Harrow Lawn Tennis Club
Junior Tennis Programme
We are instituting a new junior programme, and we want your involvement at our parents' social evening in September. By then we will have in place our preliminary plans—plans that continue to promote family participation, to nurture talent and to promote enjoyment of the game. They include regular juniors-only Saturday morning coaching sessions with Pete Rutland and after-school sessions in February/March and September/October with Elaina Forland. Saturday morning coaching and school-holiday tennis camps with Elaina will continue, as will opportunities for juniors in the summer and winter teams. We will, of course, run the Lack Cup every summer. Other regular competitions are planned.
We aim to develop players in the long-term and encourage all our juniors to take professional instruction. Like the Lawn Tennis Association we maintain that correct technique and sound understanding of the game require competent coaching. With this in mind, we are pleased that on Saturday mornings Elaina Forland (tel. 077899 61142) is coaching our juniors. (See Saturday morning coaching times.) Elaina also runs junior LTA-approved tennis camps during Harrow School's holidays. Sessions must be booked.
Download our guidelines for coaching juniors (MS Word):
We offer our juniors social and competitive tennis as well as professional coaching. We aim, with help from volunteer parents, to satisfy our juniors' competitive instincts and to improve their LTA ratings. We run Under 16, Under 13 and Under 8 teams, and we organize individual matches with local clubs. Please see Elaina Forland (tel: 077899 61142) for details.
Our Under 8's had itsfirst match on May 8, 2010 at Ravens LTC in Finchley. Our team won the tie 18 sets to 14. Everyone enjoyed him- or herself and can't wait to play again.
For the protection of children and for parents' peace of mind, Harrow LTC complies with the LTA's Child Protection Practice. (See also Guidance for Parents.) We ask that parents enrolling their children (under 17) for coaching or allowing them unaccompanied use of the courts complete and sign a child registration form. It includes a consent clause that permits us to call for medical assistance if needed. Lucy Sie, our nominated child protection officer, will deal with any enquires.
Download any of our forms (MS Word) and LTA's Travel Consent Form (Portable Document Format):
On term-time Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. juniors have precedence over adults on Nos. 7, 8 and 9 Courts.
Download Junior Playing Times (MS Word). It include a breakdown of playing times and court priorities:
Elaina Forland (tel. 077899 61142) coaches our juniors. She is assisted by Slawomir Szeremeta (tel. 07910 972381). There are three Saturday morning sessions and Friday evening session.
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Junior Aegon League
In 2012 Harrow LTC has teams in the U8s, U9s and U10s.
The winner of the annual junior tournament receives the Lack Cup. The cup is named in honour of Harrow LTC President (1995-2000) Alastair Lack.
See photographs of Lack Cup 2009.
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