Tennis Coaching

We have a dedicated and active coaching team at West Heaton, offering individual and groups sessions for Adults and Juniors of all standards throughout the year. All our coaches are DBS checked, qualified, licensed with full accreditation, safeguarding and first aid training. They all offer group and individual coaching. Please contact them direct for more information.

Meet the coaches

Andy Perry Head Coach

 

Level 4 Senior Club Coach

Andy has over 25 years’ experience. A former County player at both Junior and Senior Level he currently plays for the Men's 1st team at West Heaton.

Andy has worked at numerous clubs in his time. He has coached 5 Junior players who reached Wimbledon at Junior and senior level, as well as coaching County champions and former British No 1s  in their age group. 

Andy now specialises in developing all ages and abilities in his role as Head Coach, and has built a fantastic team of coaches and leaders who assist with the programme.

Andy also provides a first-class stringing service as a qualified UKRSA stringer of over 30 years. 24 hour stringing service provided.

Sue Morrison Assistant Coach

Level 3 Coach

Sue has over 30 years' experience in tennis/sports, and has worked alongside Andy Perry since 2007. She enjoys introducing and developing a love of tennis in new players of any age and has put together and managed many successful coaching programmes, both in tennis clubs and surrounding primary schools. 

Andy and Sue  run several popular tennis camps at West Heaton during the holidays that are fun and enjoyable for children of all ages. In addition Sue provides dynamic tennis / sports children’s parties in the cheshire area that can be tailored to your child’s needs.

Sue works at several local primary schools to increase awareness, enjoyment and provide an introduction to tennis. She is also a qualified first aider.

Jonny Healey Assistant Coach

Level 3 Coach

Jonny has over 10 years' experience. He is a former Mini tennis Cheshire champion and Junior County player. He currently plays for the Men's 1st team at West Heaton. 

Jonny is experienced in coaching juniors and adults of all ages and standards and also specialises in tots tennis (2-4 years). 

Richard Meadowcroft Assistant Coach

Level 3 Coach

Richard has experience coaching both adults and children. Having been a PE teacher for over 30 years he took a part time teaching roll in 2020 to join the coaching team at West Heaton.

Richard is a member of the West Heaton Men’s 1st team and a winner of the Men’s Singles championships for 2 years running (2014 & 2015).

 
 
 
 
 
 
Junior courses and sessions

Note: Times and days indicated may vary with holidays or weather, please contact the relevant coach or the Club if you are attending for the first time, or to ensure the session is running as indicated here.

Junior Courses

Junior Courses run all year round during the School term times, and are available for children from reception year right through to Year 13. As a new customer, the first session is free, and thereafter, courses are booked as a course (pro-rated if joining mid course).

Monday - Thursday 3.30pm - 6:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 2:30pm

Booking: All the courses for the year ahead can be booked by clicking the 'book' link and entering the postcode 'SK4'. You will see a list of all available courses to choose from. Click on a course to see all details, including what age and ability they are suitable for, costs, days, times and other general information. If you are unsure or require further details about any aspect of the Junior coaching contact Head Coach Andy Perry.

Coaches: Andy, Sue, Jonny and Richard

Adult courses and sessions

Note: Times and days indicated may vary with holidays or weather, please contact the relevant coach or the Club if you are attending for the first time, or to ensure the session is running as indicated here.

Rusty Rackets

A popular adult coaching group for beginners / re-starters this fun session will teach you all the necessary skills, working on your technique and introducing tactical drills. You will gain better understanding of positioning around the court whether you’re playing doubles or singles. No booking required, but please confirm with the coaches when sessions are being run. Non-members can attend 3 sessions before joining the club.

Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

 

Coaches: Andy and/or Richard

Cost: £6 per session payable on the night

Ladies Morning

Lots of drills, lots of coaching and lots of fun. Players often stay afterwards for a much deserved brew and biscuits! Non-Members can attend 3 sessions before joining the club.

Tuesday 10:00am - 11:15am

Coach: Andy

Cost: £7 per session payable on the day

Tennis Xpress

These 6 week courses are held on a regular basis and also available to Non-Members. They are ideal for Beginners and Re-Starters (those who may have played at school, or recreationally  and are keen to get started again).

Tuesday or Monday (TBC)

Coach: Andy

Pre-Season Team Coaching and Tennis Clinics

These winter sessions are  provided to team selections and  are invite-only only. If you are interested in joining a team at West Heaton, please get in touch.

Ladies Tuesday 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Men's Monday 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Coaches: Andy and Jonny

Junior Camps

Camps are available for children aged from 5 – 15 years of age, with children split into groups according to age and standard. Members and Non–Members are welcome. Camps can be booked for individual days, half days or multiple days with discounts for full week bookings.

Half Term Break 10.00am - 3:30pm  (early drop-off 8.30am and late pick up 5pm available)

Booking:  via booking form, which is available on the link.

For further information or late bookings please contact Head Coach Andy Perry.

Coaches: Andy, Sue, Jonny and Richard

 

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