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Moulsford Prep

Coaching is currently open to pupils at Moulsford Prep. If you are a parent of a pupil at Moulsford looking to join, please contact the school to get the access code to register online.

Welcome

Moulsford is a thriving independent Prep School of 360 boys aged 4 – 13 years, set in tranquil and picturesque grounds on the banks of the River Thames surrounded by the rolling hills of South Oxfordshire.

We offer after-school group tennis coaching tuition to the pupils, delivering the LTA Youth coaching programme. During the winter months coaching is delivered indoors in the sports hall, and during the spring/summer we move outdoors onto the four tennis courts available.

How to find us

Moulsford
Wallingford OX10 9HR

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Junior Coaching

Our junior tennis programmes have been developed in partnership with the LTA to help players accelerate their learning and development. In addition, we offer a complete schedule of after-school and weekend tennis coaching for players aged four years old and up.

Coaching sessions run throughout the school term. Players can sign up for our weekly programme by taking out a Coaching Plan. Coaching Plans help parents and players spread the cost of coaching in one affordable monthly fee so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of professional tuition.

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LTA Youth Tennis

We run courses for children aged 4 – 18, packed full of fun games and dynamic training. We want kids to bring all their energy to tennis; no ‘quiet please’ needed here.

Never held a racket? No problem, our professional coaches will adapt to each individual, to help bring out their best in a safe, secure environment. All kids need to bring is their creative energy, because the programme is designed to grow as they do. Smaller courts and softer balls develop into the real deal as they pick up all the skills and know-how they need.

It will take your youngster to the next level; you’ll see it in their confidence, their skills and even their concentration at school. Not to mention keeping them fit and active. Add some healthy competition to teach them about good sportsmanship (because we all have bad days) and you’ve got a set of skills for life.

LTA Youth has six stages:

Start: 4-11 years – Introductory six-week course
Blue: 4-6 years – Learn the basics
Red: 6-8 years – Serve, rally and score
Orange: 8-9 years – Develop a rounded game
Green: 9-10 years – Test your skills
Yellow: 10+ years – Take your skills further

N.B. Although we’ve assigned ages to each stage these are just a guide. We’ll always put kids in the relevant group based on their ability.

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Start

(Age 4-11)

This is a fun starter course for children who have never played the sport before, or may have played very little. Packed full of fun games and training drills, it also gives parents the chance to join in too.

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Blue Stage

Learn the basics (Age 4-6)

This is an introduction to tennis. Here, we’ll help kids improve their balance, agility and coordination while teaching them about the sport we love. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing, it’s just getting to grips with the basics.

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Red Stage

Serve, rally and score (Age 6-8)

This will look a bit more like the tennis you know. You’ll see overarm serves, rallies and volleys. Coaches will help children to further develop their co-ordination, balance and speed. We’ll introduce relaxed competition here too.

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Orange Stage

Develop a rounded game (Age 8-9)

Time to throw in some tactics, problem-solving, and guides to sportsmanship and leadership. At this stage, children will know all of the rules and will be serving and returning in matches.

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Green Stage

Test your skills (Age 9-10)

This is the big one. It’s time for kids to play on full-size courts. Now it’s all about growing their game by fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned so far.

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Yellow Stage

Take your skills further (Age 10+)

Time to find your game. Playing on a full-size court with the same size balls the pros use, kids will continue to explore different styles on the court, and start to choose their own.

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Private Lessons

private lessonWhat better way to fast track your improvement than with a one-on-one coaching session – an hour (or two) just for you to develop those areas of your game most important to you!

Individual or small group coaching is a great way of accelerating your learning. Tennis can be a challenging game to master and group coaching is a great way to get started. 1:1 time with a qualified coach can help you improve your game over a period of time. Many players like to supplement their group learning sessions with individuals to get the best of both worlds.

Individual coaching with our coaches will accelerate learning, improve confidence, help master technique, offer the opportunity to give your practice or group sessions a focus, and it’s a great workout.

You can choose to go it alone or you may wish to organise a small group (up to 2 players) or play with a friend to share the cost.

To book and for more information please contact us

Holiday Camps

Our Holiday Camps offer a combination of professional coaching, fun games/activities and tennis competition for players of all ages and standards during school holidays based at local tennis club’s around Moulsford.

We create the optimal environment to challenge players at any level of play, whether they want to be the next Roger Federer, looking to try out tennis for the first time, or looking for a fun-filled time on the court. Our focus is to provide a safe holiday camp experience with highly stimulating activities delivered by positive, inspiring coaches.

As part of these camps, you can guarantee a high energy day of tennis and coordination development; our coaching team will teach the children the FUNdamentals of tennis improving technique while challenging their coordination with lots of drills, games and activities.

Recently we introduced a new LTA Youth Team Challenge format to our camps. This is a national initiative by the LTA, a fun competition designed for mini and junior tennis players. Players compete in small teams for points over a short series of challenges, with players receiving certificates, stickers, prizes and medals for their efforts! Each holiday camp will have a different Team Challenge fun theme which will guide the fancy dress and sticker concepts for that camp!

We have two types of camps:

  • Mini Camps:  For players aged 5 – 10 years old
  • Junior Camps:  For players aged 11 – 15 years old

Pricing:

If you hold a Coaching Plan+, you can access Holiday Camps with 50% OFF (contact us for your discount code). If you do not hold a Coaching Plan+, the camps are £15 per player.

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Coaching Fees

Start out with a two-week free pass and then get access to our tennis programme, which runs during the school-term, in one affordable monthly Coaching Plan.

Coaching Plan is paid monthly with no fixed term contract with fees spread across the year; making them flexible and most importantly affordable! After 6-months we’ll upgrade you to Coaching Plan+, unlocking free access to holiday camps and competitions!

