Stony Stratford Lawn Tennis Club (SSLTC)
Tennis...a sport for a lifetime...a sport for all...but where can you play locally whether you a first time beginner or experienced competition player?
In June 2011, Stony Stratford Tennis Club announced the exciting appointment of John Cavill as the Director of Tennis with the support of his company, Tennis Works, which was co-founded with Melvyn Jones, the Business Director. This appointment signalled the start of a new junior development strategy for the club, the result of an intensive study by the Junior and main Committees at the club, led by the Chairman, Simon Burn. The club has often been referred to as a ‘sleeping giant’ and Tennis Works has the wonderful opportunity to help make tennis and the club a huge part of Stony Stratford life and a hub of activity for the surrounding community.
There are so many social and health benefit from playing tennis, and there are very few other sports that can help people in the many ways that tennis can help. Tennis is essentially a social sport but the ‘middle class’ stereotype wearing ‘all whites’ image, that the sport has been trying to relinquish sometimes puts people off a sport that is open to all, costs very little to play and is great fun. It is also played by all age groups and the club has active members from 2 to 83, with an extremely active junior and senior programme.
The excitement, passion and enthusiasm that has been created at the club by Tennis Works started in the summer with some of the most successful Tennis Camps in Buckinghamshire with nearly 400 people participating during the holiday period. This has consequently meant that the weekly coaching programme during the term time has also been a success with more opportunities, excellent coach to player ratios and longer courses for increased development. Tennis Works aim to ‘inspire tennis excellence’ and whatever level of tennis you aspire to play at, there is a course available for you. All coaches are CRB checked, insured, hold a first aid certificate and are qualified to the required standards set by the Lawn Tennis Association.
John Cavill has been coaching at all levels for the past 18 years in the UK and abroad. The knowledge and experience John has gained is reflected in the programme structure and team of coaches that has had outstanding results in the past including making tennis a mass participation sport and developing National Champions.
Further to the recent success at the club, Tennis Works has gone on to create an outstanding schools outreach programme that is currently associated with 8 schools and is still expanding. Coaches are now able to go into the schools, deliver quality sessions and give children the opportunity to play a sport that may have never tried before. Through the outreach programme, even more children and their parents are taking to the sport and discovering the wonderful environment Stony Stratford Tennis Club presents.
Stony Stratford Tennis Club is the ‘Premier Outdoor Club’ in Bucks. With 9 courts of which 7 are floodlit and a modern club house with wifi access, lounge area, kitchen facilities, changing rooms, junior recreation room and much more... it is no wonder that the combination of fantastic facilities and unsurpassed quality coaching has lead to a very healthy increase in club membership with new people joining every week!
After many years, one of the largest tennis clubs in Bucks has been invigorated with a fresh approach and vibrant atmosphere that welcomes everyone to get involved...the ‘Sleeping Giant’ is now awake!
To get involved or to see what we have to offer, please contact Tennis Works
Phone: 0203 286 5590
To contact Stony Stratford Lawn Tennis Club directly:
Chairman: Simon Burn, tel: 07790493094
Secretary and membership: Tracy Mason, tel: 01908 607342
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