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East Devon Tennis Academy at Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre

Develop. Support. Structure


 

An invitational programme for players who love to compete in tennis

Key Information

 

LED's East Devon Tennis Academy Programme at Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre has been designed to ensure players have their own plan providing each individual with the best possible chance of reaching their potential or dream whether that may be club, county, national or even international standard

We understand that all players do not require the same things from their tennis programmes and this will depend on their ‘dream’, age, different level of ability, fitness, motivation, commitment and stage of learning.  We have carefully structured programmes to provide players with the right programme at the right time ensuring the right skills are learned and developed at the primary learning times

The East Devon Tennis Academy is suitable for players who show a good positive attitude towards learning that would like to train more than two times per week and who love competition and are either competing in competitions or are at the early stages of experiencing the challenges and excitement of the game of tennis

Players are invited to join the academy and there are limited spaces available.  Players will normally be invited to attend a full academic year, however it is possible for players to join the academy at different times during the year, ensuring they join the programme at the right time for them

Players will be invited to attend the programme by one of the East Devon Tennis Academy coaches through the Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre Tennis Development programme

Invitation to join the academy is based on a player’s current and potential playing standard, athleticism, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, listening skills, teachability, work ethic, self motivation and player and parent commitment

The academy has 3 different programmes offering different levels of tennis programmes. The Academy, The Team and The Club Programmes

For more information please feel free to pop into the centre and speak to a member of the team or call us on 01395 223355

 

Expectations, benefits and costs of all players on all programmes


Playing expectations

Attend tennis, fitness and alternative sports as recommended by the Long Term Player

Development Guidelines based on academy programme

Attend regular sessions, be on time, have basic values of respect, work ethic, listening skills and motivation to learn

Be a British Tennis Member registered to Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre

Purchase academy clothing and wear at tournaments or events

Participate in additional sports activities as recommended

Players under 16 years of age are only able to access the gym during specific days and times as identified on the timetable

Additional benefits of the programme

Develop independence

Learn and experience competition including sportsmanship, fair play and winning and losing

Develop coordination, team work and leadership skills

Be provided with opportunity to reach their tennis potential

A career in tennis, whether that be playing, coaching, officiating and development

Costs - financial and other

For players and parents on the performance programmes there will be costs both financial and others - some of which are highlighted below

Competing in sport can be expensive financially for the family in addition to the cost of coaching programmes and memberships.  There will be additional costs including equipment, entry fees, accommodation, travel, physiotherapy to name but a few

Extra time will be spent travelling for both player and parent in addition to waiting time for parents

Time spent with one member of the family participating in a sport can be hard on other family members

The player may need to go to bed earlier, as they become easily tired and the possibility of missing out on family and social activities

The player can miss out on other friends' parties and other social arrangements due to tennis commitments

Family holidays may need to be arranged around the player’s competitive programme

Parent expectations

Attend parent player meetings as appropriate

Support for sourcing external funding

Take onboard tennis parent education information provided

 

Academy Programme Player Expectations

Suitable for county team players with the potential of competing at a National standard and higher


Playing expectations

Attend 3 coaching squads per week and matchplay as appropriate

Attend weekly individual lessons

Arrange 2 hours unsupervised of own tennis practice per week

Competitive Programme

Compete in appropriate competitions approximately 12 to 20 per year  – dependant upon stage of learning

Represent Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre as appropriate

Fitness Programme

Attend 2 weekly Strength & Conditioning sessions

Attend regular teen gym sessions and take responsibility for completing fitness programmes and attending reviews as recommended by the Fitness Team Leader

Attend termly fitness testing

1 hour of Personal Training a month 

Commitment from East Devon Tennis Academy

Provide termly parent-player meetings and training sessions

Provide end of term player report that will be part of individual players lessons

Opportunity to participate in home and away training camps

Academy coaches present at specific tournaments

Provide termly fitness testing

Provide 1 hour per term for player goal setting and tournament planning, parent to be present

 

Team Programme Player Expectations

Suitable for school and club team players with the potential of competing at a County standard


Playing expectations

Attend 2 coaching squads per week and matchplay as appropriate

Attend monthly individual lessons

Arrange 1 hour unsupervised of own tennis practice per week

Competitive Programme

Compete in appropriate competitions approximately 6 to 12 per year dependant on stage of learning

Represent Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre as appropriate

Fitness Programme

Attend one weekly Strength & Conditioning session

Attend regular teen gym sessions and take responsibility for completing fitness programmes and 
attending reviews as recommended by the Fitness Team Leader

Opportunity to attend termly fitness testing

Occasional  Personal Training

Commitment from East Devon Tennis Academy

Provide termly parent-player meetings and training sessions

Provide end of term player report 

Opportunity to participate in home and away training camps

Academy coaches present at specific tournaments 
Provide termly fitness testing

Opportunity to receive 1 hour per term for player goal setting and tournament planning, parent to be present and payment will be required

 

Club Programme Player Expectations

Suitable for school and club team players with the potential of competing at a Club or County standard 


Playing expectations Attend 1 coaching squad and matchplay per week
Competitive Programme Represent Exmouth Tennis & Fitness Centre as appropriate
Fitness Programme Attend occasional teen gym sessions and on court Strength & Conditioning Sessions
Commitment from East Devon Tennis Academy

Provide termly parent player meetings and training sessions

Provide end of term player report 

Opportunity to attend  termly fitness testing