About Tennis4Kids

Tennis4Kids provides group Tennis and Individual Tennis Lessons in and around Great Missenden and the local villages.  Children’s Tennis Lessons and Adults Tennis Coaching predominantly take place on brand new floodlit courts at Pipers Corner School in Great Kingshill.  We also operate from The Misbourne School and Lee Common.

We regularly operate tennis taster sessions in infant and junior schools around Buckinghamshire.  Learn More Here


Mini Tennis

What is it?

Children between 3 and 10 years old can now get stuck into the world of tennis with Tennis4Kids.

Using smaller courts, playgrounds or even school halls, mini nets and rackets and lower bouncing balls,  Mini Tennis offers the perfect introduction to the sport, with all the fun and energy of the real thing.

There are four stages of LTA Mini Tennis; Tots, Red, Orange and Green, each with their own court size and type of ball. This tailored approach enables your child to develop vital skills and techniques at this very early age.


Who are they?

All our coaches are at least Level 2 LTA approved coaches that have undergone full DBS checks.

DBS is the new name for CRB checks and stands for  Disclosure and Barring Service.

Our coaches mostly teach within your local tennis clubs and are used to working with children from 3 upwards.  Luke du Casse, the Head Coach and Director at Tennis4Kids has been Head Coach at Great Missenden Lawn Tennis Club for 3 years and has been teaching tennis for 9 years.  And not only that he’s a dad too!

The key is, we are not necessarily here to generate the next Wimbledon Champs, but we all have a passion for engaging children in the game of tennis and this starts here.

All coaches are trained to make the game fun, to vary the sessions, to introduce children to moving not just forwards, but backwards and sidewards, controlling a ball at their feet or with a racket, bouncing and catching balls, a whole repertoire of activities to teach children to be alert, agile and athletic.

Our coaches usually have children of their own and understand how children respond when something like this is fun.


Frequently Asked:

Do you run after school tennis sessions?

Yes we work with a number of schools around the local area providing both taster sessions during school time, to after school sessions in playgrounds and local courts.  Register your interest on the website and let us know exactly what you are looking for so we can keep you in touch – and if you would like tennis provided at your child’s school, then help us talk to the school to get started!

What if somebody else is going to collect my child?

In this instance, you must ensure the coach knows this before the session starts, and you will need to sign to say this.  If this changes during a session, you must leave a message for the coach and provide a password for the new person to use to collect your child.

What should I do if my child can’t make a session?

Please contact the coach by text call or email as soon as you know they won’t be able to make the session.

Can I borrow a tennis racket?

Yes rackets can be borrowed during all sessions.

What happens if it’s raining?

It’s rare that a tennis session gets cancelled, but it can happen. Given the changeable British weather we endeavour to give around 30 minutes notice if a session is to be cancelled and this session is usually added to the end of the course.  It isn’t always possible to give a lot of notice, if the heavens open last minute, but we do our best, always.

What if my child wants to do more Tennis?

We can engage with tennis clubs around the local area and we can provide you with weekend and school holiday camps for your child to join.  Just contact us for more details.

How do I know my child will be well looked after?

Your childs safety and wellbeing is paramount to us.  We are not a huge national company with hundreds of staff; Luke has been Head Coach at Great Missenden lawn tennis Club for a number of years and, we are local parents with children at local nurseries and schools.  We would be happy to meet you at any time to suit you first.  It’s vital that you feel comfortable with the coach at the session and the care that’s provided during the session; all parents are encouraged to watch sessions whenever they want.

Additionally we are all LTA approved (Lawn Tennis Association) and we are all fully DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked.

What happens if I am late to collect?

We usually work to a pretty tight schedule, so we do need you to collect your child on time.  In the event that you are going to be unavoidably late we ask that you call the coach to ensure they know.  Late charges may apply if this happens more than once.

My child has a medical condition, is this okay?

Our coaches are trained in emergency first aid, however it’s vital that we know everything possible about your child before they join the sessions if there are any medical conditions that we need to be aware of, ensure you speak with the coach before the session starts.

What should my child wear?

We would recommend doing this in their PE kit, or similar style jogging bottoms and T-Shirts with trainers.  Please make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather conditions on the day.