Suitable for

The Junior Academy programme is aimed at players who are playing in regular tournaments and aspiring to compete at county and regional level.

The Format

The Academy programme will incorporate regular squad training sessions before and after school and as well as incorporating a strength and conditioning programme. Players will also receive private lessons as part of their weekly programme to ensure a personalised approach to learning and developing their individual game style.


Our primary aim is to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which all players can learn and enjoy the sport we love. Using an integrated approach, children will develop sound fundamental technique, giving them the skills they need to compete at county and regional level. Players at this age and stage will develop more autonomy over all aspects of their tennis journey and players will develop a clearer game identity as they strive to achieve their goals. Lessons will cover the tactical situations of rally, attack and defend and all sessions will instill our core values of RESPECT, RESILIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Where do we play?
ACADEMY Location
Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre HG1 4BB
Claro Park

Meet the Coaches

Strive Tennis is one of Yorkshire’s leading tennis coaching providers offering tennis programmes for all ages and ability levels. We are a dedicated team of professional tennis coaches led by former professional tennis player and twice Yorkshire doubles champion Matt McTurk.

"Matt employs a good balance of skills and drills training, fun group exercises and actual game play which makes an hour pass very quickly. I’ve been impressed that training continues come rain, shine and even unseasonal sleet and snow! I’ve seen definite improvements in my son’s tennis. Highly recommended."
Kate Wright