Our Coaching programmes operate in blocks of weeks, usually coinciding with school terms. All sessions take place at Shotley & Benfieldside Club. Our coaching programme runs all-year-round – and our coaches are pretty hardy souls, so it takes some really bad weather before sessions are cancelled, even in winter! The dates and times for the current programme term are shown below or you can download a copy here.


All coaching is available to members and non-members alike – members benefit from a 25% discount on session costs.

Our Head Coach Sam Stokoe runs the majority of these sessions, supported by his coaching team. Sam is an LTA Level 3 rated coach, and all our coaches are Lawn Tennis Association approved and certified, are qualified in Safeguarding and Protection and First Aid, and have LTA-verified DBS certificates.

Tuesday           5-6pm             RacquetRascals (Mini Red), RacquetOlympiads (Mini Orange) & RacquetGiants (Mini Green)
                        6-7pm              Yellow Squad & Blue Squad
                        7-8pm              Purple Squad & Gold Squad
                        8-9pm              Adult Coaching
Thursday         9:15-10am        RacquetTots
                        6-7pm              Cardio Tennis
                        7-8pm             FREE OVER 35'S COACHING
Saturday         10-11am            RacquetRascals (Mini Red), RacquetOlympiads (Mini Orange) & RacquetGiants (Mini Green)                                 11-12pm           Junior Coaching
                        12-1pm            Junior Matchplay

In addition to group coaching sessions, individual lessons can be arranged at any time. For details please contact Sam Stokoe on 07493 032229 or sam@theracquetman.co.uk