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COACHING TEAM

Meet our fantastic coaches

Our award-winning coaching team run an expansive, fun coaching programme which offers something for everyone, whatever your age, level or ambitions.

They believe in making tennis fun and accessible to everyone and bring passion, motivation and their love for the game to every session on and off the court.

If they are not on court they are generally climbing mountains with tennis nets and rackets on their backs, taking road trips to support Great Britain in the Davis Cup or visiting clubs and academies around the world to further hone their skills.

They offer group coaching, individual lessons, match play, team tennis and much, much more.

To enquire about any of their activities please contact Head Coach Jonny on  07767241262 or via e-mail at coaching@rutherglenltc.com.

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WhatsApp Jonny Coaching Team Call Jonny Jonny has been the Head Coach at Rutherglen LTC since 2015. He manages the coaching programme at the club and organises the partnerships in the local community which provide coaching in schools and community groups including our partnership with the McDonald’s Rutherglen franchise.

He also works with some of Scotland’s top juniors and is a Lead Coach in Tennis Scotland’s Performance Pathway and leads the West of Scotland County Programme.

Jonny was awarded Tennis Scotland & British Tennis Coach of the Year for 2016. This was largely down to his work with RLTC and working with junior performance players in the West of Scotland.

Jonny is delighted to be leading the coaching programme at RLTC and is committed to helping members grow, develop and have fun playing tennis and is your initial point of contact for any coaching related enquiries.
Jonny Willcox LTA Licensed Coach (Level 4)

WhatsApp Cedric Coaching Team Call Cedric Cedric has been playing tennis for over 25 years in both France & Scotland. He is a very talented player who has competed at the highest level of club tennis in the West of Scotland.

Cedric has over 12 years coaching experience with his first few years coaching in France before moving to David Lloyd Renfrew. He was appointed Junior Tennis Pro at David Lloyd and held this position for 5 years which involved managing the junior section, incorporating over 130 children.

Cedric now works at RLTC on a full-time basis and loves sharing his passion & knowledge of tennis to both adults and juniors & his goal is to help players develop their game whilst having great fun on court. He leads a number of our junior classes inspiring the children with his limitless passion, energy & enthusiasm. In addition to this, Cedric also delivers adult beginners coaching, team coaching, a very successful adult club night & the cardio tennis class.
Cedric Decuyper LTA Licensed Coach (Level 3)

COACHING CLASSES

We run a full range of fun, sociable classes for all ages and ability

ADULT CLASSES

Our Adult Beginner classes are the perfect opportunity to get the hang of the basics for those completely new to the game and those who are coming back after some time away from tennis.

Beginner classes tend to focus on the fundamentals of each shot and allow you to experience playing the game in a fun and relaxed environment.
ADULT BEGINNER Get the fundamentals right
Our Adult Intermediate class is ideal for those players looking to learn more about the tactics and different situations that arise in tennis in addition to the technical requirements of each shot.

This class is perfect for those players looking to improve their game for matches and also prepare themselves for team tennis.
ADULT INTERMEDIATE Build on the fundamentals.
Learn tactics & skills for team tennis
Our Adult Advanced class caters for the players who are playing within Gents Teams 1, 2 & 3 & Ladies Teams 1 & 2.

This advanced class will offer more drills and detailed technical and tactical input from the coach.
ADULT ADVANCED Focussed on improving our top teams skills
Combining fitness and tennis is a fantastic way to learn and practise the game whilst improving your overall fitness.

Cardio tennis is for all abilities from beginner to advanced and is a perfect class for all levels of fitness.
CARDIO TENNIS Get fit

CHILDRENS CLASSES

MINI TOTS TENNIS

Ages 3 - 6

Our mini tots tennis programme is the ideal place to start.

Mini Tennis Tots is a programme specially designed for children aged three to five-years-old which enables them to learn the basics of tennis. It encourages them to enjoy the game through a series of fun activities based on the fundamental areas of balance, co-ordination, agility, movement and hand-eye coordination.

Red Ball Tennis is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls.

For Ages 3 – 6

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Mondays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts
Wednesdays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts
Wednesdays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts

RED BALL TENNIS

Ages 5 - 8

Mini Tennis Red is a programme for players aged eight and under.

Players learn to serve, rally and score with a slow ball, as well as learning the movement and coordination skills required for tennis.

Players are encouraged to take part in fun competitions, both in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.

Red Ball Tennis is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls.

