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WELCOME TO THE HOME OF STRENSALL AND TOWTHORPE LAWN TENNIS CLUB, YORK!

@ Ben Orton Tennis Ltd.

FOREWORD:

S&TTC are Proud to offer one of the cheapest annual family membership prices in York!


As a club, we have recently appointed Ben Orton of ABC-Tennis-UK Ltd. as our Head Coach.


FOREWORD: Over the coming months, Ben hopes to be able to offer all members access to a comprehensive programme which will caters for juniors and adults of all levels


In addition to coaching (group & private lessons) our club is proud to be working with the excellent Racquet Sports Specialists, IT Sports on Tower Court at Clifton Moor, York. They are the experts in all things tennis and sell racquets, footwear, tennis clothes, string sets and reels and tennis accessories to name but a few items.

Additionally, Ben offers a drop off and collection stringing service (club to shop and returned to club only) wherever required, at an additional cost to the total stringing cost of £5 per racquet. Please contact benortontennis@outlook.com if you need your racquet restringing.

EQUIPMENT ENQUIRIES:

Whilst Ben is your first port of call at club level, for racquet/stringing/clothing and footwear enquiries, you can contact Ian and the team at IT Sports directly on: 01904 693 163 or email sales@itsports.co.uk 

For more information, check out their website at: www.itsports.co.uk

 
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CONTACT YOUR CLUB COACH!

Got a burning question that you want a swift answer to? Get in touch with me directly here! I will aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours wherever possible.

* TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN YOUR CHILD JOINING OUR JUNIOR PROGRAM, PLEASE SUBMIT THE BELOW FORM *

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Contact us using the form below!

* This contact form is for generic queries about membership, team tennis, social tennis and club nights, court booking queries and to arrange a visit to the club. Please use the 'Contact Your Club Coach' form for coaching queries of all kinds. Thank you.

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BEN ORTON

LTA Level 4 Senior Accredited Club Coach / RPT European Academy Professional / Director at ABC-Tennis-UK Ltd.

I have played Tennis since the age of 5 competitively and reached National Junior Level at under 12 and under 14 level before injury stopped me playing. During that journey I played Andy Murray... who beat me!! I resumed again in my 20's and reached National Doubles Level captaining York in the National Premier League Doubles competition for 2 seasons, which I now help organise yearly as well as play in. I have 10 years of coaching experience working with complete beginners right up to National level juniors both here and abroad having previously held positions as Lead Coach at York University and Resident Coach at St Raphael Resort, Limassol, Cyprus BSc in Behavioural Psychology which implement and integrate into each of my sessions, working at grit, mindset, application and endurance among other traits in each of my players.

CLICK BELOW TO BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON WITH ME!

 

JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM:

  • COST: £5/child/session/£70 for the season.


This gets you a 16 week coaching program with 2 weeks payment holiday for summer holidays, meaning only 14 weeks are paid for!

All our junior courses follow the newly designed LTA Youth Programme rolling out fully in 2021.

These lessons are taught by qualified and licensed LTA Professional Accredited Tennis Coaches. Children will learn a variety of tennis skills including technique, tactics, movement and match play. The classes are delivered in a fun and dynamic manner and will give our young players a great sport for life to play!

OUR JUNIOR PROGRAM HAS BEEN CONFIRMED AND WILL BE BEGINNING WITH A FREE TASTER ON MONDAY JUNE 14TH 2021 AT THE TIMES RELEVANT TO YOUR CHILD'S AGE AND BALL STAGE AS OUTLINED BELOW!

To register your interest in joining our junior program or to find out more, please contact:

benortontennis@outlook.com

OR:

Fill in the 'Contact Your Coach' form at the top of our home page here:

When will the blue group sessions be able to run?


Once we have 6 children interested for any stage, we will begin our junior coaching program for that age group and update the website with dates and times.

Please note:  Although we’ve assigned ages to each stage these are just a guide. We’ll always put children in the relevant group based on their ability after 6 weeks trial period, so please only sign up to the class relevant to their age category initially. Thank you!

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BLUE STAGE:
(AGES 4-6)
"LEARN THE BASICS"...

TBC Subject to demand

Young kids are bundles of energy just running around without a care in the world! With that in mind, this programme is designed to finesse their fine motor skills like balance, agility and coordination. At this stage it’s not about winning or losing but just getting to grips with the basics.

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RED STAGE:

(AGES 6-8)

"SERVE, RALLY AND SCORE"...

MONDAYS: 4.30-5.15pm

This looks a bit more like the tennis you know; overarm serves, rallies, scoring. Kids can use their new knowledge to play in competitions as teams or individuals. It’s still soft balls and small courts but they’re learning everything they’ll need for the game ahead.

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ORANGE STAGE:

(AGES 8-9)

"DEVELOP A ROUNDED GAME"...

MONDAYS: 5.30-6.30pm

All the skills they’ve been learning are turning them into Tennis Titans! Time to throw in some tactics, extra techniques, problem-solving and leadership exercises too; they’re becoming Mini Muzza’s before your eyes!

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GREEN STAGE

(AGES 9-10)

"TEST YOUR SKILLS"...

