Guildford Tennis Academy...Rags to Riches!
Guildford Tennis Academy was formed in 2014 with a complete re brand, new programme and a great team of coaches. The fantastic clubhouse (with facilities to make the best hot chocolates in the area!!!) is accompanied by 3 indoor floodlit courts (2 artificial clay and 1 hard court).
The club prides itself on giving the best possible coaching to a wide range of players of any age and ability. GTA offers a full junior coaching programme from 3 years to 18 years plus a comprehensive performance programme. There are adult sessions aimed at beginners and improvers and ladies’ mornings for the more advanced players. Team training and LTA matchplays are also a regular occurrence on a Sunday afternoon.
GTA is run by Director of Tennis, Chris Tucker, who has worked with a number of County, Regional and National players in his 17 years of coaching and was also named Surrey Tennis Performance Coach of the year in 2017. Chris along with his team of coaches Ati Akkaya, Emily Sutcliffe and Joey Stokes now see over 250 juniors for weekly tennis sessions which is double what it was 3 years ago. The programme currently contains County, Regional and Nationally ranked juniors at 9&U, 12&U, 14&U and 18&U age groups.
Guildford Tennis Academy’s tennis programme runs 7 days a week so there is a day and time for everyone, they also run holiday fun days, friendly tournaments and are a regular feature in the LTA Team tennis league. A pay and play court hire and a racket re-stringing service is also available.
We are very proud to have achieved all that we have in such a short space of time. We are hugely grateful to all of those who have helped us on our journey!!