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Junior Coaching Award Scheme 2018 / 2019

Swanage Tennis Club Junior Coaching Awards 2018/2019

 STC will consider offering financial assistance to any child of any age taking part in the club’s coaching programme or junior member club sessions.  The key aims of the financial awards scheme are;

- To support and nurture a child’s general health, happiness and wellbeing through learning to play tennis, or

- To encourage and recognise a junior member’s ‘fair play’ attitude, commitment, positive attitude and general good conduct in and around the club.

 An Award will be in the form of a financial contribution of 50% towards;

 one weekly coaching session for up to 39 weeks of the year  nd the annual junior membership fee.

 Categories for eligibility to support a child’s wellbeing

 The annual awards will be at the discretion of the STC committee.  The decisions of the committee will be based on a number of factors which could be adversely affecting or influencing a child’s general wellbeing.  Such factors could include;

 (a) family circumstances such as divorce or bereavement or serious illness of parent/sibling,

(b) struggling at school (which could be due to special educational needs or suffering from bullying or generally   just not managing within the school setting),

(c) disability or medical condition,

(d) experienced domestic violence,

(e) is a young carer,

(f) is a foster or adopted child (new to area),

(g) from an asylum family,

(h) parent in trouble with the law, in prison,

(i) is a ‘latch key’ child, etc. 

 Requirements of the Award ;

 to be aged 16 years and under,

  • show a professional and passionate aptitude for the club and tennis,
  • to attend the weekly coaching session being financed by STC,
  • demonstrate professional conduct in the programme and around the club,
  • to have British Tennis Membership (free of charge from the LTA),
  • try to attend the Tuesday (free of charge) junior match play session and other practice hits sessions, and
  • to join STC as a junior member.

 Budget provision for 2018/19


1 lesson (1.5hrs) per week at £8 per lesson

Number of weeks per annum (term time)

Total annual coaching bursary at 50%

50% towards junior membership fee

Total annual bursary per year per child

£8 per week

39 weeks


£19 or *£35

£175 or £191

1 lesson (1hr) per week at £5.50 per week

39 weeks





*50% of a junior being invited to the senior sessions membership category

For more information, please ask to speak to one of the committee members or the club coach, Ryan Trickey.

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 What a great day's tennis.  A large number of members enjoyed watching a series of hard fought, high quality finals matches throughout the day.

Here is a selection of shots of the finals competitors from the day.  Results in full are listed in Match Reports


Ed Murphy-Jameison & Isaac Christmas 16 &U Boys


 Josh Titley & Ed Fitzgerald 10 &U Boys

Martha Wittins & Maisie Gate 14&U Girls

 Owen Sullivan & Lewis Sullivan 14&U Boys

Emma Arouja-Brown & Maisie Gate 12&U Girls  

Josh Titley & Owen Sullivan 12 &U Boys

 Anne Tomes & Deborah Miller Ladies Singles


 Gordon Wallis / Graham Ward & Matt Sullivan / Jamie McDonald Men's Doubles


Gordon Wallis / Deborah Miller & Anne Tomes / Jamie McDonald Mixed Doubles

Mike Muir & Matt Sullivan Men's Singles


Kieran Stracey & Paul Marchant 18 &U Boys


Linda Wallis / Deborah Miller & Sam Christmas / Alison Phyn Ladies Doubles

Appreciative crowd! 

Tired but happy coach, Ryan Trickey


 Well done Ryan for organising the event and the social committee for the refreshments!













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