Category Archives: coaching

Grant, Christine, James & Katherine attended the presentation ceremony for the Surrey LTA Club of the Year this week. Congratulations to all involved.

Cranleigh is very excited to announce a brand-new initiative, unique to Rutlish School, in association with Limitless Tennis and Cranleigh Tennis Club. Limitless Tennis are looking for the brightest local talent to join our Tennis Academy. Limitless Tennis are the coaching company based at Cranleigh Tennis Club in Merton Park, run by Grant Fellows, an LTA, Level 5 Coach; (the highest attainable qualification). Grant’s vision is to find Rutlish boys who have a talent for tennis and train them to the highest standard of tennis with the ultimate aim of having them compete nationally and beyond. We will open the Academy to players that attend different schools but they must be able to make it to Cranleigh for 3.30pm each day. Aims of the Academy: To identify and intensively train children who show genuine talent for tennis to allow them to pursue tennis to the highest possible level with intensive…

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Cranleigh had double success this year at the British Tennis Awards – Grant Fellows was named as Surrey Coach of the year and Christine Roe (Chair) was named as Surrey Volunteer of the year. This was a great achievement for a small club and very well deserved for all of the pair’s dedicated work for the club. Thank you to all the members who nominated them both. They are pictured receiving their awards from Roger Taylor – ex-UK Number 1 and previous Semi Finalist at Wimbledon and Davis Cup Player.

We are delighted to announce our much loved chairman Chris Roe and coach Grant Fellows have been awarded Surrey Tennis’ gongs for Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year respectively. The awards recognise the many, many hours they both put in for the club, going well above and beyond the call of duty, which has been shown in how the club has grown in membership and come up with lots of exciting new ideas and connections. Hopefully, it will stand us in good stead with the powers that be for financing for our new courts, which we are fundraising for now, including a skydive from Grant! This is great news for Grant and Chris and the club. Well done to them!

Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club is glad to welcome new coach, Brian Griffen. Brian has been involved in tennis both as a player and a coach for over 30 years. With his friendly personality and relaxed attitude, Brian quickly builds rapport with the children and adults he works with.  

Letter from Head Coach, Grant: Dear Cranleigh Members, When I started at Cranleigh, one of the main objectives was to increase the competitive opportunites for adults and juniors. We entered 4 Junior Teams into the Aegon Team Tennis, increased singles match play by setting up the Box Leagues, had more junior events in the Club Championships and I ran junior competitions throughout Spring Half Term. In an effort to continue to increase the competition at Cranleigh, I have put together a competition schedule for the rest of the year. Brian who is our new coach will be helping to run these events and he may contact you once I receive your entry confirmation. All entries should be in a week before the event, except for the Mini Red next Saturday. Saturday 27th September. Mini Red (8 & Under) 1-3pm This is a competition for all Mini Red Players who can rally…

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We run holiday camps throughout the Merton school holidays at Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club. We work hard to create a great environment for the children to thrive in and build their love for tennis. The children will have lots of fun and play various games to improve their tennis skills.   Holiday camps are great to introduce children to the sport or if your child already plays tennis they can use the intensive week to improve their playing ability. At Cranleigh Lawn Tennis and Social Club we have a pool table, table tennis and board games to keep children entertained over lunch and if we incur bad weather.   Aims of the camp Build a child’s confidence and self esteem Improve a child’s tennis ability and love for tennis Have lots of fun in a safe, friendly environment   Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014 Tuesday…

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Junior Bookings for the Spring coaching season can now be done online direct through Head Coach, Grant Fellows, who has taken over all the administration for the coaching programme. All current groups are continuing from 13 January 2014 and more!

David Arulanandam has been awarded the Aegon Coach of the Month for August in recognition for his work in Merton, Surrey. David was rewarded largely for his work at Tamworth Recreation Ground, where he has established repeatedly high attendance record every weekend at his Mini Tennis sessions. His nominator and Ambassador & Development Officer for the charity Tennis For Free, Neil Kapoor, said: “He has been able to create a sustainable programme for many reasons, but one striking aspect of David’s personality is the special emotional connection he has developed with the parents and children, many of whom come from underprivileged backgrounds.” David said: “I am profoundly honoured, thrilled and also privileged to receive the Aegon Coach of the Month award. I would like to thank everyone, parents and coaches, who recommended me for this award and also provided continued support and guidance to deliver these tennis coaching sessions to…

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We have been awarded funds from Pro Active South London as part of the lasting Olympic legacy ‘Keeping the Flame Alive’ to get more people involved in sport. We are starting two new adult coaching groups for just £1 per person per week for 6 weeks. The special groups are for 6 weeks Women – Thursday 8-9pm (from 4 July) Players aged 55+ – Friday 3-4 pm (from 5 July) Places are strictly limited to Max 8 per group. To book simply download the relevant application form below. > Thursday Womens application form – pdf MS Word > Friday 55+ application form – pdf MS Word