junior tennis

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 Membership for Age Six & Under
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 membership!

Club members will 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 or email Stuart Grice on 07709 816951 or rootstennis@hotmail.co.uk

In 2016 Chorley Tennis Club was awarded LTA Tennismark accreditation for the organisation and management of its programme of tennis activities. Tennismark 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 future growth

Tennis Committee
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 (Stuart Grice and John Chatterley) 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 standards.

We intend to run Summer Camps throughout school holidays as usual this year. For details please contact Stuart Grice: 07709 816951 or rootstennis@hotmail.co.uk

Coaching starting on 16th and 19th April

Day Time Age Coach
Tuesday & Friday 5.30-6.15 7 and under Stuart Grice
Tuesday & Friday 6.15-7.15 8-11 years Stuart Grice
Tuesday & Friday 7.15-8.15 12 years + Stuart Grice

Members and non-members are welcome. Costs are for a block of six weeks and there is a discount for members.

Other coaching
John Chatterley occasionally leads group coaching for older children; this varies from season to season.

Pay to Play Saturday from May every year
Pay to Play sessions take place at the Club on Saturday mornings. These are run by Chris Bolton and are open to both members and non-members. Players do not need to book a place; just turn up on the day.

  Time Ability
Session 1 9.30 to 10.30am Young Beginners
Session 2 10.30-11.30am Intermediate

Junior Teams
We are currently represented in the Ribble League by an U14 team and an U16 team.

Throughout the year, Chorley Tennis Club runs competitions for its junior members, including:
• annual Junior Tournament
• John Chatterley Doubles Tournament
• American Tournaments

The Club celebrates its juniors’ success at Presentation Evening with prizes and trophies galore!

Social Tennis
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.

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, orange and green coaching sessions.

Junior Contacts
For matters connected  to Junior Tennis please contact our Head Coach Stuart Grice on 07709 816951 or rootstennis@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday Pay to Play Session – Chris Bolton,
01257 231169

Membership Secretary – Bob Gould, 01772 433591, bob.gould@talktalk.net

Child Welfare Officer –Suzanne Cornthwaite. Our Child Welfare Policy is available on request. Please contact the Club Secretary Shirley Brewer on 01257 264521 or

Head of Head of Teams Sue Archibald on 01257 266784