At Ryecroft we are lucky to have two experienced and highly qualified tennis coaches helping senior and junior members to develop their game.
Karen Fisher is a Level 4 coach and provides a wide range of coaching services at Ryecroft. Whether it is coaching kids or adults, beginners or experts, individual or groups, Karen can offer a session for you.
Faris McGrath is a Level 3 coach having been a junior member at Ryecroft in his younger days. He has been running our popular Saturday morning taster sessions for juniors and friends. He is now attached to Ryecroft and has established his own programme of coaching classes for red and orange ball juniors starting in September 2023.
Please use the links below to view and book the range of classes offered by our coaching team.
Programme for 11 Sept to 20 Oct 2023
Mon 6.30 to 7.30pm. Ladies Drills (max 8 persons)
Wed 6.30 to 7.30pm. Adult clinics (max 8 persons)
4th Oct. Return of serve
11th Oct. Height and depth consistency
18th Oct. Recovery and racket control
Thu 4.45 to 5.45pm. Youth yellow ball girls. Ages 11 to 15.
Thu 5.45 to 7.00pm. U16 development squad. Ages 12 to 16.
Fri 3.45 to 4.45pm. Youth red / orange ball. Ages 6 to 8.
Fri 4.45 to 5.45pm. Youth orange/green ball. Ages 8 to 9.
Fri 5.45 to 6.45pm. Youth yellow ball U12s. Ages 10 to 12.
Fri 6.45 to 7.30pm. Junior social matchplay. Ages 11 to 16.
Hitting offer available from Oct to Dec 2023.
Are you looking to get fitter this winter? Do you struggle to find the right payer to train with? Do you want to hit more quality balls and improve your consistency? Or just improve your general health and well-being.
Contact Karen to get booked in and start your winter plan.
4 x 40 min daytime sessions for £70.
4 x 40 min evening sessions for £78, including floodlights.
4 x 30 min daytime sessions for £52.
4 x 30 min evening sessions for £60, including floodlights.
Available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Suitable for both adult and junior members.
Christmas vouchers also available.
To book a class with Faris, please use
to download Faris's App and book a session.
Email Faris here
Mobile : 07961 649667
Programme for 12 Sept to 21 Oct 2023
Tue 4.45 to 5.30pm. Red ball for U8s
Sat 9.30 to 10.15am. Red ball for U8s
Sat 10.15 to 11.00am. Orange ball for 7-9 yrs
Sat 4.00 to 5.00pm. Yellow ball for 11-18 yrs
Tennis camps for juniors are run by Karen during the school holidays.
These camps are suitable for ages 5 to 17.
The Red stage is for beginners. The red ball is larger than a yellow ball and doesn't bounce as high, making it a breeze for even the youngest players to hit it comfortably. The courts and nets used in the red stage are much smaller and easier for kids to move around.
Orange balls bounce higher and move faster than the Red balls but lower and slower than the Green ball. They are a step toward the traditional yellow tennis ball while still remaining fun and manageable for players learning the game.
Mini Tennis Green is played on a full size tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls which are a little softer than yellow balls. It’s the next stage before moving on to full compression yellow balls on a full sized court and helps players develop and improve all aspects of their game.