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Beacon Park Tennis Coaching Programmes

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Beacon Park Tennis is proud to offer a vibrant community coaching programme to local residents.

The coaching team has been part of the amazing Beacon Park Tennis journey since it began. 

Some four years ago, the coaches started the Tennis For Free coach-led activities. During this time we have coached over 1,500 people at the site.

Now that we have stunning new courts we can extend the coaching offer to all ages and abilities. Tennis for Free will remain, but there is now also a fee-paying coaching programme in place to help us grow our sustainable tennis facility.

The sessions and coaching team will be overseen by our Head Coach Tom Slater.

Our various coaching sessions

A varied programme of fun fundamental skills, game and activities. Plus you get a free racket, balls and T-shirt when you book for a 6 week block!

There are 2 options, age 5-8 Mini Tennis Red or 9-11 Mini tennis Orange and Green. Mini Tennis is specifically designed for children to learn on different size courts using rackets and tennis balls appropriate to their age/size.

For the older children (age 11-16) we have what we call yellow ball sessions. These are essentially sessions using the full courts and normal tennis balls.

LTA Youth Programme is designed to get children interested and enjoying playing tennis.

A varied programme of fun fundamental skills, game and activities.

Plus you get a free racket, balls and T-shirt when you book for a 6 week block!

Three offerings and are available. 

  1. Tennis Tuesday’s, specifically designed for ladies. So of you haven’t played before or coming back to tennis the environment will be perfect for you in this session. Fun yet informative.
  2. Tennis Xpress- For all genders and abilities. A course designed to take you through the different strokes and tactics. Great introduction to tennis and will fast track you to kick starting your tennis career!
  3. Cardio Tennis - A fun session with as the name suggests lots of movement and lots of hitting balls. Players of all standards are welcome as the vast majority of the drills are coaches fed drills so lots of balls being hit in this vibrant session. 

For those who want to have an individual lesson or even share the cost of a coach this is perfect.

It can fit around your time commitments and you learn at your pace.

Please contact the coaches for more details, availability and prices.

(For pass holders you will just pay the coaching fee, but for non pass holders you will pay the coaches fee plus the court fee).

Tennis For Free is a charity.

The weekly sessions are delivered by the coaching team.

They are designed for all family members with three sub groups –Beginners, Improvers and Parent&Child.

To book on please click to book Tennis For Free session.

Our various coaching sessions

A varied programme of fun fundamental skills, game and activities. Plus you get a free racket, balls and T-shirt when you book for a 6-week block!

There are 2 options, age 5-8 Mini Tennis Red or 9-11 Mini tennis Orange and Green. Mini Tennis is specifically designed for children to learn on different size courts using rackets and tennis balls appropriate to their age/size.

For the older children (age 11-16) we have what we call yellow ball sessions. These are essentially sessions using the full courts and normal tennis balls.

LTA Youth Programme is designed to get children interested and enjoying playing tennis.

A varied programme of fun fundamental skills, game and activities.

Plus you get a free racket, balls and T-shirt when you book for a 6 week block!

Three offerings and are available. 

  1. Tennis Tuesday’s, specifically designed for ladies. So of you haven’t played before or coming back to tennis the environment will be perfect for you in this session. Fun yet informative.
  2. Tennis Xpress- For all genders and abilities. A course designed to take you through the different strokes and tactics. Great introduction to tennis and will fast track you to kick starting your tennis career!
  3. Cardio Tennis - A fun session with as the name suggests lots of movement and lots of hitting balls. Players of all standards are welcome as the vast majority of the drills are coaches fed drills so lots of balls being hit in this vibrant session. 

For those who want to have an individual lesson or even share the cost of a coach this is perfect.

It can fit around your time commitments and you learn at your pace.

Please contact the coaches for more details, availability and prices.

(For pass holders you will just pay the coaching fee, but for non pass holders you will pay the coaches fee plus the court fee).

Tennis For Free is a charity.

The weekly sessions are delivered by the coaching team.

They are designed for all family members with three sub groups –Beginners, Improvers and Parent&Child.

To book on please click to book Tennis For Free session.

Special Events and Tournaments

Throughout the year the coaching team will work with the Trustees to organise fun tournaments and special events.
These will be emailed out to all pass holders, court users and the Tennis For Free database.

We have a vision of that there is a place for everyone in tennis and the coaches aim to help you all have the best experience you can.

Click here for further information about our coaching programmes.

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Meet the Beacon Park Tennis Coach Team

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Paul Bayliss

LTA Tutor and coach

LTA Safeguarding
First Aid trained
DBS
Tennis For Free Midland Development Officer
Coaching Director Lichfield Friary Tennis club
Coached throughout the Midlands for nearly 30 years

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Tom Slater

Beacon Park Tennis Coach

LTA Level 2 coach
LTA Safeguarding
DBS checked
First Aid trained

Tom has spent two season teaching tennis in Italy and Turkey for Neilson Tennis Holidays and has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children and adults.

Sam Brown assistant coach Beacon Park Tennis

Sam Brown

Assistant Club Coach

LTA level 2 Accredited Coach
LTA safeguarding Trained
DBS Checked
First Aid Trained

Interesting fact:
I started playing tennis when I was three

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Charlotte Ward

Assistant Club Coach

LTA level 2 Accredited Coach
LTA safeguarding Trained
DBS Checked
First Aid Trained

Interesting fact: I have had doubles coaching with Louis Cayer who coaches Jamie Murray