236-243 TUTOR: Martin Wright
A professional team of LTA qualified coaches will lead this course. Drawing on their wealth of experience, they will accommodate your individual needs and maximise your talent in an atmosphere that ensures total enjoyment of the game for everyone. This course caters for players of all abilities ranging from the complete beginner through to the social player, the gifted but rusty, the club player and the advanced team player. The coaches will assess your game, teach you in small groups of similar ability, work on your strengths and faults and improve them, both technically and tactically. Beginners will concentrate on the basics, their groundstrokes, volleys, serve and smash, enabling them to play to an enjoyable standard. The aim for improvers will be to coach their game to a higher standard, developing their confidence and competence to play club or social tennis. Through progressive drills, analysis, match practice and discussion on correct shot selection, the coaches will sharpen up the advanced players' game so they can improve their rating. Video analysis will be used as a coaching aid. At all levels, the emphasis will be on enjoyment while improving. There will be a light-hearted tournament at the end of the week.
During an intensive week of tennis coaching experienced Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) coaches will work on technical and tactical aspects of your game. Through a progressive programme we aim to advance your existing strengths and work on your weaker areas to develop your all round game.
Below is a basic structure of the programme for the week but is subject to change dependent upon the abilities and requirements of the group.
All sessions will begin with a warm up and end with warm down drills.
Coaches will be available at the end of each session to answer any general questions you may have. Video analysis will be used as a teaching aid as well as demonstrations and practice.
We hope to improve your all round game and tennis knowledge in a fun and enjoyable environment.
You will require sports clothes and suitable footwear and a tennis racket.
Martin started playing tennis at the age of 8 and has represented his Club and played for the County from a young age, training on a daily basis in Group and Individual coaching. Competing frequently in match plays and tournaments all over the Country. In 1999 he was the Wiltshire county champion in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
In 2005 Martin passed the Club Coach Award specialising in performance and became one of the youngest coaches to gain the qualification. Now an LTA Level 4 coach Martin has a wealth of experience coaching all ages and abilities from beginner to County standard. In April 2015 Martin was awarded the prestigious LTA Aegon Coach of the Month Award. He is currently Head Tennis Coach at Marlborough College and Pewsey Tennis Club.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul
WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul
WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul
WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM