How do I pay for Toddler Tennis sessions?
Toddler Tennis payments operate on a half termly basis with an upfront online booking and payment policy, which can be seen here. This process is designed so that session numbers are controlled to ensure a great participant experience and the customer booking experience is transparent and straight forward. Toddler Tennis operates a secure online payment system that meets current legislation.
Do I get a free trial before committing to a full term?
Yes, we always provide a free no commitment session for our community sessions to see if your child enjoys it. If you decide to continue then you will need to register online and commit to booking the half term of lessons.
What should my child wear?
We encourage the child to wear comfortable clothing and shoes that they can run around in. We have Toddler Tennis T-shirts on sale that can also be worn during the sessions.
What do I have to bring to a Toddler Tennis session?
A water bottle and appropriate clothing is the only thing that is needed before and after the session.
Paying upfront is a big commitment to make, is there a way we can pay and play?
We understand that registering and committing to 6/7 weeks of lessons can be difficult and sometimes illnesses/last minute problems crop up which means you are unable to attend. As a result, we have put in place a missed session extension. This means that if you miss a session we can roll it onto the next half term so you will get a 1 session discount for the following half term (this is only available for 1 session per half term).
Do parents need to participate in the session?
We recommend that if your child is aged 3 & under there is some parental involvement to help with the understanding and enjoyment of the session. However, this will become less and less as your child becomes more competent and confident at their Toddler Tennis session.
How long does each session last?
Toddler Tennis Community sessions are 30 minutes, after school clubs usually last between 45-60 minutes. Toddler Tennis parties are 45 minutes.
Surely Tennis is a hard skill to learn? How can a 2-year-old play tennis?
A lot of what we do in Toddler Tennis is based around developing the fundamental movement skills to be able to play tennis and other activities, not necessarily about learning the tennis technique. The main aim of our session is that the children have fun and enjoy being active! We use words that children will understand such as ‘star position’ ‘big swing’ ‘little push’ and we only spend about 8-10 minutes of the session on the specific theme i.e. forehand, backhand, volley and serve.
What does the class involve?
There are 4 main elements to a Toddler Tennis Class, these are warm up, coordination, tennis specific and game. There are usually 4/5 different activities within a session to keep the children engaged throughout.
How many children do you have in a class?
We have a coach ratio of 1:4 and we usually have a maximum of 8 children per class. We have also split classes down into Teeny Toddler Tennis sessions for 2-3 year olds and Toddler Tennis Tykes for 3-5 year olds.
Is there anywhere I can buy a tennis racket and balls for my child if we want to practice outside of classes?
Yes of course, we definitely encourage this to keep the children practicing at home. The best place to look is online on Amazon. Usually if the child is 2 years or particularly small for their age and we would recommend you get a 17 inch tennis racket (smallest racket).
Where does my child progress to once they are good enough or old enough to move on?
Prior to starting any Toddler Tennis session, we establish links with local tennis clubs and coaches in the area so that we can create a pathway for our children once they are ready to fly the Toddler Tennis nest! The coach will usually decide when to move the child up and this is often once the child is 5 years old or when they can consistently hit the ball over the net.
My child loves Toddler Tennis, how can I ensure they can continue next half term?
Don’t worry! If your child is already on the programme you will get priority and will be reminded to secure your child’s place a week before the new half term. If you fail to book on and pay before the priority booking deadline your child may lose their place.
What happens if my child starts attending sessions part way through? Will I have to pay for the whole half term?
No, once your child has attended their free trial we will calculate how many weeks are left of the half term and you will only have to pay what is left.
How do I find my nearest session?
Our website uses your postcode to find the nearest session – Please see here.
Does Toddler Tennis do birthday parties?
Yes, we do birthday parties! We provide the equipment and coaching but hall hire and any extras will need to be provided by the party organiser. If you would like more information please fill out an enquiry form and one of our coaches will be in touch.