Tennis Tots Owner and founder Matt McTurk
Matt was originally inspired to start the Tennis Tots programme by his daughter Sofia who was two years old at the time.
Having created the Tennis Tots curriculum and piloted the programme Matt started running Tennis Tots sessions locally and very quickly the interest grew and before long Matt couldn’t deal with the demand on his own. Matt realized that to have the biggest impact on the most children and families across the country franchising would be the vehicle to take Tennis Tots to communities all over the UK. Matt is very excited about the expansion plans for Tennis Tots and is inspired and rewarded every time he goes to a Tennis Tots session around the country and sees just how much the children and parents get out of it.
Matt played professionally on the British Tour and futures circuit is also the 2005 and 2006 Yorkshire Men’s doubles champion. Matt is a Level 5 LTA coach and regularly attends coach education seminars and workshops to improve his coaching knowledge and has spoken at the RPT national tennis coaches conference and the BTCA National tennis coaches conference. Matt currently coaches some of the best juniors in Yorkshire and has two players he has coached from the age of five who he has taken to international level both of whom have represented Great Britain at U-14 age groups.
About the Programme
Incorporating many of the early years learning goals, the Tennis Tots™ curriculum provides a unique experience for children to develop physically, socially and emotionally and helps provide an environment to get children ready for a classroom setting and indeed serves the children well into their school years and beyond. Using a structured approach to each session children learn to listen to instructions whilst having fun and learning about numbers,colours, shapes and letters as well as developing their tennis skills of course.