Children's Coaching

Exeter Tennis Centre runs a comprehensive coaching programme throughout the year. Our expert coaches can help players of any age or ability through various group sessions. We also run a variety of pay and play sessions to help you get on court and meet other players. You can find out more about our children's holiday tennis, as well as other sports, on our holiday activity webpage.

Tots Tennis

Co-ordination, agility and movement are the key themes of this group for children aged 2-4. Lots of games and team activities make this a great way for tots to make new friends whilst learning alongside their parent/guardian who'll be on court too.

You don't need any specialist kit. We can provide rackets and all the tennis equipment. Just bring comfortable sports clothing and plenty to drink.

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

 Day  Time Location  Book  Price
Monday 16:00-16:45 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£38.50
Wednesday 09:45-10:30 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£45.50
Saturday 09:15-10:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£45.50

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Mini Red

These sessions use smaller courts and nets, and specially designed red tennis balls that are larger, slower and softer than regular balls, helping young players aged 5-8 to develop their technique and get used to hitting in a controlled and safe environment.

We appreciate that children learn and develop at different rates, so the course is split the course into beginner, improver and performer groups (players who meet the required standard for performer programmes will be invited by the Tennis Office or recommended for progression by their coach).

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

Day Time Location Book  Price
RED 1- Beginners
Monday 16:00-17:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£49.50
Tuesday 16:00-17:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50
Friday 17:00-18:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50
Saturday 09:00-10:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50

RED 2- Improvers

Monday 17:00-18:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£49.50
Tuesday 16:00-17:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50
Friday 17:00-18:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£58.50
RED 3-Performers
Monday 16:00-17:30 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£74.25
Friday 16:30-18:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

£87.75

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Mini Orange

The perfect next step for those progressing from Mini Red, or for children aged 8-9 years who are just starting out, Mini Orange has three different levels to help aid development: Beginners, Improvers and Performers (players who meet the required standard for performer programmes will be invited by the Tennis Office or recommended for progression by their coach). These sessions use a slightly larger court than Mini Red sessions and a special Mini Orange ball that is softer and slower than an adult ball.

Like our Mini Red sessions, Mini Orange is designed to foster an enjoyment of tennis whilst teaching four key elements of the game: Rallying, Service, Volleying and Rules and Competition. Players will also be taught key movement skills as well as how to mentally approach points, the importance of focus, and creating basic tactics.

 

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

Day Time Location Book  Price
ORANGE 1- Beginners
Monday 17:00-18:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

 £66.00
Friday 16:00-17:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

 £84.50
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

 £78.00

ORANGE 2- Improvers

Monday 17:00-18:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

 £66.00
Friday 16:00-17:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

 £84.50
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

 £78.00
ORANGE 3- Performers
Monday 17:30-19:00 Indoor courts

01392 724452

 £104.50
Thursday 16:30-18:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

 £123.50

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes. 

Mini Green

Mini Green Tennis provides players aged 9-10 with a platform to prepare themselves for the full game. Playing on the full court for the first time, Mini Green players use green balls, which are only one step away from the full-speed yellow ball. Split into three levels - Beginner, Improver and Performer - our Mini Green programme caters to children of all ability levels (players who meet the required standard for performer programmes will be invited by the Tennis Office or recommended for progression by their coach).

Following on from Mini Orange, Mini Green players will be taught and assessed on the four main skills of tennis (rallying, service, net play and the general rules of the sport), whilst also developing key movement and problem solving skills that can be applied to all sports.

 

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

Day Time Location Book Price
GREEN 1- Beginners
Monday 17:00-18:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

£66.00
Friday 17:00-18:00 Indoor courts 01392 724452 £84.50
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00

GREEN 2- Improvers

Monday 17:00-18:00 Covered courts

01392 724452

£66.00
Friday 17:00-18:00 Indoor courts 01392 724452 £84.50
Saturday 10:00-11:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00
GREEN 3- Performers
Monday 17:30-19:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £104.50
Thursday 16:30-18:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £123.50

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Junior Tennis

Ideal for older children (aged 11-13) who are new to the game, or for those who have progressed through the ranks of our scheme, Junior Tennis uses the full court and adult balls to introduce full tennis to players for the first time. There are three levels within Junior tennis - Beginners, Improvers and Performers - which allow players to progress through courses and learn with players of a similar standard and knowledge (players who meet the required standard for performer programmes will be invited by the Tennis Office or recommended for progression by their coach).

