Horsham Lawn Tennis Club

Tennis Coaching

Coaching at Horsham Lawn Tennis club is available for players of all ages and abilities. Glyn Jukes is the clubs head coach and is contact for all coaching enquiries, you can contact him on 07789725333 or glynjukes4@hotmail.com. The coaching team are available for a range of individual coaching and group coaching sessions listed below.

Adult Coaching at HLTC, Cricketfield Road

 

Drills Night – Thursday 8.00 -9.30pm

Drills and tips to improve your game, this session is aim at improvers and more experienced players.

The session is open to adults and invited junior members.

The cost for the sessions will be £7.00 per session for an hour and half.

No pre booking is required –  please feel free to turn up on the night.

 

Rusty Rackets and Newbie’s – Tuesday night 7.30 – 8.30

Adult session for those who are starting out in the game of tennis or are a little rusty.

Looking at basic techniques and grips and progressing to game based situations.

Cost is £5 per session – no pre booking is required please feel free to turn up on the night.

 

Junior Coaching at HLTC, Cricketfield Road

Within Horsham Lawn Tennis Club, there is a strong and ever expanding Junior Section that has organised coaching and squad sessions with Glyn Jukes.

We would like to encourage members with young children to start them in our Mini Tennis Red programme that takes on Saturdays and Mondays after school and is held at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre “The Bridge” . Once they reach a predetermined playing level the juniors join existing players at Horsham Lawn Tennis Club.

For further details of Mini Tennis Red class times and class fees please contact Tessa Walder at tessawalder@aol.com or 01403256806. Mini Tennis levels orange and green are at the club run by Glyn.

Saturday Mornings

Horsham LTC runs a pay and play session every Saturday morning where Glyn’s assistants run group coaching and games for juniors of all abilities.

9.00 – 10.00 Mini tennis orange for juniors playing outside with lighter tennis balls on a smaller court area. Sessions look at techniques, control & movement around the tennis court and cover the LTA’s mini tennis programme.

10.00 – 11.00 Mini tennis green/ Development group. For juniors working on strokes, spins and shot selections and putting them all together in game situations.

11.00 – 12.00 Advanced group Yellow ball aimed at juniors who have a high level of technique who are working on match tactics and constructing points in competitive situations.

Horsham Tennis Squads.

The weekday squads are aimed to work with groups of players of the same ability and keep them progressing through the junior levels at the club, the squads are by invite only but players can come and try out for squads to see what level they are at!

Mini Tennis Orange

Tuesday 17.00pm – 18.00pm Thursday 17.00pm – 18.00pm 

This is a squad for players moving on to 3 quarter – full size courts using lighter balls, working on stroke development, movement/footwork over a larger court surface and putting shots together to rally and play points.

Mini Tennis Green / Development squad

Tuesdays 16.00 – 17.00 pm

Thursday 16.00 – 17.00 pm 

This squad is for players developing strokes and game based tactics using a full court and progressing on to a standard tennis ball. Fitness and movement are also a major factor at this level and are incorporated in to drills and exercises.

Yellow Ball Development Squad

Fridays 17.30 – 18.30pm

Advanced squad

Tuesday 18.00 – 19.30pm

Thursday 18.00 – 19.30pm

Friday 17.30 – 19.00pm (invitation only)

 

Coaching at Horsham Park

We also run a range of sessions on the refurbished and newly floodlit courts in Horsham Park with all club members receiving discount on coaching.

Junior sessions at Horsham Park

 

Sunday Morning Drop in

Sunday mornings in Horsham park a number of junior pay and play sessions are delivered by the Horsham LTC coaching team, running group coaching and games sessions for juniors of all abilities.

10.00 – 11.00 Mini tennis green/ Development group (10 years)

For juniors working on strokes, spins and shot selections and putting them all together in game situations.

11.00 – 12.00 Mini Tennis Red (5-7 years)

Tennis on a mini sized court with equipment to boost learning. Activities will include skills and games and will cover basic agility, balance and co-ordination with the main priority to have FUN!

12.00 – 1.00 Mini tennis orange (8-9 Years) for juniors playing outside with lighter tennis balls on a smaller court area. Sessions look at techniques, control & movement around the tennis court and cover the LTA’s mini tennis programme.

1.00 – 2.00 Advanced group Yellow ball (11+)

Sessions aimed at juniors who have a high level of technique who are working on match tactics and constructing points in competitive situations.

Mini Tennis

Monday 16.00 -16.45

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.

It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.

Monday 16.45 – 17.30

Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players aged 9 and 10  to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange. It is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.

All equipment provided but bring own racquet if have one.

Girls Only

Tuesdays 16.00 – 17.00

For girls aged 11-16 years. The group will allow girls to play tennis with friends in a relaxed environment, away from the boys! Coach led, lessons will include a mix of active drills and coaching tips no matter your ability/experience, fun games and matchplay. Plus there will be time to socialise with friends and chances to make new ones.. All equipment provided but bring own racquet if have one. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis or training shoes

 

Adult sessions at The Park

 

Cardio Tennis

Saturday 9.30 – 10.30

Wednesday 18.00 – 19.00

Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate, full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Most women can burn 300 to 500 calories per hour and men burn between 500 to 1,000. All equipment provided but bring own racquet if have one. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis or training shoes

Adult Advanced

Saturday 10.30 – 11.30

Coach led sessions (16+) are for high level players that are wanting to train and compete with players in an intense but fun environment. Players work on advanced technique, spins and tactical playing patterns. Please note – These sessions are for players that play and compete regularly at a relatively high pace with CONSISTENCY!

Adult Beginner

Saturday 11.30 -12.30

Sessions for players who have no playing experience led by an LTA licenced coach for adult players (16+). Our Beginner classes provide a way for adults to learn the basic skills of the game in a welcoming, dynamic and fun environment. Players who have completed the beginner course and feel ready for more advanced coaching can move into the improver course. All equipment provided but bring own racquet if have one. Wear comfortable clothes and tennis or training shoes

Lunchtime drop in

Tuesday 12 – 2.00

Thursday 12.00 – 1.30

Sessions for adults wanting an active lunchtime option. Available to any adult (16+) and especially ideal for people working in the Horsham area. Led by an LTA licenced coach with coaching tips and singles/doubles matchplay. Suitable for players of all abilities.

After Work Drop in

Monday 18.00 – 19.00

Sessions for adults wanting an active after work option. Available to any adult (16+) and especially ideal for people working in the Horsham area. Led by an LTA licenced coach with coaching tips and singles/doubles matchplay. Suitable for players of all abilities.

Rusty Racket / Newbies

Wednesday 19.00 – 20.00

Adult session for those who are starting out in the game of tennis or are a little rusty.

Looking at basic techniques and grips and progressing to game based situations.

Cost is £5 per session – no pre booking is required please feel free to turn up on the night.