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ANDREW DISNEY

ajdisneytennis@gmail.com

Andy Disney grew up in Wivey “so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to coach at the club.”  Over five years, he has built his skills to the point where he qualified in February as a Level 3 LTA Accredited Coach. He supervises regular weekly coaching for the club’s increasing band of juniors, as well as running  the Club’s part in the LTA Tennis for Kids programme.  Andy runs a popular weekly cardiotennis session, and serves on the club’s managing committee.  He also coaches at Ilminster and works with Ivor at Blackbrook on disabled tennis.

IVOR GRIFFITHS

langleycottage1212@gmail.com

Ivor Griffiths was head coach at the club for 20 years before moving to Minehead Club and then Taunton’s Blackbrook Tennis Centre. But Ivor, who lives in Wiveliscombe, is back on court at Wivey every Wednesday morning for what is misleadingly nicknamed Rusty Racquets: some of his charges prove a tough challenge on court when they ‘graduate.’    Ivor has also dedicated huge efforts to helping disabled players, from wheelchair tennis to working with the visually impaired and mentally disabled athletes, winning the national Disability Coach of the Year award in 2015.

ALEX HARVEY

Momentumtennis@hotmail.co.uk

Alex Harvey is relatively new to the club but has rapidly made his mark here after 20 years working as both a high-level player and coach. Alex competed in a national final in Nottingham and reached the semi-finals at the Hilton Head Championships in the US. He has trained and managed at clubs in Italy, France, USA, Greece and Antigua.  For the past 14 years, he has been working in London as a senior pro at Roehampton and Wimbledon clubs, as well as working at the National Tennis Centre in London training some of the country’s top juniors.  “It’s been fantastic being back in Wivey, and I welcome all levels of players.”

Adult Coaching

Adult Improver

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Whether you haven’t played for a few years, or are completely new to tennis, come along and we’re sure you’ll find someone in common and have fun.
All ages and abilities are welcome.

Contact Ivor Griffiths on 07779 911374 or email: langleycottage1212@gmail.com

Wednesdays: 9.30am – 10.45am and 11.00am – 12.15pm
£6 for club members and £11 for non-members

Cardio Tennis

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Looking to get healthy but not too sure about your tennis skills? Cardio Tennis is a little different to your standard coaching session; set to music and with different tennis-based activities, the aim is to get you moving and burning calories

Contact Andrew Disney on 07712 116123 or email: ajdisneytennis@gmail.com

Tuesdays: 09:30am-10:30am
£5 for all – members and non-members

Junior Coaching

Red
Ages 5-8

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In term time:

Tuesdays: 4pm-5pm

Fridays: 4pm-5pm

Mini tennis red is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on small courts with short rackets and soft balls.

Orange
Ages 8-12

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In term time:

Fridays: 5pm-6pm

Mini tennis orange is for players aged 8-12. It is played with shorter rackets, softer balls and courts are bigger and wider than mini red but still not full size.

Green/Yellow
Ages 12+

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In term time:

Fridays: 6pm-7pm

Green/yellow group tennis is for players aged 12 + played on a full size court. Mini tennis green uses green balls which are 25% slower than a yellow ball.

Summer Holiday Camps

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The summer holiday camps are ideal for children (ages 4-12) to spend time together to enjoy fun tennis and games. If you don’t own a racket, this will be provided. Contact Andrew Disney for course dates, times and prices.