About Taylor Tennis

Taylor Tennis was formed 16 years ago by Chris Taylor, former full time tennis player, competing at national level in events and tournaments.  Chris wanted to bring his tennis and coaching experience to all age groups and abilities.

Check out our current programme, which is one of the biggest in the South West.

Free trial sessions are available and please feel free to contact us

The Coaching Team

Chris Taylor


Kirstie Daunton


Emma Foster


Individual Coaching

The current rates for the coaches providing individual coaching are (adult/junior hourly rate):


£35per hour


£25per hour


£28per hour

In addition, doubles pairs can receive coaching for £35 per hour which includes two coaches.

Mini & Junior Tennis

Taylor Tennis offer a range of courses suitable for children of all ages and abilities.

Courses dates, times and prices are shown on the Taylor Tennis Facebook page.

This is a fun way for toddlers to interact and develop co-ordination skills through coached activities with parental assistance.
This is a great way to develop children’s agility, balance, co-ordination and speed.  It is taught through fun games and exercises.  They will develop movement while holding a tennis racquet.
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.  ¼ sizes tennis courts are used together with soft sponge or red balls.
Develop a rounded game, learning a range of techniques and tactics.  Courts ¾ size and soft orange balls are used.  There are team and individual competitions with matches using tie-break scoring – usually the best of three tie-breaks.
Players can now put their technique and skills into practice on a full-size court with a faster green ball. These are slightly softer than the standard yellow ball.  There are individual and team competitions, with scoring extended to short sets.
The start of a budding tennis career!  After the ‘green ball’ you can now put all your techniques into play with the fastest ball in tennis – the yellow ball.  The yellow ball.  Your serve will improve in power, your basic hitting will be stronger and faster, you will be able to enter tournaments, working your way through the LTA ratings, both as a young and as an adult tennis player!
Playing on a full court with a yellow ball, players will learn to develop skills and techniques through coached activities.
Aimed at teenage players who want to develop their game in a sociable atmosphere with other teenagers.
Aimed at players who want to enhance their skills and push their game to the limit.  Looking at all aspects of what is needed to become a top player.
Players will learn through point play and develop their match tactics.
Drill sessions are a great way to put what players have learnt through other sessions into practice with fast-paced feeding by our coaching team.
Fun and sociable fitness class supported by motivating music and instructors.  You’ll get to hit a lot of tennis balls and achieve an all-round cardio workout.  No previous tennis experience is needed.
Fun games based session suitable for all abilities.  No coaching, this session is all about having fun!
Mini Tennis Coaching Programme
Junior Tennis Coaching Programme
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Adult Tennis Courses

Taylor Tennis provide courses suitable for complete beginners through to advanced players.

Courses dates, times and prices are shown on the Taylor Tennis Facebook page.

This means you’ve never played, just started playing or haven’t picked up a racquet for years.  Sessions are tailored to get you playing the sport as quickly as possible using transition balls to aid development.  Do not feel nervous about coming the first time, you will be made very welcome.
For those who wish to further improve their technical and tactical game with a view to competing in club events/tournaments.  Players should have a sound knowledge of the rules and tactics for both singles and doubles.
Friday mornings are great!  They are the start of the weekend.  Some have a four-day week, some have treated themselves to a day off, some are on holiday, some just love Fridays….  Taylor Tennis hosts a ‘Tennis then Coffee’ morning on a Friday.  This is a basic, light-hearted, coach led session for those who fancy working on a few aspects of their game but not looking to necessarily change much; play some doubles; try some new tactics and strategies, all explained briefly so you can aim to improve your game: maybe even for a bit of fitness.  After the session, Taylor Tennis will treat you all to a nice hot or cold drink and a cake, so you can relax and chat about your new-found skills, plans for the weekend or put the world to rights.  The coffee mornings are a great way to meet like-minded people and ensure that you’ll always have a partner to play against.
This course is aimed at players who have a sound understanding of all the basic strokes and will provide an invaluable insight into the more advanced tactics for doubles, sessions may also include some singles tactics.  The sessions will involve a range of drills to improve technique and gain a greater understanding of the tactics, getting you ready for the league season.
This class is perfect if you’re looking for a fun/social/high intensity workout.  This session really tests the individual’s fitness and technical ability under pressure through a series of high intensity basket and game based drills.
If you are looking to have FUN and get fit, and something different to the gym, then this is the session for you.  A series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music on a tennis court.  It does not require tennis skills, but is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories and having fun.  Whether the ball goes in or out is irrelevant as the main purpose is to get fit.
Adult Programme

Autumn Rusty Racquets and Beginners Courses

Following the success of the Spring Rusty Racquets and Beginner’s Courses, we are repeating these again this Autumn.  It will commence in September 2019.  Further details will follow nearer to the time.

