Suitable for

The junior club programme is ideal for beginner, intermediate and advanced level, aiming to progress players to competing in lower level tournaments which take place at our venues and inter schools competitions.

The Format

Group tennis lessons take place during school term time, with breaks for half term and school holidays.Children are encouraged to attend at least two group sessions per week to accelerate their learning and to get them ready to compete in our fun tournaments and match-play events through the year. During the school holidays children can participate in our tennis camps allowing them to continue their improvement all year round.  


Our primary aim is to provide a safe and inspiring environment in which all players can learn and enjoy the sport we love. Using a games based approach, children will develop sound fundamental technique, giving them the skills they need to play in our fun tournaments through the year. Lessons will also cover basic tactics for singles and doubles, the rules of the game and instil the values of RESPECT, RESILIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY.

Players that show additional potential can be invited to our Junior Academy programme to help develop their game further.

Find out what's involved

Your Child's Pathway
Learn the basics
The main focus here is on developing consistency on the serve, volleys and groundstrokes whilst developing basic tactics for singles and doubles play. Sessions will be fun and relaxed whilst incorporating fun drills and games.
Developing a rounded game
For players who are able to rally consistently from the baseline with topspin and change the direction of the ball with good pace and spin. Players at this level are ready to compete in local tournaments or for their school and have a good understanding of all the rules as well as the tactics for singles and doubles.
Putting it all together
Players at this stage are competing in external tournaments and representing their club in age appropriate competition. Players are competent in all aspects of the game and are able to add power, spin and precision from the baseline with good consistency. Sessions incorporate more intensive drills and focus on match-play scenarios for singles and doubles play.
Where do we play?
Harrogate Locations
Harrogate Spa Tennis Centre HG1 4BB
Claro Park
Harlow Tennis Club
Plantation Road
Starbeck Tennis Club
Bogs Lane

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