Tennis Information & Coaching


Members should only use 4 tennis balls per court, as provided in boxes. All balls hit out of court should be recovered immediately, and members are responsible for returning all balls to the clubhouse.

Court Brushing

Astroturf courts must be brushed after playing in dry weather – one horizontal sweep across the net and then up and down including the run off areas.  

All Senior and Junior members are responsible for carrying out this task. This is vital maintenance for the courts.

Social Tennis Mixed Doubles League

This is available for any member to join and is a great way to play social mixed tennis. The league is split into several box leagues of 4 pairs per box. The league starts on 1st April annually and runs until 31st March. The periods of play are actually divided into 2 or 3 month sections, requiring pairs to play 3 matches, to 10 games, per period of play. The winners of the league are the pair that win the most games over the 12 month period.

Please contact Roque Santana-Vaz (07970 726826) if you are interested in joining.

Club Social Tennis

This takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6.00pm onwards and Saturday from 2.00pm. Please come along if you can it’s very popular and lots of fun.

Please ensure you check club notice boards, email notifications and Facebook posts for updated information re sessions during tournament dates.

Team tennis

For those interested in playing competitive team tennis please contact

Men                John Blenkinsop –  Men’s Captain (07738 347475)

Ladies            Lisa Waterhouse – Ladies’ Captain (07825 373535)

We currently have teams in the Birmingham, Coventry and Metropolitan leagues. If you want to know how they are getting on then you can see results by going to :

Warwickshire LTA also runs knock-out competition for singles and doubles.  Entry into these along with full details of all competitions available can be found at


Juniors have priority on court 7 throughout the day until 8.00pm.

Junior evening is held every Friday from 4.00pm-8.00pm when coaching by the club coach takes place for different age groups. Contact Mike Erskine on  (07968 260436) to get your child into the programme.

Mini Tennis for children aged 4-11 is run by Kayne Mann. 

If you want you child to be included in any of these sessions please ring Kayne on 07585 772241 or email:

Our new mini tennis programme is as follows:

The Mini Red 2 class is for children aged 4-8.
It is focused on agility, balance and co-ordination and how to create the foundations for hitting the ball which is based, at this age, around sending and receiving skills.

Mini Red 1 class is to take the mini red 2 class a stage further, for children aged 5-8.
We now introduce the racket more into the session and focus on the basic technicalities of the strokes on a small badminton sized court, with balls designed to fly 75% slower than a standard ball.

Mini Orange is for children aged 8-10.
We start to get the children hitting with longer swings on a bigger sized court, roughly 3 quarters the size of a regular court with balls designed to fly 50% slower. More tactical variation is introduced in using more of the space available on the increased size of court.

 Mini Green is for children 10-11
It is on a standard sized court but with balls designed to fly 25% slower than a standard ball.  Here all of the aspects of the full court game are worked on from technical, tactical, mental and physical, to prepare the children for the full game of tennis.

We will also be running tournament match plays on Sundays for the children from 1.00pm-3.00pm.  Parents should contact Kayne for further details.

Individual & shared lessons also available.
For more information please contact Kayne Mann (Mini-Tennis Development Coach) on 07585 772241.


Coaching is available from the resident head coach  Mike Erskine – 07968 260436 by appointment. Mike is available for private individual or group lessons throughout the week and Saturday morning  by appointment. Lessons are £32.00 per hour with discounts for blocks of lessons.

Kayne Mann  Mini Tennis Development Coach


Professional tennis coaching is available for years 1 to 6 at Knowle & Dorridge through Kayne Mann.

Kayne is an LTA registered coach and also a Registered Professional Racket stringer. 

Kayne has worked within mini tennis in a wide variety of settings from school coaching programmes to individual and group mini tennis sessions.

Kayne runs weekly group lessons for children of all ages and abilities throughout the week. There are also match play sessions and squads for AEGON team players. Junior social competitions and LTA tournaments take place on Sundays throughout the year.

Individual lessons (30 or 45 minutes) are available at competitive rates and can be booked either as a block or individual basis for Monday through Sunday dependent on availability.

Kayne will also be delivering the cardio tennis session on Fridays at 6.15pm for all members aged 16+.

A racket re-stringing service is also provided by Kayne.

Kayne can be contacted on 07585 772241 or via email:

Hazel Cranston – Mini Tennis Coach

hazel_cranstonHazel is an LTA registered coach with wide-ranging experience of working with children of all ages.

Specialising in working with under 8’s, Hazel is currently developing the Tots Tennis sessions for pre-school, early years and reception age children within K&D, as well as working throughout the mini tennis programme alongside Kayne.

Meet the team

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