One of the great things about tennis is that it’s a sport that can be played at nearly any age and at any skill level. Because it’s a low-impact sport and it’s not dependent on the strength of the player, young and old alike pick it up easily. This is why WimX Tennis cater for all ages and abilities. Some people want to drop in and play as and when the mood takes them, others are serious about improving and playing in club teams and others get on the performance pathway.
So whatever your interest and motivations are to play tennis, WimX can help you! Visit our locations page to find out your nearest venue and what’s on offer there. To see more information on what is offered as part of a WimX Tennis program see below.
WimX offer holiday camps in most school holidays and these provide valuable extra tennis development in a fun environment. These are all run by the WimX Coaches and are suitable for both beginners and experienced players. With indoor court back up the British weather will not able to ruin the day either. These camps are great for anyone wishing to try tennis and they also represent excellent value childcare! Pastoral care is also available before and after the camp times.
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Camps in Chingford
Easter Camp 1. April 7th, 8th, 9th
Easter Camp 2. April 14th, 15th, 16th
May Half Term Camp May 31st – June 4th
Summer Camp Extra Week July 19th – July 23rd
Summer Camp 1 July 26th – 30th
Summer Camp 2 August 2nd – 6th
Summer Camp 3 August 9th – 13th
Summer Camp 4 August 16th – 20th
Summer Camp 5 August 23rd – 27th
Tennis coaching is a great way to prepare anyone who wants to brush up or learn tennis skills for the first time before joining a club and playing more regularly. Individual lessons are also available but joining a group is a great way to meet people and learn tennis in a more economical way.
Cardio Tennis – Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases. If you are looking for a great new way to get in shape and to burn calories, why not try Cardio Tennis? No tennis skills are necessary. For more information see www.lta.org.uk/ allplaytenniscardiotennis
Drills and point squads – sessions which provide technical and tactical instruction and finish up with playing points
Start up Tennis – a 6 week course designed for beginners where you cover one shot per week and guarantees to get you ready for social game play at the end of the course. This course price includes a free racket and can of balls for all participants.
The WimX Mini Tennis Academy all begins with children who have played no, or very little, tennis previously. Every WimX venue runs mini tennis development sessions, which welcome newcomers to tennis into a fun and learning-centred environment. Within these sessions children are taught the fundamentals of tennis and athletic development and exposed to the fun side of the sport through games and competitions.
Children who demonstrate a passion for tennis, or who show athletic ability or an aptitude for learning, are encouraged to add more sessions to their week and work towards becoming transition players. These players are building their tennis skills and experience to begin competing in tournaments, and progress further to become performance players who are aspiring to explore the many avenues for future involvement in tennis.
Mini tennis is structured in to RED, ORANGE and GREEN ball so that the equipment used and the size of the court changes as the child gets older.
RED (8 years and under)
This is the stage at which learning the ABCS (agility, balance, co-ordination and speed) is key. The emphasis is on FUN and the children are taught the basics of sending and receiving skills, including swing technique on the major shots.
ORANGE (8-9 years old)
In this phase the court and racket size are increased, and the specialist balls are more responsive to speed and spin. This is still a great age to learn the basics, but for those children who have previous experience orange tennis offers more and better opportunities to learn the tactical and competitive elements of the game.
GREEN (9-10 years old)
Green ball tennis is played on a full size court with balls that are 25% slower and lighter than normal balls. This provides the perfect platform for developing on to hard ball at ten.
For more information on the performance mini tennis, please visit the tennis academy section.
Individual coaching is available at all venues and ranges in price from £25-£45 per hour dependant on the coach and venue costs. All court fees are included in the lesson price and half hour lessons are available. Many people start off with a course of individuals before filtering into a regular club session or coaching group.
It can be very intimidating if you are new to tennis to enter a tournament. We therefore like to make it easy by running tournaments specifically aimed at those new to game whether they are mini red or and adult.