Coaching and Updated Junior Tennis Timetable
September is around the corner, and we have lots of exciting plans for the junior coaching programme at Rufforth Tennis Club.
Building from last year, the plan now is to implement a more specialised program so that players can be in groups where they can be challenged appropriately.
As well as continuing with the LTA Rally Awards, I will also now be giving out report cards at the end of each half term so you can get a sense of how your child is progressing.
Junior matchplay has been something that has been mostly missing from the offering at Rufforth, and it is my goal to change that. The plan is to run a junior club night on Friday evenings so that juniors can have a chance to compete in both singles and doubles. Initially, this will only be available to children playing on full court (yellow ball) although I do also hope to add mini tennis competition to the programme soon.
We will also be starting performance sessions; these are aimed at players who already have a strong technical foundation and are looking to improve their game and compete. Please also be aware that the age ranges are just suggestions and ability is also taken into account. E.g. a talented 7 year old in the mini red group could move up to the orange group.
Here is the update timetable for Autumn 2018:
- 4.30 – 5.30pm Mini Red (5 – 8 years)
- 5.30 – 6.30pm Mini Orange (8 – 9 years)
- 6.30 – 7.30pm Over 11’s development
- 4.30 – 5.30pm Mini Green (9 – 11 years)
- 5.30 – 6.30pm 10 – 12 years performance
- 6.30 – 7.30pm 12 – 14 years performance
- 5.30 – 7.00pm Junior Club Night (to be confirmed)
Coaching will start in the second week of September:
- 11/09/18 – 24/10/18 (7-week term)
- The cost for the seven weeks will be £42 (£6 per class)
Please, could you let me know which session you would like to book your son/daughter on to and If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Dave – Rufforth Tennis Club