If any child shows the right ability, talent, commitment, enthusiasm in the development programme then the pathway they follow is the performance route.
Here the kids are playing the “correct” number of hours on court indicated by the LTA and are competing across the country throughout the year on a regular basis.
We have a strong team where we teach the Academy principle of “effort = success” and each player must fit into that principle to achieve their goals. The players will learn every shot and every tactic needed to succeed to the highest level.
We are the only LTA accredited performance Centre in Wiltshire and our sole focus is the performance of under 11 year old tennis players. However we do cater for older players and believe the environment we create based around intensity and performance means we have players from red to U18.
Here at The Wiltshire Tennis Academy we cater for all players any age or any stage. We have a development Pathway that allows natural progression whichever route is best for you. Our development junior programme you can start at 3 years of age and can play right through to 18 years old. We specialise in creating a pathway suitable to allow children to play more than once a week and with the possibility in progressing through to the Wiltshire Performance Academy Programme.
In the development programme we start at 3/4 years of age at Mini Tots tennis stage and then we progress through the LTA Mini Tennis Pathway, which is Red/Orange/Green. During these sessions we teach the basic ABC (Agility, Balance, Co-ordination) plus all the tennis shots needed for the game and most importantly teach the rules and ‘how to play the game’.
From there we have Yellow squads from the ages of 11+. Here we teach the fundamental tennis skills ranging from forehand / Backhand / Serve through to the ever evolving tactics for both singles and doubles.
The last week of every term is always “Competition Week”, therefore enabling all the Kids to practice their skills learnt during the term in a competitive environment. This is a great way to both improve the tennis knowledge of the game to the kids but also highlight potential strengths and weaknesses to work on.
The Wiltshire Academy Team will also produce a Termly Report that the child takes away with them that clearly indicates how they are getting on, what they have been working on in the session and further progressions to be made the following term. This is a fantastic way to monitor the progress of the individual.It is an all year round Programme!! See our Weekly Schedule
The Wiltshire Tennis Academy has and continues to have strong links with local primary and infant schools. Here we go in and deliver tennis coaching from reception right the way through to year 6. We specifically specialise in the Reception to Year 2 ages and this is where we introduce the game of mini tennis to the children and help promote the sport to them to see if there is an attraction.
We deliver great sessions where we integrate the fundamental movement patterns all the way through from ABC’s (agility, balance and co-ordination) to technical aspects of each individual strokes.
We deliver during school and after school clubs and this in turn help us attract potential new talent and also promote the game to new people. Our goal with Schools is to offer new children the opportunity to be involved in a new sport.
All junior tennis coaching programs we offer are within LTA framework. LTA mini tennis programs are fun and exciting way to get your children in to Tennis. Please register online for a FREE Taster session. Or call Steve on 07739172492 Or Neil on 07810522628.