junior coaching

Our junior coaching sessions are suitable for all abilities. Groups are split to ensure that players practice with others of a similar standard. All sessions are delivered by an LTA Accredited coach in a fun and friendly environment.

Tots Tennis (2-4 years) PAYG via the BH Live Active app

Children from 2 years old will develop basic tennis skills along with agility, balance and coordination. Delivered in a fun and friendly environment, players will learn how to work in groups and follow instructions, giving them a head start in school and other sports.

Red Tennis (8 & under)

Played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls, it’s just like the real game and gives children the opportunity to have long rallies and play different shots while learning basic technique.

Orange Tennis (9 & under)

This is the next stage of mini tennis. Played on a ¾ sized court with low compression balls and shorter rackets, these sessions allow players to develop their skills, techniques and tactics.

Green Tennis (10 & under)

The final stage of mini tennis. Played on a full sized court with low compression tennis balls. Players continue to develop their techniques and tactics suitable for their age and size.

Development Tennis (11-16 years)

Teen sessions are designed for secondary school aged players and played on full sized courts with full compression tennis balls. Players improve their technical skills and tactical understanding.


What is changing? 

From 1 May 2022 we will be changing the programme to coincide with the academic year. Tennis lessons will run over a 39-week programme excluding Bank holidays and school holidays. 

What are the new programme dates? 

Summer Term – Monday 25 April – Sunday 24 July inclusive 

Excludes May half term Monday 30 May – Sunday 5 May 

The team will circulate the 22-23 dates in due course. 

Do I need to cancel my membership over the holiday period? 

You do not need to do anything; your payment will automatically be frozen for July and August and will re-start in September. During this time, your course space will be held. 

Will there be alternative activities my child can access during the holidays? 

Yes! The changes will allow us to offer an enhanced holiday activity programme- keep an eye out for our member only discounts. 

Will the courts be bookable during the school holidays? 

Yes, the new programme will provide more availability for court bookings during peak times in the holidays. For availability and booking, please visit https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/portsmouthtenniscentre.  

How much notice do I need to give to cancel my membership? 

A minimum of 30 days’ notice is required to cancel your membership. Cancellations must be submitted via our online form.