Great Ayton Tennis Club are always looking to encourage rusty racquets and particularly those with young families who might be looking for a club that can provide whatever standard of tennis they aspire to.

coaching at great ayton tennis club


Both Jen Barron and Mark Barras have helped our club to healthy record coaching levels; 50 percent higher on hours basis with all sessions available throughout the week. (Jen is now the Team captain for the County Under 12’s Girls). Thanks to both these coaches for their on-going support.

Beginner & Intermediate Adult Group Lessons

Beginner and intermediate adult group lessons with Jennifer Barron will commence on Monday 12th April 2021.

Jennifer is a Level 4 Accredited LTA coach who has worked across many clubs in the North-East and Yorkshire. In 2018 she spent a year in America coaching tennis in Northern California before returning to complete her Level 4. Jennifer has lots of experience working with juniors and adults, and has been involved with disability tennis for 4 years leading many of their initiatives. She is passionate about coaching and encourages everyone who is interested in learning to play to take part!

Thursday Morning Drop In Sessions & Classes

Jennifer will be introducing Thursday morning drop-in sessions open for all members and non-members and also new cardio and walking tennis classes, starting 1st April 2021.

Walking Tennis

Walking tennis is ideal for those who have never played the sport before and is also perfect for those with disabilities. Players are required to walk, not run and there are 2 bounces instead of 1. It’s low pressure and focuses on the social aspect of tennis where you can come along and play and meet like minded people. There are currently Thursday morning sessions with afternoon sessions to be introduced soon due to popular demand.

The following information on disability tennis is taken from the Tennis Foundation website:

“Disability tennis is simply the general term we use to describe the various versions of tennis that are on offer for disabled people to have fun playing … The most well-known versions are deaf, learning disability, wheelchair and visually impaired tennis but the sport is adaptable to a wide range of disabilities”.

Tennis Drills for All Members

A new coaching opportunity provided by Jen available to all members. If you are interested, please contact Jen so that she can arrange groups (depending on response). Maybe looking at 7 till 8pm on Club nights. If you are available during the day, she hopes to offer these sessions then.

For further information or to book a place please contact Jennifer Barron or the club

Junior & Adult Group Coaching

Junior Coaching is available on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons with Mark Barrass and Jennifer Barron.

Adult coaching with Mark Barrass commences on Wednesday, 31st March 2021 between 7 and 8pm. Junior group coaching with Mark Barrass will commence from Wednesday 31st March 2021 between 4 and 7pm.

1:1 Adult, Junior and Family Coaching

We can introduce new and existing members to qualified coaches giving you a wonderful opportunity to develop and flourish in tennis by offering 1 : 1 individual coaching for adults and juniors, or group coaching sessions for beginners to advanced players all according to your ability and requirements.

For further information or to book a place please contact Mark Barrass , Jennifer Barron or the club

Coaching enquiries

To enquire about membership and coaching please contact the club.