Juniors

The development of juniors has been a priority for West Linton Tennis Club for many years. A great deal of effort has been made by coaches like Heather Robertson ( now retired) and Marc Kinsey in encouraging and getting players involved at a very young age, and providing tennis lessons for them throughout their primary school years. 
 
Older juniors, from P7 to S6, are able to play for the junior teams of the club (see teams), and if skills and commitment permit, they may be selected to become involved with district (Tennis Borders) training sessions and match opportunities.
 
At West Linton Tennis Club, a wide range of coaching sessions are now available with varying objectives and skills levels. Please contact any of the coaches for further information.



Teen Tennis (Monday evenings between 7.30 and 8.30 p.m.)

In addition to coaching, West Linton Tennis Club runs a term time Teen Tennis session for all teenage (13-18 years) players who are either members of the club or thinking about joining the club. This is a social session, encouraging players at all levels to come and enjoy tennis with their friends.

Coaching
 
The tennis programme at West Linton Tennis Club have been extended in the past few years to meet the growing demand for additional junior and adult coaching sessions.
 

Marc Kinsey launched MK Tennis in 2015, following on from "Tennis - Pure and Simple" (T-PAS) with the aim of delivering coaching sessions at West Linton and other Tweeddale clubs for a series of age groups including Reds (ages 5 to 7), Orange (ages 8 to 9), Green (age 10) and Yellow groups (LTA structure) as well as providing lessons for adult beginners and improvers. MK Tennis has now planned to deliver tennis camps during the holidays, and term time tennis coaching for juniors on Thursdays and for adults on Thursday, Friday and Sundays. For more information, visit http://www.mktenniscoaching.com/ or contact Marc on 07837 684502 or by email on mktenniscoaching@hotmail.com. Or visit MK Tennis on Facebook on MK Tennis.

 

Marc is a licensed LTA level 3 coach. Anyone interested in signing-up or wanting to know more about these classes, please contact Marc.

 

 

Club teams (inter-club leagues)

 

In 2018  there will be one 14&U Boys team and one 18&U West Linton Boys team in the Borders Junior Leagues.
 
All teams play in the leagues between April and June, and anyone interested in playing for the teams should contact any of the club coaches (see committee pages)
 
There are a few requirements though - players need to be members of West Linton Tennis Club as well as having a British Tennis Membership number, and a minimum LTA rating of 10.2



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