Coaching

Tennis coaching for children, young people and adults. All ages and experience levels welcome!

We offer a friendly, professional and flexible group coaching programme. There are around 250 children and 75 adults attending each week, throughout the year. Sessions are available 6 days per week.

If you would like to enquire about coaching, please email play@totton.tennis or give us a call on 023 8066 7532. Please include a contact number in your email if possible.

The café is a comfortable place for parents to watch their children, with seating both indoors and out. It is also open for hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams.

Junior tennis coaching

Tennis coaching is available for children aged 3 years old and upwards. We tailor sessions according to age and experience so that each child can progress at their own pace. The sessions focus on technique and tactics, staying active and making friends.

All new participants receive a free coaching taster session of an appropriate group. Options include:

Tots’ coaching is available for children aged 3-5. Groups focus on movement, ball skills, basic coordination and racquet skills. Parents are often offered the chance to join in to help the children gain confidence. We develop children to rally with a coach and to play against other tots.

Mini Tennis coaching involves: Red (aged 4-8); Orange (9 & under) and Green (10 & under). Groups are organised by age and experience. Children initially learn how to rally and control the ball, as well as basic rules. We use a games-based approach to keep children active throughout the session.

Real ball coaching are offered for young people aged 11-17. These include more advanced skills, including technique and tactics. Recreational sessions are sociable, focusing on keeping the players active and healthy.

Junior tennis coaching costs

Coaching groups run on a course basis, payable half-termly in advance.

  • 1 hour group – £6.50
  • 1 1/2 hour group – £9.00

Adult tennis coaching

 A friendly coaching programme involving around 70 adults attending each week. Sessions are great opportunity to get active, improve your skills and have fun at the same time! Groups are welcoming and sociable, and we love helping new players get involved.

Coaching groups are managed and delivered by our Director of Tennis, Richard Carter. To arrange a free trial, or an initial free assessment, please contact him directly:

07775 922470
coaching@richardcarter.tennis

Sessions run on a course basis, payable in advance, and usually for around 6-8 weeks.

Richard caters for all abilities, including beginners and refreshers. We loves helping people to (re)discover the sport. He also offers different improver and intermediate groups for more experienced players.

For those who have never players at all, it is often rewarding to initially book a few individual lessons.

Adult tennis coaching costs

Initial group trial / assessment – FREE
1 hour group – £7.00

Individual tennis coaching

We can also offer one-to-one tennis coaching for children and adults. Lesson-length is flexible, for example, 30-minutes, 45-minutes or 1 hour.

We can match the appropriate coach to the participant, availability permitting. The cost of individual coaching varies according to experience.

In our experience, individual coaching works well alongside group coaching. Participants can develop their technical understanding on a one-to-one basis. At the same time, their tactical knowledge and matchplay improves in groups.

If you would like to enquire about coaching, please email play@totton.tennis or give us a call on 023 8066 7532. Please include a contact number in your email if possible.

 Frequently asked questions

Can I / my child try a group coaching session before committing to a course?

Yes, by all means! To arrange an assessment or free trial, please email play@totton.tennis or give us a call on 023 8066 7532.

Can I see a programme of activities?

We don’t publish a weekly overview of sessions, due to the existence of various coaching group sub-levels, meaning that groups are often differentiated not just according to age, but also experience. We do however have multiple options for every age, with different groups available on various days of the week. We will therefore make suggestions to you of the most suitable available groups.

How does payment work?

We send an invoice by email half-termly in advance, with payment made by direct bank transfer.

Is there somewhere for parents to sit and wait?

Yes, we have a comfortable café, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams. The café is open alongside coaching groups.

Could my child attend more than one group per week?

This works well for children looking to improve quickly, or for those who simply love playing tennis! We have multiple group options, and offer a 5% discount for all participants attending multiple sessions.

Do group coaching sessions run all-year-round?

Yes, although we do not offer regular weekly sessions during school holidays. This means that our programme runs alongside the school term, split into 6 separate half-terms, and running throughout the year for around 40 weeks in total. We do also offer alternative school holiday options.

Is it possible to borrow a tennis racquet?

Yes of course! We are always happy to lend racquets to our coaching participants.

Do you sell tennis racquets and balls?

Yes, we are pleased to sell adult / youth Mantis tennis racquets, as well as Babolat children’s racquets. We offer a “demonstrate and advise” service for Mantis racquets allowing us to help you find the racquet that is perfect for your game. We then order the exact model and grip size that you would like, which is then delivered around 2-5 working days later. As an approved Mantis supplier, we have secured a 25% discount on online prices. We stock Babolat junior racquets in sizes from 19 to 26 inches (ages 3-12).

Do you offer a tennis racquet restringing service?

Yes we do. With decades of experience in stringing racquets, we can recommend the most suitable string bed for your kind of play. Guideline prices are £25-30 for a full restring. You can drop your racquet off whenever the reception is open (generally during termtime, Monday-Friday 15:30-18:00, as well as Saturdays 09:00-13:00), or alternatively contact us to arrange an alternative drop-off time (e.g. whilst adult coaching groups are running on Tuesdays and Thursdays 19-21:00). The turnaround for a restring is around 48 hours.