FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS......
"Who runs the tennis coaching?"
Our coaching programme is provided by WAM Tennis. They have a team of experienced and qualified coaches, headed up by Richard Whichello.
"what to bring?"
Your coach will tell you where to meet him the first time you come for a lesson.
You and your child can wear anything that is suitable for running around in and warm enough (it does not have to be white), but must wear proper trainers (no astro trainers please) to protect you from injury. Bring your own racket if you have one, if not you can borrow one of ours.
"How long do lessons last?"
Generally an hour, but Mini Red lessons, some Mini Orange are shorter - only 45 minutes. The Junior performance classes and some adult groups can last longer.
"What if it’s raining?"
The coach will have all your contact details on his register and will contact you by group text if the lesson is cancelled. If it is cancelled, then you will be refunded the cost of that lesson (by credit against next term's fees)
"Can I stay and watch my child?"
At Beckenham parents are very welcome to stay and watch the Junior lessons - there are benches alongside most of the coaching courts. If you would like to wait in the clubhouse then do feel free to make use of the facilities. At Beckenham parents are more than welcome to play on the courts with their children, if a court hasn’t been booked and is vacant, at no added cost.
"How do I pay for the lessons?"
You will receive an invoice from Beckenham Sports Club or from WAM Tennis (if at Sundridge)
The cost of any lessons cancelled by the coach will be refunded, but not the cost of any which you or your child misses for other reasons (holidays, sickness).
"Do I need to be a member, or does my child need to be a full junior member of the club?"
Children are required to join the Club to take up coaching, at a discounted rate. There are many benefits from becoming a member, free online booking of courts, playing in internal tournaments, representing the club and many social events. At Beckenham parents do not need to become members. They can watch their children in the Club House or knock about on the courts.