Junior Tour Squads (Advanced)
aimed at players competing in county tour competitions graded from 5 to 4.
u12 & u14 A Squad – Monday 5:30pm & 4:30pm (9.2 rating and above)
u18 Girls Monday 5:30pm (9.1 rating and above)
u11 A Squad – Tuesday 5:30pm (10.1 rating and above)
u18 A Squad – Thursday 5:30pm & Sat 12:15 (players ideally have a LTA rating of 9.1 and above)
u12 Girls A Squad Thursday 4:30pm (10.1 rating and above)
Junior Futures (Beginners to Intermediate)
aimed at players competing in competitions graded from 7 to 5.
u12 Squad – Tuesday 4:30pm
Girls Squad – Tuesday 5:30pm
u14 Squad – Tuesday 6:30pm
FREE Beginner Coaching Friday 5:30pm
u12 Squad – Sat 10:15am
Junior Group Structure
Players that are playing for fun or for the first time and learning the basics of the game.
Players playing to meet new people and play with friends and wanting to enjoy the game for life
Training Hours 1-2hrs a week
Players should be attending a group session and playing socially in their own time. Other sports are encouraged as much as possible.
Competitions (grade 7)
Players are encourage to play socially with friends in their own time and to play at Junior club night and in beginner events such as Team Challenge
Players playing socially but more competitive in nature and encourage to compete regularly with in the club and in teams. Players are playing for enjoyment often alongside another sport and will have the opportunity to represent their school and club in competitions
Training hours 2-3hrs
Players should be training in a 1-2 groups a week and ideally having a private coaching or hitting session to prepare for competitions. Players should be playing other sports for fitness and moulding into a all round athlete
Competitions (6 to 4)
Players should be competing in LTA matchplays to improve their rating and grade 5 events to earn ranking points (11-18 only). Competition should be rewarding and motivating for the individual often preferred when playing with other members from the club
Players are dedicating their time to training and competing and tennis is seen as their number one sport. Other sports are encouraged but sacrifices are made for tennis.
Training Hours 3-10 hours
Players are training with the best at the club with 2 groups a week, 1hr private and 1hr hitting with peers or qualified ‘hitters’ at the club. Training sessions are challenging and may train at a local LTA performance Centre.
Competitions (Grade 5+)
Players are regularly competing in the Cheshire Tour and / or regional Tour. Players have to be self-motivated to travel and play at weekends and their time around social and school commitments.
LTA COMPETITION GRADING STARTS FROM 7 MOVING UP TO 1.