Please note – you must be a member to sign up for coaching.
(Junior membership £5 a month, adult membership £12.50 a month, cancellable at anytime.)
Membership and squads can be cancelled at any time, there is no fixed tie-in period to these. I ask for 1 month’s notice to be able to put a stop on the payment. The same applies if you wish to permanently cancel an individual lesson slot.
If a lesson has to be cancelled because of bad weather or because a coach is ill or unable to attend the session then you will receive a refund for the session missed. This takes 5-10 days to be re-credited to your payment card.
I am a qualified RPT National Professional, a fully licensed, fully qualified LTA Level 4 coach and Licensed Referee.
I am fun, motivational and know how to get the best out of my players. I try to make all my lessons enjoyable, technical, knowledgeable and always with a competitive edge.
I run a variety of coaching sessions for all ages and run a restringing service please contact me. if you have any questions.
I joined First Service as an apprentice coach, and I am now a registered Level 2 coach.
I enjoy working with players, encouraging them, challenging them, and watching their progress. I always try to make sessions fun and positive. I love to play and compete at tennis, and enjoy passing on my passion for the game to others.
I am a fully insured Level 2 coach, and really enjoy working with younger players to develop their technique, skill and love of tennis. When I’m not coaching, I am a police officer and work within the local area. I’m keen to support my community, and am lucky my jobs allow me to do this.
I aim to encourage players to do their best and enjoy themselves whilst learning. I’m really pleased to be part of the First Service coaching team.
I run a very successful coaching programme within a number of schools across Essex, I run this with my team of fully qualified coaches and between us, we pride ourselves on finding new young talent and helping them get the very best out of their abilities and be the best tennis player they can be. This includes learning basic tennis skills and techniques, keeping fit whilst learning and having fun, and the children also enjoy learning through our many different tennis games.
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If you’d like to learn more about our Coaching for Schools service, or think your school would be a good fit, please contact us.
We also offer a Multisports programme, delivering high quality curriculum time PE sessions or After School clubs for all children from Reception through to Year 6.
Our Multisports programme consists of a wide range of different sports from Gymnastics, Cricket, Badminton, Rounders, Dodgeball, Athletics and many many more. The children can learn new skills while keeping fit and having fun through a variety of different sports and fun team games.
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Schools We Run Programs In
White Notley Primary School
White Court Primary School
Howbridge Junior School
St Marys School
Lyons Hall Primary School
John Ray Junior School
St Francis Primary School
Hello! I'm Patsy, and my whole family love playing tennis at First Service Baker Tennis Academy.
I started only recently, and am having so much fun learning the game!
I am a primary school teacher, and so know first hand how important safeguarding is, and take
my job as Welfare Officer very seriously. If you ever have any concerns, please contact me and I
will always listen.
Club members must show tolerance, courtesy, good manners, fairness, honesty and integrity in their dealings with each other, coaches, visitors and guests.
No foul or abusive language or unsportsmanlike behaviour will be tolerated.
First Service Baker Tennis Academy is opposed to discrimination in any form. All members have a responsibility to make everyone feel welcome and to ensure that membership of the club is a positive experience.
Club members will respect the rules of the sports of tennis and address any disputes with dignity and appropriate language.
Club members should endeavour to protect and further the Club’s good reputation at all times, particularly when representing the Club in competitions or tournaments, or when visitors are present.
Players should shake hands at the end of a match.
No cigarettes or chewing gum is allowed on court.
No dogs allowed on court at any time
Please make sure all litter is placed in the bins
Suitable footwear and clothing must be worn on court
When leaving court, please ensure you lock the gates and turn off the floodlights
Codes for locks are not to be shared with other people
Safeguarding & Code of Conduct
Prioritise the well-being of all children and adults at all times
Be a positive role model. Act with integrity, even when no-one is looking.
Help create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off the court and promote Fair Play values: enjoy; respect.
Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs
Keep clear boundaries between your professional and personal life, including on social media.
Check you have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos.
Ensure your own roles and responsibilities, and those of everyone you are responsible for, are clearly outlined and everyone has the information, training and support to carry them out
Where possible, do not be alone with a child or adult at risk
Do not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that maybe be interpreted as such*
Doing nothing is NOT an option: report all concerns and disclosures as soon as possible, following the Concern Reporting Procedure. If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).
The Code of Conduct should be interpreted in a spirit of integrity, transparency and common sense, with the best interests of children and adults at risk as the primary consideration.