Free Pass

We’re so confident you’ll love tennis as much as us, we offer a two-week FREE PASS for new customers to try two coaching sessions free of charge! You’ve got two-weeks from the date of registration to decide if the session is right for you, if not you can cancel at any time during your pass.

How do I register for my free pass?

To start your free pass, simply select your preferred session from our timetable, complete the registration form and payment method, and your set to attend your first session with us!

Why do I need a payment method to start a free pass?

We ask for a payment method to ensure you don’t have any interruption to your coaching after the free pass.

You won’t be charged during your free pass, and you can cancel anytime. We’ll remind you when your free pass is about to end, so you can cancel your account if you’d rather not become a Coaching Plan subscriber. If you choose to continue after your pass ends, you’ll be automatically charged one low monthly fee to access our weekly programme and inclusive holiday camps.

*Free pass duration and availability may vary. Available for new and returning players of 3 months only. Offer entitles player free access on two group coaching sessions. Cancel anytime during the pass. Free pass period starts at the date of registration. At expiry standard coaching plan fees, terms and conditions apply. 

FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for please contact us and will respond as soon as possible.

 


How do Coaching Plans work?

Coaching Plans give players access to our group coaching programme in one affordable monthly fee. To join a coaching session(s) on our coaching programme you will need to have an active Coaching Plan.

When you start your tennis journey you’ll join us as a Coaching Plan subscriber. A Coaching Plan gives you access to our weekly group coaching programme that runs during the school term. You’ll be able to access our holiday camp programmes and competitions and you can book and pay online via our website.

After you’ve been with us for 6-months, you’ll automatically be upgraded to Coaching Plan+ and your monthly price will reduce. A plus plan gives you discounted access to our holiday camps for juniors. You’ll continue to benefit from this discounted access for as long as you remain an active Coaching Plan+ subscriber.


How do know when I have been upgraded to Coaching Plan+?

We’ll let you know as soon as you have been automatically upgraded to Coaching Plan+ via email. As soon as you have received confirmation from us you’ll be able to book camps with discount.

I’m rejoining and used to hold a Coaching Plan+ subscription, do I get automatically upgraded?


No, sorry! If you are rejoining you’ll need to start off on our Coaching Plan subscription. After 6-months you’ll be automatically upgraded to Coaching Plan+.

I’m currently a Coaching Plan+ subscriber and looking to join an additional player, do they get Coaching Plan+ too?


Yes! Your Coaching Plan+ status is for your entire account. When someone else joins they’ll also benefit form plus benefits.

Do I have to sign up for a minimum term?


No! We are so confident that players will find our coaching enjoyable, affordable and convenient that we offer our Coaching Plans with no fixed term contract.  If in the unlikely event that you would like to cancel your plan, all you have to do is contact us giving us four weeks written a notice to cancel.

If you are a Coaching Plan+ subscriber and decide to cancel, you will lose your free access benefits. If you rejoin at a later date you’ll join as a Coaching Plan subscriber and will have to wait for 6-months to unlock Coaching Plan+

Is there a joining fee?


There is no joining fee, but you’ll need to be a pupil of Moulsford Prep to attend group coaching.

How many times per week should I play?


We encourage players to play at least twice per week to benefit from our coaching. Whether that be attending one coaching session and having a hit with a friend, or attending two coaching sessions per week.

It only costs an extra £25 per month to join a second session per week – we offer this discount as it really helps accelerate and develop your game. Andy Murray didn’t turn pro training once per week!

When registering online you’ll have the option to select two sessions to attend.

Does the programme run during the school holidays?


No. Group coaching sessions are run throughout the school term at Moulsford Prep. During the school holidays you are able to access our large holiday camp schedule throughout our network of tennis clubs around Moulsford.

What happens if it rains?


During wet weather coaching sessions will be delivered in the sports hall. We also deliver coaching thoughout the winter months indoors. During the spring/summer coaching is delivered on the outside courts.

Is there a pay and play option available?


Sorry, we don’t offer a pay as you play option for our junior programme. Players can join the programme by subscribing to a Coaching Plan. This helps us keep our administration costs down which keeps the costs to players at an affordable level.

We also strongly believe that regular attendance on the programme helps maintain the session suitability for the players alongside supporting players improve with groups of players of similar tennis standards.

What is a LTA Advantage?


All players signing up for a Coaching Plan will be able to access a free LTA Advantage Membership, run by our governing body, the LTA. You will need your tennis number to enter LTA sanctioned tournaments and competitions. You will then be able to view the matches that you have played, and your results, online. You will be notified of a change in your rating or ranking and will also receive monthly updates from The LTA.

For more information  and to sign up click here

Is there any special clothing I need to wear?


We are pretty relaxed, but a sports kit and shoes needs to be worn. We have a nice club kit available to buy if players are interested and you can purchase all your tennis kit from our sister company The Racket Factory – www.theracketfactory.com

Is the equipment provided, and do I need my own racket?


All equipment is provided during our coaching sessions. If you’d like your own racket, your coach will be able to advise you on the best choice for you and provide one to you at a discounted rate. You can always visit our online shop here if you like to purchase a racket sooner! www.theracketfactory.com


If you have any other questions that are not detailed above, please contact us

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Safeguarding

We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience.

Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.

Reporting a Concern

National Tennis Association (NTA) strongly advise people to read our safeguarding policies and to contact us should they have any concerns.

Safeguarding Policy

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

If you have concerns or wish to report anything, you can contact NTA on: 0800 888 6030 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). For further enquiries please email the Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@nationaltennis.org.uk.