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Tennis

Whether you are picking up a tennis racket for the first time, returning to the sport or aspirations to compete and develop, with 14 tennis clubs across the Scottish Borders the opportunities to play tennis is endless.

The Borders Tennis Community Network Plan brings together the key stakeholders for tennis in the Scottish Borders – Live Borders, Tennis Scotland and Tennis Borders, which forms the Borders Tennis Management Group (BTMG). Their responsibility is to manage the Tennis Development officer to deliver on the strategic objectives set out in the Community Network Plan.

Contained within the plan are seven key areas to be focused on which include Club Development, Inclusive Tennis, Education, Workforce Development, Pathway & Competition, Facilities and  Marketing Promotion & Events.

For more information, contact our Sport Development Officer, Alan aoliver@liveborders.org.uk

 

Tennis Buddies Coaching Programme

Live Borders Tennis Buddies Junior programme is our flagship development programme. We have created a positive and enjoyable coaching structure throughout the year for primary school children, where all players participating can engage together in a well-balanced progressive programme.

Additionally, this has strengthened our resources for junior tennis and has created an excellent platform for skill development that ensures that our youth players are efficiently supported to reach their full potential and continuous success throughout the tennis stages.

Currently sessions are taking place in Galashiels, Peebles and Jedburgh.

For more information, contact our Sport Development Officer Alan aoliver@liveborders.org.uk

 

Player Pathway

Whether your ambition is to compete and represent your region or be a more competent Player, Borders Tennis Management Group have are committed in ensuring that a thorough Player Pathway and relevant provisions are in place to reach your potential.

Stages of the Tennis Player Pathway.

  • Tennis Borders District Programme
  • Borders Tennis Academy
  • Tennis Scotland’s Local Player Development Centre (7 – 10 years)
  • Tennis Scotland’s Regional Development Centres
  • Tennis Scotland’s National Age Group Programme

Talented athletes can be selected from the above to attend the residential Live Borders Sports Academy.

The Tennis pathway have helped young athletes attain selection to National squads and achieve success at competitions nationally Athletes who wish to pursue higher levels of competition can access ClubSport funding and our Athlete Support Programme (ASP)

Club Directory

Joining a club is a great way to get the most out of your tennis. Whether you are a seasoned player or a complete beginner, there is nothing better than picking up your racket with like-minded players to have a hit, develop your skills by attending coaching clinics or challenge yourself by competing in the local leagues.

Check out www.lta.org.uk/play-compete/get-on-court/find-a-tennis-court/ to find your nearest club.

 

Coach Education

Coaches are essential for teaching and developing players at every age, stage and level of tennis, without coaches, we would not be able to create a meaningful learning environment for player to participate, enjoy and develop their tennis experience.

Developing confident and proficient coaches is a key priority for us in the Scottish Borders and the LTA coaching pathway has a systematic process, to enable aspiring coaches to gain progressive qualifications.

For more information on tennis coaching courses check out; www.lta.org.uk/workforce-venues/coach-teach/tennis-coach-qualifications

 

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