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Junior Program & Bookings 2019-12-12T17:22:07+00:00

Junior Club Timetable & Bookings
Winter Term, 2020

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Yellow Ball 12+ years | Mon 5-7pm | Development Squad | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 6, 2020 5:00 pm
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Mini Red 5-6 years | Wednesday 5pm-5:45pm | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 8, 2020 5:00 pm
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Mini Orange | Wed 5:45-7pm | Development Squad | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 8, 2020 5:45 pm
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Mini Red | Wed 5:45-7pm | Development Squad | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 8, 2020 5:45 pm
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Green/Yellow Ball (10+ years) | Thu 5:30-7pm | Development Squad | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 9, 2020 5:30 pm
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Mini Orange/Green, 9-11 years | Sat 9:00-10:30am | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 11, 2020 9:00 am
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Mini Red to Orange Development Squad 6-9 years | Sat 10:30am-12pm | Clapham | Winter Term (12 weeks) Clapham - Lambeth Academy
  • January 11, 2020 10:30 am
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Saturday 9:00-9:45am | Age 6-7 years | Barn Elms Sports Centre (12 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 11, 2020 9:00 am
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Saturday 9:45-11:00am | Age 8-10 years | Barn Elms Sports Centre (12 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 11, 2020 9:45 am
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Yellow Ball | Sat 11am-1pm | Performance Squad | Barn Elms | Winter Term (12 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 11, 2020 11:00 am
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Mini Green to Yellow | Sat 2:30-4pm | Development Squad | Barn Elms | (12 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 11, 2020 2:30 pm
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Mini Orange 7-9 years | Sun 11:30am-1pm | Development Squad | Barn Elms | Winter Term (11 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 12, 2020 11:30 am
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Development Squad Mini Green 9-12 years | Sunday 2:30pm-4pm | Barn Elms | Winter Term (11 weeks) Barnes / Putney - Barn Elms Sports Centre
  • January 12, 2020 2:30 pm
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Mini Red Class 6-8 years | Wed 4:00-5:00pm | Southfields | Winter Term (12 weeks) The Gardens Tennis Club (Southfields)
  • January 8, 2020 4:00 pm
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Yellow Ball | Wed 5:00-6:30pm | Development Squad | Southfields | Winter Term (12 weeks) The Gardens Tennis Club (Southfields)
  • January 8, 2020 5:00 pm
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Mini Orange/Green Class 9-11 years | Thurs 4:00-5:00pm | Southfields | Winter Term (12 weeks) The Gardens Tennis Club (Southfields)
  • January 9, 2020 4:00 pm
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Mini Green / Yellow Class 10-14 years | Thurs 5:00-6:30pm | Southfields | Winter Term (12 weeks) The Gardens Tennis Club (Southfields)
  • January 9, 2020 5:00 pm
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Young Mini Red, 5-6 years | Sun 9:00-9:45am | Brockwell Park | Winter Term (11 weeks) Brockwell Park
  • January 12, 2020 9:00 am
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Yellow Ball, 10+ years | Sun 9:45am-11:00am | Brockwell Park | Winter Term (11 weeks) Brockwell Park
  • January 12, 2020 9:45 am
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Mini Orange, 9-10 years | Sun 11:00am-12:00pm | Brockwell Park | Winter Term (11 weeks) Brockwell Park
  • January 12, 2020 11:00 am
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Mini Red, 7-8 years | Sun 12:00-12:45pm | Brockwell Park | Winter Term (11 weeks) Brockwell Park
  • January 12, 2020 12:00 pm
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Find Your Child’s Your Level

Something for everyone

All our Community Clubs run comprehensive Junior Tennis Programs that cater for complete beginners through to experienced tournament players. We create fun learning environments and help kids develop along our player development pathway, encouraging each player to start competing in fun matchplays and tournaments as they improve.

Talented juniors are given the chance to play in our subsidised performance program and can play for their club team in internal leagues and external LTA competitions.

Program description by age group

Young Mini Red players are at a stage where the ABC FUNdamentals of tennis are highlighted. These are Agility, Balance and Coordination. By combining these elements with our games based approach, our program maintains kids attention while learning and having loads of fun.
Mini Red players are at the stage where they are ready to learn how to rally, serve, volley and score. Helping kids to create basic swing shapes which give the greatest chance at starting to rally is the overall goal for this age group. Fun competitions and games are introduced so that kids can get the idea of playing mini-matches in a modified environment that simulates the actual game.
Orange Ball players are at the stage where they are starting to use larger 3/4 size courts and smaller, harder balls. Developing sound technique is highlighted at this age to give players the tools necessary to achieve consistent rallies on these bigger courts. Although traditionally in tennis there is a large drop out rate as kids transition to larger courts at Orange level, this age group has the highest of any at Lifetime Tennis. This is a result of having placed a strong emphasis on creating fun, games based activities that allow players to progress toward playing modified ‘Orange’ matches as soon as possible.
Green and Yellow Ball players are ready to use full sized tennis courts. If players are new to tennis they can still use easier to play with Green Balls and will gradually progress to the Yellow ball as they gain more experience. We provide a fun social environment with the goal being to progress to matchplay level and beyond as quickly as possible. We feel its important to actively encourage kids to have the confidence to play outside of lessons and provide plenty of organised game and matchplay opportunities for our junior members. On offer are internal leagues and inter club matches as well as our regular weekend club rating tournaments for those of matchplay standard.
All of our Community Clubs aim to develop performance pathways for our junior players. We currently have over 100 players that play in our performance squad sessions. One of the benefits of providing tennis across a variety of locations means greater opportunity to bring together talented players of similar levels. Our performance squad players are eligible to play for their respective clubs in our internal leagues. Lifetime Tennis also have 8 teams competing in the LTA Aegon County competition. Players are selected for these teams from the performance squads program.
These squads are by invitation only with player selection based on the following criteria:

– Players show a willingness to put in maximum effort into their training sessions
– Players show a motivation to compete and enjoy taking on challenging sports environments
– Players can follow directions and productively take on board feedback from coaches
– Players maintain high level of sportsmanship and are motivated to work together in a team environment with other squad players

If you would like your child to be considered for a place on one of our squads, you can arrange a trial via emailing Head Coach Luis Perez – luis@lifetimetennis.co.uk