Coaching, classes and club programme

An all-inclusive tennis programme

Delivered by a team of experienced and qualified coaches, Team Bath Tennis’ club programme is an all-inclusive tennis programme which spans over three terms per year (aligned with school terms) and holiday camps.

Our Vision: Train-Play-Compete

Our Mission
  • To create an Energetic, Accessible, Fun & Competitive programme within the University and surrounding area.
Our Values
  • Growth mind-set – never stop learning;
  • Effort – Be the best you can be;
  • Energy – coaches and players radiating energy;
  • Quality – Doing the obvious better.

We have approaching 1,000 coaching bookings at the University of Bath tennis centre which includes local venues Monkton Prep School, Wellow Valley Tennis and Saltford Tennis Club. New players and seasoned pros alike are welcome!

Additionally, as part of the national LTA performance pathway, Team Bath Tennis has been named as a LTA Local Player Development Centre. We will continue to offer affordable performance training for children aged ten and under in the Avon, Wiltshire and Somerset area. For full details on the programme, please contact

Furthermore, the club programme regularly holds competitions for mini and junior tennis players alike, including our World Tour internal tournament and LTA events.


Head of Club Coaching Tom Ellis can be contacted for any specific question, concern or feedback on or on 01225 384210.

For more information or to book onto a class at the University of Bath please contact Tom Ellis via or 01225 384210. 

For more information or to book onto a class at our outreach venues (Saltford, Wellow, Monkton) please contact Dillon Slade on or on 01225 384247. 

Senior performance coaches Ben Elliot and Tom Osborne can be contacted about their lead areas of 10&U Performance and Junior Performance respectively.

Courses and classes

Autumn 2018 Timetable [PDF]
Spring 2019 Timetable [PDF]

We run classes for all ages; from parents and toddlers (3-year olds), tots (4 and 5-year olds) and under-10s, to teenage and adult tennis.

External tennis venues

If you cannot make the times offered at the University or love your tennis at the University so much you want to do additional sessions, we offer something for everybody at our outreach venues:

Saltford Tennis Club

Katie JessopWe offer Monday, Wednesday evening and Saturday morning sessions at Saltford Tennis Club.

Click here to see the Autumn 2018 timetable (September 3 to December 22 inclusive).

Click here to see the Spring 2019 timetable (January 7 to April 6 inclusive).

Wellow Valley Tennis

We also offer sessions at Wellow Valley Tennis, a local tennis club just south of Bath.

Click here to see the Autumn 2018 timetable (September 5 to December 22 inclusive).

Click here to see the Spring 2019 timetable (January 8 to April 6 inclusive).

Coaching bookings: Wellow Valley Tennis website [external link].

Saltford is a three-court, floodlit club, and Wellow is a two-court, floodlit club with a friendly club atmosphere which compliments the University well. Memberships at both venues are relatively cheap and offer big reductions on course costs and unlimited court use.

Monkton School

Courses also run at Monkton Prep School on Tuesday evenings and Monkton Senior School on Friday evenings.

Click here to see the Autumn 2018 timetable (September 11 to December 11 inclusive).

Holiday camps

We run hugely-popular tennis camps during school holidays. Click here for more information.

Individual lessons

Our coaches are available for one-to-one sessions for bespoke individual improvement. For pricing, contact details and availability, see: Team Bath Tennis Coaching [PDF]

Please note: It is our philosophy that young players learn the basics of the game within group lessons before looking at individual lessons. Once your child is engaged and enjoying their tennis with us the next step is to look for individual lessons which we can offer through our team of qualified coaches.

As we run a very busy centre the times offered are limited and most often available at the weekends, early mornings or later in the evenings. Please contact the coaches directly for their specific availability.

A great tournament venue

Tribe Tennis at Team Bath. Junior hitting a tennis ball.We offer year-round mini tournaments for mini red, orange and green players. Our tournaments are run by experienced referees and organisers.

For details about our Grade 5 tournaments, please contact Tom Osborne.

For Grade 2-4 tournaments, please contact Chris Matthews at Compete who runs these tournament out of the University.

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