The ACES pathway is a new weekly tennis programme that is offering opportunities to willing families to develop your child’s ability in tennis and personal characteristics to take on in future life endeavours.

NTA will offer 48 places on the ACES pathway for Red players (ages U7) and 48 places for the Orange ACES pathway (ages U9) following the ‘Finding Future Stars’ day on February 26th 2022.

We are looking for three desirable characteristics; athletic, focused and competitive children who want to be involved in competitive tennis and be part of a new programme for tennis in Norfolk offering a clear pathway for development. 

Our Aim

To create a team environment where players are inspired, challenged and supported through every stage of their development.

We are striving to create a high performing foundation layer of junior tennis players who are committed to developing their tennis ability but willing to work hard to strive to be the best they in sport but also as a young person.

Our Vision

The vision is to provide a structured environment to support weekly training schedules, team competitions and individual athlete development whilst offering a clear tennis progression pathway from ages U8-U10 age categories. Our coaching team will support each individual and parents/guardians through every stage or their tennis journey.

Further Information about NTA ACES Pathway

The maximum number of players in each group is 12 and each weekly session will last 1 hour.  Every session will have two NTA coaches and if we hit capacity numbers there is the option for a third coach. The Red sessions will be first and followed by the Orange Sessions each evening at the scheduled venue.

 4 ACES Pathway Venues:

East Anglian Tennis and Squash Club

Taverham Tennis Club

Norwich Parks Tennis

Sportspark UEA

If your child is selected for the ACES programme, the next pathway step for development will be to aim for the Futures Academy Programme, committed players will be offered a scholarship where their coaching will be financially supported. This will be targeted for mini Red, Orange and Green tennis stages.

Meet the NTA ACES Pathway Team


Norfolk Performance Manager


Head Coach at East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club


Head Coach at Norwich Parks Tennis


Coach at Sportspark UEA


Coach at West Norwich Tennis