Herts Tennis Coaches Forum

Herts Tennis work with the Herts Tennis Coaches Forum (formerly Working Group) to support all LTA accredited coaches and coaching assistants working in Hertfordshire venues. They are a group of hard working, committed coaches working to provide additional fresh and exciting Continuous Professional Development opportunities for all coaches in our county and beyond as well as providing annual first aid training courses. To find out more about how you can support the HTCF and contribute ideas for the courses they can offer contact Alison Allard via the County Office

Rob Smith Doubles Workshop

The Herts Tennis Coaches Forum Group has organised a Doubles Workshop with Rob Smith who is one of the most experienced travelling coaches in the UK.

Rob achieved his LTA Level 5 qualification at 21 years and was Head Coach at Bromley Tennis Academy for 4 years.  He has worked with players to win ATP titles, senior and junior ITF titles and 2 Tennis Europe titles.

The title of Rob’s presentation will be ‘Key drills and skills from the tour to help develop our club doubles players’.

The date/venue is as follows and places are limited and are strictly on a first come first served basis with payment required to confirm your place:

Friday 24th May 2024 (prompt 9.15am to 1.45pm)

Venue: Batchwood Sports Centre, Batchwood Drive, St Albans, AL3 5XA.

If you would like to book a space please complete the attached form with your details and return it to We will let you know that your space has been reserved and you will then need to make the online payment to Hertfordshire LTA Ltd, (details are on the form), before your place is confirmed. Please note that we have new bank details.

Rob Smith Doubles Workshop


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LTA Tennis Coach (Level 3) course

Date: 16th May – 22nd August, 2024

Venue: Batchwood Indoor Tennis Centre, Batchwood Drive, St Albans AL4 0DW

Cost: £1,000

For more details and to register please go to:

LTA Youth Tennis Leaders Course 15th June 2024

The LTA Youth Tennis Leaders Course is aimed at 11 – 18 year olds. The programme provides young people, whatever their tennis ability, with the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills both on and off the court. This is the first step on a tennis and sports career path for volunteering and paid employment.

The course will cover three modules:
Introduction to tennis
Leading a practice session/Helping at a Competition

Date: 15th June 2024, 9am – 1pm

Venue:  Welwyn Tennis Club, 7 Ottway Walk, Welwyn, AL6 9AT

Cost: £75.00

For more information and to book, please go to: Welwyn LTA Youth Leaders Course June 2024

LTA Youth Start

Following on from the very successful Tennis for Kids programme, the LTA have launched a new programme. LTA Youth Start is for kids aged 4-11 years who are new to tennis. Forget standing around waiting for your turn to hit a forehand, think dynamic sessions catered for all abilities designed to help kids to learn new life skills developing them both as players and as people.

For £29.99 (+ £5 postage and packing) kids can access the following:

Six top-class tennis sessions with specially trained coaches

A tennis racket and set of balls

A branded t-shirt

Activity cards, a lanyard, stickers and a certificate (provided by the coach)

To find your nearest course click here

*If your child has played tennis before then they should try the LTA Youth Programme