JUNIOR COACHING PROGRAMME
last updated 11/04/2013
If you are interested in getting involved in coaching at Frome Selwood Tennis Club please contact:
Head Coach - Jack Shepard
We offer coaching to junior age 4-18, in both groups and individually. All new players are invited to come along to a free trial session as a way to give tennis a go (please call Jack to arrange this). For more information on our coaching please download our Junior program guide from the downloads page of the website.
SCHEDULE & COSTS
2013 Summer Term
Starts: week commencing April 15th
Ends: week commencing July 15th.
Half Term (no sessions): week of May 27th.
|Day & Time||Location||Group||Cost per hour||Term Cost|
|Mon 4:45-5:45pm||Club||Mini Red Performance||see notes||£52|
|Tues 4-5pm||Club||Mini Orange Performance||see notes||£52|
|Tues 5-6pm||Club||Yellowball Performance||see notes||£52|
|Weds 4.30-5.30pm||Club||Mini Red 1||£5||£60|
|Thurs 4-5pm||Club||Mini Green||£5||£65|
|Thurs 5-6pm||Club||Junior Rec||£5||£65|
|Fri 4-5pm||Club||Mini Orange 1||£5||£65|
|Fri 5-6pm||Club||Junior Development||£5||£65|
|Fri 6-7.30pm||Club||Junior Team||£5||£90|
|Sat 9-10am||Club||Mini Red 2||£5||£60|
|Sat 10.15-11.15am||Club||Mini Orange 2||£5||£60|
- unlike the other Groups, the Performance Groups are invitational, players will be selected by our Coaches
- we encourage players to commit and pay for a whole term, but are happy if they want to join part way through a term, in which case they will pay £5 per hour for the remaining sessions in the term. We don't take cash-per-session payments, for three reasons: keeping and recording small cash payments is a problem, payment up front indicates a level of commitment from the player, and up-front commitment guarantees numbers and the viability of the session.
- a child's first session is always a free taster.
- payments please by cheque only (no cash) made out to FSTC.
- sessions not delivered, whether rained off or otherwise cancelled, will not be charged for.
- 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. This applies to the Performance Groups too.
Our Programme at Frome caters for children of all ages, from about 4 to 18.
We structure the Programme into three terms, Spring, Summer and Autumn, which are closely matched to school terms. At the moment we have around 90 children in the Programme.
To download the Junior Coaching Entry Form, go to the Downloads page and click on Junior Coaching 3 - Summer 2013 Coaching Form - the form has all details of costs, timings, contacts etc for the Summer'13 term.
COACHING GROUPS EXPLAINED
Mini Red - for children between 4 and 8 (depending on the ability, experience and physical development of the child). Played on a reduced size court with low compression balls and mini racquets. Currently we offer two sessions, Wednesday at 4.30pm-5.30pm, & Saturday 9am-10am.
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 two sessions, Friday 4-5pm & Saturday 10.15-11.15am.
Mini Green - for children between 10 and 11. Played on a full sized court but with low compression balls, normal racquets. Currently we offer one session, Thursday 4-5pm.
Junior Recreation and Development - for players who have graduated from Mini Green - playing full court with normal tennis balls. Currently two sessions, Jnr Rec 1 on Thursdays 5-6pm for younger players straight out of Mini Green, and Jnr Development on Fridays 5-6pm for slightly older players.
Junior Team - for older teenagers involved in recreational and/or performance tennis. Currently one session on Fridays 6-7.30pm.
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 Jack Shepard on 07814 727311
I am a LTA qualified coach and have been coaching for the past seven years. I have been playing tennis since I was six years old and a member of FSTC for 19 years. I have experience coaching players of a wide variety of standard, from complete beginners to advanced competitors. I have also coached abroad in Bahrain, where I coached players with ITF u18 junior rankings and ranked in the top 50 in Asia u14. I believe all players should be committed to working hard to improve all aspects of their game, from fitness and movement to technique and consistency.
As well as coaching, I have experience as a competition organiser, running singles and doubles tournaments for competitors of all ages (from 4-7 year olds to adults). In 2011 I graduated from the University of Bath (UK) with a first class honours degree in biology.
For any queries, or for Private Coaching, please contact me on 07814 727311 or email: email@example.com
I'm 57 and have been a member at FSTC for 15 years. I qualified as a PTR Associate Instructor in 2008. Since then I have improved my qualification to PTR Instructor. I have an NVQ Level 2 in Tennis Coaching, and hold an LTA British Tennis Licence. For any queries, or for Private Coaching, contact me on 07977 121144 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO ACCESS YOUR OWN PAGE ON THE LTA WEBSITE:
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 forgotton 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.