The club runs a programme of coaching classes. For our adult membership, players have the chance to practise drills and play games on Tuesday social club nights between 7pm – 9pm.
The club runs Saturday Coaching with coach, Brian Knox, LTA DCA Level 3 (Accredited+) Coach. Over 20 years’ experience in all forms of club coaching including tot’s tennis, mini tennis, junior and adult tennis. Knowledge and experience promoting and delivering tennis to mainstream primary schools and shortlisted for the 2015 Tennis Scotland Coach award and shortlisted for the Tennis Scotland disability Programme Award 2016.
ADULT COACHING – 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Wide ranging covering different playing situations. Geared also to specific skills and tactics to play effective doubles. Combines shot development, tactics, drills and match play.
The cost for adult coaching sessions is £5 per player and can be paid when you arrive for your coaching session.
Junior tennis coaching caters for preschool, primary and secondary school age groups at Barassie Primary school.
9.00am – 10.00am
AGE 5 to 8: MINI RED
Mini Tennis Red is for players 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and sponge balls or felt balls. It’s just like the real game and gives players opportunities to have long rallies and play different types of shots.
10.00am – 11.00am
AGE 8 & 9: MINI ORANGE
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. It is played with short rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts allowing players to develop a rounded game whilst learning a range of techniques and tactics.
11.00am – 12.00pm
AGE 10 to 16 JUNIOR
These are composite classes played on a full-sized court either with low compression green balls or full compression yellow balls. Green ball tennis is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange and is for players aged 10 or 11. Yellow ball tennis is for those aged 11 and upwards. By adopting composite classes children can work on the same material but with a ball that suits their age/ability and players can seamlessly move from ball colour in the same group.
The cost for junior coaching sessions is £5 per non-member and £3 per member and can be paid when you arrive for your coaching session.