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Mondays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts
Wednesdays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts
Fridays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts

ORANGE BALL TENNIS

Ages 8 - 9

Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red, and is aimed at players aged eight and nine.

Players develop a more rounded game by learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage, but still smaller than full-size tennis courts.

There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring.

It is the next stage before playing on a full sized court and helps players develop different shots and tactics.

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Tuesdays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts
Thursdays: 15:30 – 16:15, Burnside Courts

GREEN BALL TENNIS

Age 9 - 10

Mini Tennis Green is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Orange, and is for children aged nine and 10.

Players can now put their technique and skills into practice on a full size court with a faster ball which will help to develop all aspects of their game.

There are also individual and team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.

Green Ball Tennis is played on a full sized tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls.

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Wednesdays: 16:30 – 17:15, Burnside

YELLOW BALL CLASSES

Ages 11 - 16

After our mini programme, we run our yellow ball classes for ages 11+.

These classes again encompass all abilities and are split into 12 & Under and 16 & Under.

Our yellow ball classes offer a fun and sociable environment for all players

Inclusive coaching sessions for age 11 – 18 years. Coaching for teenagers that focuses on staying active and working on technical and tactical aspects of the game.

Sessions are fun and very social with everyone included.

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DEVELOPMENT SQUADS

Preparing Juniors for competitive tennis

We also offer a development pathway for juniors who are keen to play and compete regularly.

These squads provide our junior members with a great opportunity to develop and progress in tennis by training 2/3 times per week.

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MISS HITS TENNIS

Girls Only Age 5 - 10

Specifically targeted at girls aged 5-8 Years, Judy Murray’s “Miss-Hits” is unique and exciting way to attract young girls into tennis,

Focus on having fun whilst also enabling girls to discover skills they never knew they had.

It acts as a feeder programme into LTA Mini Tennis Programme

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JUNIOR MATCH PLAY

Focussed on improving our top teams skills

Our Junior Match Play is a monthly event which gives all our juniors the chance to compete in a relaxed environment.

In addition to being a lot of fun, this is a great stepping stone to wider local and regional tournaments and a great way to put all the coaching into practice!

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS

All Inclusive Tennis

Our all inclusive disability tennis classes offer a great opportunity to get involved in tennis and learn the game whilst also offering a great social environment.

Our addtional support needs tennis class encompasses Visually Impaired, Physically Impaired, Deaf and Learning Disability Tennis.

WHEELCHAIR TENNIS Meet our star pupil James.
Now we know not everyone has his focus, determination and skill but try out some of our classes to see if you can improve.
GORDON REID GORDON REID
WHEN 14 TIME MAJOR CHAMPION & FORMER WORLD NO.1 DROP IN
KEVIN SIMPSON WHEELCHAIR TENNIS With the help of GB Paralympian, Kevin Simpson, we launched a new Wheelchair Tennis Class at our Open Weekend in March 2016 and this is proving very successful.

This is allowing players from all walks of life to enjoy tennis regardless of disability. With support from the Tennis Foundation we are able to subsidise new specially adapted wheelchairs for players, which has been a massive help.

ADULT CLUB NIGHT TOURNAMENT

Monthly competition for a big prize

Our hugely popular Adult Club Night runs on the last Wednesday of every month.

This is free of charge and is organised match play in which players will be rotated allowing them to play with and against different players.

Scores are recorded and at the end of each year the Club Night Champions are crowned.

This is a fantastic way to participate in social matches and friendly competition and is a very welcoming experience for all players.

WhatsApp Cedric Coaching Team Call Cedric Individual lessons are available from all our coaches and are open to everyone regardless of age or ability.

They allow you to work intensively on a particular area of your game or progress more quickly through more focused, tailored coaching.

Contact Jonny & Cedric via buttons below to find out how individual lessons can improve your game.
LESSON WITH
CEDRIC
One to one customised coaching
WhatsApp Jonny Coaching Team Call Jonny Individual lessons are available from all our coaches and are open to everyone regardless of age or ability.

They allow you to work intensively on a particular area of your game or progress more quickly through more focused, tailored coaching.

Contact Jonny & Cedric via buttons below to find out how individual lessons can improve your game.
LESSON WITH
JONNY
One to one customised coaching

How to reach us Viewpark Courts 21-23 Viewpark Drive
Burnside
Glasgow
G73 3QE

Burnside Courts Burnside Road
Burnside
Glasgow
G73 4RB
email eMail president@rutherglenltc.com coaching@rutherglenltc.com Phone tel: +44-7852-773-451 WhatsApp +44-7852-773-451