Well Being - I Am Here See Me
With the tremendous success of the disability sessions, Iamhereseeme.com is a Mental Health well being programme aimed to give social support. On Thursday am's, individuals turn up, have a coffee, have a chat and play tennis. Totally relaxed, again all ages welcome. £5 donation to the sessions is encouraged but not mandatory, its mainly funded by the club and Jimmys tennis.
Jim Barton, Head Coach
Jim is an LTA Grade 3 Accredited Coach and also a Grade 4 Referee. He also sits on Kent LTA Council.
He set up Jimmy's Tennis in 2016, which is based at Frindsbury LTC, with the aim of making tennis as accessible, inclusive and enjoyable as possible – for everyone.
At Frindsbury, Jim is supported by a team of experienced and enthusiastic coaches and assistants. All coaches are LTA licensed, insured and DBS checked.
Contact Jim on 0780 336 8450
LTA National Runner-up for Disability Programme of the Year 2018
Jimmy’s Tennis Disability programme in association with Frindsbury LTC
This award winning programme provided by Jimmys Tennis based at Frindsbury has the largest LD tennis programme in the UK, currently at 294 players per week, mixture of old and young, male and female. The sessions are welcomed by all participants who very much enjoy their hit. Some may only hit the ball once some have been able to to rallies, its made into fun for them, their carers and families.
Frindsbury have their own sports chairs, so families are welcomed onto court for their family time together, putting all in chairs, its definitely a great family fun session.
At Frindsbury LTC the focus is on enjoyment of the tennis. Appreciating that serious competition is not for everyone, the coaching team and club run a number of less formal events, such as family tournaments and fun days, exhibition matches and charity events.
For those who wish to develop their playing skills, the coaching team provides player development pathways for all ages and abilities, through adult and junior beginner group sessions and individual lessons. Jim also supports the development of those who want to become a coach or involved in tennis as a linesman, umpire or other official.
Junior coaching programme
Coaching for those up to 10 years old follows the LTA Mini Tennis programme. Smaller courts, nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls are used, these becoming progressively closer to full-sized as players progress.
Red: ages 5–7 years
Orange – ages 8–9 years
Green – ages 9–10 years
Junior Development – age 11 years and over
Junior Performance – age 11 years and over, by invitation of the coach
To attend squads or individual lessons, juniors must be either a Junior Member or a Coaching Member of Frindsbury LTC, and a LTA Member (membership for this is free).
6–7.30 pm Performance Juniors (£10 per session)
5.30–6.30 pm Mini Red and Red Plus (£7 per session)
6–7 pm Mini Green (£7 per session)
8-9 pm Adult Rusty Racquets (£7 per session)
9–10 am Mini Red (£7 per session)
10–11 am Mini Ped Plus (£7 per session)
10.00–11.00 Mini Orange and Mini Green (£7 per session)
11–12 noon Junior Development (£7 per session)
For all sessions there is a 10% reduction for siblings.
LTA MATCHPLAY AND RATING EVENTS - Currently under review. Please check back regularly for updates
Frindsbury LTC hosts a number of LTA-authorised matchplay and rating events, many of which are graded.
More events for 2020 will be listed as soon as they are confirmed.
28 March, 2 pm: Grade 5, mixed (Ken19W3215)
28 March, 2 pm: Grade 5, mixed (KEN19W3215)
14 March, 2 pm: Grade 4, boys (KEN19W3214)
29 February, 2pm: Grade 4, boys (KEN19W3212)
9 March, 2 pm: Grade 4, boys (KEN18W2683)