last updated 06/12/2017


Autumn Term 2018

14 week Term £84.00

To find a suitable day and time for you to come group or private coaching at Frome Selwood Tennis Club please contact:

Head Coach
Chris Matthews
07838 387482

Coaching Overview

We offer coaching to juniors between 4-18 years, in both groups and individual lesson formats.

Our goal is to help your child become confident and competent tennis players by teaching them effective technique and different forms of practice they can do away from the court, so their improvement is not dependent on court time. All new players are invited to come along to a free trial session. (please call Chris to arrange this). For more information on coaching download our Junior program guide from the downloads page of the website or get in contact coaching@frometennis.net

Once your child is registered with the Junior Programme at Frome Selwood Tennis Club and the Lawn Tennis Association (see below) have they will have members privileges to the club facilities.

Registering Your Child With The LTA.
Students in our programme need a British Tennis Membership Number.
It's free to obtain and just takes a moment by following the link http://www.lta.org.uk/memberhttp://www.lta.org.uk/member

Go to the Green Box titled CLUB MEMBERSHIP Free, Frome Selwood Tennis Club is a registered club and therefore you can register for your child's number free of charge.

You will received the BTM Number immediately, please send an email with your child's full name and Date Of Birth along with the BTM number to coaching@frometennis.net


Players can join a group at any time during the term in which case they will pay £6 per hour for the remaining sessions in the term.

A player's first group session is always a free taster session.

Payments please by BACS 40-13-07 Account 617 387 04

Sessions not delivered, whether rained off or otherwise cancelled due to your illness can be made up at any time in the term, speak to or email Chris
to arrange the make up session.
we offer a 20% Sibling Discount for the second and subsequent children joining the Programme.

we offer a 20% Multiple Group Discount on the second session for any player who enrols in 2 (or more) sessions/groups.

We structure the Programme into three terms, Spring, Summer and Autumn, which are closely matched to school terms. At the moment we have around 120 children in the Programme.
To download the Junior Coaching Entry Form, go to the Downloads page and click on the desired terms Coaching Form - the form has all details of costs, timings, contacts etc for the relevant term.


Mini Red - for children between 4 and 8. Played on a reduced size court with low compression balls and mini racquets. Currently we offer three sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-5pm, & Saturday 9am-10am. We are coaching basic technique and racket skills in this introductory session.

Mini Orange - for children around 8 and 9. Played on a reduced size court (larger than Mini Red) with low compression balls and mini or normal racquets. Currently we offer three sessions, Tuesday 4-5pm Friday 4-5pm & Saturday 10.15-11.15am. In this group children continue to grow their understanding of good technique and learn to implement what they are learning in dynamic game situations. .

Mini Green - for children between 10 and 11. Played on a full sized court but with low compression balls, normal racquets. Currently we offer two sessions, Thursday 4-5pm and Saturday 11:30-12:30pm

Junior Recreation and Development - for players who have graduated from Mini Green - playing full court with normal tennis balls. Currently three sessions, Jnr Rec on Thursdays 5-6pm for younger players straight out of Mini Green, and Jnr Development 1 and 2 on Tuesdays 5-6pm and Fridays 5-6pm for slightly older players.

Performance Groups - small groups of more advance players, invited by our Coaches, concentrating on competition and Tournaments.

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAMME, DOWNLOAD THE 'Junior Coaching 1 - Program Guide' FROM THE DOWNLOADS PAGE, or contact Chris Matthews 07838 387 482

Head Coach
Chris Matthews

For any queries regarding group or Private Coaching, please contact me on 07838 387 482 or email: coaching@frometennis.net

Assistant Coaches
Hayley Whitten
Donna West
Jon Dilena


All of our juniors receive a free British Tennis Membership upon joining the program (you should receive an email informing you of your account username and password).

To sign into your account, go to http://www.lta.org.uk/ and click sign in in the top right hand corner (if you are unsure of username or password use the forgotten username/password function or call the LTA on 020 8487 7000 to reset your password)

Across the top you'll see a tab labelled 'PLAYERS & parents', hover over that and in the drop-down menu click on 'Find a Player' in the bottom right hand corner.
When you have done that, and you can access the 'Find a Player' search page, enter your name in the name fields and hit search.
You will then reach your own page, with personal details and results from any tournaments you have played in.