REGULAR COACHING

Open for ages from 6 - 18 year

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 a soft balls and a smaller court.

The normal hours of coaching will be from...

6.00 AM - 8.00 AM

3.30 PM - 6.30 PM.

Adults (non-members) can avail of tennis lessons during the one-hour slot from 8 am to 9 am on weekdays. They may also hire coaches/courts during any time other than the normal playing/coaching hours.

Trainees, may apply for Student Membership before they attain the age of 18 if they are keen on continuing to play the game in the Club courts.

COMMUNITY TENNIS

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.

 

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