Junior Nights

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. Normally the kitchen is run by a team of volunteers and opens on Fridays to stock hot food and treats, due to lack of volunteers it is not running at the moment. If you can spear an hour or so on a Friday evening, please get in contact.  The bar is 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

Coached Sessions

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.

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 matt@gameplansports.co.uk or call 07825199232

Holiday Camps

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 matt@gameplansports.co.uk or call 07825199232

Ball Machine

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 (yanjiewang2002@hotmail.com) or Louise Dobby (louise.dobby@hotmail.co.uk)  to find out more information and arrange a trial.

Club Kit

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!

Competitions

Club Championship

Considered as one of the most important events within the club by players. Normally, the club champs runs between May and September.  This year 2023, the finals day will be on Sunday 24th 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 at yanjiewang2002@hotmail.com if you have any questions. Come and support on Sunday Sep 24th 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. Any questions, please contact Stephen Whibley at whibmail@gmail.com. 

Family Doubles Box League

Same as the junior league but enter with one of your family member- could be one parent with one child, husband with wife or siblings. We extend this to family members (not limit to have to one junior players) to hopefully have a bigger pool of players! Please contact Stephen Whibley at whibmail@gmail.com.

Champions Race

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 with scoring.

National League team tennis

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 Stephen Whibley at whibmail@gmail.com 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 – in 2019, one of our members successfully won through to compete at the All England Club. In 2022, Oliver Osborn, one of our junior members came 2nd in the county level and was invited to attend a Coaching Clinic day led by former British Number 1 Tim Henman and the AELTC’s Head Coach Dan Bloxham at the All England Lawn Tennis Club which he thoroughly enjoyed. Please contact Yanjie Wang on yanjiewang2002@hotmail.com (entries are normally considered in the spring).

Other competitions

There might be other fun competitions for members organised by the Junior Committee or our coaching team: Team challenge for yellow ball players, Waves competition etc. . Please see the news feed below for upcoming special events.

Upcoming events

Grade 5 Tournaments at our club, to enter, please go on https://competitions.lta.org.uk/

Sunday 19 February 10 Boys Singles and 10 Girls Singles

Sunday 26 February 14 Boys Singles and 14 Girls Singles

Sunday 19 March 16 Boys Singles