Ben Obong is LTA qualified and has been coaching tennis for over 23 years. He coaches all ages and all abilities, either in group sessions, or on a 1-2-1 basis.
In the past Ben has represented his county and specialised in coaching young ‘performance kids’ who had a defined goal to succeed at competition level. He also played semi-professional football for Southport FC.
Ben aims to deliver fun but challenging sessions which enable everyone to achieve their goals, whatever they might be. He is also a Level 3 PT Instructor and as such, is qualified to deliver personal training to those who may want to link other parts of their fitness to tennis.
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ALTC Adult Tennis Sessions
Cardio Tennis – Looking for a new way to work out?
Cardio Tennis is a fun, sociable group fitness class set on a tennis court and open to people of all ages and abilities. Supported by Head Coach (Ben Obong), you’ll get to hit lots of tennis balls and learn technique in Forehands, Backhands, Serves and Volleys during your class and have a great cardio workout at the same time. Here’s your chance to hit loads of shots, all mixed with a variety of fitness activities
Team Practice is for those who are currently taking part in or want to join in our various Teams, which are entered in the Liverpool/Southport & District Leagues. The sessions are based on improving your tactical awareness in doubles and also plenty of drills to help with those weaker shots that we tend to ignore, however always pop up in matches.
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ALTC Mini & Junior Tennis is split into four stages
At each stage the game is tailored to fit different age groups with different sized courts and balls. This will allow your child to develop in an environment, where they are surrounded by players of a similar ability as well as being able to make new friends who are of similar age.
1. Mini Tennis Red (4-8 years – Serve, rally and score)
Mini Tennis Red is for players aged 8 and under. Players learn to serve, rally and score with a slow ball, as well as learning the movement and co-ordination skills needed for tennis. Players are encouraged to play fun competitions in teams and as individuals, with short matches using tie-break scoring.
2. Mini Tennis Orange (8-9 years – Develop a rounded game)
Mini Tennis Orange is a great way for players to continue their progress from Mini Tennis Red and is for players aged 8 and 9. Players develop a rounded game learning a range of techniques and tactics. Courts are bigger and wider than the red stage but still smaller than full-size tennis courts. There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring.
3. Mini Tennis Green (10 years – Put your skills to the test)
This is for 10-year-olds who are ready to test their skills on a full-size court. Our approach to helping children into the sport makes it far easier for them to develop their skills and progress with their tennis.
Participating in Mini Tennis will be beneficial for your children on many levels. Their confidence will grow as they progress through the stages. They’ll get all the benefits of regular physical activity too; their work on the court will help them to keep fit, healthy and happy. They’ll learn the fair play values of tennis as well – these encourage good behaviour and sportsmanship.
You can play your part too; we welcome you to encourage them to practice at home and for them to feedback to you that they’re still enjoying their sessions as much as they should. Mini Tennis is not about winning or losing; it’s about enjoying sport with a smile on their face.
We want children to flourish in an environment where they feel comfortable and feel like their skills are continuing to improve.
4. Yellow Tennis (11+years – Playing the adult game)
A continuation of Green, but with full yellow ball. Preparing them for adult tennis!
Click for Junior Timetable Sept – Dec 2019