The Northern Mini Tennis programme continues to be very popular. We have four age groups: Tots (3yrs to 5yrs), Mini Blue (5 yrs to 6 yrs), Mini Red (7yrs to 8yrs) and Mini Orange (9yrs). Sessions run year round along with our extremely popular holiday camps. For more information, call reception on 0161 445 3093 or book online.
At The Northern, our experienced coaching staff provide high quality individual and group sessions for all ages. Discover our coaching services and meet the coaches below.
The junior coaching programme is one of the largest in Manchester with more than 200 children taking part in regular lessons.
The programme is costed on 40 weeks of coaching instead of the 44 weeks that we run the programme. This allows you to get a cheaper rate per lesson if you attend all the sessions. If you miss a session due to weather or personal obligations you are able to make these sessions up on different days up to and not exceeding 44 times. When making up missed classes please contact your coach to confirm there is space. For more information, call reception on 0161 445 3093 or book online.
Ages 6-8yrs & 9-16yrs
Our Mini Tennis and Junior Tennis holiday camps are very popular and a huge amount of fun. The children not only boost their tennis skills, but improve all round fitness, co-ordination and social skills. Places go fast, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information and bookings, call reception on 0161 445 3093.
Individual or group coaching
The Northern offers a progressive adult coaching programme which is broken into three tiers: STARTER > CLUB > TEAM with opportunities at each stage to play with like minded players.
We also offer Tennis Xpress, a 6-week course aimed at beginners or players returning to the game who want to refresh their skills
For more information, call reception on 0161 445 3093 or book online.
Questions about coaching?
Speak to reception on 0161 445 3093
Meet the coaches
Jonny is an LTA Senior Performance Coach with over 10 years’ experience coaching development and performance players of all ages.
As a player he achieved an ATP ranking in singles and doubles after graduating Arizona State University on a full athletic scholarship. In addition, he also completed his MSc at Loughborough University in Business Management and was part of the team that secured a European Championship.
Currently Jonny is working through his CCM qualification with the Club Management Association of Europe.
David Drain has over 20 years professional experience in the tennis industry as a level 4 club coach. He uses multiple tennis techniques to build confidence that enable players to unlock their full tennis potential.
Jake is an enthusiastic coach with a passion for tennis. He is a firm believer that tennis is to be enjoyed and is accessible for all. Jake still competes regularly in team tennis and has been coached by Jonny Kinsella since he was young.
Ella has a wealth of experience coaching players of all ages. Whilst at Loughborough Ella was a member of the Great Britain University Team that won a silver medal at the University Masters Event.
Lisa has been playing tennis since the age of 6 and was coached at the regional performance centre. Playing tournaments regularly from a young age she was part of the Lancashire Ladies Team as a junior. Lisa is now an integral part of the Northern coaching team and looks after our Tots all the way through to Adult Social.
Jonny has over 8 years of coaching experience and is a UKCC LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach. Before moving to Manchester to undertake a Masters degree, Jonny was Head Coach of the York Sport Tennis Programme based at the University of York which developed players to county level.
Lewis is currently an LTA level 3 coach who works with players of all ages and abilities. During his 5 years at Loughborough University, he helped progress the AU Development tennis programme, working as a lead coach and mentoring younger performance players.
Mark (Chi) Chiarotti
Has been coaching at the northern for 20 years and a level 4 performance. One of the top players at over 45’s in Lancashire. Currently coaching Manchester Grammar School for 3 years. He has coached at over 50 schools in Manchester and can coach players of all levels from beginners to performance and from juniors to adults. Still competes regularly for club and is a big supporter of participation for all in tennis.