Short Sports

Coronavirus (Covid 19) update:

***  Socially distanced individual tennis lessons now available ***

We're really sorry to have been unable to start our Summer Term. However in light of the most recent government guidelines around coronavirus (Covid 19), we are now able to offer individual tennis lessons on the outdoor mini courts. If these are of interest please contact

We really hope to be able to resume our courses after the Easter holidays. It's a really difficult time for us, and so I'm sure you'll appreciate although it is a necessary decision it isn't one we wanted to make.

We will be using this coaching break to look at our communications and will also be developing some tips/content of things you can practice with your child at home. Please "like" and to be notified of any new input. 

If there is any content/practice tips that would be helpful or you would like to share something you believe other families would enjoy please contact us:

The Short Sports coaches send you and your families our best wishes and we look forward to being able to resume courses as soon as it is safe to do so. 

General Course Information

Short Sports provides young children, aged 2 to 8 years, with fun sessions incorporating social, educational and sports related skills: independence, co-operation, team work, competition, discipline, empathy, agility, balance, coordination and speed plus foundation sports skills in our club’s key sports of Cricket, Hockey, Squash and Tennis.

Tiny Tennis

An introduction to tennis for the pre-school child aged 3 to 4. The emphasis is on fun but the child will develop coordination and footwork skills and basic racket skills. 


Mini Tennis / Miss-Hits Courses

These courses are for children aged 4 to 8 and follow LTA guidelines and include the ABCS of tennis: agility, balance, coordination, speed and basic racket skills and tennis shots.


Mini Red Match Plays 

These courses are for children aged 4 to 8 able to serve and rally. The sessions are intended to supplement the children’s technical lessons, teaching them how to play games, basic tactics etc. Results from the match plays will be submitted to the LTA. 

Summer Term 2020: 

Friday 17 April to Saturday 20 June (excluding Half Term: Monday 25 May to Saturday 30 May and Bank Holiday: Friday 8 May).

Autumn Term 2020: 

Friday 4 September to Saturday 19 December (excluding Half Term: Monday 26 October to Saturday 31 October).

Class Schedule: 

Monday:       2 - 2.45pm (age 2 to 4) multi sports

                   4 - 4.45pm (age 4 to 8) – Tiny Tennis / Mini Tennis / Miss Hits (if demand) 

Friday:         10 - 10.45pm (age 2 to 4) – multi sports

                    2 – 2.45pm (aged 3 to 4) – Tiny Tennis

                    4 - 4.45pm (ages 4-8) – Multi Sports / Tiny Tennis / Mini tennis

Saturday:      8.45 to 9.30am (ages 3 to 8) – Multi Sports / Mini Tennis 

                     9.30 - 10.15am (age 2 - 3) – Multi Sports

                     10.15 - 11.00am (age 4 - 8) – Multi Sports / Mini Tennis 

Saturday:       3 – 4pm (ages 5 to 8) – Mini Red Match play 

                      4 – 5pm (ages 5 to 8) Mini Tennis            

If there is not a class at a suitable time more classes will be arranged subject to coach/facility availability and a minimum of 6 children participating.

Course Fees

The courses are delivered in line with the school term. Courses are paid termly in advance. 


Membership is required to enrol on any term time course. Annual Membership is £26 payable every January. 


Camps are held during school holidays and are open to members and non-members from 9am to 11am for children aged 3 - 8 years olds. You may book as many or as few days as you wish (we need a minimum of 4 players to run a camp). 

Enquiries/booking on courses

To book on a course or make an enquiry please send an email to and include the child’s name and date of birth.