Summer 2021 Development Programme


Weekly programme starts w/c Monday 29th March and runs for 16 weeks to the end of the school summer term of w/c 12th July, with the last Saturday session on the 17th July.

Sessions will run as normal during school holidays and bank holidays.

 The sessions are open to non-members of Stony Stratford Tennis Club.


We have sessions for Mini Tennis / Junior Tennis and Adult Tennis including Adult Xpress. Our Multi-Skills sessions for Parents and their children will begin once we have settled in again as will the Parent and Mini player joint session. 

We adhere fully to current safety guidlines. 

Please note that their are toilet facilities open but the showers and Club-house lounge remains closed.




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Welcome to the LATEST programme at Stony Stratford Tennis Club!

The programme offers excellent coach to player ratios and our objective is to ‘inspire tennis excellence’, what ever level of tennis you aspire to play at, there is a course available for you. All coaches are DBS checked, insured, hold a first aid certificate and are qualified to the required standards set by the Lawn Tennis Association.

We have devised a progressive and exciting format for all our sessions that will enhance every player’s game. The programme has been devised by John Cavill, the Director of Tennis for Tennis Works and Stony Stratford Tennis Club. John has been coaching at all levels for the past 26 years in the UK and abroad. The knowledge and experience John has gained is reflected in the programme structure that has had outstanding results within other tennis centres.

PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME - Progressive weekly structure with awards schemes, parents evenings, wet weather programme, annual presentation evening and more!

MORE CHOICE - Whatever your level, the extensive programme offers many opportunities to get coaching at the club!

LONGER COURSES - We run all our courses in line with the school term and through half term so we can maximise the number of weeks people can learn.

EXCELLENT STAFF RATIOS - To ensure the quality of the session is high, every session has the appropriate player to coach ratio for the age and ability group they are dealing with.

Where do I begin?

Whether you are new to tennis or have been playing for a while, we have a variety of courses for different age groups and abilities that will help you learn, develop and progress your game. Simply book online or feel free to contact us if you require any further advice.

Course Prices

The course prices change on a weekly basis as the number of weeks to the end of term reduce. Here are the costs for members and non-members. Here are the costs for members and non-members (25% Club charged supplement for non members)

  • 1 hour session/week - Member cost is £9.60 and non-member cost is £12
  • 1.5 hour session/week - Member cost is £14.40 and non-member cost is £18
  • 2 hour session/week - Member cost is £19.20 and non-member cost is £24

The total course cost is displayed when you go through to the booking form based on the number of weeks left of the termly programme. Prices may vary slightly due to indoor dome usage over the winter months.

Bookings: If you have already attended one of our courses and have a credit of your account please contact us at

You can join any of the courses on offer today. There are two ways to book:

  • Online - To book online, simply click on the 'Book Now' link below. Although our payment gateway is with PayPal, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click through to the shopping cart, you can select to pay by credit or debit card. Once we have received your payment, you will receive an email confirmation from Tennis Works and PayPal.
  • Application form - Contact us via and we will arrange registration and a bank transfer.

Food, Drink and Equipment

Please ensure you / your child wears the appropriate clothing and footwear, for example tracksuit, shorts, t-shirt and trainers. If the weather is cold or wet, then please bring a jacket and if the weather is hot, then hats must be worn and suncream applied prior to arrival. Every child must bring plenty of drink and ensure they have eaten an appropriate diet prior to the session.

We will supply all equipment needed for the coaching session but players are encouraged to bring their own racket if they have one. If you are looking to purchase a racket then please speak with one of our coaches who will be able to give you professional advice about getting the right racket for your child.


Stony Stratford Tennis Club, Ostler Lane, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AR (click on name to view map)

Summer Development Programme Sessions

We offer the following courses:

Mini Red suitable for 4-7 year olds: Mon 5-6pm / Tues 5-6pm / Wed 4.30-5.30pm / Sat 9.30-10.30am

Mini Orange suitable for 6-9 year olds: Mon 5-6pm / Tues 5-6pm / Wed 4.30-5.30pm / Sat 9.30-10.30am

Mini Green suitable for 8-11 year olds: Wed 5.30-6.30pm / Sat 10.30-11.30am.

