Coaching at Knowle Lawn Tennis Club


We employ a qualified coach, Matthew Thompson, to run a range of training courses that are designed to meet the needs of the individual.

If you would like to learn how to play tennis, or if you are looking to improve your game, Knowle Lawn Tennis Club can help you out.

Group and individual sessions are available (see below more information).

Coaching Sessions

Everyone is welcome to attend coaching sessions even if you do not join as a member. However, if you do decide to join as a member, then you will be entitled to a reduction in group coaching fees.

Further details are listed below, but please speak to Matt (our coach) or Margaret (our membership secretary) if you have any questions.

Junior Coaching Sessions

Saturday mornings are the main event when it comes to junior coaching and sessions run from 9:15am right through until 1:30pm. As a guideline, we recommend the following age ranges should attend each group:

Mini Tennis Red – 4 to 6 year olds

Mini Tennis Orange – 6 to 9 year olds

Mini Tennis Green – 9 to 11 year olds

4th Group – 11 to 13 year olds

5th Group – 13 to 16 year olds

If you are unsure about which group your child should attend, then please contact Matt and he will be happy to discuss this with you.

All juniors are welcome to attend Saturday morning coaching on a pay as you go basis and the costs are outlined below:

Session Member Price Non-member Price
Mini Tennis Red – 9:15-10:00am £2.50 £2.50
Mini Tennis Orange – 10:00-10:45am £2.50 £4.00
Mini Tennis Green – 10:45-11:30am £2.50 £4.00
4th Group – 11:30am-12:30pm £3.50 £5.00
5th Group – 12:30pm – 1:30pm £3.50 £5.00

As you can see from the above table, junior members are entitled to reduced Saturday coaching fees. Please see our membership page for more details.

In addition to Saturday morning coaching, we also run weekly tennis courses (the timetable is listed below). These sessions are run on an 8 weekly block basis and so they need to be booked and paid for in advance directly with Matt.

There are also tennis courses that are run during the Easter and Summer Holidays.

Details and sign-up sheets for the next courses will be given out during Saturday morning sessions or you can contact Matt for further details.

Tennis for Kids

We are also going to be starting beginner junior courses for 5-8 year olds who are looking to play tennis for the first time. This is a free 6 week course arranged by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association). Each child will also receive a free racket.

These courses will start w/c 24th April 2017. Further information and sign-up details can be found at the following link

Tots Tennis

This is a 45 minute session that runs on a Thursday morning for 3-4 year olds. At only £2.50, the idea of this session is to improve co-ordination and learn basic techniques in order to be able to progress to Mini Tennis Red group.

Adult Improvers

Our adult improver section is for anyone who wants to learn how to play tennis or for people who may not have played for a while and want to improve their confidence and playing technique before joining as a full member of the club.

Our adult improver group coaching sessions run on Thursday evenings at 7:15pm and Saturday afternoons at 5:30pm. For complete beginners, we also run a beginners session on Thursday evenings at 8:15pm.

If you are unsure about which group you should attend, then please contact Matt and he will be happy to discuss this with you.

As with the junior section, reductions in fees are available for members.

Session Member Price Non-member Price
Adult Improvers £3.50 £5.00

Current Coaching Timetable


4:30 – 5:30pm Tennis for Kids (see above for further details)

5:30 – 6:30pm Mini Tennis Green

5:30 – 6:30pm Mini Tennis Orange

6.30 – 8.00pm Men’s Match Practice (April – July)


4:30 – 5:30pm Mini Tennis Green

6.30 – 8.00pm Ladies Match Practice (April – July)


4:30 – 5:30pm Tennis for Kids (see above for further details)

4:30 – 5:30pm Mini Tennis Red

5:30 – 6:30pm Mini Tennis Orange

5:30 – 6:30pm -Mini Tennis Green


9:30 – 10:15am Tots Tennis

5:15 – 6:15pm Mini Tennis Red

5:15 – 6:15pm Tennis for Kids (see above for further details)

6:15 – 7:15pm 5th Group

7:15 – 8:15pm Adult Improvers

8:15 – 9:15pm Adult Beginners


No coaching Sessions


9:15 to 10am Mini Tennis Red

10 to 10:45am Mini Tennis Orange

10:45 to 11:30am Mini Tennis Green

11:30am to 12:30pm 4th Group

12:30 to 1:30pm 5th Group

5:30-6:30pm Adult Improvers

Private Coaching Lessons

Our coach, Matt, also offers the option of booking private one to one lessons outside of normal coaching times:

Half hour individual session – £8

1 Hour individual session £16

OFFER: Book 5 lessons and get the 5th session half price

Video Analysis £28 for hour and a half, or £20 an hour if booked with regular private lessons.

Contact details

To book a coaching session or for more info on any of the above, please contact Matt Thompson on 07753 746126