Coaching Sessions 2015

Junior Coaching sessions

Parents looking for lessons should contact Chris directly to arrange sessions at mutually agreeable times.

Ladies group coaching session

Thursday 9:30am – ideal for beginners/intermediate players

Monthly Match coaching practice on 2nd Monday of the month 7:30pm

Cardio Tennis session

Friday mornings 9.15

Coach profile – Chris Hand

chris hand


mobile: 07970 481707

  • LTA licensed Club Coach
  • Registry of Professional Tennis (mark of pro+)
  • First Aid Trained, Enhanced CRB both LTA and Oxfordshire Education Authority
  • Special Olympics Registered Coach
  • Child protection / Safeguarding trained / schools delivery / Cardio trained


Mini Tennis, Schools tennis, Cardio Tennis, Adult group sessions,

Team practice, Competition preparation, Special Needs Tennis,

individual tuition.

Tennis Background –

I first started playing tennis at Colston when I was 11yrs old having been encouraged to attend Saturday morning junior sessions advertised at my school. I have played Oxfordshire league tennis since my late teens and still turn out when available nearly 30 years on. I am an active member of the club committee having acted in several roles over the years from team captain, fixtures secretary to social secretary.

I started coaching at Colston part-time in 2008 and re-started the Saturday morning junior sessions whilst establishing links with the local primary schools. Now coaching full-time I have several junior and ladies sessions running alongside a programme of individual coaching and match practice sessions for both ladies and men. In addition I run several classes in local schools. Junior competition at red, orange, green and yellow ball is also being developed through my junior sessions.

All my sessions are player led where possible and focus on progression through competitive but fun based drills, games and technical coaching. I aim to ensure that every player enjoys their tennis and improves step by step at all levels.

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