Beginners Coaching offer…

Coaching is valuable when you want to up your game, or simply revisit your technique. For those starting playing tennis – for example, juniors – it’s important that they develop not just their stroke play but the art of reading the game and positioning themselves well for shots, before bad habits set in!

Coaching is available for both adults and for juniors. We have regular coaching sessions for the juniors and occasional sessions for adults – and of course, individual coaching is available by private arrangement with our coaches.

Our Coaching Team

Joe Barnes is our head coach. Joe is a Level 3 coach and also PTR qualified. He has over 13 years of experience working in schools, clubs, running holiday camps, 1 to 1 and group sessions and both adults and children. He is experienced in coaching players from beginner right up to national level, which a few of his players have gone on to compete at.

Steph Todd looks after our Monday session and is great working with the Mini Tennis players and gives them a good grounding to then play more tennis. Joe is at the club most days and looks after our Yellow ball players and our stronger mini tennis players and actively encourages them to play competition.

By joining forces we are now able to cater for all ages and standards of children and will help children progress to their full potential. Details of our coaching programme can be found here.

What’s On Offer To Parents

Every Sunday afternoon is family Day at The Downs LTC. This time has been set aside so that parents and children can play together as a family. The Bar is open as well which makes it the perfect place to spend the afternoon. Parents can join the club as parent members which allows you to play tennis with your children as you please as long as there is a court free and gives you access to the bar when it is open.

Adult Coaching

Group lessons and Individual lessons are available at the club for members and potential new members. For more information please contact Joe Barnes on 07904 305257.


Head Coach
Joe Barnes
07904 305257


Phone: 020 8642 3019
50 Holland Avenue, SM2 6HU