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Elite Plus Group
The Elite Plus Group is for high-performance competition players who have chosen tennis as their number one sport and are pursuing a career in tennis. Squads run twice per week comprising 2 hours of on-court tennis training and 60 minutes of fitness training. These squads complement a full week training programme, which also includes 1:1 tennis lesson, hitting practice and fitness training, as well as regular competition in national and regional events. We expect players to travel internationally multiple times per year to compete at Tennis Europe and/or ITF level.
The Elite Group is split into two ages categories; U14 and U18. Players training in these squads are playing tennis a minimum of 3 times per week; two squads and at least a 90 minute 1:1 lesson. We advise and encourage the elite group players to have an additional 90 minute 1:1 lesson and further sessions focusing on strength and conditioning where appropriate. Players are also competing regularly on the weekends, during holiday periods and are travelling nationally for tournaments.
Our A Group is aimed at players who have committed to tennis as their main sport, however, they still play other sports in their spare time. Players are training a minimum of 3 times per week; twice in squads and a 90 minute 1:1 lesson. Players are also competing for a minimum of one weekend per month, most holiday periods and are working towards competing outside of the region in national competitions and potentially internationally for European events and training camps
Our B Group players have chosen tennis as one of their sports, however, they still compete and train in one or two other sports each week. We advise our B Group players to train at least twice a week but due to other sporting commitments, we allow attendance at one squad. We recommend players having 1:1 lesson regularly to work on specific areas which will enable them to take up a place in A Group in the near future. Players are encouraged to compete regularly on weekend and holiday periods, or in interclub events for the Berkhamsted teams.