Karl Burt – Club Coach/Assistant Manager
Coaching Qualifications – LTA Club Coach Award with Full License
Karl has been an integral part of Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre’s coaching staff for many years, and has a BA (Hons) degree in sports science. He oversees and develops the Mini Tennis Programme, takes individual and centre group sessions and organises the club teams competing in local leagues.
In his junior days he won numerous tournaments, played to a national standard, represented the South West of England at junior level, and has represented Dorset at junior, senior and veteran level
Local Tennis Court information:
We’ve picked 3 local Tennis courts we think you will enjoy playing, depending on budget, ability and of course the weather
The Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre
5 Floodlit Artificial Grass courts, 3 indoor Acrylic Courts
Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre is located in the glorious surroundings of the Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens and alongside the Bourne Stream.
The Centre offers a unique opportunity for students to experience the joy of playing tennis in Bournemouth all year round, both outdoors and indoors.
Recently awarded Full Beacon status by the LTA, (see News page), this publicly-owned facility is now privately managed by.The West Hants Club, one of the South Coast’s most successful sports clubs with an outstanding reputation within the tennis world.
There is a Club House with changing rooms, licensed bar and cafeteria, as well as a sports shop selling tennis clothing, shoes and equipment, and offering a raquet stringing service.
Bournemouth Gardens Tennis Centre is perfectly located on the outskirts of Bournemouth town centre – walking distance from ETC!
West Hants Tennis Centre
4 Artificial Grass Courts, 10 American Clay, 2 Outdoor Acrylic, 4 Indoor Acrylic
An established tennis and fitness club with a reputation of being one of the finest in the south.
In 2000 the club underwent a multi-million pound rebuild which transformed West Hants into a luxurious and prestigious facility. Whatever your age or ability, on one of our 21 international tournament standard courts.Choose your surface from American Clay, Omni-Pro or porous acrylic outdoors to cushioned acrylic indoors (and American Clay indoors in the winter months).
The Club offer a combination of individual and group coaching. There is a team of over 15 coaches who offer individual coaching for all ages and abilities. All tennis coaches are LTA licensed. There is also a comprehensive coaching programme for both juniors and adults which caters for children from 4 years of age upwards and is relevant to the ability levels throughout all age groups
Tennis in the Park – Play Tennis Bournemouth
Redhill Park (3 courts), Shelley Park (3 courts), Swanmore Gardens (8 courts), Winton Recreation Ground (6 courts)
Unlimited tennis – only £30 per year!
Includes use of over 20 tennis courts in the Bournemouth area.
Ask at ETC Reception for more information
Please note: Some local tennis clubs require membership.
The courses consists of 15 hours of General English per week in the mornings and 5 hours of tennis tuition. Rental of tennis equipment during lessons is included.