Magdala Tennis Club


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Junior members have lots of opportunity to play, to improve their game and to meet others who enjoy tennis.

First, there are the junior coaching sessions on Wednesdays and Saturdays (see below). Then there are the organised sessions on Saturdays where we intersperse some coaching with organised matches and games, both single and doubles, for those aged 10 and over. We would like to have enough juniors in the right age groups to be able to field some junior teams in the local junior leagues. A number of our juniors enter local tournaments.

We also have our own junior tournament - see below.


Coaching arrangements

Edward Benson has organised the junior coaching but will not be available for the first few months of 2018.  Fortunately Phil Harris, an experienced LTA accredited level 3 coach with lots of coaching experience and playing experience at a high level, has agreefd to take Edward's place during this time.  We also have James Ockelford (also a level 3 coach) and Luke Sloan (a level 2 coach).  Both Phil and James will be available for private coaching sessions.

Wednesday evenings 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Wednesday evening is juniors’ evening. For the first few months of 2018, these sessions will be run by Luke Sloan. The 4pm session is for 5 to 10-year-olds; and the 5pm session is for 10-year-olds and above. The charge is £4 for members and £5 for non-members.

Saturday mornings 9.30 am to 10.30 am

This session is for those new to tennis who need more practice before they can come to the 10:30 to 12 session. The charge is £4 for members and £5 for non-members.

Saturday mornings 10:30 am to 12 noon

Saturday mornings are reserved for juniors as well. From 10.30 to 12 there will be coaching for full-ball players - i.e. those aged 10 and above - with opportunities to play organised matches / tournaments.  The charge for the 10.30 to 12.00 session on Saturday mornings is now £6.00. These sessionswill normally be run by Phil Harris. 

Summer tennis camp  

We normally run a summer camp, lasting for at least one week.  Information will appear here as soon as we have finalised details. 

Coaching and advice

Our coaches offer individual coaching lessons for ambitious juniors .

If you want to find out about mini tennis, national ratings and national rankings, or if you just want some advice on how to start playing competitively, feel free to speak to any of our coaches.  Click here for a practising tip. 


Junior members will have at least one court reserved for play at the following times throughout the season: 

Weekdays - up to 6.00 pm  Saturday - all day    Sunday - after 2.00 pm

Junior committee

If you are:

- A junior member (18 or under) of the Club

- Have ideas for making the Club even better for juniors

- Would like to contribute ideas and help organise events for juniors

why not join the junior committee? We are looking for around four juniors to meet and discuss ideas for social events, tournaments, junior teams or anything else you think is important.

If you are interested, please contact Alison Davidson at


More information

If you would like more information about arrangements for juniors, please contact Alison Davidson at


Forms and documents

Parental consent form

Code of conduct

Child protection policy




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