Junior sessions: Mon 7.30-9pm (Intermediate) / Fri 5-7pm (Advanced) / Sat 11.30am to 1pm (Intermediate)

Adults: Wed 7.30-9pm (Intermediate) / Fri 10.30am - Noon (Foundation-Intermediate)

Adults: Beginners and Rusty Rackets - Wed 7.30-8.30pm

2021 Summer Development Programme

Mini Tennis

The Mini Tennis programme, helps players progress through achievable targets that are rewarded when completed. Our Mini Tennis Red programme helps children aged 4 to 6 years old to learn the fundamentals for tennis, including coordination, balance, agility, receptive skills and more in a fun environment. As the players improve on these skills they will be able to progress to the next stage for 7 and 8 year olds, which is our Mini Tennis Orange programme. This is played on a ¾ length court with low compression balls and in these sessions the players will continue to improve their physical skills while starting to develop their tactical and technical aspects. The next stage is Mini Tennis Green for 9 and 10 year olds and the players will further advance their tennis skills to play on a full size court with mid-compression balls, which will start to prepare them for the full game.

Course Code Day Time Age Guide SSLTC Member Non-Member
SS-MTR-01   Mon    17.00-18.00 4-7 Book Here Book Here
SS-MTO-02   Mon   17.00-18.00 6-9
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SS-MTR-04   Tues   16.00-17.00 4-7
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SS-MTO-05   Tues   17.00-18.00 6-9
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SS-MTR-06 Wed 16.30-17.30 4-7
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  Wed   16.30-17.30   6-9
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SS-MTG-08   Wed   17.30-18.30   8-11
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SS-MTR-10   Sat   9.30-10.30  4-6

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SS-MTO-11   Sat   9.30-10.30  6-9 Book Here Book Here
SS-MTG-12   Sat   10.30-11.30   8-11
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Junior Tennis

All 11 to 17 year olds can join our Junior Programme that will eventually help them make the transition into adult tennis. We feel it is very important to get players to understand the game requirements so that they can play as soon as possible. Our entry level to tennis are the Foundation sessions which are designed to help players develop basic techniques and tactics so they can enjoy playing the game. As they progress, the Intermediate sessions offer more opportunity for those players wishing to compete and represent the club at lower team level, with Advanced sessions for top club team players.

Course Code Day Time Age Guide SSLTC Member Non-Member
SS-JNRI-03 Mon 19.30-21.00



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SS-JNRA-09 Fri 17.00-19.00



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SS-JNRF/I-13 Sat 11.30-13.00


Foundation/ Intermediate

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SS-JNRI-13 Sat 11.30-13.00



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Adult Tennis

For all beginner adults or those who play at a low recreation level, we have our very popular Foundation course. The aim of this session is to get people playing the game as fast as possible. This is a wonderful social sport and many people are put off if they think they are not good enough. Everyone can play tennis and the exercises, drills, techniques and progressions ensures that everyone has fun, enjoys learning and improves at the same time. For those adults wishing to build on their basic level, we have an Intermediate session which is aimed to take players into a social competitive environment that improves their matchplay for adult club sessions or lower team level. We also offer a session that is subsidised by the Club and Tennis Works designed to encourage people into or back to tennis. This is our beginner / rusty racket offering.

Course Code Day Time Level SSLTC Member Non-Member
SS-ADULT-01 Wed 19.30-21.00 Intermediate
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SS-ADULT-02 Fri 10.30-12.00 Foundation & Intermediate Book Here Book Here
SS-XPRESS-03 Wed 19.30-20-30 Beginners / Rusty Rackets Book Here
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 Ages Ranges & Subgroups

Although the age ranges advertised are large, the coaches will ensure that players are put into subgroups with players of similar ages or ability which will keep the standards high and the right balance of social interactivity

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Melvyn Jones (text or call or leave a message) on 07867 523536 or contact him via email at


To learn all about Stony Stratford Tennis Club visit here: and to learn about membership, visit here: Please note that memberships are administered by the club.