Great Ayton Tennis Club is always looking to encourage juniors and young families who might be looking for a club that can provide whatever standard of tennis they aspire to.

The Club has a long tradition of encouraging and developing strong junior players and have juniors entered into area leagues. Here you can find out more about the exciting events, competitions and fun activities available.

Club News for Juniors

A club session from 5 – 7 pm for Junior members is in the planning with the most suitable evening to be arranged. This is for anyone over 10 years old or those who can serve and score. We will keep you informed.

Coaching and Activities

Juniors have priority on all week nights (not weekends) from 4pm until 6pm. This is an opportunity for Juniors over 10 years of age to book a court and have a game with other over 10 year old Junior Members, unsupervised, or for under 10’s to have a knock-around with their Guardians.

We offer affordable junior and family membership schemes to suit your requirements.

Jennifer Barron

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!

After School Tennis for Tots

LTA Youth Start and LTA Youth Schools Schemes

These schemes are an initiative from the LTA which are fully up-and-running and provided by our Level 4 Senior Coach Jen. If interested please contact Jen for further information.

Junior Camps

These run every day (morning and afternoon) during school holidays. We will update our website with further information in due-course. In the meantime you can contact Jen Barron or Mark Barras for more information.

Tots Tennis

Last year we had a Tots Under 5 tennis group. This was very successful, with up to 10 Tots in the session, who all enjoyed organised games to help with co-ordination and ball skills. Parents enjoyed the social side, by watching, supporting and enjoying sharing afternoon drinks with fruit and plenty of chat!

Mark Barras

Mark coaches juniors on Wednesday nights between 4 and 7pm (hourly, by age or ability sessions) and Sundays, by appointment only. If you would like to register your interest then either call/text or email Mark.

Tennis for Schools

At the end of each academic year, pupils from Marwood School in Great Ayton spend one week engaging in various sports activities required within the school curriculum.

Marwood do not have the luxury of their own tennis court onsite so they head over to our courts instead!

One of our resident coaches or very experienced Senior Member of the club is on court organising fun games and tennis based activities. Voluntary members of the club supervise the event to make sure health and safety and child protection is a priority. Light refreshments are provided by the club.

If your school is interested in coming down to the club for similar activities, then please do Contact Us

Birthday Parties

For a small hiring fee you can have up to 16 friends to join in celebrating a birthday. Bring your own food and party bags and make the most of our facilities in a fantastic setting.

If the weather is good, turn the party into a picnic, bring rugs et c, as we have lovely areas within the club grounds to accommodate this.

Why not turn your event into a birthday party with a difference! For a small additional fee, hire one of our junior coaches for a couple of hours to add a little extra fun and entertainment to the party. Parents can sit back, relax and watch the fun and games.

Contact us for further details and to book your party!

Junior Tournaments

Tournaments including playing Juniors at other Clubs, coaching  and hire of the clubhouse for parties.

Cleveland League Team Challenge Tournaments

Date: TBC

Venues: Great Ayton, Great Broughton, Guisborough, Hutton Rudby and Stokesley.

In 2017 The Cleveland League decided to organise tournaments for enthusiastic Junior players from local tennis clubs.

Guisborough, New Blackwell and Hutton Rudby all held a tournament which were well supported and extremely successful. We look forward to continuing to participate in and host the tournaments soon!

Quorn Tournament

Date: TBC

A red ball tournament for Junior Members aged under 10 years accompanied by an adult partner.

Our last Quorn Tournament was won by Charlie Tanfield with Ben Graham as runner-up. Prizes presented by Quorn in Stokesley.

Past Quorn Tournament Winners

Wendy Heald Tournament

Date: TBC

Junior competition for ages 18 and under. This annual junior tournament is dedicated to the late Wendy Heald.

Wendy was a much loved member of the club who dedicated her time to encouraging all junior players to improve their tennis skills. She organised coaching for them and fun tennis days. Her husband, Don, always attends the tournaments and presents the trophy to the winner.