Tennis Coaching at Woodend
Our coaching programme caters for players of all ages from 3 years old to adults of all ages and abilities.
Our tots tennis and mini tennis programme introduces players to co ordination, early technique skills and matchplay practice in a fun and friendly environment.
Older children will learn advanced technique, tactics, matchplay scenarios in our yellow ball classes. At this stage players are encouraged to play more doubles as well as singles play.
The adult classes are ideal for adults looking to drill in order to improve their overall game. Adults are encouraged to play social tennis, are given advice on playing partners who would aid their development and if ready will he put forward to play team tennis.
Our aim is for as many children and adults to be introduced to fun matchplay and then competitive tennis.
Our coaching team
Chris Chapman, head coach – in his 9th year as head coach. Chris currently holds the RPT Advanced European award.
Ellen Chapman, assistant coach. Ellen is a level 2 coach and has many years working with children both in tennis and as a nursery nurse.
The following junior coaches have been trained up by Chris to assist in junior coaching.
Jimmy Lynch Small
Nuala Lynch Small
The junior coaches have been an essential part in helping deliver our busy mini tennis programme. Each of our coaches has their own individual personality but collectively they have proven very popular with the children.