Open for ages from 6 - 18 years
The Club offers facilities for coaching in Tennis to young boys and girls in the age group of six to eighteen. The coaching team consists of a Head coach and 3 senior coaches in charge of advanced trainees, intermediates and beginners. They are supported by junior coaches and feeders.
Very young children below 8 years are first put through a Mini Tennis program which is played with junior racquets, soft balls and on a smaller court. Children then advance to higher levels in stages as they get older.
The normal hours of coaching are from...
6.00 AM - 8.00 AM
3.30 PM - 6.30 PM.
COACHING FOR ADULTS
Adults (non-members) from any walk of life can avail of tennis lessons during from 8 AM to 3 PM and from 7 PM to 10 PM. They have the option of joining group coaching in pre-arranged batches during fixed hours or hiring coaches/courts for individual training during select hours in the above time slots.
A special group training exclusively for ladies is available from 10.30 AM to 11.30 AM. Ladies may also arrange for one-on-one private coaching during any other preferred timing.
COACHING FOR STUDENT MEMBERS
Trainees who have attained 18 years of age have the option of becoming Student Members of the Club and continue to use the tennis facilities and coaches' services at heavily subsidised rates. The Club has a fixed quota for such student members, and admission is based on playing strength. Student members are allowed to retain their status till age of 24 years
Special tennis program for the community
The Club runs a program called "Community Tennis", which serves to reach out to the local community and is one of the remarkable services provided by the Club. Tennis lessons and special coaching are provided by the Club on all week-ends to children of economically weaker families, selected from various schools in and around the vicinity of the Club, absolutely free of cost.
Over 50 boys and girls in the age group 6-14 avail this facility currently. They are equipped with racquets, uniforms and other necessities at the Club's expenses and are also given free refreshments after the coaching sessions. The program was started in 2009 and is becoming more and more popular as some of the trainees have made rapid progress in their level of play. Four of the top ten players in Kerala in all categories put together are from the Community Tennis scheme.
There are many Challenges facing the program. Continuity of financial support and sponsorship to support them is a major challenge. We also have to find financial support for those who would like to take part in tournaments outside the city and state. The club hopes to tie up with a long-term sponsor to leverage the program.
Our vision is to make Tennis accessible to all children who show promise and interest in the game, irrespective of gender, class, creed or financial status of the parents. We believe that TTC Community Tennis can identify talent and nurture them through this program. Promising players will be hand-picked for more advanced and intensive training.
The program could well serve as a great model for other clubs and Associations too. TTC for its part is wholly committed to its Community program and looks forward to sponsor support for upgrading it to a more professional level.