Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club

Coaching & Juniors

The club has a major coaching programme to encourage players of all ages and experience. We run a full junior coaching programme during the school terms as well as separate courses during the school holidays. All of our club coaches are qualified to coach juniors and work with young people; please click here to view our Safeguarding Children & Young People policy.

Click here to view the full Coaching and Competition Programme currently offered by PRLTC

Rusty Racquets Courses
Club Coach Melanie Burn runs courses throughout the year on Sunday and Tuesday mornings for adult beginners and those who have not played for some time and feel in need of a refresher course. Those interested should contact Melanie on 07949 128195 (email for further information.


Private Coaching
Adult or junior members interested in some private coaching should contact Melanie Burn on 07949 128195 or by email at
Team Coaching
The club runs Mens/Ladies/Mixed Doubles team coaching sessions from time to time. These sessions are designed for match players and include drills and tactics to improve match play. Contact the team captains for further information.

Junior Coaching Programme
The club has a thriving Junior section with opportunities for all year round coaching, social and competitive play. 

Junior coaching takes place Monday to Friday after school for ages 5 to 17; there is also a “tots tennis class” on Wednesdays at 2pm for 2 years upwards, and a “girls only” session on Sundays at 5pm.  The junior programme includes a “performance group” session for those who have reached the required standard.

Assisting Mel with the weekly coaching is Chris Roberts, a qualified level 3 club coach, and Hazel Brownlee, a qualified level 2 club coach


Summer and Easter Camps
These are an annual and popular event in the school holidays and are open to members and non-members alike.  These camps are aimed at all abilities from tots to teenagers.  More information is available nearer the times.

Booking Onto Our Courses
Prior booking and payment is essential for all of our courses and camps, and places are allocated on a first come first served basis.  Members receive a reduced rate.  Juniors are allocated to groups by age and ability. Please download the junior coaching application form and send to Junior Organiser Hazel Brownlee c/o 10 Park Street, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AH Tel 07825 925990 email

Competitive Opportunities for Juniors
The club encourages junior members to enter team and individual competitions eg singles box leagues, afternoon matchplays, Aegon Team Tennis for Under 14s and Under 18s and open events like The Road To Wimbledon.
For more information, contact Club Coach Mel Burn on 07949 128195 email

Junior Play
Outside of the coaching programme, juniors have priority on two courts from 4.30–6.30pm on Mondays (unsupervised). Teenagers have priority from 5.00–7.00pm on Fridays (supervised).  Adults have priority on the courts after 6pm on other days and during club mornings on Sundays.  Juniors may play in adult sessions by invitation only, once they have reached the required standard set by the club coach.