School Programs

Our Schools programme provides an introduction to Tennis and ongoing support to primary and secondary schools. All our schools coaching is linked to defined out of school activity programmes available to all children, regardless of standard.

We pride ourselves on being the only provider to have an LTA Level 3 LTA Accredited + coach heading up and delivering our coaching program around Durham City. We work closely with the LTA to ensure that the coaching we are delivering is along with their guidelines. 

We also are able to link with a local tennis club due to being the providers of coaching at Chilton & Sedgefield, Durham Moor, Bishop Auckland, Lanchester & Barnard Castle tennis clubs allowing an easy output into a tennis club with a range of sessions available.

Club-School Links – Bringing tennis clubs and schools together

Club-School Links enable pupils to further their enjoyment, skills and experiences by continuing to play tennis in their local community, whilst adding value to a school’s offer to their pupils. We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for children and young people to get involved in tennis. 

Here’s what a school club link can offer a school:

  • An opportunity to forge links with local tennis clubs through schools.
  • The rewarding experience of working with enthusiastic young people.
  • The chance to inject new talent and energy into the club.
  • Raising the school’s profile in the community with positive PR.
  • Ensuring the future of the sport in the local community.

What activities are available?

For Primary Schools:

FREE taster day available to any school.

Coaching can be provided in full terms of curriculum time coaching for years 1,2, 3 or 4. We also offer 

 For Secondary Schools:

FREE taster day available to any school.

On site after school clubs

LTA Tennis Leaders courses for years 8 and 9

Schools Roadshow Days:

In School Demonstration Days are available free of charge to any School and can be arranged at any time by contacting us.

These take the form of our coaches coming into the school for a day and taking 30-45 miunute coaching session with each of years R-6. This children get to have a go and some introductory racket and ball exercises. Roadshow days are dynamic and fun and a great way of giving children an introduction to tennis.

In return the school is asked to copy distribute a follow-on letter which we will e-mail to you. This will highlight an out of school activity at a local club or centre which will be linked to the school.

Coaching Locations

Here are the Durham Community Tennis Partnership venues where you can play.

Lanchester Lawn TC

Ford Road, Lanchester, DURHAM, County Durham, DH7 0SE

Barnard Castle Lawn Tennis Club

Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, DL1 8NP

Durham Moor TC

Durham Moor Crescent, DURHAM, County Durham, DH1 5AW

Bishop Auckland TC

Town Recreation Ground, BISHOP AUCKLAND, County Durham, DL14 7DD

Chilton and Sedgefield TC

Chilton Way, Chilton, County Durham, DL17 0PD