Back in 2009, former professional tennis player and now respected coach Matt Mcturk wanted to share his passion for the game with his then 2-year-old daughter. He quickly realised there were very few toddler tennis classes around.
So with a passion for Tennis and a desire to make the game accessible to all children, Matt created the Tennis Tots programme.
Interest grew very quickly and we now have hundreds of children participating in Tennis Tots classes around the UK.
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. As well as running Tennis Tots, Matt currently coaches some of the best juniors in Yorkshire. He has proudly coached two players from the age of 5 right through to international level, representing 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.