Coaching

Tennis coaching is a great way to meet new people and improve your game. Broseley Tennis Club offer group and individual coaching for complete beginners through to the seasoned player.

Coaching sessions will be taken by our LTA Accredited coach Ian Gillespie and Sam Wheeler of HighFive Tennis.
To view or book onto coaching courses please click here 

Those attending coaching should be club members but for a player new to coaching we are pleased to offer a three week trial period before the commitment to join the club.

 

Ian Gillespie – Head of Tennis

It is with great pleasure to introduce myself and Highfive Tennis to Broseley Tennis Club. We are looking forward to progressing the Tennis coaching programme over the coming months building strong links with the schools and offering great sessions for our members.

A little about myself – I am an LTA Level 4 Performance qualified Tennis coach currently heading up Tennis programmes in schools and clubs in Shropshire. I have recently topped the charts delivering the most “Tennis For Kids” programmes locally and also topped retention rate stats. I am part of the county coaching team for the juniors, working on behalf of Tennis Shropshire LTA. I have also been selected as county coach mentor in helping local Tennis coaches to grow our game. In the last 3 years, I have also been the Head trainer of Ball Crew Teams (ball boys/girls) for professional ITF Tennis events up and down the country. The most local one being $25K Pro Series Event at Shrewsbury Club.

I have played tennis at regional / national level since the age of 10. The enjoyment of competing around the country is still a real joy for me! I have always supported the County Tennis teams either by playing for them or captaining most of them in most age groups. I am currently over 35 Men’s Shropshire captain which takes place at Eastbourne International during the summer months.


Sam Wheeler – Lead Tennis Coach

I am a very active LTA Level 2 qualified Tennis Coach with 4 years of experience, leading junior and adult groups in schools and club programmes. I enjoy the challenge of coaching Adult, Junior and Mini Tennis of all the various standards. I have assisted, mentored and travelled with county standard junior players, offering tailored advice and experience under the guidance of the senior coaches. I am currently working towards gaining my LTA Level 3 qualification for 2019 and looking forward to sharing my ideas and gaining valuable experience at Broseley Tennis Club under the guidance of Highfive Tennis.

Like most people, I started playing Tennis at my local club. As I started to improve and become more confident and competitive, I was invited to county training sessions. I was quite late coming into Tennis compared to my county team mates, who had started when they were 5 years old. I really enjoyed playing at county level which got the best out of me. I now compete in the Men’s National Club League and was pleased to be part of the team which won the regionals!


Weekly Coaching Sessions

Adult/Junior Term Time group sessions:

These are coach led group sessions for players to access fun and progressive Tennis courses on a 6/7 week cycle. We will arrange groupings based on age groups, abilities and experience. We expect participants to sign up and book onto courses before the first session.

Holiday Junior Tennis Camps:

We will offer camps for juniors that would like to step up their progression during the school holidays. There will be options to book in for full days or ½ days.

To view or book onto future coaching courses please click here

Adult and Junior Team / Shared / Individual Sessions:

These are very popular sessions for players who are looking to accelerate their progression in the game. These sessions are great for team players, whether singles or doubles orientated and the best way to identify and fine tune your game. These sessions can be booked separately by contacting Ian Gillespie direct.

 

If you are unsure of which session you should go to please contact Ian Gillespie

Email : iangilly4tennis@aol.com

Phone: 07761 970759