Letters to Parents

Letters To Parents 2013

  • New tennis coaching programme 2014/15
    • Stover PREP SCHOOL; expression of interest letter for new tennis coaching programme 2014/2015

      Dear Parents/Guardians,

      tennisMAD has been running its group coaching throughout School Terms at Stover for the past 6 years. In this time we have had a really good response from children within the PREP SCHOOL and have been very pleased with the player’s progress over the years. After some discussion, both internally between our team of coaches and also with key contacts at the School, we feel we have reached a point where a change in the programme is needed.

      Due to the varying levels in ability of players, we feel that moving forwards the most effective way to continue to help develop young tennis players at Stover School is to offer private lessons for individual players, or players can have a lesson together as a pair or a triples lesson as a group of 3. This will also bring the lessons more in line with other peripatetic teachers who operate at the School. At this stage we are looking to gain an idea of the number of players who are interested in this new tennis programme.  

      Some details about the programme:

      Tennis lessons will be 30 minutes in duration, no core subjects will be missed however if parents are in agreement then some lessons may occur on a rotational basis during curriculum time.

      If you would prefer your child to have tennis lessons but to not miss any curriculum subjects, please notify us when expressing your interest and we will do our best to accommodate this request.

      There may be a possibility of a session taking place directly before school or after school, and again please notify us if this would be something of interest to you.

      The cost of the lessons:

      ·         Private Individual lesson (for 1 person) £13.12 per session

      ·         Pairs lesson (2 players) £11.25* each per session

      Triples lesson (3 players)  £9.37* per session

      *Pairs lessons must be with another player from the same year/class. Triples lessons must be with two additional players from the same year/class. We politely request that you organise all additional players for pairs/triples lessons yourselves and notify us of all players names when making a booking (we will need confirmation from the parents of all players taking part in a session before lessons can commence).

      Lessons will be invoiced for a ten week block in advance and will be delivered over the course of a term.

      All lessons will be delivered by LTA licensed and qualified tennis coaches who have played to a minimum of county level tennis themselves.

      If you are interested in booking or would like more information please contact the tennisMAD as soon as possible on 01752 426322 or email admin@tennis-mad.co.uk. We require bookings for this term no later that Friday 12th September.

      We hope you will see this new tennis programme format as a positive move to allow us to further develop young tennis players at Stover School.


      Many Thanks,


      Paul Butcher, Ben Knight and the tennisMAD team