South Ribble Tennis & Fitness Centre

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Tennis Lesson


    Tennis Coaching

    South Ribble Tennis & Fitness Centre have a team of coaches who have the ability to cover standards ranging from the ultimate beginner up to world ranked players. All our coaching team are licensed and qualified LTA coaches.

    Coaching is provided for all ages either in individual, squad or course format. The centre has a clear player pathway to enable individuals to decide if they wish to take the performance or social route. Which ever route taken it is sure to be packed full of activity and fun to participate in. The coaching staff holds regular talent ID sessions which enable them to highlight the player’s potential and ensure the player is being coached in the correct sessions in relation to their ability.



    Tots (3-5 year olds)

    Playerswill learn the basics and how to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities; based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and racquet and ball skills.


    Mini Tennis Red (5-8 year olds)

    Learn to serve, rally and score with a slowball, aswell as leaning the movement and co-ordination skills needed for tennis. Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals,with short matches using tie-break scoring.


    Mini Tennis Orange (8-9 year olds)

    Develop a rounded game, learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than in the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie break scoring – usually the best of 3 tie-breaks.


    Mini Tennis Green (9-10 year olds)

    Players can now put their technique and skills into practice on a full-size court with a faster ball. There are individual and team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.



    Junior Tennis Coaching Scheme (11–18 year-olds)


    Junior Level 3

    Junior Tennis 3 is aimed at children aged 11yrs and older.  It’s the first stage of learning using the full compression yellow ball and full sized rackets. The focus will be technique and grips on all strokes, and an introduction to full court match play and scoring formats for doubles and singles.



    Junior Level 2

    This is the next phase of progression from Junior Tennis 3. Participants will have the knowledge and basic technique on all strokes and able to demonstrate them competently.  More emphasis will be on shot production and rallying skills from the baseline. Players should now have the ability to play in a full court singles and doubles match.


    Junior Level 1

    Junior Tennis 1 is for children aged 13yrs and upwards, and is the next stage on from Junior Tennis 2.  More emphasis is on tactical knowledge of the game and transferring this into a match play situation. The course concentrates more on consistency, shot selection and good technique.




    Course Dates

    Tennis Course dates 2019:
    • 7th January - 17th March
    • 18th March - 26th May
    • 27th May - 4th August
    • 5th August - 13th October
    • 14th Oct - 22nd December

    Tennis Course Prices

    Mini Tennis Red / Tiny Tots / Mini Gym
    £19.50 *Non contract monthly direct debit or £47.00 10 week course

    Mini Tennis Orange and Green
    £28.30 *Non contract monthly direct debit or £68.00 10 week course

    Junior Tennis
    £35.00 *Non contract monthly direct debit or £84.00 10 week course
    (*direct debit includes free casual swimming at South Ribble Leisure pools)

    Adult Tennis
    £40.00 Non contract monthly direct debit or £96.00 10 week course.