Participants will be welcome to join in with any of the Club sessions to help them put their skills into practice and assist them in getting to know Club members.  Both groups will be encouraged to play amongst themselves outside of course times, using Club facilities.

If you are interested and would like to receive more information please contact the Club on thornburytennisclub@gmail.com or telephone 07394 708746.

School Holiday Camps

School holidays are a perfect way to enrol your child on our Holiday Camp Programme where we have a host of junior activities available for all active children.  Our camps are adapted to cater for all standards of tennis from complete beginner to the next budding Andy Murray!  We coach on all aspects of the game including match play, games and prizes, ensuring the main theme is always – to have fun!  Our camps are an opportunity for children to learn whilst engaging with other children in a safe and fun packed environment. 

Taylor Tennis put holiday camp programs together for all ages and abilities in the school holiday periods.  Our camps are divided into, Junior, Adult and Performance camps.  These camps are perfect for children able to spend the morning, afternoon or both with us.  All they need to bring is their packed lunch!  We provide all equipment needed to enjoy fun tennis and games.  Juniors and adults will need appropriate clothing and shoes which is not provided at camp.

Junior camps provide a great social environment for the kids, and allows us to start teaching the fundamentals of playing tennis in a safe and secure environment.

Courses dates, times and prices are shown on the Taylor Tennis Facebook page.

Thornbury Tennis Club - Professional facilities for playing, coaching and relaxing. Adults and children welcome.
1 ½ hours of fun, game based learning for young inexperienced players.
3 hours of fun, game based learning for young players looking to develop their skills and gain a good feel for the sport.
3 hours of fun, yet informative tennis.  Open to all abilities to learn and enjoy new skills through team and individual games and competitions.
Performance camps are designed for experience juniors on the tournament track wanting to develop their tactical and competitive skills.  Camps are used to prepare for the up and coming tournament they may have.  Experienced performance coaches are always on hand and oversee all aspects of their time with us.
These are available for the new starter to tennis to the seasoned competitor wanting to brush up on their technical skills.  Adult camps are help both day and evening and over school holidays can run side by side with Junior and Performance camps.   Perfect for Adults with juniors enrolled on the camps too.
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Birthday Parties

All Taylor Tennis birthday parties are great fun for the kids.  Our parties can be customised to suit the individual group and provide an attractive option for your party.  Parties will involve tuition for all as well as fun packed games and prizes.  Food and drinks can be provided upon request or you can provide your own.  It’s a great chance to introduce your child to the exciting game of tennis whilst having fun with their friends.

Corporate Events

Taylor Tennis welcomes corporate tennis events.

In the past corporate events have been used by companies to help develop team spirit as well as personalized programs rewarding specific staff and departments.

We are always happy to work with our corporate clients to develop “taylor-made” programmes.

Companies can organise through Taylor Tennis their own corporate tournaments and training where intercompany events take place.

Catering, if required, can be organised for your event.

Standard packages are:

Wimbledon Package: 4 hours group coaching and team games. Restaurant lunch/dinner, 50% off voucher for an individual lesson, team prizes.  £82 per delegate.

French Open Package: 4 hours group coaching and team games. On site buffet lunch/dinner, 25% off voucher for an individual lesson, team prizes.  £67 per delegate.

Davis Cup Package: 4 hours group coaching and team games with team prizes.  £48 per delegate.

Taylor Tennis have a range of tennis clothing which is available online through our partner – IPROSPORTS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Taylor Tennis’s goal is to make tennis rewarding and fun. Students of all ages are welcome and whilst we try to take care of all aspects of your time with us you will have to exercise care and attention whilst on the courts.  All our coaches are DBS/CRB certified as well as first aid trained.

There are a few general house rules.  For example, players are required to wear suitable foot ware for their own safety.  Glass and china containers may not be taken on the courts so please bring plastic/polycarbonate drinking vessels for refreshment on court.

Some frequently asked questions with answers are listed below:

All you need are appropriate tennis/sports clothing and shoes.  We can provide racquets and balls.
No, you do not need to be a member.  If you continue we would recommend joining as it reduces the cost of your coaching/squads.
No, we cater for all ages and abilities and welcome beginners.
Yes, all coaches are fully checked and registered with the LTA.  In addition, coaches are first aid trained.
Costs vary dependent on the service you require.  We will be happy to discuss your personal requirements so please feel free to call/email us.
We try to play through all conditions and have access to a comfortable and warm club house should we need to be indoors for a short while.
The club house has great facilities where you can bring your own food and drink.  Cooking and Fridge facilities are available to members.
The club house has comfortable seating, tea & coffee making facilities and a TV to keep you busy.  Free WIFI is also available.

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