How young can my child be to start playing tennis?
The earliest age that we would take your child for group lessons is 4 years old. If you want to start before this age you can book individual lessons with a coach.
What clothes should my child wear?
General sportswear is fine. However please dress your child appropriately according to the weather e.g. rain jacket if raining. Always send your child with a water bottle no matter what the weather conditions.
Can I borrow a racket?
Yes, we have plenty of rackets to accommodate all sizes and age groups. However, as there is a limited stock, if your child is going to be participating in a lesson for the term please consider purchasing a racket yourselves. We also have rackets for sale at the Club.
How do I know what racket size my child needs?
The route for this is to ask the coach taking your child’s group lessons, they will be able to advise you.
What are the differences between red, orange and green ball classes?
Red ball – range from ages 5-8 years of age
Orange ball – 7-9 years of age
Green ball – 9-11 years of age
Yellow U18 – 11 years and up.
What is a squad session?
A player who is serious about their tennis and is committed to playing at least two times per week. These sessions are invitation only by the coach.
What is the length of lessons?
All group lessons are of 1-hour duration except Tots Tennis which is for three-quarters of an hour. Squad sessions are 90 minutes.
Do I need to have a membership to have lessons?
To participate in any coaching sessions you will need to be a member of Cheam LTC. Please visit www.cheamtennisclub.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you run after-school lessons?
Yes, junior lessons are run from 15.30-19.00 Monday to Friday in term time.
What happens if my child becomes ill during the session?
If your child becomes ill during the session we will try to contact you to let you know, we will keep them safe until you return for collection.
What happens if my child misses a session through illness?
As long as you notify Amit Mohindra via phone (07947408901) or email email@example.com before the start of the lesson then he will be able to organise a ‘make-up’ session later in the week.
If it is raining how do I know whether the lesson is cancelled or not?
If the session is cancelled Amit will send an email out to all parents and a post on Facebook (Please like Ace Amit Coaching) giving notification that the session is not going to be taking place. Sessions will only be cancelled 30 minutes before the session commencing as the weather forecasts are not always correct. A ‘make-up’ session will be scheduled at half term or at the end of the term. You will be notified of the the make up date by email.
Can my child have individual lessons?
Yes, please talk to Amit Mohindra to ascertain your availability.
Do you run holiday camps?
Yes, we run holiday camps all year, around the Sutton term school holidays
Do you put the camps into groups of similar abilities?
At the beginning of the day, the children are divided up into two large groups – those aged between 9 and 14 years and those between 5 and 8. Then after a warm-up session when the coaches can get a feel of the groups they will be further split into smaller groups depending on age and ability.
Do we have to provide food and drink for camps?
Yes, if your child is doing a day camp they will need a packed lunch and several snacks to keep them going throughout the day. They will also need a water bottle which can be re-filled by the water fountain on site.
How & when do I pay for lessons?
Group lessons are to be paid ‘upfront’ for the term through our booking website.
HEALTH & SAFETY
If my child has a medical/behavioural condition how will that be catered for?
Prior to booking any lessons please call Amit Mohindra to discuss the best route for your child.
Medical equipment – If your child requires any medical equipment as stated on the registers, the coaches will check that they have this before starting the lesson. If your child does not have it we will not be allowed to let them start the lesson.
What happens if I am late to collect my child?
If you know you are going to be late for the collection of your child, please call Amit to let us know. We will keep your child, safe on court until you return. However please make every effort to be on time as the coach has another session which will be disrupted.