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Jo Hill
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Coaching programme 2024

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.

After such a successful 2023 coaching programme at St Mary’s we look forward to starting the New programme in March 2024. During the last season we have catered for a variety of players of differing ages and abilities. Players have progressed, had great fun and met New friends. The clay is a great surface to learn and play on and people have really embraced this wonderful surface. Small group coaching ( with limited players) has again proved very productive with several under 8 juniors ready to play their first LTA external tournaments next summer. We have also had some great 2 hour adult workshops, individual sessions and American tournaments. 

New to the 2024 programme will include amongst other exciting options for players and those New to tennis include

  • LTA youth start courses ( juniors receive 6 coaching sessions, tennis racket, balls, T shirt, lanyard and certificate all for £29 (+ £5 p+p)
  • Over 50s Tennis Drills and Coffee morning


Make most of the available offers while they last

  • Become a member before 30th Apr 2024 and get £10 off your membership fees
  • 10% off membership fees for players joining from the coaching programme ( if not already members). Discount applies only for the 1st year of membership fees

Adult Group Coaching

Starting this April, there are different Groups available for adults. Usually a 1 hour weekly timeslot, block bookings of 6 weeks. Groups are limited to 8 players to ensure effective learning takes place in a fun setting. Technical and Tactical coaching included in appropriate ability groups. Use of free equipment.

Date and TimeFees
Adults Beginners’ GroupApr 21st – May 26th (6 sessions)
Sunday 10.30 to 11.30am
Members – £63
Non-members – £70
Adults Ladies Improvers GroupApr 20th – May 25th (6 sessions)
Saturday 10.15 to 11.30am
Members – £70
Non-members – £82

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

Date and TimeFees
Mini Red
(ages 5 to 8 years)
Apr 18th – May 23rd (6 weeks)
Thursday 4.15 to 5.15pm
Members – £63
Non-members – £70
Mini Red Futures
(ages 5 to 8 years)
Apr 20th – May 25th (6 weeks)
Saturday 9.00 to 10.15am
Members – £72
Non-members – £82
Teens Group
(ages 12 to 16 years)
Apr 18th – May 23rd (6 weeks)
Thursday 5.30 to 6.30pm
Members – £63
Non-members – £70
  • 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.

LTA Youth Start courses

As part of this excellent initiative, juniors receive 6 coaching sessions, tennis racket, balls, T shirt, lanyard and certificate all for £29 (+ £5 p+p).

More details are available here

Date and Time
LTA Youth Start
(ages 4 to 7 years)
Apr 21st – May 26th (6 sessions)
Sunday 9.30 to 10.30am
LTA Youth Start
(ages 8 to 11 years)
Apr 19th – May 24th (6 weeks)
Friday 4.30 to 5.30pm

Individual Coaching

30 minutesMembers – £20
Non-members – £22
1 hourMembers – £39
Non-members – £42

Adult Workshops

Adult workshops (2 hour sessions) will be conducted for members and non members last Friday of every month starting in May

  • Members £15
  • Non members £18

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