Growing the Game
Health and Fitness
Health and Fitness
Health and Fitness
Health and Fitness


Participation in sport, specifically tennis drives us as an organisation. Our coaching programmes have the clear aim of getting as many players (of all ages) experiencing sport. Our highly qualified coaches, regular in-house coach education and ground breaking coaching resources combine to deliver experiences that will inspire players to play and to become hooked for life.

Ed Isard

07813 817336



Our team delivers tennis 7 days a week in schools across Oxfordshire. We have a proven track record of delivering high quality coaching from Reception through to sixth form students. We pride ourselves on having great player to coach ratios insuring excellent attention for all players in every session.

To compliment the curriculum programme, Growing the Game provides the following to promote & increase participation of tennis:

  • Early morning pre-school sessions
  • Team selection days
  • Team matches against other schools within the Growing the Game network.
  • Open day taster sessions for prospective pupils & parents.
  • End of term/year tournaments.
  • Additional training for IAPS or any other major event.
  • High quality noticeboard displays, showing the latest information for pupils, parents & teachers.
  • Training sessions for teachers & sixth formers to increase their knowledge & understanding of tennis coaching within a school environment.

The Growing the Game team understand that tennis clubs are a vital part to the genetics of British tennis. We are passionate about supporting & working in partnership with tennis committees and coaches. As well as many years of experience of on court coaching Growing the Game also has the experience and proven success in providing challenging tennis programmes.

Areas we can help clubs grow:

  • Increased participation & number of visits to the coaching programme.
  • Increased membership both in junior & adult section.
  • Add new & different coaching sessions to the programme, i.e. Cardio tennis, tennis express & more.
  • Develop more tournament opportunities at the club for both juniors & adults.
  • Introduce new social activities, to help the club come together.
  • Hold free open days, to inspire new players to experience tennis for the first time.
  • Create new links with local schools. This will encourage more juniors to the clubs and provide opportunities for parents to experience the club as well.
  • Promote & deliver holiday tennis camps to provide a comprehensive annual programme.

We have a strong relationship with the White Horse Tennis & Leisure Centre in Abingdon. We promote amazing tennis camps at this premier venue. The centre boasts 10 beautiful outdoor courts including American clay and 6 high quality indoor courts. These are the best public tennis facilities in Oxfordshire and the camps are guaranteed no matter what the weather. If it rains, it wont be board games & drawing all afternoon, it will be tennis on a tennis court!

These tennis camps run during every holiday apart from Christmas break. There are two choices, come for the whole day or just do an hour. Please click on this link to get the latest information.

We also offer individual lessons and bespoke tennis activities. Whether you would like these lessons delivered at one of the venues we support or at your house, please get in touch and we will see what we can do.


We are investing heavily in this exciting new area for us. We have a brand new member of the team who is highly experienced in this particular area and is looking forward to the work we will be delivering. Please watch this space about developments in this area.