Elizabeth Woodville School, Deanshanger - Tennis Development Programme - Autumn Term

Elizabeth Woodville School,


2012 Autumn Term Tennis Coaching




14-Week Coaching Programme

Tuesday 18th Sept until Tuesday 18th Dec 2012



Welcome to the NEW programme at Elizabeth Woodville School!

The exciting programme delivers more opportunities, excellent coach to player ratios and longer courses for increased development. Our objective is to ‘inspire tennis excellence’ and what ever level of tennis you aspire to play at, there is a course available for you. All coaches are CRB checked, insured, hold a first aid certificate and are qualified to the required standards set by the Lawn Tennis Association.

As the players progress it is important that they have the opportunity to further their tennis in a club environment. The next stage after the local programme in Deanshanger is to feed into Bucks Premiere Family Club at Stony Stratford Tennis Club.

We have devised a progressive and exciting format for all our sessions that will enhance every player’s game. The programme has been devised by John Cavill, the Director of Tennis for Tennis Works. John has been coaching at all levels for the past 18 years in the UK and abroad. The knowledge and experience John has gained is reflected in the programme structure that has had outstanding results within other tennis centres.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME - Progressive weekly structure

INDOOR SESSIONS - We have 4 indoor mini tennis courts and 4 outside hard courts for our use, so whatever your level, the extensive programme offers many opportunities to get coaching with Tennis Works all year round.

LONGER COURSES - We run all our courses in line with the school term so we can maximise the number of weeks people can learn.

EXCELLENT STAFF RATIOS - To ensure the quality of the session is high, every session has the appropriate player to coach ratio for the age and ability group they are dealing with.

Where do I begin?

If you are new to tennis or have been playing for a while, then we have a variety of courses for different age groups and abilities that will help you learn, develop and progress at playing tennis. Simply book online or feel free to contact us if you require any further advice.


You can join any of the courses on offer today. There are two ways in which you can book:

  • Online - To book online, simply click on the 'Add to Cart' link to pay via PayPal or by credit or debit card. Once payment has been received an email will be sent to collect further information for the registers.
  • Application form - Simply download the application form, complete the details and return it to the address on the form with a cheque made payable to 'Tennis Works'.

Food, Drink and Equipment

Please ensure you / your child wears the appropriate clothing and footware, for example tracksuit, shorts, t-shirt and trainers. If the weather is cold or wet, then please bring a jacket and if the weather is hot, then hats must be worn and suncream applied prior to arrival. Every child must bring plenty of drink and ensure they have eaten an appropriate diet prior to the session.

We will supply all equipment needed for the coaching session but players are encouraged to bring their own racket if they have one. If you are looking to purchase a racket then please speak with one of our coaches who will be able to give you professional advice about getting the right racket for your child.


Elizabeth Woodville School, Stratford Road, Deanshanger, Milton Keynes, MK19 6HN (click on name to view map)

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Development Programme Sessions


Mini Tennis

The Mini Tennis programme combined with our awards scheme, helps players progress through achievable targets that are rewarded when completed. Our Mini Tennis Red programme helps children aged 5 to 7 years old to learn the fundamentals for tennis, including coordination, balance, agility, receptive skills and more in a fun environment. As the players improve on these skills they will be able to progress to the next stage for 8 to 10 year olds, which is our Mini Tennis Orange programme. This is played on a ¾ length court with low compression balls and in these sessions the players will continue to improve their physical skills while starting to develop their tactical and technical aspects. 

Course Code Day Time Age Range Cost Add to Cart
DEAN-MTR-22 Sat 17.00-18.00 5-7
DEAN-MTO-23 Sat 18.00-19.00 8-10



Junior and Adult Tennis at Stony Stratford Tennis Club

Unfortunately we are not able to provide Junior or Adult coaching at Elizabeth Woodville School but we have a thriving programme running at Stony Stratford Tennis Club. For all beginners or those who play at a low recreation level, we have our very popular Foundation course. The aim of this session is to get people playing the game as fast as possible. This is a wonderful social sport and many people are put off if they think they are not good enough. Everyone can play tennis and the exercises, drills, techniques and progressions ensures that everyone has fun, enjoys learning and improves at the same time. For those wishing to build on their basic level, we have an Intermediate session which is aimed to take players into a social competitive environment that improves their matchplay for club sessions or lower team level. 

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Ages Ranges & Subgroups
Although the age ranges advertised are large, the coaches will ensure that players are put into subgroups with players of similar ages or ability which will keep the standards high and the right balance of social interactivity.