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PLAYING LEVEL GUIDE & CLASS DESCRIPTION



Coaching on the program for children at Stormont requires your child to join the club. We allow a 2-week grace period as a new non-member before you are required to join the club on week 3. If on week 3 you do not wish to continue you must let us know and we can then issue you a refund for the remaining weeks of the term. To join the club please click here.

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Teddy Tennis (under 4s)

The perfect introduction to tennis for pre-school & reception age children. Generic ball skills, balance, co-ordination and dexterity exercises all introduced through fun games and exercises with a fully qualified Teddy Tennis coach.

Sponge balls, mini nets and rackets provided.

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Monday

Mini Red/Orange Transition (7-9 yrs) - Monday 3.45pm - 4:30pm

Players who are able to play on a Red court. Moving up to orange. Novices welcome.

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Mini Green Transition (10+ yrs) - Monday 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Full court with Green Ball. Games and drills for the developing player.

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Yellow Ball 2/3 (under 13 yrs) - Monday 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Full court with Yellow Ball. Games and drills for the developing player. Progress from this group will eventually lead to Thursday class Yellow Ball 2 or higher.

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Tuesday

Mini Red/Orange 2 Transition (6-8 yrs) - Tuesday 3.45pm - 4:30pm

Class will focus on fun, developing skills through games and exercises to build hand/eye confidence and co-ordination. We will use red and orange ball situations as they progress. 10 players max on 2 courts with a Lead coach plus an LTA Level 1 tennis assistant.

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Mini Green (10-12 yrs) - Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:15pm

Players will be competent enough to play points and games on a full court with green balls. Serving and rallying skills nurtured. Potential to eventually break into the U14 team training class. Or to simply move into Yellow Ball 3 class on Friday at 6.30pm.

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12&U Boys Team Training (10-12yrs) - Tuesday 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Competent ballplayers. Match play consistent. Looking to play hard. Higher skill level for ages 10-12 yrs. Using yellow balls. Seamless and eventual transition to U14 team training and beyond.

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Wednesday

Mini Orange 2 (7-10 yrs) - Wednesday 4pm - 5pm

Focus on fun with interactive games to develop tennis skills - sending and receiving, ball control, drills, stroke production and rallying exercises.

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Yellow Ball 1 (15-17 yrs) - Wednesday 5pm - 6pm

You can now hit the ball hard with spin, move like the flash and drop shot like a pro. Serving bombs and returning like a wall. Lots of drills to keep you busy and improving - if that's even possible!

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Thursday

Mini Orange 1 (8,9,10 yrs) - Thursday 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Children who have the ability to rally to 6 shots or more in the full orange court and play points with knowledge of serving and groundstroke skills enough to be accurate and consistent at this age. Class will focus on developing more skills through games and exercises to build more confidence for match play situations.

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Mini Transition (11,12,13 yrs) - Thursday 4:30pm - 5:15pm

This class will bridge the gap from mini tennis to full court tennis for the improver level player. We will use predominantly mini green balls for various different exercises with full-court focus. However, we can adapt with the fun games and drills to add yellow balls on occasion.

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Yellow Ball 2 (13+ yrs) - Thursday 5:15pm - 6:15pm

More competent in tennis at this age. Able to serve/rally and play points. Not yet team level but the potential to work your way into a team if you have the necessary skills. This is a fun but motivated class for those who enjoy playing and wish to improve.

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Friday

Mini Red/Orange Ball mix (5,6,7 yrs) - Friday 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Primarily for years 2 & 3 as a natural follow-on from Teddy Tennis. Red to orange ball tennis, fun and games to get them playing with proper grips and learning the court. Skill-building co-operative exercises, drills, and introduction of scoring for points. 12 players max on 2 courts with a Lead coach and a qualified LTA level 1 tennis assistant

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Girls Teen Training (14+) - Friday 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Looking for a more competitive yet fun environment with other girls? Drills and exercises in singles and doubles to help you improve your skills. Fun and slightly competitive but with good banter and an enjoyable atmosphere, you can be a bit silly or super edgy, we don't mind as long as you're hitting balls sweetly!

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Yellow Ball 3 (12 & under) - Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Players who are 10+ and competent to hit with full yellow ball. Focus will be on looking to progress further with point play, scoring and some tactics as well as tips on technique. Players can progress into team tennis from here.

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Saturday

Boys Team Training (13-16 yrs) - Saturday 4pm - 5pm

Invitation only squad training. Open to boys of similar abilities with an age range from 13-15 yrs. Match play drills and exercises in both singles and doubles to help you improve your skills and tactics. Players will be representing the club in Middlesex league matches.

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