Coaching at Roade Tennis Club

Roade has a Junior and Adult programme running all year round offering the community a chance to learn and develop their tennis skills  from 3 to 90. Throughout the year we have tournaments and camps (Easter & Summer). All coaches are LTA accredited, holding current first aid and safeguarding qualifications. It is part of the ethos of the coaching programme that every child has a positive experience whilst on court. Alex Dunn LTA Accredited + coach ( is our Head Coach and has been with us for over 12 years. During this time Alex has developed the club creating strong links with 6 primary schools and the local secondary school (breakfast clubs, curriculum PE lessons, festivals and tournaments including the South Northants & Daventry School Level 2 Tennis Tournament & the LTA leadership programme). Schools links have been a cornerstone of the club programme as having solid foundations allows a bigger pool of players to play socially or to compete at the club. Alex has developed and worked with county champions across all age groups, and has been the coach three times for Northants County School team winners. The Programme also introduces the juniors into the adult league teams. To book a group or individual lesson please contact Alex on 07739 426683. 

Adult coaching is also offered with group and individual sessions throughout the year. As part of the coaching programme “Beginners & Intermediate” sessions are run in blocks. “Cardio Tennis” is a must for all levels looking to play tennis (fitness, fun, meeting other players, developing strokes). With the recent addition of floodlights we will be offering group adult sessions during days and evenings. 

Junior Programme 2021

Saturday is currently the main focus of the coaching programme, with sessions running from 10am – The Spring term will also introduce midweek squads allowing children to access coaching after school. SQUAD FORMS 2021 Spring

The LTA has developed a fantastic programme linking all ages and abilities in a simple path taking the beginner “Start” to tournament champions. Roade will be running several “Start” coaching programmes throughout the year – If you want to get your child to start tennis then this is a brilliant offer.

£29.99 (+£5 P&P) gets you:

  • Six top-class tennis sessions with specially trained coaches

  • A tennis racket and set of balls

  • A branded t-shirt

  • Activity cards, a lanyard, stickers and a certificate (provided by the coach