for children aged 5-16
Inspiring a new generation of tennis players!
9.30am-4.30pm with optional extended hours from 8.30am-5.30pm
On Court Tennis Academy Coaching Programme
The On Court Tennis Academy offers 5-16 year olds the chance to develop and build on various different skills that will help them to enjoy the fantastic sport of tennis.
This is done though a carefully planned week designed by top LTA Development coaches and childcare professionals centred around game based learning. Game based learning allows players of all ages and abilities to play the game then work on improving areas of weakness and building areas of strength whist importantly understanding tactical decision making. Each of our programmes include activities to help develop:
- Coordination, speed, agility, footwork patterns and flexibility.
- Technical development of strokes appropriate for the level of the player.
- Tactical understanding of options and positioning.
We understand what is required at every age and ability level to have fun and deliver a stimulating, challenging and exciting tennis coaching programme.
On Court Tennis is not just a skills development camp. We offer exciting and interesting sessions in core skill development that are useful not only in a sporting context but also in wider life and social environments.
We understand that to develop young children holistically they cannot just play tennis for 8 hours each day so the programme is enhanced with additional education in the following areas as part of the course
- Creative writing and research based around WTA/ATP tour players or the sport of tennis itself
- Communication and problem solving in teams
- Creative tennis arts and crafts (5-7 years only)
- Maths within sport
- Diet and Nutrition (10 years and above)
By the end of the week we can promise whether you are just starting or are competing regularly, The On Court Performance Tennis Academy will have taken you to the next level.
An example timetable of activities is shown below. Every day on the Academy is different and session structure and length may vary and change. Each group's curriculum is age/ability related and players may be moved to different groups to be challenged appropriately.
Example On Court Tennis Academy Day
|Academy Juniors (5-7 years)||Academy 8-11 years||Academy 11-16 years|
|8.30 - 9.30am||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts)||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts)||Extra Time Club (DVD/Arts & Crafts)|
|Tennis Energiser||Tennis Energiser||Tennis Energiser|
|Session 1||Skill games based on forehand||Sending and receiving skills - forehand games||Consitancy and tempo - forehand games|
|Drinks break and quiz|
|Session 2||Technical development level 1||Technical development level 2||Technical development level 4|
|Session 3||Multi Activity games||Jail break forehand||target zones forehand focus|
|Lunch and exploring the world of tennis*|
|Session 4||Arts & Crafts T-shirt design||Multi activity Games||Diet and nutrition|
|Drinks break and quiz|
|Session 5||Team games - matchplay||Team games - matchplay||Individual matchplay|
|Reflections on the day with workbooks|
|4.30 - 5.30pm||Extra Time Club (DVD time/Arts & Crafts)|
*exploring the countries and cultures of tennis playing nations