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Autumn Junior Matchplays: £8/week
Fridays 4-6pm: 15th, 22nd, 29th September

Barn Elms Sports Centre
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Junior Tournament & Competitions

Friday Afternoon Matchplays in September 2017
Barn Elms Sports Centre

These September sessions are a pilot for a regular matchplay element of the program that will run from Spring 2018.
Similar to our popular ‘Tournament Days’ that occur on the last day of holiday camps, these sessions are coach led and aim to give players of similar level the chance to get matchplay practice.
After players warm up they are grouped into appropriate levels in order to make matches the most fun for kids to participate in. This will not always be according to age but more often will be according to playing ability. Our competition organiser (coach) will take a flexible approach to organising the matchplay’s and both players and parents should be aware that these are not traditional tournament structures. Instead the format will be organised according to what will work best on each of the days depending on what kids are available to participate each individual week. Our goal for these sessions is to create a fun, competitive environment for our players to put into practice all of the skills they have been learning.

These sessions are only available to players currently participating in the Lifetime Tennis coaching program.

- Promoting good sportsmanship and a ‘fair play’ approach to competition is our first goal for all participants.
– All players are expected to participate with a positive approach, no matter if they are playing with other players of a similar, higher or lower level.
– Arguing, disruptive attitudes, throwing rackets or general bad sportsmanship are not permitted
- Unfortunately in Tennis as with many sports, rules for parents can at times be more important than for children
– Promoting good sportsmanship and a ‘fair play’ approach to competition is our first goal for all participants.
– All players are expected to participate with a positive approach, no matter if they are playing with other players of a similar, higher or lower level.
– Arguing, disruptive attitudes, throwing rackets or general bad sportsmanship are not permitted
– Parents have an important role in conveying the above rules to children and should ensure that they understand them in advance of attending the matchplay sessions
– No adults (other than coaches / competition organisers) are allowed inside the fenced court area; The idea of these sessions is for children to learn amongst their peers how to score, call lines and compete in fun, safe ‘children only’ environment