Children’s Tennis Lessons & Courses
Join us at YMCA Hawker in Kingston for some top-notch kids’ tennis lessons. We offer week-long kids’ tennis courses and one-off tennis lessons for children over the summer as well as after-school term-time kids’ tennis lessons the remainder of the year, starting September, January and April.
Intensive Summer sessions
These sessions usually run from July till early August each year on the days and times listed below.
Mon 4.00 – 6.00pm (2 hours) 8+ years £15.00 (Max class 12)
Tue 4.00 – 6.00pm (2 hours) 8+ years £15.00 (Max class 12)
Wed 4.00 – 6.00pm (2 hours) 8+ years £15.00 (Max class 12)
Thu 4.00 – 6.00pm (2 hours) 8+ years £15.00 (Max class 12)
Fri 4.00 – 6.00pm (2 hours) 8+ years £15.00 (Max class 12)
Please check back here for future dates.
Mon 19 – Fri 23 August Coach: Jeremy
Term Time Schedule
Autumn Term – 13/14* weeks
Start Friday 6 September.
Finish Saturday 14 December.
Half-Term week commencing 28 October
*14 weeks for Friday and Saturday lessons. Otherwise 13-week course.
Winter Term – 12 weeks
Start Monday 6 January.
Finish Saturday 4 April.
Half-Term week commencing 17 February
Summer Term – 11 weeks
Start Monday 20 April.
Finish Saturday 11 July.
Half-Term commencing 25 May
Term Time Classes
For those who have completed at least a year of formal tennis tuition and are ready for a more challenging class. After two years of lessons, all children should be ready to progress to this level.
These classes are for children who are competent with rallying, and serving, understand the tennis scoring system and have some experience of playing matches. Please contact Nick at YMCA Hawker to see if your child is suitable for these classes.
The coach/pupil ratio is 1:10 for 8+ yr olds, and no higher than 1:6 for those aged 7 or younger. These are the maximums, so the ratio will be lower than these limits for the majority of classes.
Our home teams – known as the Hawker Jets – regularly compete in local leagues and competitions. Players are invited to join the squads based on ability and enthusiasm for tennis. The Hawker Jets have had numerous successes since their formation in 2008 and many of our squad members have enjoyed individual successes in tournaments.
The Hawker Jets Squad is ideal for children who play 2-3 times per week, and who compete regularly (minimum twice a month). The Hawker Jets Tournament Squad is for children playing at least 3-4 times per week, and competing regularly in internal and external competitions.
If you would like your child to be considered for any Hawker Jets Squad, please contact Nick at YMCA Hawker.
Matchplays run most weekend afternoons from 3pm and cost £8 per session, £35 for 5 credits, or £70 for 10 credits. No commitment is needed and can play as few or as many matches as you like. It’s suitable for any player who can rally and serve, and is motivated to play real tennis matches. It’s certainly not just for our squad and advanced level players.
No other club in the area offers this opportunity, but it’s important which is why we do. What would football training be like, with no weekend matches to play in between training sessions? We take children from 7 years up, and those new to it are taught scoring and rules of the game. Children from other venues are also welcome at Matchplay.
Suitable for children who are complete beginners or are at the start of their tennis training. Children may stay at this level for up to two years, although if you and/or the coach feel that your child has progressed particularly well in his/her first year of lessons, you may want to consider a Hawker Improver class.