Our Junior and Adult Tennis Coaching

Whether you’re new to tennis or looking to develop your technique, our range of junior and adult classes are the perfect way to hone your game.

Tennis Lessons and Coaching

Discover exceptional tennis coaching at our club, expertly led by Chichester Tennis Academy under the guidance of Head Coach, Justin Pollard. With nearly three decades of experience, Justin and his dedicated team have been shaping the skills of both adults and juniors. Immerse yourself in a supportive and enjoyable learning atmosphere, where our friendly coaching team encourages each player to reach their fullest potential. Our coaches, boasting extensive knowledge and experience, cater to individuals of all ages and abilities. Club members receive a discount on all coaching sessions. Explore the comprehensive coaching program details on the Chichester Tennis Academy website for a transformative tennis experience.

Performance Camp junior player at the net ready to volley.
Adult group coaching on the astro turf tennis courts in the spring.
Pete Cooke coaching a Mini Tennis group on our hard courts.

Adult Coaching

Explore a diverse range of Adult Coaching sessions tailored to cater to individuals initiating or rekindling their interest in the game, as well as proficient players aiming to enhance their skills. Our Rusty Racquets program is specifically designed for beginners or those returning to the game, focusing on mastering the fundamentals. Additionally, we provide group coaching sessions for Adult Intermediate and Adult Advanced players. For personalised attention, feel free to reach out to our coaches directly to schedule one-to-one sessions.

Adult Coaching session taking place on our clay courts.
Tots Coaching session on our clay courts.

Tots Coaching

Tots Tennis provides an engaging and play-centric initiation to tennis, tailored for youngsters aged 2 1/2 to 4 1/2. Discover an exciting gateway to tennis for your little ones with our interactive sessions, ensuring 45 minutes of enjoyable bonding between parents and toddlers.

Mini Coaching

Our Mini Tennis coaching sessions provide the perfect introduction to the sport for children. Our Mini Tennis sessions are split into three categories.

Red ball is a great way for players to start out in tennis and is for players aged 8 and under. It is played on smaller courts with shorter rackets and softer balls. Orange ball is a great way for players to continue their progress from red ball and is for players aged 8 and 9. Green ball is played on a full tennis court, with bigger rackets and balls that are a little softer than traditional yellow tennis balls.

Mini Coaching group on our hard tennis courts.
Junior player on court during group coaching session.

Junior Coaching

Our Junior Tennis coaching sessions are for juniors aged 11 to 18 years old. Both singles and doubles are played on a full-sized court. A variety of sessions are available to suit all abilities.

Following on from Mini Tennis, Junior Tennis (Yellow Stage) is about playing on a full-size court with the same size balls the professionals use. Kids will continue to explore different styles on court and start to choose their own. By this point, we hope kids will be tennis players and fans of the game for life!

Tennis Camps

Our school holiday tennis camps are a great way to have fun during the school holiday and improve your tennis at the same time. All abilities and ages (5-17) are welcome. Beginners, intermediate and advanced players will be organised into appropriate groups.

Each of the camps is organised by our enthusiastic qualified LTA coaches who deliver exciting and challenging sporting experiences for every player. It is always advisable to book early to avoid missing out!

Junior tennis coaching session led by one of our coaches.

Our Coaching Team

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Justin Pollard

Head Coach

Justin is an LTA Level 4 LTA Accredited+ Senior Performance Coach. He has over 30 years of coaching experience and co-ordinates the club tennis coaching programme. Justin is a former Berkshire & Sussex County player and three-time British Colleges Champion. He has a teaching background with a BEd in Physical Education and an MA Education.

Pete Cooke


Peter is a Level 4 LTA Accredited+ Senior Performance Coach and an ABTO R4 Qualified Tournament Official. He has over 20 years of tennis coaching and refereeing experience and has represented Sussex on many occasions for the County Veterans’ teams.

He holds a Professional Stringer qualification with the UKRSA and has been the official stringer for the club for over 15 years. Previously Peter also worked as an LTA Schools Tennis Tutor.

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Joe Glover


Joe is an LTA Level 3 Accredited Coach with over 6 years of tennis coaching experience. He now leads several junior squads and coaches a range of adult and junior individuals from beginner to county Level.

Joe plays regularly for the club’s first teams in both the Sussex and Portsmouth Leagues.


What our players and parents think of our tennis coaching.

“A thousand thank yous to you and the team, our boy has absolutely loved the whole week. Your balance of coaching on different topics, a variety of games and some competition to build towards seemed perfect.”


“Pete has been providing me with tennis and padel coaching at the club for several years. Not only is he exceedingly patient, encouraging and engaging he is also very knowledgeable and innovative which makes each session both worthwhile and great fun. He is a great asset to the club and we are very fortunate to have him.”

Mike Brown

“Pete has consistently persevered in raising the level of my tennis! He has also helped me play after some of my serious health issues through his tennis coaching and helped me focus once again on the game I love. Watching the clubs’ younger generation of tennis players whom Pete has coached from a younger age confirms the level that can be achieved with his excellent coaching skills, experience and ability!”

Malcolm Craft

Want to find out more?

Whether you’re new to tennis or looking to develop your technique, Chichester Tennis Academy can point you in the right direction.