A large percentage of pupils at Amesbury play tennis and we offer children from beginner to national level the opportunity of learning tennis from committed, knowledgeable and driven tennis coaches.
Tennis is a life sport, played by both male and female, and can be enjoyed by ages from 2½ to 82½. Tennis offers the complete beginner, and the player that perhaps is a little nervous of contact sport, the perfect balance between competitive/social and simply just good exercise without the rough and tumble. Or the player that wants to stretch themselves into competitive tournament structure and perhaps play for school/club/county/country.
Tennis provides life skills, and provides development of hand and ball skills, fitness, confidence, control, adapting to situations, offensive and defensive play, social skills and a worldwide language.
Full time Head Professional Andy Warry leads the programme supported by a team of five coaches based at Amesbury. All coaches are DBS checked and have LTA/PTR/RPT qualifications.
Tennis lessons are available from Nursery through to Year 8.
Group, individual and shared lessons are available throughout the year. Group lessons run in school time, after school and at the weekends. Private lessons are available on a 1:1, 2 or 3 sharing basis and are scheduled around each pupil’s timetable to fit in with their school day.
Groups are split depending on a player’s standard. For performance players i.e. high club players through to national standard, there is a performance programme designed to help each player reach his/her full potential.
Tennis Leaders LTA Courses run for Year 8 in their last term at school,; this is optional but gives them a solid understanding and is the first step of a Tennis Qualification.
Matches and Competitive Play
All children having lessons take part in the Amesbury Singles and Doubles Championships. The finals are held at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton.
In the Trinity Term teams are entered into the LTA’s Surrey Schools League and other LTA tennis festivals.
Players are also given advice and encouraged to play LTA Rating tournaments. LTA Tournaments will be arranged where possible for the players to gain tournament experience at the weekends and during the holidays.
Holiday courses, group lessons for parents, family tournaments and supervised free play practice sessions are available.
For more information about holiday courses please refer to the Holiday Courses page which details forthcoming dates and how to book.
For further details about Amesbury’s tennis program please contact Andy Warry.
Head Pro: Andy Warry
Andy Warry is a MPC (Master Performance Coach) having started his coaching career after playing tennis in the Hampshire South East Regional squad and at County level.
Heading up the tennis programme at the Bourne Club in Farnham, he started the Tennis Programme at Amesbury over 15 years ago coaching all age groups and abilities. Andy relishes teaching a player from as young as 2 years old until they are competing on the Tournament Circuit.
Andy coaches numerous County and National tennis players including Rachel Morris the Double gold medallist Para-Olympian and regularly works with the Disability Tennis Programme.