TFF Session

How the TFF Sessions are delivered

TFF Sessions are either:

* TFF Parks - Our main scheme run on public facilities with two courts or more. THe scheme starts as a 12yrs+ session and as the tennis community at the park grows, it expands to encompass all ages and standards.

* TFF Clubs - A yellow ball session delivered in Tennis Clubs and other private facilities for aged 12yrs players and above.

TFF Parks

The TFF Sessions, run at our participating public facilities, starts out as a scheme for 12yrs+ players and expands to welcome all members of the local community from children as young as 3yrs to our oldest to date at 84yrs. The sessions are family oriented meaning that there's something for everyone. TFF (12yrs+) is run as a yellow ball session as the 'Improvers+ Group'. In the case of 'TFF Parks - All Ages' players are split into sub groups to accommodate the differing standards. As the sub-groups are standard based, we don't label them according to age, rather 'Parent & Child Group', 'Beginner Groups, 'Improvers+ Group'.

The drills and games we use in the sub-groups can be seen as follows:

Parent & Child Group -
Beginners -
Improvers+ -

The 12yrs+ TFF Parks is run as a single hour, however the expanded 'TFF - All Ages' sessions are run for 1.5 hours in the length with the first hour delivered by a team of coaches/assistants and the second 1/2 hour as Open Play.

If you're interested in being the Lead coach of a TFF session, please complete this form, if you're interested in being a support coach, please complete this form and if you're interested in being a volunteer with us, please complete this form.

The format of the TFF Parks - All Ages Scheme can be seen below:

Hour 1 = Coach Led Session

The Coach Led session is typically run by local coaches (although no coaching is featured within the sessions), coach assistants and members of the local community in many cases. They will deliver a fun drills and games based session. 

1/2 Hour Extra - Open Play Session

The Open Play session follows on from the coach delivered first hour. One of the coaching team will stay on for the second 1/2 hour in a supporting role. On the Improvers+ Open Play session, the coach will likely set up an initial drill/game (usually TFF Quick Fire) and allow the members of the community to take on the session. The Parent & Child Open Play session is simply an unsupervised court with the various equipment (balls, racquets, mini nets, training aids..etc) left out to allow Parents & their child(ren) to play amongst themselves.

The TFF scheme is delivered as part of a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with TFF, the Tennis Provider and the local authority. If you're interested in delivering the TFF programme on a set of public park courts, you can view the Understanding TFF document or a short Q&A document to understand the scheme in more detail.

TFF Clubs

TFF Clubs is the clubs version of the Tennis For Free scheme that operates on Tennis Clubs and other private tennis facilities. The goal of TFF Clubs is for the host club to deliver a 1 hour fast paced and fun session to players of 12yrs+ at their club to help drive their club membership and other tennis services. The session can be delivered to both members and non-members and therefore a great balance of members showcasing their facility to non-members as part of the fun and engaging session.

The TFF Parks Drills cards can be seen from here:

TFF Parks takes the delivery format of the Improver+ Group and related drills/games that can be seen above.

More on TFF Clubs specifically, can be seen from this link.