Mersey Bowmen has a dedicated club tennis coach, providing innovative, fun and rewarding sessions for adults and juniors, members and non-members in both one-to-one and group environments. All members are entitled to six weeks’ free group coaching sessions over the summer months, and can also choose from individual and group sessions:

Ritchie Forde
Qualified to LTA Level 1 (ECA) and Level 2 (CCA) standard, Ritchie has nearly 20 years’ experience at coaching a range of different levels, from beginners to top club standard.

He has a track record of developing new players and beginners, a number of whom now play in the league teams at Mersey Bowmen and other clubs across the region.

Whether you’ve never picked up a tennis racket before, fancy a refresher course, or simply want to improve your game for the league season, speak to Ritchie about a range of group and one-to-one coaching sessions.

Ritchie runs one-to-one coaching sessions run throughout the year, both indoors and out, plus the free group lessons take place on Wednesday nights over the summer months, for a six week period.

For more information, contact Ritchie on 07960 305162.


Mersey Bowmen hosts Tennis for Free sessions every Sunday morning, where you can come along, join in, and see if tennis is the game for you – or ease yourself back in if you’ve not played for a while.  There is no pressure to join our club, we are just providing the courts in the lovely scenic Sefton Park.

Tennis for Free is a Liverpool Parks initiative which we have hosted since 2014, from 10am every Sunday morning everyone is welcome.  All sessions are led by LTA coaches and the minimum age for juniors is four, while there’s no upper limit for the adult coaching.

Tennis for Free is open to players of all ages and abilities – from people who’ve never tried tennis before, to people who’ve played in the past and want to get back into it.

We can also provide equipment if you’d like us to, with a range of racquets for all age groups.

If you find that you do like the club then of course we would love you to join and reap the membership benefits!  You’ll also get free membership for a son or daughter with any adult who joins.

For more information, visit the Liverpool Park Tennis website and register your interest.