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JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMME

Enjoy term-time and holiday courses throughout the year for children aged 4 to 12 years+. Our courts are alongside the leafy cafe terrace, where parents can chat over a cup of coffee whilst watching their little ones play. 

Hawker Junior Classes

Suitable for children who are complete beginners or are at the start of their tennis training. 

Hawker Improver 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.

Hawker Advanced Classes

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.

Squads and Tournaments

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.

Matchplay

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.

Class sizes

The limits for coach/pupil ratio are 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.

Booking info

Please book Hawker Junior, and Hawker Improver classes in person at reception or over the phone on 020 8296 9747. Subject to availability, we can take bookings mid-term at a pro-rata rate.

If you’re interested in Hawker Advanced, Hawker Squads or Matchplays, please contact Nick directly.

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