The Wimbledon Park Tennis Academy offers a range of coaching classes for junior tennis players aged 10-16yrs who are looking to improve their skills on the tennis court. We offer classes throughout the week and have a clear pathway of development for our players. Each player receives specialist tennis coaching in small groups to maximise the development of their skills.
Please take a look at the different types of classes that are available at the Wimbledon Park Tennis Academy in 2020. Our courses are professionally run by highly qualified coaches that are available during the week and at weekends. WPTA can provide a full range of coaching services including individual tennis lessons, shared tennis lessons and group tennis lessons for junior players.
Our junior tennis classes in Wimbledon Park are delivered by an expert but small team of specialist coaches who have numerous years of experience of working with players at all levels. The coaches are all LTA qualified to at least a level 3 (on a scale of 1-5) and have undergone rigorous training and checks to make sure that your child enjoys playing and is able to improve their skills and understanding of the game.
The coaching offered is based on our tennis coaching philosophy which aims to offer "specialist coaching to everyone" and has a track record of success at producing high level junior tennis players both locally and up to county level. A number of key features to this philosophy are:
These classes are aimed at intermediate players who have completed mini tennis and are now ready to take on the challenge of the full court! In these classes we focus on building players strength and speed around the court so they can manage the challenges of playing singles and doubles. We also focus on helping players think more tactically and make sure they know how to score correctly.
Players that have a high standard of play and are looking to compete in our teams or in local competitions, are encouraged to play in our advanced classes. These classes encourage players to play more than once per week and offer more intensive training sessions. The content covers more advanced tactics, physical development and introduces more advanced shots required to play tennis to a high level.
Once junior players reach their GCSE or A-Level years they often have to juggle tennis comitments with school work - not an easy task! As a result, our tennis classes at this age help players practice game based skills predominantly rather than technical skills and they help keep each player to a high level ready for competitive play when exams are finally over!
Our junior players are always encouraged to want to progress their skills levels by trying to compete both in and out of the classes we offer. As a result, we try and encourage players to want to move up to higher standard classes with more technical lessons as they master the game.
This "Pathway" or progressive learning curve allows players to enjoy the challenges of learning tennis and feel that they understand whats required to move up to higher classes inside the Wimbledon Park Tennis Academy programme.
At the higher end of our classes are Advanced or "Performance" classes which are aimed at players who compete regularly and are committed to playing and training at tennis more than once per week. These players work on key technical aspects to mastering the game of tennis each week, but they are also encouraged to work in more traditional game situations of singles and doubles each week to increase their confidence to play independently in competitions.