Chalford Tennis Club

Coaching Programme

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a partnership with Ignition Tennis Ltd to take over the delivery of our tennis coaching programme!

Ignition Tennis is run by James Wescott - I know some of you have already met James - and he will be our Head Coach here, working alongside Charlie Crisp and Connor Brady.

James brings with him a wealth of tennis experience and has been running Ignition Tennis for over five years - currently running the coaching programmes at seven different clubs as well as over 20 Schools - and is really enthusiastic about taking over the coaching programme at his local club!

Ignition will be running mini tennis sessions and junior coaching sessions for under 18s as well as adult coaching and drills sessions too. The full programme starts the week beginning 25th February and is as follows:

4.30-5.30pm - Red 3/4 - for lesser-experienced red players (usually 5-7 year olds)
5.30-6.30pm - Red 1/2 - for more-experienced red players (usually 7-9 year olds)
6.30-7.30pm - Orange - for players from 8-10 years old (usually players that have played Mini Red)
7.30-8.30pm - Adult Beginners/Improvers (general coaching session for adults that want to work on various elements of their games)

4.30-5.30pm - Orange/Green - for players from 9-12 years old (different balls used depending on suitability)
5.30-6.45pm - Green - for players from 10-13 (transition stage from Mini tennis to yellow balls)
5.30-6.45pm - C/B Squad - for players 12-16 years old (using yellow balls)

10-11.30am - Drills, Skills and Matchplay - adults and advanced juniors (combination of dead and live ball drills as well as some matchplay)
11.30am-1pm - A Squad - yellow ball session for more experienced juniors/teenagers

James is also keen to offer other sessions (such as a ladies morning) if there is sufficient demand as well as individual/small group lessons.

James can be contacted on 07717 101911 or

All courses can be booked here… and there are discount codes available for club members - please contact for further info and we look forward to seeing you on court!

Charlie Crisp's performance groups run alongside the main club coaching programme. These are by invitation only and you will be contacted directly if your child is selected for a place in a performance group.

Meet our coaches James and Charlie

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