David Branks is our Club Coach. David has many years of experience as a professional coach in Australia & New Zealand. His assistants will be Josh Constantine and his very capable team.
For queries about the junior program, please phone David Branks, 817 9796 or 021 VOLLEY (021 865 539) or Josh Constantine 022 639 0015.
What membership entitles a child to:
√ One year’s membership (September to August)
√ Free coaching either Friday after school or Saturday morning for approximately 24 weeks
√ Free use of the courts Monday to Friday after school, 3.30pm until 5.30pm and at any other time if the courts are vacant (but must give way to Senior members outside these times).
√ The chance to play in the Junior Club Championships — Single, Doubles and Combined Doubles.
√ The opportunity of playing Interclub against other clubs (if we have sufficient players).
What happens on Junior Club Days (free rackets are always available)
On Fridays and Saturdays the children will be put onto groups of age and ability, which may vary from week to week.
Our professional coach manager, David Branks, Josh Constantine or the trained assistant coaches will coach them in all strokes and supervise them while they play singles and doubles. The children will go through at least 4 different activities — smash, serving, forehand and backhand, singles and doubles each week. All children will be taught to serve before they move on to singles or doubles.
Please note Friday and Saturday times are rain or shine. If it is wet they will be inside doing volleys and being taught the rules of tennis etc. Prince demonstration rackets are always available free for use and to purchase if you wish.
The Club will try and accommodate any children wishing to play interclub if they are of a suitable ability (must be able to serve and score) and we have enough children wishing to play. Please phone Josh Constantine on 022 639 0015 or David Branks 817 9796 or 021 VOLLEY (021 865 539).
Optional coaching group lessons with David Branks or Josh Constantine are available at an extra cost, usually $90 a term of 9 weeks. Weekly 45 minute lessons in groups of 6. For all ages and standards call David on 817 9796 or 021 VOLLEY (021 865 539) or Josh Constantine on 022 639 0015 to get this organized.
Private lessons are also available to fast track your child’s improvement. Holiday coaching clinics are held in the school holidays with accelerant clinics for more experienced players.
Junior days and times a choice of either:
|Ages 5-9 years – 4:30pm to 5:45pm||Beginners class – 8am to 9am|
|9 and upwards – 5:45pm to 7pm||Ages 5-9 years – 9am to 10:15am|
|9 and upwards – 10:15am to 11:30am|
There is no coaching during school holidays. Once you decide on a day we would prefer you to stay on that day, but if you need to change let us know. Exceptions due to ability and convenience with other family members.
Girls and boys singles, doubles and mixed doubles championships will be played at the end of Term 1 2012.
Intermediates (ages 15 years to 18 years) play Wednesdays
Coaching 5:30pm to 7:00pm
For further information for Junior members please phone:
Beth Graydon – 626 6441
Kathy Tamplin – 627 9022
For further information for Intermediate members please phone:
Graham Dancer – 550 8493