Welcome to the Junior section of Chorley Tennis Club.
Chorley Tennis Club highly
values its junior members, warmly welcoming all newcomers and encouraging
young players to join the seniors
on court. It’s a great place to play tennis, whether you’re
a junior who’s looking for a friendly introduction to the
sport or a more advanced player seeking competitive play.
Free Children’s Event Tuesday 15 April 2014
Andy Murrays and Laura Robsons! Chorley Tennis Club, the town’s
only non-commercial tennis club, is holding a free event for young
players or would-be players to come down to the Club during the
Easter holidays on Tuesday 15th April and have fun playing tennis.
It doesn’t matter whether children have played tennis previously
or they’ve never picked up a racket before; the idea behind
the pre-season event is for them to enjoy themselves and learn
a little bit more about the sport and about the facilities and
affordably priced coaching at Chorley.
Sessions for each age group will run for two hours and are as follows:
Ages 4-7 10am-12pm
Ages 7-9 12pm-2pm
Ages 9-14 2pm-4pm
Please note if the weather is very bad on 15th April the event
will be postponed to Wednesday 16th.
All equipment along with light refreshments will be provided on
the day and parents are welcome to come down and watch, or join
in if they like. Coaches will be on hand to organise coaching,
fun games and possibly a mini tournament at the end of the session.
Club members will also provide information about events and opportunities
for juniors at the club during the summer.
Chorley Tennis Club is based next to Chorley Cricket Club and is
best accessed via the pathway from Walgarth Drive. The nearest
postcode for the pathway is PR7 2QW.
Anyone interested in coming along, or who would like to know more,
please phone, text or email Simon Brewer so the Club can cater
for appropriate numbers: Tel: 07743 427032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read our Junior Newsletter Spring 2014
In July 2011, Chorley Tennis Club were awarded
Tennis Clubmark, a nationally recognised quality accreditation
scheme for sports clubs with junior sections. Tennis Clubmark ensures
that Chorley Tennis Club:
• has a fair and transparent operational structure
• adheres to best practice policies and procedures around safeguarding
junior and adult members/users
• delivers a comprehensive and all-encompassing tennis programme
for all ages and abilities
• produces a clear plan of action for long term sustainability and
A dedicated Tennis Committee ensures that the Club is a great place
for juniors to play tennis. Our head of tennis, child protection
officer, coaches and junior team captains work together to improve
tennis for Chorley’s juniors.
Two LTA licensed and fully qualified coaches (Simon Brewer and
Keith Eckersall) lead the coaching sessions taking place at Chorley
Tennis Club. Coaching is available to all standards of player and
is offered on a group and individual basis. By licensing through
the LTA, our coaches ensure that their knowledge and skills are
up-to-date and that they are aware of important changes and modern
Details below are for last season and will be updated at the start
of the 2014 season.
We are running Summer Camps throughout August for Children aged
6-14. Please download
this form and post it to
the address shown by mid July.
Coaching starting on 16th and 19th April 2013:
|Tuesday & Friday
||7 and under
|Tuesday & Friday
|Tuesday & Friday
||12 years +
Members and non-members are welcome. Costs are for a block of
six weeks and there is a discount for members.
Simon Brewer occasionally leads group coaching for older children;
this varies from season to season.
Pay to Play Saturday Sessions from 18th May
Pay to Play sessions take place at the Club on Saturday mornings.
These are run by Chris Bolton and Peter Baldwin and are open to
both members and non-members. Players do not need to book a place;
just turn up on the day.
||9.30 to 10.30am
Two teams currently represent Chorley Tennis Club in the Junior
Ribble League: an Under 16s team and an
Under 14s team.
Throughout the year, Chorley Tennis Club runs competitions for
its junior members,
• annual Junior Tournament
• John Chatterley Doubles Tournament
• American Tournaments
* new singles juniors tournament run by Paula and Adrian Thornton:
Boys Under 16 and Girls Under 16 (currently in School Year 11 or
Boys Under 14 and Girls Under 14 (currently in School Year 9 or
Boys Under 12 and Girls Under 12 (currently in School Year 7 or
Entry to these events is free.
Family Doubles. This will be handicapped
and each team will comprise one parent (any age) and one child
under 16 (currently School Year
11 or lower). Entry to
this event is £3 per pair.
To enter, contact Adrian Thornton by text or
email by 30 April.
Text: 07896 004057 Email: at001G5474@blueyonder.co.uk
The Club celebrates its juniors’ success
at Presentation Evening with
prizes and trophies galore!
Saturday afternoons are Juniors’ time. Please note,
these sessions are informal and unsupervised, see above.
Advanced Juniors are also welcome
to join in with the Club’s senior social
tennis sessions on a Tuesday evening and on a Sunday afternoon. These timeslots
are set aside for informal friendly games for those looking to just turn up
and play. Juniors also have priority over Court One during this
time for their own play.
Chorley Tennis Club not only has five full-sized all-weather
courts, but also two mini tennis courts, which are a great introduction
to the sport for our
mini juniors. The Club also provides mini tennis equipment at its mini red,
and green coaching sessions. Chorley’s juniors also have access to court
number 1, one of the full-sized courts, at most times.
Free Membership – don’t
Seeking to introduce more youngsters to the game, Chorley Tennis Club offers
free membership for juniors aged 6 and under who are participating in coaching
sessions at the Club. The membership comes with all of the benefits of full
Junior Development Manager & Coach- Simon
Brewer, 01257 264521/07743 427032, email@example.com
Coach – Keith
Eckersall, 07772 825548, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday Pay to Play Session – Peter
Saturday Pay to Play Session – Chris Bolton,
Membership Secretary – Bob Gould, 01772 433591, email@example.com
Child Protection Officer –Suzanne Cornthwaite. Our Child
Protection Policy is available on request. Please contact the
Club Secretary Lynn Ashworth on 0157 414144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Head of Teams Sue Archibald on 01257 266784