PLAY | ENJOY | COACH
The Tiger Tennis programme for teenagers caters for all levels and motivations. There is a particular emphasis on providing training and opportunities, through the Tiger Tennis Apprenticeship Scheme, for those interested in gaining experience as a coaching assistant, or potentially following a coaching pathway themselves.
For those new to the game, the Tiger Junior or Teen Improver sessions offer a structured and progressive approach that will enable players to learn the basics of the game and develop an understanding of the essential principles and tactics of tennis. For players who have already developed a good level and are committed to making the most of their potential, then the Tiger Yellow Academy session will provide them with the opportunity to take their game to the next level.
Raw Tennis! sessions are a unique combination of tricks, games, drills and crazy points designed to increase the fun element but also up the skills level to challenge player to the limit at the same time, perfect for those wanting a good time with their friends. Cardio tennis will appeal to a similar player but with the emphasis being more on getting fit at the same time.
Teenagers can choose between the Teen Improver, Tiger Junior and Tiger Academy sessions depending on their age and ability. The Teen improver sessions are for beginners who are 14+ years of age and who are learning to rally or have a basic rally ability. Thirteen year olds who are relatively new to the game are at the end of the Tiger Junior programme and can attend the Year 7 & 8 class. For teenagers who can play well already and would like to take their game to the next level, then the Yellow Academy sessions would be best suited to them.
This is a high energy and fun packed session, full of mad skills, tricks and exciting games! There is a more relaxed and social atmosphere and is ideal for older teenagers who have some tennis ability and who want to meet friends, have a good time and learn some cool skills. There are solo, partner and team skills, tricks and games including some of the all-time classics like ‘Round the World’ and ‘Champion of the Court’. The sessions will also include points and creative drills that will test players’ skills to the limit!
Cardio Tennis is proving a big hit in the UK and we are looking to introduce a Teen Cardio session soon. These are fun, fitness based sessions that give you a great all round workout while improving your game along the way. Also a great way to socialise and meet new friends.
Players can put their skills to the test by challenging their friends and other opponents in our Matchplay sessions. Friendly rivalry motivates players to improve their game and is a good way of learning Matchplay skills in a fun, non-pressured environment.
TIGER TENNIS APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME
We are currently developing our Apprenticeship Scheme which will offer the following four opportunities for teenagers.
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Tennis Leaders training
- Coach Assisting opportunities
- Mentoring and coaching pathway