Little Smashers is delighted to be running our Autumn Term After School Tennis Club for the fourth year in a row! The club is for children aged 3.5-9 years old on Monday evenings. The two sessions (3:40-4:15; 4:15-5:00) will be run indoors at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre. More information can be found here.
Little Smashers was established by two tennis coaches and a marketing expert who want to make sure that children across the UK have access to high quality, structured tennis coaching.
We’re starting small and focusing on North London, running our first camps at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre before expanding to local schools. Why? Because we believe that quality is crucial to making sure that children find the same enjoyment from tennis that we have.
Tennis is a great sport for children. It keeps them active, builds confidence and prepares them for life ahead. The Little Smashers programme makes tennis fun, helps develop their technique and takes the temperamental British weather out of the equation by being equally effective indoors and out.
Daniella Taub – A mother of one, Daniella wants kids to get as much out of tennis as she has. A fully licensed LTA coach with the equivalent of a CCA, Daniella has 16 years coaching experience and has been fully qualified for 12 years. Her ethos is to make learning great technique fun. One of her proudest achievements was setting up a tennis programme for under-privileged children in South Africa. Daniella still plays competitively.
Ala Tehrani – Ala Tehrani is a LTA performance coach with 20 years experience coaching at all levels. Ala has travelled extensively, studying tennis academies, development structures and coaching techniques around the world. Having achieved a world ranking with doubles wins over British Davis cup players and matches against world top five players including Gonzalez & Davydenko, Ala has run several of the UK’s leading coaching programmes.
Richard Ellis – Richard is not a tennis coach but a keen, if undistinguished amateur player. He became involved with Little Smashers because he wishes he had had the quality of coaching when he was a junior that he has seen at leading tennis clubs. When not on the tennis court, he is a business manager with specific expertise in marketing and communications.