Adult Courses

Tennis Xpress / Beginner Courses - Learn to play, serve, rally and score in 6 weeks!

Our courses are perfect for anyone returning to play after a long break or taking up tennis for the first time.  During the six week course you will be taught new skills and be shown how to serve, rally and score, so that by the end, you will be able to enjoy fun matches with your friends, family or other people you meet.

The member cost applies to members of Old Actonians Tennis Association. More on memberships here.

 Tennis Xpress (Beginner) Dates Time Cost Member Cost Non - Member Book
Monday May - June 2019 13th May - 17th June 8pm - 9pm £56 £66 Book here
Monday June - July 2019 24th June - 29th July 8pm - 9pm £56 £66 Book here

What you will learn  (subject to changes):

Week 1: Discovering all the shots. In this session you’ll try all the different shots and have a go at rallying.
Week 2: Developing all the shots. This session is all about building on week 1 and continuing to develop your shots, you will also start to play some points.
Week 3: Serve & Return. In this session you will try different types of serves and returns and play singles and doubles points.
Week 4: Court positioning. In this session you will try different types of movement and recovery exercises and will learn where to position yourself on court.
Week 5: Teamwork. In this session you will learn to work with a partner and discover basic doubles tactics.
Week 6: Putting it all together. In this session you will warm up all your shots before playing points in a fun tournament.

Don't worry if this sounds all alien to you, we are to help!

 

Improver Courses

If you know the basics but want to take your game to the next level by learning more advanced techniques and tactics, this is the right class.
Players are taught the importance of controlling the ball characteristics and tactical scenarios and intentions. Game-based drills and exercises are used to practice and reinforce technical and tactical themes each week.
Players will always receive individual and personal help in a group environment and these courses are a great way to find fellow players of a similar standard.

The member cost applies to members of Old Actonians Tennis Association. More on memberships here.

Improver Courses Dates Time Cost Member Cost Non - Member Book
Monday May - June 13th May - 17th June 7pm - 8pm £56 £66 Book here
Monday June - July 24th June - 29th July 7pm - 8pm £56 £66 Book here

Bad Weather Policy / Cancellation Policy

Bad Weather Policy:

In the event of bad weather a final decision is only made 15 minutes before the start of a session. If a lesson is cancelled players will be notified by text message or email provided when registering for the course. If due to bad weather the session is cancelled the players will be offered a credit note to the value of the classes cancelled to be used towards a future term of coaching.Lessons will continue in light rain and will only be cancelled in the event of heavy/constant rain making the courts unplayable.
There are also rarer occasions when lessons are unfortunately cancelled 15 minutes into the start of a session. Our policy is to always try our best to play but ultimately we don’t control the weather.If lessons go ahead then no credit notes are issued.A maximum of 2 make-up sessions is available per term if you let us know at least 48 hours in advance and spaces are available. Should any session be unattended for any reason, unfortunately we won’t be able to issue a refund.

Cancellation Policy:

If you wish to cancel a course the following apply:

  • Course registration cancelled more than 7 days before the first session will be charged an administrative fee of £7, and refunded 100% minus the administrative fee;
  • Registration cancelled fewer than 7 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund, but may transfer to a future course.