Tennis & Coaching
ELTC is a club that facilitates competitive and social play, and provides coaching opportunities.
Tennis at the club is structured in a way that allows opportunities for all membership types, ages and abilities to book and play on our fantastic facilities.
The Wednesday social evening is a big part of the club. We have a number of junior and adult teams, team training, internal tournaments and winter singles leagues, as well as a passionate coaching team who deliver the ELTC Coaching Programme.
Tennis at ELTC is overseen by the Club Manager.
COACHING AT ELTC
There are a variety of coaching opportunities at ELTC. We cater to the community and aim to provide opportunities for the whole membership demand from beginner to advanced team players. A discounted coaching membership is available to those who only wish to play while having a coaching session individually or as part of a group.
We have ‘regular coaches’ who are present at The Club daily.
There are a number of ‘hitting coaches’ who assist in group coaching programmes and provide one-on-one sessions.
We also have a number of ‘visiting coaches’ who work with a limited number of our junior players on an ad-hoc basis.
All coaches are LTA accredited - with the relevant qualifications, insurance cover, checks and training.
The coaching team is passionate, experienced and driven to deliver a coaching programme for the membership.
The Club are heavily supportive of junior tennis, providing 81 hours of after-school and weekend court time every week to junior coaching. Within these times there are 146 juniors who participate in the coaching programmes.
The ELTC Junior Coaching Programme is led by head of coaching development George Matheou.
The programme is recognised by Middlesex Tennis as a performance supported centre.
And takes place in the indoor dome courts.
Please come down to see the programme in action and speak to George:
Monday – Friday 16:00 – 19:00
Saturday 08:00 – 11:00
HC Tennis is led by Hiroko Craven and offers junior coaching for a range of ages and levels of play.
You can find Hiroko and her coaches on the outdoor clay (winter) and outdoor hard (summer) after-school Monday-Friday.
HOLIDAY CAMPS AND TEAM TENNIS
George runs 8 holidays camps over the year. These camps are from 10am until 3pm Monday to Friday, with a tennis focus and multi-sport element.
George puts out a number of ELTC teams in the summer.
All juniors taking part in coaching at the club has to become a member of ELTC:
They could join as a ‘coaching only’ member – the coach will collect the subscription and provide details to the club
Or they could join as a regular junior member
There is a free regular junior membership for juniors if one parent is a full or midweek member.
Junior Coaching FAQ's
What Junior Coaching Does the Club Offer
The Club Offers 2 Junior Group coaching programmes:
At What Time's does the Junior Coaching Run
How do I Get in Touch and Sign Up
Please get in touch with George directly to see where your child may fit in his programme and for costs: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07974094923.
What Membership is Required
There is an annual membership subscription of £15 for any juniors wanting coaching. You can join on our website
Or, if you take part in junior group coaching the coach will collect the fee and join you to the club so there is no need to fill out your own application.
If your child wanted access to the courts and club outside of junior coaching, they can join as a regular junior member. We ask that adults join as parent/guardian members for regular juniors members under 11. Or if adults wanted to join as a regular adult playing member (in categories F1/F2/M1/M2) then their children under 26 join for free.
For adults, you can join group sessions for intermediate and beginners on a Sunday with HC Tennis. If you want to combine tennis drills and fitness exercises join Gham for Cardio Tennis on either Monday, Wednesday evenings or Saturday morning. Or you could form your own small group with Gham.
Adult Coaching FAQ's
How Much Does Adult Coaching Cost?
Individual coaching is available for £30-45/hour, we have some group coaching available on the Sunday’s from £14/hour and Cardio Tennis on Monday, Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings for £7 pay-and-play.
Is there an Opportunity to have a Coaching Taster Session?
As a beginner, you can join our beginner drop-in session on Wednesday’s from 6-7pm free-of-charge for 3 sessions (this session is on pause during restrictions). If you wish to continue with this session or become more involved in the club, we ask you to join as a member. Once you improve, there are plenty of opportunities at the Club including a Wednesday evening social mix-in from 18:30. To join this or any other regular playing activities you would need to upgrade your membership.
How do I Get in Touch
You can find out more about our coaching team and contact them on our website
What Membership is Required
When is Coaching Available
Individual coaching is available prior to 7pm Monday-Friday and weekends.