Over 250 adults take part in regular coaching at either The Parklangley Club, Old Dunstonians, Wickham Road, Sydenham Tennis Club or Willet Recreational Ground.
We offer daytime and evening coaching and cater for all abilities – from beginners to advanced.
Group sizes are 4 on one court, 8 on two courts or a maximum of 10 on our indoor courts.
Coaching for Children
Over 30 coaches work for The Parklangley Club, all of whom are qualified, licensed, CRB checked and have all relevant first aid qualifications. They follow a set programme designed to give variety and allow the child to progress at his or her own speed.
Mini Tots: Age 3+
Mini Tots sessions are for children 3+ who are not yet in full-time school. Lessons take place at The Parklangley Club each week day, indoors on one of our badminton courts. Lessons start at 1pm or 1.30pm and last for 45 minutes. The class concentrates on eye, hand and foot coordination skills, using fun games and ball activities. Class size is a maximum of 8 with one coach and one assistant. Parents can stay and watch or use the time to relax and have a cup of coffee in our social area.
Mini Tennis Red: Age 4 to 7
This is for children aged 4 to 7 years who are in full- time schooling. Children develop the racket skills required for tennis using 21 inch rackets and sponge balls. As they progress they will be able to have long and exciting rallies. All our Mini Tennis Red classes are held indoors on badminton courts. The badminton nets are lowered to provide the tennis net. Class size is either 8-10 children with one coach and one assistant on one court, or up to 16 children on 3/4 courts with one coach and three assistants. Lessons are for one hour. We coach at The Parklangley Club, Kelsey Park Sports College, Forest Hill School and Bromley High School. Lessons are held after school and at weekends.
Mini Tennis Orange & Green: Age 8 to 11
These classes are for children aged approximately 8 to 11, depending on standard. The classes are held on a proper tennis court but using low pressure balls which means that the balls do not bounce over the children’s heads. In Green Tennis, children progress from orange to green balls and 2/3 court to full court.. Class size is a maximum of 6 children on one court with one coach and lessons last 1 hour. The classes take place at The Parklangley Club, Kelsey Park, Old Dunstonians, Wickham Road, Sydenham Tennis Club and Willett Recreation Ground.
Junior Tennis Coaching: Age 12 years upwards
From about 12 years upwards children are coached with proper tennis balls on a full size court. Maximum class size is 6 on one court, with lessons usually lasting one hour. The lessons take place at The Parklangley Club, Old Dunstonians, Kelsey Park, Wickham Road, Sydenham Tennis Club and Willett Recreation Ground. Children progress through different levels and there is a great deal of flexibility, allowing them to change groups if they progress at a different speed from others in the group. They can also change days and times if necessary due to other circumstances as we offer classes every day of the week, including limited numbers on Sunday.
The club is recognised as the top performance club in the county and children who show particular talent are offered the opportunity to join our performance programme where many children have achieved County, National and International standard. Currently we have 5 internationally ranked players 18+.
Contact the club for exact information: 0208 658 9028 or: