids website here: https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/tennisforkids
Here are the postcodes you’ll need to find your nearest venue on the TFK site:
Harrogate Spa:HG1 4BB
The Mini Tennis programme starts as early as 4 years old progressing through red, orange and green stages of the LTA’s Mini Tennis Programme. Once out of Mini Tennis children can continue to progress through a structured programme from one group to the next.
Group tennis lessons take place during school term time, with breaks for half term and school holidays. During the school holidays children can participate in our Tennis camps and holiday match-play events allowing them to continue their improvement throughout the year.
The term time tennis coaching timetable can be viewed here.
Junior Development (11 Plus)
The Junior Development programme progresses from mini tennis offering sessions for children between the ages of 11-18 years of age. The junior development groups are specifically set up for the needs of this age group with an emphasis on fun, friendship and exercise.Our aim is to give players the skills they need to play a basic game of tennis, including serving, basic singles tactics and doubles positions. The group is ideal for beginner to intermediate level, aiming to progress the player to competing in lower level tournaments and inter schools competitions.
The term time coaching timetable can be viewed here
As the Tennis Harrogate tennis coaching programme evolves we will be indentifying talented children for selection onto our performance programme where players will receive a more intensive programme of tennis coaching incorporating all aspects of training including Technical, Tactical, Mental and Physical aspects of the game. Players who take part in our performance programme will be working towards being part of county and regional training and competing regularly in tournaments.
The term time coaching schedule can be viewed here.