TENNIS players of all ages can learn or brush up on their skills thanks to a coach sharing his wisdom online.

It is just one way in which Knutsford Tennis Club are leading the way in keeping in touch with their members during the coronavirus lockdown period.

The tennis courts are closed, but the activities continue.

Head coach Mark Airey, a former professional player, has transferred his coaching online and is sending all members a series of cluster videos each week via his Youtube channel, Mark Airey Tennis.

He has completed over 30 videos, providing advice, tips and skills drills.

His online coaching is not only aimed at adults, as there are videos specific for children too.

Here's a taster:

Over five hours of coaching and philosophy regarding the game of tennis is now available to watch while staying safe.

The club’s initiatives don’t stop there.

The committee, led by Bill Jackson, are developing an online booking system for when they are able to reopen the courts but with social distancing in mind, so its members know they will have an allocated court without the worry of turning up and the courts or club being overcrowded.

The adult and junior summer league as well as many social events that have had to be postponed will be rescheduled for when the Government allows, including an internal league for all members who play team tennis, the Airey Challenge Cup, and junior opportunities throughout with an increased number of club events during the day and evenings for members and non- members to access.

Airey has already contacted primary schools in Knutsford to offer his services for free for community mini tennis lessons within the schools from whenever they’re open, something that would annually be going on now.

The club are continuing to communicate with its members on a regular basis via newsletters, social media platforms, WhatsApp groups, Airey’s videos and also a friendly phone call to some members who are not into the social media and online communications.

For general details visit the club’s website or Facebook page, knutsfordtennisclub. For information on what will be happening at the club once they reopen, contact Airey via