** After an interruption because of covid restrictions, junior nights are set to resume in Sep 2021 **
Every Friday night in term time is junior night with the opportunity for all age groups to take part in free sessions on court with a coach. Please be aware that these sessions are not coaching but fun drills, point playing and games designed to keep the kids happy and engaged in the game of tennis! If you just want to come down and have a game with your friends then juniors have priority on all courts. The kitchen is run by a team of volunteers and opens on Fridays to stock hot food and treats. The bar is also open for the adults while the juniors play and this normally proves a popular option!
Junior night session times
|5:30-6:00||Red Ball 8 & Under|
|6:00-6:45||Orange and Green Ball 9-11 Years Old|
|6:45-7:30||Yellow Ball 11+ Years Old|
There are lots of options for those looking to improve their game, with a fully qualified and experienced coaching team at the club.
Single sessions: Saturday morning single sessions are a great way to improve and have fun with a qualified coach on hand but without having to make a regular commitment. Although you do not need to make a regular commitment, covid restrictions mean that we need to be able to control numbers, so please sign up for individual sessions here.
Come along on Saturdays at the following times:
|09:00-10:00||Red Ball||8 years old & under|
|10:00-11:00||Orange and Green Ball||8 -10 years Old|
|11:00-12:00||Yellow Ball||11+ years old|
Squads: For those who are starting to take their tennis more seriously, there is a huge range of squads available where you sign up for a termly course of lessons. As a member, you receive a discount on these squads. Please see here for a list of squads and times – or talk to Matt Reid our Director of Tennis to find out more. Contact Matt at email@example.com or call 07825199232
These run most holidays with a variety of options and times available (eg full-day, half-day). As a member, you are also entitled to a discount. Please talk to Matt Reid our Director of Tennis to find out more about what is coming up in the next holiday. Contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07825199232
The junior section have a ball machine for the exclusive free use of junior members. A great way to hit lots and lots of balls – this machine has settings to vary speed, spin and frequency and an “oscillator” to get you running from side to side (if you choose!). It IS a serious piece of machinery, so for everyone’s safety we will need to ensure that you can use it safely (or with parental supervision). Please contact Yanjie Wang (email@example.com) or Louise Dobby (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more information and arrange a trial.
Club kit is available to buy for members. T-shirts, Caps and Hoodies are all on offer and the Hoodies can be customised with your name if you choose. Please see here for a look at what’s on offer (plus see them being worn all around the club!)
Please complete an order form if you would like to make a purchase – in the past one big order has been collated at the beginning of the season, but we are investigating the possibility of individuals ordering their own kit through the year – watch this space!
Covid restrictions have meant a limited offering over the past year, but please see below for current and planned events
Considered as one of the most important events within the club by players. Back to normal in 2021, this year the club champs runs between May and September. There is a wide range of singles and doubles events and age groups available, from mini-red up to a full range of yellow ball age groups – consolation events will also run if there is a large enough entry. This ties in with the senior club championships and shares finals day with the adults to add to the sense of occasion. Please contact Yanjie Wang (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Come and support on Sunday Sep 26th even if you are not directly involved!
Junior Box league
If you play with a yellow ball then you are eligible to enter this : it’s an internal competition where you are put in a “box” to compete against two other players each month ; you are responsible for arranging your own match date and time. (It’s a short format so matches normally take around an hour) The winners move up to a higher box and the losers move down so you get to play new players each month and hopefully quickly find the best level for you. See here for more detail
Parent and Child Box League
Same as the junior league but enter with one of your parents and show the adults how it’s done! (One of you has to be under 16 and it’s yellow ball)
In previous (non-covid) years, the events below have also run. Hopefully, these will resume as and when restrictions allow.
Mini Tennis Open (MTO) for Under 10’s
This is a monthly event giving the younger members of the club a chance to play matches against each other in a friendly environment. The emphasis is on participation and practicing all those things the coaches have been telling you! It’s a great stepping stone into competition, with points awarded for each match played, each point won and a bonus for fair play. It is run by the coaching staff but parents should be prepared to help score. Results will also go forward to the LTA to count towards mini tennis ratings. Tea, coffee and cakes are normally provided for parents and competitors.
This takes place in the spring and summer and is a chance to join with friends and represent Chesham Bois against other local clubs. Teams are entered for every level and age– the coaches will help decide which team and standard is suitable for you. Organisation for this kicks off in the winter – if you are interested, please contact Louise on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Road to Wimbledon
For under 14’s this is a competition where you play opposition initially at club and county level with the possibility of getting to play at Wimbledon in the final rounds – last year one of our members successfully won through to compete at the All England Club so it might not be as far away as you think! Please contact Yanjie on email@example.com (entries are normally considered in the spring)
There are many other fun competitions for members organised by the coaching team: Team challenge for yellow ball players, the Quorn family cup, Waves competition and of course the Club Championships. Please see the news feed below for upcoming special events.