Tennis Coaching

Provided by Frances Candy and Suzy Larkin

Frances and Suzy offer coaching for all ages and standards, from complete beginner to performance level players.

There is adult group coaching, up to three sessions on several days of the week, and junior groups from four-year-olds to teens on two days of the week. There are also ‘camps’ for the juniors during the summer school holidays and autumn half-term, which consistently prove popular. All times and days are shown on the coaching timetables below.

Individual coaching is also provided and can be arranged directly with Frances and Suzy. They operate in accordance with guidance provided to coaches by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).

PLEASE NOTE: During the current Coronavirus pandemic there are likely to be changes or restrictions on coaching times and numbers as well as camps, in order to comply with Government and LTA requirements. Please check with the coaches when booking in for either group or private coaching sessions or camps.

The Coaches

Frances Candy

Tennis Coach

Frances is an LTA level 4 qualified coach. She has worked with all levels from beginners to county and has been successful in getting both adults and juniors to play and enjoy the game. She has played at national and international level and was LTA Senior Player of the Year 2014 following her success with the GB team in winning the World Team Championships. With a best World Senior Ranking of 7, she has also been Women’s Senior GB Singles and Doubles Champion.
Tel: 07801 842704
Email: [email protected]

Suzy Larkin

Tennis Coach

Suzy is a PTR and LTA level 2 qualified coach. In her time as a touring pro, she reached a career high World Ranking of 620 and was ranked 14 in Great Britain. She is currently the Sussex ladies champion and has played nationally and internationally as a junior. She has had coaching experience in the UK and abroad at club and performance level.
Tel: 07923 482049
Email: [email protected]


with Frances Candy and Suzy Larkin
2020 Programme

Doubles and Drills

Sundays 9.30am – 10.30am

A session aimed to push your doubles boundaries, increase your knowledge and tactical awareness.
Designed for improver/intermediate players.


Mixed Doubles, Tactics and Play

Mondays 10am – 12 noon

A session aimed at the technical development of the player to the tactical awareness, covering doubles play, incorporating great drills and fun games.
Designed for improvers.


Rusty Rackets

Mondays 1.45pm – 3pm

Open to all players who are starting out again after a break, also players who are new to the game. Developing strokes, doubles tactics and play.

Fun and social as well – not to miss.


Doubles Drills, Blitz and Play

Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Open to all players who want to sharpen up their doubles play. Dynamic drills – high energy throughout the session – developing doubles strategy – planning a play – causing chaos to your opponents – different doubles formations – serve, volley – return serve, take the net.

Great workout as well, absolute must!


Skills and Drills

Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Designed for intermediate/advanced players looking to develop doubles skills and tactics. Developing the mental side for match and club players.

Coaching charges

Groups: £8 per person per hour
Private: Frances £33 per hour
Suzy £30 per hour

Half-hour lessons are charged at half the hourly rate.

To book in:

Frances Candy 07801 842704/[email protected]

Suzy Larkin 07923 482049/[email protected]


with Frances Candy and Suzy Larkin

Fridays 4pm – 5pm

4 – 8 years old

Classes focus on co-ordination skills and basic tennis strokes, played on a small court with low-bouncing balls. Emphasis is very much on having fun.

8 weeks September 4th – October 23rd

6 weeks November 6th – December 11th

Saturdays 9am – 10am

6 – 10 years old

Orange balls. For players progressing from mini red or for older players introducing technique and tactics, learning the rules and leading into matches.

8 weeks September 5th – October 24th

6 weeks November 7th – December 12th

Saturdays 10am – 11am

11 – 16 years old

Play is with a yellow ball and session is designed for older children to develop general skills and tactics.

8 weeks September 5th – October 24th

6 weeks November 7th – December 12th


Saturdays 11am – 12 noon

10 – 14 years old

Intermediate group session, focusing on game play and technique.

8 weeks September 5th – October 24th

     6 weeks November 7th – December 12th


8-week courses £48 | 6-week courses £36

Private coaching is also available:
Frances £33 per hour
Suzy £30 per hour

Half-hour lessons are charged at half the hourly rate.

To book in:

Frances Candy 07801 842704/[email protected]

Suzy Larkin 07923 482049/[email protected]


Our holiday camps are for children aged from 4 to 14, no matter whether they are beginners or more experienced players. The camps provide a coaching programme which supplements our term-time coaching and can also be an introduction to tennis for children who have never played before.

Everyone is welcome whether a member or not. The camps are structured to be fun and entertaining while incorporating the development of new skills, often without the children realising that they are learning while enjoying themselves.

The camps are run by Frances Candy and Suzy Larkin, who are skilled and experienced in bringing children on from complete beginner to confident player.

The camps are for 5 consecutive days for 3 hours each day. The final day is a light-hearted tournament so the children can show off what they have learnt.



July 27th – 31st, 1pm – 4pm  CANCELLED

August 3rd – 7th, 1pm 4pm  CANCELLED

August 10th  14th, 1pm 4pm  CANCELLED

August 17th – 23rd, 1pm 4pm


October 26th – 30th, 1pm 4pm

Price for each camp

Daily £19 for members, £20 non-members
Weekly £90 for members, £95 non-members

For further information, or to book, contact Frances Candy: 07801 842049 or [email protected]

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