MONDAYS: 6.30-7.30pm

Where does the time go? They’re fast approaching moody teenagers and so it’s time to let them loose on real, full-sized courts!!! Now it’s all about fine tuning and refining the techniques they’ve learned over the years. Welcome to the Big Leagues, junior.

 
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YELLOW STAGE:

(AGES 10+)

"TAKE YOUR SKILLS FURTHER"...

MONDAYS - 6.30-7.30pm (court space shared and games played with green stage learners)

At the Yellow stage, children are now playing on a full size court with the balls the professionals use. Children will continue to explore different game styles and start to find their own. They will evolve through well-rounded motor skills development whilst improving their physical capabilities.

 

ADULT TENNIS PROGRAM:

COST: £6/hour for all group sessions including PAYG and Course classes.

We aim to run our adult classes once we we have adequate demand which equates to 6 or more adults attending each class.

To register your interest in the below classes, please send an email siting your interest with the title 'I'm interested in.. (and then the name of the class) to:

benortontennis@outlook.com

OR:

fill in the 'Contact Your Coach' form on our home page here:

Once we have adequate demand, the website will be updated with dates and times and you will be personally contacted by your coach, Ben.

We aim to provide quality coaching in a fun and dynamic environment that keeps you on your toes and keeps you learning!

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RUSTY RACQUETS
(OPEN TO ANYONE 16 +)

Tuesdays 9-10am PAYG
START DATE TBC

For the former social/club player who may have not played in a while and who fancies dusting off the old racquet! Whatever your level, we have you covered here!

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TENNIS XPRESS:

(16 +)

BEGINNERS COURSE - 6 WEEKS

Tuesdays 10-11am
START DATE TBC

For the complete beginner I teach you the technique behind each shot in the game with a different shot focus each week. Come with an open mind and assume no prior knowledge and I guarantee you that you will leave with the foundations of a tennis game at your disposal!

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PAIR AND PLAY
(16+) LADIES ONLY
INTERMEDIATE COURSE - 6 WEEKS

Fridays 2-3pm
START DATE TBC

Pair & Play is doubles tennis with double the fun! The programme is designed to help women improve their skills and confidence on the court.
Built around six key themes, Pair & Play has been developed to help women master essential doubles tactics and skills. Think social tennis with serious fun.
Training is delivered by LTA-accredited coaches with each session consisting of a skill builder, drills that will improve your doubles game, friendly point play and a fun game to finish.

 
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CARDIO TENNIS
(OPEN TO ANYONE 12 +)

TBC Subject to demand

Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities.
Supported by music and qualified instructors, you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time.

 
 

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE:

6 books that you should check out in 2021!

Here are some of the great reads that in our opinion you must get hold of! Not all are tennis books. Some reference the power of mindset and selecting your attitude before you play, recognising that a game can be won before you even step foot on the court!

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TENNIS INSIDE THE ZONE

by Rob Polishook

This highly interactive format offers you individualized mental training exercises, quotes from pros about their personal experiences, and key principals and strategies to help you overcome real challenges on the court. This unique combination gives athletes effortless confidence, incredible flexibility and unprecedented freedom during matches, which is often the difference between winning and losing.Developed from years of experience with athletes who became champions, these 32 cutting edge mental training workouts will help you develop your own style, story and skills to discover the exceptional spirit of your game. 

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TENNIS SEQUENCES

by Brian Elliot

This book beautifully illustrates the art of shot selection and barriers we put in the way of ourselves to prevent natural rhythm.

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MINDSET

by Jackie Reardon & Hans Dekkers

Learn to deal with pressure and enjoy challenges
This book teaches you how to deal with pressure and enjoy challenges. It guides you through the exact same exercises professional athletes, world-class performers and business leaders have done to perform at their very best when it matters most. You’ll get all the practical tools to train how to stay relaxed and focused at the same time under all circumstances.

 

21ST CENTURY TENNIS

by Motez Robinson Jr.

Read this book and you will learn:- How to stroke the tennis ball consistently with more pace, more depth and less effort. - A foolproof method to make your timing more consistent and your shots stay in the court. - Seven simple adjustments that will transform the way you approach your main shots; why certain things you do don't work and what to do about it. - How to serve effectively without having to kill the ball.- Tips and drills to speed the process of adjusting to stroking the ball with the same mechanics as all of today's top tennis players. Don't believe anyone who tells you that modern tennis techniques are too difficult for the average player. From beginner to tournament player, you can learn to play with ease, efficiency, and natural athleticism

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CLASH OF  TENNIS PERSONALITIES

by Svetoslav S Elenkov

One just for fun... Clash of Tennis Personalities puts a spotlight on the hilarious quirks and traits of tennis players. No detail is spared. If you are a professional, an amateur, or just a tennis court lurker, chances are you will see some of yourself or your friends in the 18 characters portrayed!

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LOCKER ROOM POWER

by Dave Sammel

I have personally attended Dave's workshop and talked with Judy Murray on this topic. Dave Sammel and Judy Murray eloquently dissect and digest just what it means and what it takes to become a winner. What are the sacrifices you must make along the way and how can you find the 'edge' when everyone is chasing the same goal? Find out how winning off the court is as important and meanginful as winning on it. How becoming habitual and regimented in seemingly tedious and meaningless 'good habit' routine day-to-day can culminate in greatness and results going your way in a brutal 'results-based' industry.

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