New Tennis Coach & New Coaching Times

After nearly a decade of association with Bubwith Tennis Club, Matt Ward is now seeking to pursue other business opportunities, which means that I Can Play Tennis will soon stop providing tennis coaching at the club. I Can Play Tennis will also be stopping its sponsorship; however, Matt has kindly asked us to keep the money already paid for the upcoming season as a donation.

We’d like to thank Matt and all his team for their brilliant work over the years. We know that many people have benefitted from his coaching during their time with the club, and his sessions were always enjoyable. Matt has also supported the club in other ways, most recently through his involvement with last year’s 24 Hour Tennis Marathon.

We wish Matt every success going forward with his new ventures.

Introducing our new coach…

We are delighted that Jack Wood, who many of you will already know as he has worked with I Can Play Tennis and coaches with the adults on Monday evenings, has agreed to become our Head Coach.

During his time coaching in and around the York area for over 13 years, Jack has worked with ages ranging from 2-year-olds at Tennis Tots to 80-year-old Rusty Rackets. He’s comfortable working with all abilities, from beginner to high club level, as well as children with learning disabilities.

A former York division 1 player, Jack has a passion for tennis, and has amassed different techniques to help him improve people’s tennis and help them get more from the sport.

As well as junior sessions (Mini red, Mini orange, Mini green, Full yellow), Jack has also run Tennis Tots, Rusty Rackets, Cardio Tennis, doubles tactics, pre-season drills and Tennis For Kids.

Jack Wood, Head Coach at Bubwith Tennis Club

Jack will formally take over from I Can Play Tennis from w/c 4thApril (though, due to the Easter Holidays there will be no junior sessions until w/c 25th April). The remaining coaching sessions with I Can Play Tennis will continue as normal up to this date.

If you are interested in coaching, please register your details even if you are currently in one of our WhatsApp groups or receive info from I Can Play Tennis – information about this can be found at the bottom of this email.

New coaching timetable

Whilst the timetable will remain the same for the adult and ladies only sessions, the junior coaching sessions will be moving to Mondays, with slightly different start times from the previous schedule. All prices will stay the same.

Junior Sessions


Mini red (4-7)

Mini orange (8-10)

Mini green & teens (11 – 15)

Mixed Adult Sessions


‘All-Stars’ (intermediates)

‘Rising Stars’ (beginners/improvers)

Ladies Only Sessions


Dates to be flexible
around home league fixtures

Upcoming special events: FREE sessions & Easter Camp

There are two additional coaching events coming up soon which Jack will be leading.

On Sunday 3rd April the club with be hosting an Open Afternoon with free coaching available. There will be a junior session (2pm-3pm) and an adult session (3pm-4pm). Whilst not essential, pre-registration for these sessions is advised (see below for information on how to do this).

Even if you don’t get involved with one of our Open Day sessions, it will be a great opportunity come to the club and meet Jack.

Jack is also hoping to run an Easter Camp for Juniors on Thursday 14th April. There will be two sessions (9am-12pm and 12.30pm-3.30pm) and will cost just £13.50 for a single session or £27 for the full day. Numbers will be limited – following the registration process below to express your interest.

Open Afternoon

Important: registration required

As any existing contact details will have been given to I Can Play Tennis, it is important that everyone interested in coaching at Bubwith Tennis Club registers their details, even if you are currently attending a coaching session lead by Jack.

If you would just like to receive more info or if you would like to sign up to one (or more) of our coaching sessions, including the Open Afternoon and Easter Camp, please register your details.

Please note that these details will be used by both Bubwith Tennis Club and Jack Wood to send out relevant information about the club and coaching activities taking place in Bubwith.

Jug & Bottle, Bubwith

Bubwith Tennis Club is kindly sponsored by The Jug & Bottle at Bubwith