Club Tennis

at Ipswich Sports Club

We offer a wide range of opportunities to develop your game.

Something for everyone

At Ipswich Sports Club, we offer a wide range of opportunities to develop your game through our experienced coaching team and we have a programme that caters for all standards for both Adults and Juniors.

For further information on our programmes or for general enquiries regarding tennis at the club, please call the club reception on 01473 251143.

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Tennis Programmes

Weekly timetables for all adult and junior programmes.

Course Descriptions

Adult Courses

Adult Improvers

This course is for players in the Yellow, Green and Brown categories.

For players who have a good understanding of the rules and scoring for both singles and doubles and who can play all the basic strokes.

The course will start to cover more advanced technique and tactics incorporated in a game based approach.

Mixed Adult Coaching Morning

For players in Red, Yellow and Green categories.

A fun filled session incorporating learning the technique on all basic strokes and basic tactical skills.

Players should have a good understanding of the rules and scoring for both singles and doubles.

Sessions will be delivered with a game based approach to develop matchplay skills.

Ladies Technical/Tactical

For players in the Yellow, Green and Brown categories.

Aimed at players who have a good understanding of all the basic strokes and who are looking to develop the use of more advanced technique and tactics.

The sessions will involve a range of drills to improve technique and gain a greater understanding of the tactics.

Ladies Hitters

For players in the Brown category and above.

This session is for strong Club players who have a competency in all areas of the game. A full range of all the strokes will be covered in the course and an opportunity to explore tactics in greater depth for both singles and doubles.

Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis based drills and activities to up-tempo music on a tennis court.

It does not require tennis skills, but is all about keeping your heart beat up, burning calories and having fun.

Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, work out and cool down.

There are drills for absolute beginners to advanced players.

It is not a coaching session but is about hitting lots of balls and keeping active throughout with the main aim of getting fit doing tennis related activities.

Games

Using all the principles of Cardio Tennis listed above but incorporating lots of fun, tennis based games.

The session will include warm–up, tennis games and cool down.

Loads of fun and competition.

Adult Levels

White

For Adults who want to start learning the game and are looking for a new challenge.

Sessions will cover basic technique and tactics incorporated within a games based approach, making it fun and enjoyable.

Sessions will involve drills and introduction to matchplay.

Red

For those who have progressed from the previous stage or are returning after a lengthy absence and want to get started again.

This level is also suitable for those who still require some coaching on basic technique and wish to build their confidence in matchplay situations.

Players should be capable of maintaining a rally from the baseline with both forehand and backhand and be capable of serving overarm.

Yellow

For players who have progressed through the previous stages.

Players must be capable of playing all the basic strokes and have a good understanding of the rules and scoring for both singles and doubles.

Green

For players who further want to improve technical and tactical aspects of their game with a view to competing in club events/tournaments.

Players should be capable of hitting with spin on all the basic strokes.

A sound knowledge of the rules and tactics for both singles and doubles is required.

Brown

For players who have a sound understanding of all the basic strokes and who wish to progress to more advanced technique and tactics.

The sessions will involve a range of drills to improve technique and gain a greater understanding of the tactics involved in the game.

Blue

Players must be competent in all areas of the game and be capable of hitting with pace, spin and consistency.

A full range of all the strokes will be covered in these sessions and an opportunity to explore tactics in greater depth for both singles and doubles.

Pink

A strong Club player who is capable of hitting with pace, control and consistency and representing the club in local leagues.

Black

Top Club standard players, competing for the Club teams and showing advanced levels of tactics in both singles and doubles.

Junior Courses

Tots Tennis

For children aged 3-5 years who will be introduced to the game of tennis through generic ball skills.

These will include balance, movement, co-ordination and generic dexterity exercises introduced through fun games and skill exercises.

Pre Mini Tennis Red

For children aged 5-6 years who wish to start learning tennis or who have progressed from Tots Tennis.

Sessions will cover basic co-ordination, racket and ball skills and various fun games – the emphasis is very much on FUN while developing basic sending and receiving skills to start rallying.

Mini Tennis Red Bugs

For children aged 6-8 years.

Sessions will cover co-ordination, racket and balls skills and various fun games as well as learning fundamental basic technical and tactical skills.

Players will learn fundamental sending and receiving skills and start to learn to play games and matches in a fun environment.

Mini Tennis Orange

For children aged 8-9 years progressing from Mini Tennis Red Bugs or starting the game who have developed their skills sufficiently to move onto the Orange court with low compression balls.

Equipment, court size and rules are adapted to cater for the players’ ability.

Sessions will cover co-ordination and movement exercises, basic rules, technique and tactics of the game.

Mini Tennis Orange Rallyers

Here children will continue to play on the Mini Tennis Orange court so that they can enhance their understanding of the game including a greater tactical awareness and more refined technique before progressing onto the next level.

They will learn to play a full game and be able to score.

Mini Tennis Green

For children aged 9-10 years.

Sessions will focus on developing technique on all strokes and explore tactical situations incorporating a games based approach to enhance new skills and extend learning.

Sessions will build on all aspects covered in Mini Tennis Orange.

Junior Club Tennis 10-14yrs

For children aged between 10-14 years who have progressed through Mini Tennis or starting up the game.

Sessions will include technique and tactics incorporated within drills and games using hard balls.

Junior Tennis Futures

For children aged 10 years plus who wish to play in regular competitions and have an LTA rating.

Players will be selected to attend the squads by invitation based on age and playing level.

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