You’ll find below the questions we get asked the most often. If you’ve a question that’s not covered, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
What if it rains?
We show up on court in all but the very worst conditions. If the weather is very bad and you are unsure if your session is on, you should contact one of our coaches. Their numbers are on the Contact Us page. If it looks like rain, do bring a RAINCOAT!
What to bring?
We work with many first-time players. If you don’t have your own racket, we have plenty which you are welcome to use. But if you have one, bring it. We also provide the balls, nets, line markers etc. It’s important to wear suitable shoes such as trainers.
The British weather is always unpredictable so it’s a good idea to bring a rain-proof jacket or coat and long trousers. A bottle of water and a snack are essential too. Lastly, after every session we ask our players to reflect on what they have learnt and write it in a tennis diary. This is a good way for them to track their progress. So, they need a notebook or small diary.
Why do we play with funny coloured balls?
These balls don’t bounce as high, travel so fast and are not as hard as the yellow balls used by adults – perfect for new players. They get on faster with these balls, smaller rackets and courts suited to their age and level.
Red balls or sponge balls are for 5-7 years old and help children to learn technique and start rallying. As players improve, they move to faster balls (orange, green and yellow) and bigger courts. If you want to find out more, please visit the LTA’s Mini Tennis website which explains everything very clearly.
How much does it cost?
Our aim is to keep the costs to a minimum to allow as many youngsters to play tennis as possible.
Costs for Meadow Park Sessions
Rackets and balls: FREE
British Tennis Membership: FREE
Taster Session: FREE (every Sat – 30 minutes)
1 Hour Group Session: £5
1 Hour Individual Session: £25
Costs for Primary School Tennis Sessions
These are calculated on an individual basis according to each school’s requirements. Please Contact Us to discuss your school’s particular needs.