Eastgate Coaching Programme 2018-2019

At the Eastgate Club we pride ourselves on being able to offer a comprehensive coaching programme for every standard of player across all age groups. Whether you have just started to take up the game of tennis or whether you are a performance/elite player we will have a programme to suit your needs and ability.

MEMBERS - Coaching will be available to members of all ages but you will be asked for proof of membership before being accepted onto a coaching programme.

NON MEMBERS – Please see below under PRIVATE COACHING

Please see Meet the Coaches for details of our coaches and how to contact them.



  1. Anyone attending group coaching of any age must be a member of the club in order to attend those sessions. A completed membership form and the correct membership payment will be required before the coach will allow active participation at these sessions.
  1. Parents must make contact with membership before bringing and leaving children at group coaching sessions and a membership application and payment must be made and confirmed by membership to the coach before the child will be allowed to participate in the session. Confirmation will be in the form of an email from membership to the payer.
  1. Parents please note that all those attending coaching must wear current shoe tags and it will be the responsibility of each parent to ensure that a tag is worn and if it is not worn the coach will make enquiry as to membership and report the circumstances to membership. If you do not wear your shoe tag it will be assumed that you are not a member and you will not be allowed to take part in the session.
  1. How can I pay – see link below



These will be open to members and non-members but non-members will each pay an additional fee of £5 per day per camp which must be paid to the coach before the camp commences.


Coaches may provide private coaching [that is one on one] to any one person.

In the case of non-members, an additional fee equivalent to the current guest fee [currently £4 per session] will be paid.

After four sessions, non-members, will be required to join before further coaching takes place but the club will allow for any non member fees paid to the club against the cost of membership.


Tuesdays 9.30 - 11.00 am
Fridays 9.30 - 11.00 am

Sam Bass and Simon Taylor will arrange the social tennis, with a mixture of social tennis and more ability 4's.  This is FREE OF CHARGE.  Members or Potential new members only. Non members will be expected to join after the first few sessions.

Mondays 10.00 - 11.00 am - run by Sam.  £5 members, £6 non-members.  PAY AS YOU GO.
Thursdays 6.00 - 7.00 pm - run by Simon.  £5 members, £6 non-members.  PAY AS YOU GO.
Non members will be expected to join after the first few sessions.

Wednesdays 6.30 - 8.00 pm  -  for those Adults who are knocking on the door of teams or play in teams.  Members only.  £7.00 per session.  PAY AS YOU GO.



Wednesdays 9.30 - 10.30 am - run by Sam.  £5 members, £6 non-members.  PAY AS YOU GO.  Members and non-members welcome. Non members will be expected to join after the first few sessions.

The following cardio sessions will still continue:
Tuesdays 11.30 am  - 12.30 pm
Thursdays 7.00 - 8.00 pm
Fridays 11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Eastgate Tennis Coaching
Simon Taylor - 07791614195
Sam Bass - 07415620986

E - Mini & Junior Coaching

Mini [5-10] Junior [11-18] and Invitational  [11-18] Coaching Programme

Eastgate Coaching Programme from October 2018-2019

Mini Tennis is where it all starts for children aged 5 to Under 11.  This is a 3 stage progression of modified tennis equipment and court sizes, which will enable children to develop the necessary technical, tactical, physical and mental skills required in the modern game. Each stage has a colour code: Red, Orange and Green. Starting with Red the children play on a 12m court with a suitable racket in accordance with their size, but usually 19”, and a sponge ball. As the junior progresses the court size, racket length, speed of ball, height of the bounce, and length of the game will increase until they reach the full game. We then offer a variety of squads on the club programme and the performance programme to suit all abilities.


If you would like to discuss coaching at the Eastgate Club please call one of our coaches [see Meet the Coaches for contact details].