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KMP Tennis Ltd.

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WHEN DOES MINI-TENNIS START ?

HOW EARLY CAN I BOOK A MINI-TENNIS COURSE ?

CAN I PROVISIONALLY BOOK ?

ONLINE BOOKING ?

WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND FINISH ?

DOES A PARENT/GUARDIAN HAVE TO BE PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE SESSION ?

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR ?

WHAT ABOUT SHOES ?

DOES MY CHILD NEED A RACQUET ?

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOESN’T ENJOY IT ?

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD CANNOT COMPLETE THE TERM ?

HOW DO I PAY ?

CAN CHILD BE IN SAME GROUP AS THEIR FRIEND(S)

WHO TAKES THE COURSE ?

ARE THERE BREAKS DURING THE COURSE ?

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS INJURED ?

I’VE PAID FOR THE COURSE BUT NEED TO CHANGE THE DAY

CAN I HAVE A TRIAL SESSION ?

WHERE CAN I PARK ?

WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD START ?


MINI TENNIS FAQ COURSE CONTENT AND COACHING


WHY MINI TENNIS? WHY IS MY CHILD NOT PLAYING ON THE FULL COURT ?

WHY IS MY CHILD NOT PLAYING TENNIS ALL THE TIME DURING SESSIONS ?

ARE THERE STRICT AGE GUIDELINES IN SESSIONS ?

WHAT SIZE RACKET IS BEST FOR MY CHILD ?

SHOULD I GET MY CHILD INTO COMPETITION EARLY, AND HOW YOUNG ?

HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MY CHILD IS GETTING ON ?

PERFORMANCE AND ACADEMY SQUADS




WHEN DOES MINI-TENNIS START ?

Mini-tennis runs alongside the school terms. You can find the current mini-tennis term information on the website. Go to Junior tennis.


HOW EARLY CAN I BOOK A MINI-TENNIS COURSE ?

If the details of the course are not on the website then it is not available to book. Generally, mini-tennis courses are available one month prior to booking. Check back regularly as places are limited.


CAN I PROVISIONALLY BOOK ?

No, you cannot provisionally book. Bookings are accepted online and with payment only.


ONLINE BOOKING ?

If your child has not done mini-tennis with us before then you must complete the entire online form (The booking form checkout will remember your details for next time). We cannot accept bookings without an application form or payment.  By completing the booking process online you agree to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

You can pay in person via cash or cheque.


WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND FINISH ?

The courses vary in start/finish time. The earliest start time is 3.30pm. Please look at the mini-tennis page to see which time is relevant for your child. If you are unsure which group is suitable, you should contact Kerstin Polster, Head Coach.


DOES A PARENT/GUARDIAN HAVE TO BE PRESENT THROUGHOUT THE SESSION ?

No. However, please do not be late to collect your child as the club does not have the staff or facility to look after unaccompanied children.


WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD WEAR ?

A child should wear leisure clothes i.e. a tracksuit.


WHAT ABOUT SHOES ?

Tennis shoes/Trainers should be worn. No black soled shoes please.


DOES MY CHILD NEED A RACQUET ?

Your child does not need a racquet as we have spare ones at the club. However, if your child is playing on a regular basis it is advisable that they have their own racquet.


WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD DOESN’T ENJOY IT ?

If your child is seemingly not enjoying the course, please talk to the coach who is taking their session. If you are still not happy, please call Kerstin Polster, Head Coach.


WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD CANNOT COMPLETE THE TERM ?

Please check that your child is available for all the sessions of the mini-tennis term as we cannot offer refunds once the term has started. If there are exceptional circumstances as to why the course cannot be continued, please contact the head Coach.

There are no refunds for missed sessions.


HOW DO I PAY ?

All players must complete an online booking and pay prior to starting the course. You can send in payment with a cheque or by via Pay Pal online. We also accept cash and you can come into the club to pay prior to the term starting.


CAN CHILD BE IN SAME GROUP AS THEIR FRIEND(S)

We will do our very best to put your child in the same group as their friends although we cannot guarantee it. Please talk to the coach and they will do their best to accommodate your child. Please bear in mind that the coaches put the children into groups of age and ability.


WHO TAKES THE COURSE ?

Fully qualified LTA/RPT coaches teach the session and helpers assist.


ARE THERE BREAKS DURING THE COURSE ?

There are no set breaks but, of course, your child can stop for drinks or toilet breaks.


WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS INJURED ?

We have first aid qualified staff. We will contact the parent using the number provided when completing the online booking checkout.


I’VE PAID FOR THE COURSE BUT NEED TO CHANGE THE DAY

You can change the day if the course you wish to change to is not full.


CAN I HAVE A TRIAL SESSION ?

We will not always being able to offer a trial sessions however, please talk to the coach as they will be able to advise you if the course is suitable for your child.


WHERE CAN I PARK ?

In the car park.


WHAT AGE CAN MY CHILD START ?

3 years old. We offer Streetennis classes, which are aimed at children between the ages 3-5 years. Please see the mini-tennis page on this website.



MINI TENNIS FAQ COURSE CONTENT AND COACHING


WHY MINI TENNIS? WHY IS MY CHILD NOT PLAYING ON THE FULL COURT ?

The demands of full size court, racket and Ball are very challenging for developing children who have yet to gain the required physical strength. By reducing court size and giving children the appropriate tools this will help skill acquisition, and speed learning. The scaled down version of the game will improve player’s technical ability, and understanding how to play the game.


WHY IS MY CHILD NOT PLAYING TENNIS ALL THE TIME DURING SESSIONS ?

Our courses will develop the fundamental skills required for preparing your child to learn tennis. Essential core skills, which need to be developed at a young age will be Co-ordination, Hand-eye/ ball skills, agility, balance and getting familiar with the racket. These will form a part of the session for all mini tennis players. This will be worked on at the same time than developing familiar swing patterns. Learning Tennis strokes is a progressive process, and before the players are able swing like the pros there will need to be a number of stages.


ARE THERE STRICT AGE GUIDELINES IN SESSIONS ?

Ages serve as guidelines only, and we do recognise player’s ability in choosing sessions. If your child is progressing rapidly, we will look at appropriate sessions that would prove best for his/her development. Please understand also that children develop at vastly differing rates, so equally your child may need to spend more time developing skills in their appropriate age and skill group. Quite often late developers will prove to be better players!


WHAT SIZE RACKET IS BEST FOR MY CHILD ?

Choosing the right size of racket is vital. If a 6 year old used an adult racket there would be great difficulty controlling shots, and using the correct technique.

In general

Ages 4-6: 21 inch racket

Ages 7,8 and 9: 23 inch racket

Ages 10-11: 25 inch racket

This will however be dependent upon the size and growth of your child


SHOULD I GET MY CHILD INTO COMPETITION EARLY, AND HOW YOUNG ?

This will greatly depend on how your child will respond to competition. Some children are competing regularly as young as 6, others will take time to get used to the pressures of competition. As Tennis is a game, there will be competitive aspects in all sessions which will give your child a chance to explore success and failure. We will always be very positive and progressive with introducing games to your child. You should always bear in mind that firstly did your child enjoy competing? Did they try their best? Would they do it again?

We as a team of coaches always emphasise with young children the importance of trying hard—win or lose. We also emphasise players developing their game first and foremost to results. We do host internal competitions so that young children can get used to higher levels of competition.


HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MY CHILD IS GETTING ON ?

We are very happy to give you feedback on your child’s progress, so please don’t hesitate to ask.


PERFORMANCE AND ACADEMY SQUADS

Please note that players need to be invited to play in performance squads.

All squad players must be junior members of Dulwich LTC to participate.



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