Our coaching team deliver fun, exciting and safe sessions to help junior players at all levels to develop together, incorporating coaching, games and matchplay. Sessions will be varied to focus on all the key areas of tennis including the development and improvement of forehand, backhand, volley, service, positioning and tactics. 


 

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

Day Time Location Book Price
JUNIOR 1- Beginners
Monday 18:00-19:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £66.00
Saturday 11:00-12:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00

JUNIOR 2- Improvers

Monday 18:00-19:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £66.00
Saturday 11:00-12:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00
JUNIOR 3-Performers
Tuesday 18:00-20:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £162.50
Thursday 18:00-20:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £162.50

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Teen Tennis

All of our courses have progression and are set in three levels (1, 2, 3). Level one is for beginners or players who want to refresh their tennis skills. Level two is for improvers who already have some tennis experience or have moved from the level one group. Level three is for our performers who are more advanced with their skills and have a greater understanding (players who meet the required standard for performer programmes will be invited by the Tennis Office or recommended for progression by their coach).

Alongside this coaching programme we also run Matchplay sessions, aimed at those who just want the opportunity to come and play points against other players of their age, with a coach on-hand to provide advice.


 

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

 Day  Time Location  Book Price
TEEN 1- Beginners
Monday 18:00-19:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £66.00
Saturday 11:00-12:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00

TEEN 2- Improvers

Monday 18:00-19:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £66.00
Saturday 11:00-12:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £78.00
TEEN 3-Performers
Tuesday 18:00-20:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £162.50
Thursday 18:00-20:00 Covered courts 01392 724452

£162.50

Receive a 10% discount off the cheapest course when enrolling on two or more full term courses.

 

Courses can be signed up-to at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Matchplay

The experience of a match is vastly different to that of the coaching environment. Every shot matters, and players often have less time to think through how to play a point.

Matchplay is the perfect accompaniment to our coaching programmes and gives players the time they need on court to use and develop their technique in a match situation. Consisting solely of friendly matches, the session is set up to allow competitive practice against a wide range of opponents on a regular basis.

This not only allows players to become familiar with the intensity of a match and improve fitness, but also to experiment with their technique, power and tactics.

These sessions are self-umpired with a coach on-hand to provide advice, but is a largely "hands-off" session, to let players develop and enjoy themselves.

Spring Term - 10 weeks (16 Jan - 1 Apr 2017; no courses during half term 13-17 Feb)

Session  Day  Time Location Book Pay and Play Spring Term
Juniors/Teens
(ages 11-17)
Saturday 12:00-13:00 Covered courts 01392 724452 £7.00* £60.00
*Players enrolled on a separate full-term course will get 10% off the pay and play price above.

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.

Pay & Play Sessions

Just turn up, book on and play!

Summer Term - 13 weeks (18 April - 22 July 2017; no courses during half term) *11 weeks Mondays

Day Time Pay & Play Location Book Price

Course participant 

Adult Club Member Coach Notes 
Monday 16:00- 16:45 Tots Indoor courts 01392 724452 £4.00 £3.60 N/A Coach Term time only
Wednesday 09:45-10:30 Tots Indoor courts 01392 724452 £4.00 £3.60 N/A Coach Term time only
Saturday 09:15-10:00 Tots Indoor courts 01392 724452 £3.50 £3.15 N/A Coach Term time only

Booking

You can book onto a session or course online or by contacting the main Sports Park Reception on 01392 724452 (option one). Please complete an electronic enrolment form and email it to tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk or return it to the main Sports Park reception before beginning a course. Please also read the leaflet on general information. If you require further information, email tenniscentre@exeter.ac.uk.

There is also an option to sign up-to a course at any time using our pro-rata pricing policy in which prices decrease as each week passes.