Coaching

Balerno Lawn Tennis Club

Coaching

This is an OLD version of the BLTC website and is now out of date. 

The new website is

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/BalernoTennisClub


The club have an experienced LTA Level 3 coach, Bruce Beadle. Bruce is a very enthusiastic and motivated coach with a particular strength with junior and adult beginners and improvers, his belief is in keeping tennis simple & fun! Bruce is a very experienced coach and has been involved in the David Lloyd Junior Development programme for a number of years.


Bruce was appointed the new club coach for Balerno in 2012 and has been running both adult and junior coaching programmes for the club. Bruce can also provide individual lessons and can be contacted on 0771-556-1929 or bruce.beadle@gmail.com to arrange a tennis lesson.  Peter Kasparek, an LTA Level 2 registered coach, is helping deliver the coaching programme and also offers individual lessons and classes, he can be contacted on 07481 589803 or petekaspa@hotmail.com


Bruce is currently looking for more LTA registered coaches to help him deliver and upscale the coaching programme at Balerno.  If interested please get in touch with Bruce directly.

Junior classes

 

Friday afternoon classes (1 - 4pm): The final term starts on Friday 25th October & runs for 6 weeks until 29th November.


Please book into same class as last term as follows,

1-1:45pm - Red level for 7yrs & under
1:45-2:30pm - Orange level for 8-10yrs, introductory level
2:30-3:15pm - Orange / Green level for 8-11yrs
3:15-4pm - Yellow 11yrs & above


The age groups above are guidelines and ability/experience are taken into account. If in doubt, please don't hesitate to email, call or text me for more details!


I want to ensure that we have equal number of players in each class so I may make some changes as to who is in which class. I will endeavour to keep friends together, however it's important that we have similar playing standards in each class. To help me plan the classes could you let me know by Sunday 20th October if your child would like to play, so that I can organise my assistants & plan the classes?


Cost for this term is £30 for members & £45 for non members.You can pay by cheque (payable to Bruce Beadle), cash on Friday 25th October or online



Adult classes:

The following will be available depending on demand.  Please text Bruce or Peter if interested:

NEW!!  Adult group coaching at Balerno Tennis Club starting on Sundays from 5:45-6:45pm with Peter Kasparek.

If you are interested could you email or text Peter 07481-589803


Other options if enough interest!

"Cardio Tennis"

Cardio Tennis is a great way to work out as you can burn up to 800 calories in 1hr; no previous tennis ability is required! It is fun, sociable & healthy!!


"Rusty Racquets"

This aimed at players who want to improve their game. I can tailor it to suit beginners or the more experienced player. Each week a “theme” will be worked on with some drills before taking it into singles or doubles games. It is a simple, fun & sociable way to progress your tennis!  The cost of these Adult sessions is £8 for members & £10 for non members. However, if there are only 2 players they will split the cost of a one hours lesson with me (ie. £12.50 each) or choose to not play; if only 1 player then it will be cost of an hour's lesson or choose not to play.  Please contact Bruce if interested.


"Beginners Tennis" on a weekday

I would like to organise some tennis sessions for those who have never played before, so if you know of anyone who is interested please get them to contact me so we can arrange some suitable times.

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these Adult tennis Classes so that we can organise a suitable time. Note: each Adult class will require a minimum of 4 players.

Individual Coaching at a time to suit you!!

I am always available for 1:1 coaching lessons for one or more players. The cost for an individual lesson is £30 per hour.