When you think of a private tennis club, it might be easy for your mind to wander towards images of old men and women in white suits, stuck up in their own ways...
We are happy to report though, that 10is Academy’s club has come a long way since the days of yesteryear and aims to be one of the most dynamic and attractive club in the city.
At the heart of King's Ely, two miles down from where it all began in 2009, 10is Academy has been transformed into an evening & weekend private tennis Club.
At its core, 10is Academy remains a place for all players of any skills and background to learn how to play tennis in all its forms: coaching, practice and competitions.
10is Academy continually strives to create an atmosphere that is as unforgettable and celebratory as ever, an environment based on mutual respect, a place where we can all learn from each other.
We are passionate about tennis
Membership in 10is Academy is by nomination only and is conferred in one of two ways.
CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP NOMINATION
Membership nominations must be based on our values mentioned below.
Each nominator must be a current Member of 10is Academy.
For nomination to Membership, please email us your nominator’s letter and provide the following information:
• Full name, DOB,
Questions? Contact the Administrative team: email@example.com
Our team gives special attention to organising the Youth Tennis Program, because we are aware that not only the future of tennis is in their hands but that most importantly it is part of our mission to give each child a head start in life.
With that in mind we aim to create a place where they can challenge themselves and push their boundaries, where they learn teamwork and leadership, where they are respected and respectful.
Our ambition is to help them be proud of themselves because of what they doing, and be respected because of how they are doing it.
The two principles of our youth program are ENJOYMENT and QUALITY.
At 10is Academy we are trying hard to ensure kids have access to engaging lessons, through various tennis exercises and activities, while keeping their ENJOYMENT at the centre of the process.
Our lessons are carefully planned to ensure that QUALITY of work is guaranteed through:
Tennis is a sport that requires flexibility to adapt to the various challenges. What it does not require is to have started to play at a very young age.
Our team is committed to challenge each one of our players to improve their technical, physical and mental skills. We are purposefully creating an ecosystem for our players to improve as much and as quickly as possible and to enjoy pushing yourself by competing against other players and other teams, in singles or doubles.
That you are an absolute novice or a top player, 10is academy’s program is designed to help you reach your full potential.
This is why every classes at 10is academy are organised in a carefully thought and professional manner. This is also why you will have access to weekly Match Play sessions adapted to your level.
There is a pathway to move from beginner to Advance player and at each level there is a chance for you to compete internally and externally against players of similar skills.
10is Academy is a place that promotes greater understanding and respect between generations and contribute to building a more cohesive community.”
Having children and adults working together creates a better connection between generations helping to build bridges and close gaps. Intergenerational tennis activities can help different age groups relate to and value one another – reducing ageism, breaking down stereotypes, and increasing empathy.
It is a great way to develop teamwork skills, leadership skills and be more open minded: listening to and understanding different points of view is a valuable lesson for appreciating we can all add value and contribute.
This supports our most important value: Respect!
We aim to become a community with competitive players who believe in our values:
* You will have to bring your own tennis balls but we will give you 4 tennis balls when joining. Thereafter, you will need to provide your own. These can be purchased at discounted price from 10is Academy.
*Club Mix-ins are free and only open to our members.
Mix-ins aim to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy a number of games with a variety of partners and opposition.
At all mix-ins, everyone comes off court every 5 games and one of the players (the organiser) assists with the re-direction of players to courts for the next match (typically winners go up and split, losers go down and split).
We highly recommend that players commit to the full 2 hour mix-in and both arrive on time and do not leave early unless they have a replacement.
All Mix-ins function on a sign-up basis in order to help the club manage attendance and court allocation.
Please rest assured, members can always just turn up, sign-up and play on the day. If you have any difficulties, we hope you will ask other players or the admin team to help you with signing-up.
During the summer season it is more important that members sign-up in order to secure their place as the mix-in may become full.
Please remember to cancel any booking if you are no longer able to play.