The Caesarean is committed to helping each and every Junior member to progress and improve their tennis, whilst developing a lifelong enjoyment of the game. Headed up by Andrew Evans, we have 4 Junior coaches who follow the LTA’s Red, Yellow, Green and Orange ball age focus system, which caters for Juniors right through from beginner to performance level. Our Juniors are encouraged to compete through our links in Guernsey, France and the UK. We have termly Parents Meetings, where we can give feedback to parents on how their child’s tennis is progressing.
The first stage of Mini Tennis is very important for building skills and confidence. The emphasis is on the FUNdamentals of movement and coordination, as well as an introduction to the tennis skills of rallying and playing the game.
For players aged 8 and 9 years of age. They use low bounce orange tennis balls, which slow the game down and allow the children to keep improving their technical and tactical skills.
For Juniors aged 10 and 11 years old. The green ball is slightly softer and lower bouncing than a normal yellow ball and helps the children further develop their technique and tactical skills.
The children at this stage have developed their game to such a level that they can now play on a full-size court with normal yellow pressurised balls. The children must be able to maintain a rally from the baseline and be able to serve overarm.
Juniors at this level play on a full-size court with normal yellow balls. All of the skills previously learnt will now come together giving those taking part the perfect platform to take their game into the adult arena.
The Performance squads are for those Juniors who we feel have reached a level where their commitment and talent is recognised as being greater than normal.
Friday Junior Club Night
For all juniors, no matter what level and ball colour.
Club nights are free and are a reward for being a junior member of the club. Packed with fun games and on hand coaches providing advice on how to improve.
Organised by Scott, Sunday Matchplays are for all Mini Tennis players. We aim to provide weekly tournaments for red, orange and green ball juniors.
We run Junior Squads (ages 5yrs+) every term, throughout the weekdays between 4-6 pm and on Saturday mornings. This is a good place for children to start as they can play with other childrenn of their age and skill and progress through the different levels of squads. For anyone interested in signing up their children to our Junior Squads, you are welcome to bring them along to Friday Club Nights, 4-5pm, please just let us know first. This is a free one-off taster session and is supervised by our coaches. Your child would have a short assessment and you would be given the best advice in terms of which Junior Squad training programme they could join going forward. If then that was something you would like them to participate in, you would need to join as members of the club which we can discuss following the session. Fee is between £150-£180 per session running for 12 weeks but will be pro-rated as the weeks go on. Spaces are limited so please try to sign up as close to the start of term as possible.
Please register prior to club night attendance by email to email@example.com.
Our popular junior camps run from 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday during school half-terms and holidays. These camps are a great way to get your kids to have fun, make new friends and stay active! Suitable for all levels and for ages 5-11, these are open to both members (£35 a day) and non-members (£40 a day). Check our events page for the latest running camp and to sign up.
Future Stars Programme
The Future Stars Tennis Programme is an initiative to help introduce young children aged 5-10 to the game of tennis. Run by Scott Weaver and bringing tennis to your local parish, classes will run every Sunday at St Peter’s Elementary School. (No membership necessary). The fee is £99 for 10 lessons for those aged 5-10. No experience is necessary, and all equipment will be provided. (The fee of £9.90 per lesson will be pro-rated where there are less than 10 weeks in a term.)