The Junior Development groups are ideal for players 11+ who want challenging sessions with less weekly commitment. The delivery of these sessions is based more on tactical intentions, decision making and shot selection, building a playing style, doubles tactics drills and games. These squads are run on ability rather than age. We have a tier system within each group to help players get what they want from these sessions.
**Tennis members of the Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis & Squash Rackets Club, please tick the ‘Tick if you are a member of BLTSRC’ box, to receive the members rate**
Our 3 tier criteria is as follows:
Tier 1 – Experienced
Players who have progressed through the JD tier system/have green 2 TTI Mini Tennis status with good playing experience.
Should be looking to train 2/3 times + a week and competing in the junior/adult box league. Looking to progress through to Adult Team Squads/Match Practices when appropriate.
Player’s training will be geared more towards the games-based approach with more detail and focus on advanced techniques and tactical situations. Players will be encouraged to build their own game style.
Tier 2 – Intermediate
Players will have progressed through the Tier 3 JD or have Green 3 TTI Mini Tennis status.
Should be looking to start training at least twice a week and competing in the junior box league to add competition to their programme.
Players will be able to master basic techniques and tactics, as well as showing a good understanding of the game.
Players will be introduced to the games-based approach with more detail on advanced technique and different tactical situations and intentions.
Tier 3 – Improvers
Players who have been training on the Green 3 TTI Mini Tennis syllabus or who are fairly new to tennis.
Looking to enter the junior box league when appropriate.
Players learn the basic techniques and tactics to be able to play the game.
All our Junior Development classes run for 2 x 6 weeks blocks* over a term, with either a match situation (serve, build, opportunity ball or finish), doubles or competition theme. To read in more details about what your child will be doing in each of these weeks, please clickhere.
*some terms will not have 12 weeks so the content will be tweaked to reflect this in those terms.
Berkhamsted Tennis & Fitness provides tennis and fitness services to people of all ages and levels, every day of the week. We count ourselves as one of the leading all round tennis and fitness coaching programmes in the region.