Coaching News

Due to OTB finishing unexpectedly early, I took over as coach at Attenborough LTC from 17th June rather than 8th July as planned. As a result, there has been a lot to organise in a very short time. The up side has been that last weekend I had the opportunity to meet some fantastic children who were very enthusiastic and a pleasure to coach. Therefore, now seems a good time to let the members know of my plans for the coaching programme and what we will be providing over the coming weeks and months.

Saturday 24th June – Junior taster sessions – £2 pay and play, no booking required. 9-10 – Mini Red. 10-11 – Mini Orange. 11-12 – Mini Green. 12-1:30 – Junior Development. Parent sessions will continue as normal alongside the mini red and orange sessions.

Saturday 1st July – Summer tennis festival – 11am-1pm – £2 entry per player. Touchtennis tournament for players of all ages. Please sign up for this on the competition notice board or by emailing me directly. This is open to all members of all ages and abilities. For more information about touchtennis here is a video on youtube of sky sports coverage of the touchtennis masters which also explains the rules:

Sunday 2nd July – Club Tournament finals’ day – Please support the club tournament! There will be many excellent matches played throughout the afternoon including singles, doubles and a junior event with refreshments available. Please bring something to share for the tea and be prepared to lend a hand with line judging and umpiring.

The AGM will follow the presentation of the trophies and again, input from members would be really appreciated. Please help to develop the club further! We are still in need of a Chair person…

Monday 3rd July (please note this is a revised date) – Cardio Tennis taster – £3 booking required at Cardio tennis is a tennis based fitness session using lower compression tennis balls and music to create a fun and sociable environment to exercise. The session aims to increase heart rate, burn calories and improve fitness. Appropriate for players of all fitness and tennis playing levels. I am keen to find out how much demand there is for a cardio tennis session at Attenborough. Therefore, if you are interested in taking part in cardio tennis, I would very much appreciate your feedback by completing an online questionnaire on how you would like this session to be organised. Here is a link to the short survey

Saturday 8th/15th/22nd July – Saturday coaching block before the summer holidays. Priced at £5 session for the 3 weeks. Booking is required at If wishing to pay by cheque or cash please contact me directly by email.

Monday 31st July – Beginning of summer tennis holiday clubs. This summer we are running 4 weeks of summer holiday clubs Mon – Thurs. Priced at £20 per day, however book for all 4 days and receive a discounted price of £60. More information is available in the Coaching section.

My email address for any more information or for bookings is

Kind Regards
Saul Abbiss

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