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Jo Hill
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Coaching programme 2023

Tennis Coaching at St Marys Tennis Club

A warm welcome to Jo Hill Tennis, Tennis Coaching provider and Head Coach at St Mary’s Tennis Club. Coaching is available for ages 3 years and upwards, all ages and abilities, Individually or in Group sessions. Jo is an LTA/PTR Qualified Coach with 17 years coaching experience. She has produced juniors to county/regional standard and helped adults of varying standards to achieve their potential in an effective and fun learning environment. Jo is an ex county player, highest LTA a rating of 4.1.

Jo says “I am so pleased to be offering a new coaching programme on the clay at St Mary’s Tennis Club. We are so lucky to have the real clay surface and the programme is open to new and established players who are members and non-members of the tennis club.

Half term tennis workshops

Tennis workshops will be conducted for the below age groups during the autumn half term.

Date and TimeFees (per session)
Mini Red
(ages 5 to 8 years)
10.15 to 11.30am on
– Tuesday 24th Oct
– Thursday 26th Oct
– Friday 27th Oct
Members – £11
Non-members – £13
(ages 10 to 16 years)
11.30am to 12.45pm on
– Tuesday 24th Oct
– Thursday 26th Oct
– Friday 27th Oct**
Members – £11
Non-members – £13
  • ** Friday’s coaching will be followed by tournament

Adult Group Coaching

Starting summer, there are different Groups available for adults. Usually a 1 hour weekly timeslot, block bookings of 7 weeks. Groups are limited to 8 players to ensure effective learning takes place in a fun setting. Free first taster session available (no commitment to enrol ). Enrolment available during courses. Technical and Tactical coaching included in appropriate ability groups. Use of free equipment.

Date and TimeFees
Adults Beginners’ GroupSep 17th – Oct 22nd (5 sessions)
Sundays 9.30 to 10.30
Members – £10*
Non-members – £13*
Adults improversSep 16th – Oct 21st (5 weeks)
Saturdays 10.15 to 11.30
Members – £60
Non-members – £70
  • * fees are per session
  • no sessions between 9th Oct to 15th Oct

Junior Group Coaching

Junior Group Coaching takes place on a weekly basis a 1 hour timeslot. Juniors are put into groups that are age and ability specific. No more than 7 players per group to ensure that effective learning takes place in a fun environment. All equipment is free of charge. Courses coincide with school term time and are block bookings. Free taster session available (no commitment to enrol).

Siblings will be eligible for a 10% discount

Junior Summer Holiday Coaching Workshop

Date and TimeFees
Mini Red Beginers
(ages 5 to 7 years)
Sep 14th – Oct 19th (5 weeks)
Thursday 4.15 to 5.15pm
Members – £50
Non-members – £60
Mini Red Futures
(ages 5 to 7 years)
Sep 16th – Oct 21st (5 weeks)
Saturdays 9.00 to 10.15
Members – £55
Non-members – £65
Teens Futures Sep 14th – Oct 19th (5 weeks)
Thursday 5.30 to 6.30pm
Members – £50
Non-members – £60
(ages 9 to 12 years)
Sep 17th – Oct 22nd (5 weeks)
Sundays 10.30 to 11.30
Members – £50
Non-members – £60
  • no sessions between 9th Oct to 15th Oct
  • Please note a minimum of 4 players enrolled for course to take place
  • Cancellation policy – if session is cancelled due to weather conditions a text is sent out to parent/guardian no later than 2 hours before lesson. The child is offered another catch up session that term.
  • By signing up for enrolment on courses, parents/guardians agree any photos taken at club can be used for promotional purposes or social media unless otherwise notified.

Individual Coaching

Individual Coaching  is available to all ages and abilities. If you want to work on specific areas of your game or to take it to the next level individual lessons prove extremely productive.

30 mins sessionMember – £18
Non-member – £21
60 mins sessionMember – £37
Non-member – £40


  • £5 extra per person, if for example 2 players having a lesson
  • For individual lessons a 24 hour cancellation notice is required by the players or payment in full

Bespoke Lessons

If you as a family or a group of friends would like a coaching session this is also available to suit your needs.


There have been many juniors who have competed in LTA tournaments from Grade 5 to Grade 3 and accumulated some great results. Winners of LTA external tournaments include Dhanvi Kasina, Prajna Mankar, Alexander Baker, Tayab Aftab, Dhruv Depeshande and Trevi Behandra. At Jo Hill tennis, juniors are encouraged to play internal fun tournaments and progress into LTA external tournaments.


My daughter has been with Jo for 5 years now. My daughter has improved a lot and the environment is so friendly. My daughter is lucky to have her as a coach. – Lahari Kasina

Jo is a brilliant coach! My son warmed up to her pretty much straight away. He has gone from strength to strength under her guidance. She gives every child her undivided attention which is hard to come by. She emphasises smaller groups which is great for learning and child development. – Fahtima Baulch

Both my sons have had coaching from Jo from an early age and have progressed very well and she places importance on developing the correct technique from an early age. They both enjoy their tennis lessons and treat it as a main summer sport now. – K Williams

As an adult team player at a club I had been struggling with consistency. I was so lucky to have Jo as a coach for over 3 years in Wales. She has totally transformed my game. No more frustrations and the results are showing. Her commitment to detail and enabling improvement in my game has been so enhancing. – Mike Sherlock

My son Alex started tennis with Jo at the age of 6. I was so lucky to find Jo, by 8 Alex had won his first LTA tournament! Jo ensures from the start the importance of the correct technique and effective ball striking. There is real unity and sense of fun involved and my son has grown in confidence to much so he has taken his winning medals to school with him – Kerry Baker