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Amateur tennis clubs: which athletes they work with

Amateur tennis clubs: which athletes they work with

Amateur tennis clubs play an important role in the development of tennis at a local level by providing opportunities for training, competition and social interaction. Here’s how these clubs are usually organised and which athletes they work with.

Organisation of amateur tennis clubs

1. Club structure

– Administrative Team. Usually includes a president, secretary, treasurer and other board members who are responsible for running the club.
– Coaching staff. Coaches and trainers who run classes and workouts for club members.
– Support staff. Employees involved in the maintenance of the courts, clubhouse and equipment.

2. Facilities and infrastructure

– Tennis Courts. Include different types of surfaces (dirt, hard, grass) and can be indoor or outdoor.
– Training programmes. Classes for different levels of fitness, from beginners to advanced players.
– Competitions and tournaments. Intra-club and inter-club competitions that promote sporting spirit and skills.

Work with amateurs

1. Beginners

– Basic instruction. Fundamentals of tennis including hitting technique, rules of the game, basic tactics.
– Recreational activities. Social games and activities to help new members integrate into the club and feel part of the community.

2. Intermediate level amateurs

– Skill Development. In-depth training in technique and tactics, improving physical conditioning.
– Competitions and leagues. Participation in local leagues and tournaments to gain playing experience.

3. Advanced players

– Intensive training. Specialised training to improve all aspects of the game.
– Tournaments. Participation in regional and national amateur tournaments.

Working with former professional athletes

1. Coaches and counsellors

– Experienced Coaches. Former professional players often work as coaches, bringing their experience and knowledge to the club.
– Masterclasses. Running masterclasses and specialised training sessions to improve the level of play of club members.

2. Promoters and organisers

– Organising events. Former professionals can help organise tournaments and events, attracting more participants and sponsors.
– Partnership programmes. Creating partnership programmes with professional associations and other clubs.

Benefits for club members

1. Training and coaching

– Qualified trainers. Access to highly qualified coaches to help develop technique and tactics.
– Personalised programmes. Personalised training plans tailored to each player’s level and goals.

2. Social and sporting activities

– Social games. Regular social games and activities that strengthen the club community.
– Competitions. Opportunities to compete at different levels, from intra-club tournaments to regional and national amateur competitions.

Examples of successful tennis clubs

1. Clubs in big cities

– Moscow Tennis Club “Luzhniki”. Provides a wide range of services, including indoor and outdoor courts, professional coaches and participation in competitions.
– St. Petersburg Dynamo Tennis Club. Known for its traditions and highly qualified coaches working with amateurs of all levels.

2. Small clubs in regional centres

– Nizhny Novgorod Tennis Club. Offers personalised training and active participation in regional tournaments.
– Ekaterinburg Tennis Club. Focused on the development of the tennis community and regular competitions.


Amateur tennis clubs play an important role in the development of tennis at the local level. They provide training, coaching and competition opportunities for players of all levels and create a social community that supports and inspires their members. Collaboration with former professional athletes enhances training and events, making these clubs the centre of tennis life in their regions.