The Shirley Tennis Club provides all equipment for the Saturday coaching programmes.
We make use of short tennis equipment we have purchased for our younger members, which utilises small courts and soft tennis balls to aid player development. These are proven coaching methods for young players and an excellent confidence booster before players progress onto full-scale tennis.
We have a number of tennis rackets for juniors to use initially, but once juniors have confirmed their membership there is an expectation all juniors will bring their own rackets (it is recommended that rackets are named in some way to avoid being mixed up with others each Saturday)
All our club tennis balls are dyed orange to make them identifiable with the Club and has meant that we are not losing balls as frequently as we had in the past. These balls are not to be taken away from the Club by any member.