Live Ball is a continuous flow, fast paced doubles style game involving 6-8 players on court plus a feeder ( Coach) putting the ball in play. Think of Live Ball as a HIIT class on a tennis court, with the fun of playing a game.
Liveball is a fun, fast-paced doubles format game with no serves or returns. The goal of the game is to make it to the champion side of the court and defend challenges from attackers. Rallies begin with a dedicated feeder putting the ball into play, with challengers hitting the first shot. Champs are dethroned if challengers win 4 out of 6 points, and defeat challengers by winning 2 points. Upon winning, challengers run over to the champ side and champs return to the challenger side. There are 6-8 players on court, resulting in challengers constantly rotating partners.
The aim of WOKE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS ACADEMY (WITA) is to promote tennis, and help grow the game by teaching the next generation of players.
It is our mission to provide every opportunity for players to succeed.
By using WITA's positive approach to the game, players in our programs will fall in love with tennis and stick to it for life, whether as a career or a weekend activity.
For kids this is the age to start healthy habits and active fitness attitudes among kids, tennis is a sport filled with fitness benefits!
Whether it is training future tennis stars for a college scholarship or just helping them enjoy a healthy fun activity that sharpens their athletic activity. The WITA Tennis Program teaches the fundamentals of tennis by organising fun and challenging games and tennis orientated activities and then practising them together, for Adults and Kids.
The continued aim of the coaching staff is to help players who may with the correct encouragement show themselves to possess great talent, regardless of their age, race, religion or social standing.
We promise to:
Keep it Fun!
Keep it Simple!
Keep it Active!
Our sessions are for all abilities with technical, tactical and physical instructions, plus games, exercise, match practices and competitive play.
The emphasis is placed on high level coaching, in order for the players to develop their talents and ability and gain experience.
Book sessions, courses & restringing
Booking sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ekow on 07789-280-030 to arrange the session!
24 Hours Restringing Service
( Subject to availability) Quick Turnarounds! Stringing Workshop based @ The Westway Tennis Shop W10 6RP- Rackets can be left or collected at reception out of hours up to 21:30 MONDAY -FRIDAY & WEEKENDS up to 20:00.
For emergencies out of hours restringing needs- we offering stringing from Remote location NW10 9AG Call to book appointment to drop & Pick up rackets! Email: email@example.com Selcect your strings from the drop down menu below - string List & Prices May vary from the Shop! We offer collection and delivery by our delivery partner GOPHR Subject to availability!
WITA Tennis Academy works closely with a number of schools and colleges
WITA Tennis Schools Programs
We Give students a chance to try tennis, the opportunity to benefit from coaching by certified tennis coaches and help to set up competitions.
In colaboration with WITA, schools develop a programme of tennis, which has assists them to set up and maintaining school tennis teams - the most succesful of which have resulted in players gaining scholarships to U.S colleges / Ivy League universities.
All players, taking part in our after-school clubs are assessed in the first few weeks on their performance and ability to pick up the skills and techniques taught to them, after which those completing the assessment successfully are promoted to our Club Improver sessions. This guarantees that they are always coached alongside other players of the same ability, with courses tailored to their speed and level of development.
If you would like to engage our services for your school either for curricular or extracurricular sessions, or for more information about what we can offer, including a free taster day and an after school club, please contact us so we can make arrangements for you. A yearly tournament can also be organised.
The following schools are some of our past and present clients:
Miles Coverdale Primary School - Hammersmith London
Scared heart Primary School - Hammersmith London
Hereward house Prep School - Swiss cottage
LondonAmerican school in London Primary - St.Johns Wood
London South bank international School - Swiss cottage
Private French Nursery - Kensington & Chelsea
More recently Head Coach at The Cumberland School in East London.
Schools Tennis Programs
WITA Tennis has been delivering PE tennis lessons within schools in North West & West London for over
A dedicated coach is assigned to each school and delivers all the tennis programme,giving continuity and the ability to build a relationship between the coach, staff and children. All lesson planning is developed to the needs of the school in line with current curriculum maps and schemes of work.
Benfits to pupils
Highly skilled level 3 and 4 coaches
Invaluable professional knowledge
Their individual needs being met
Up-to-the-minute techniques and approaches
A challenging programme to develop independent learning
A unique package designed and delivered by a certified LTA licence coach
Full day PPA cover for KS1/KS2 £160 (9am to 3pm)
Half day PPA cover for KS1/KS2 £80
Breakfast or after school club £50
WITA tennis guarantee
Qualified in first aid,child protection & safety and wellbeing
Able to plan, deliver and assess students
Behaviour management specialists
Experienced in developing pupils skills
School Holiday pathway
We provide fantastic sporting activities during the school holidays for children aged from 4-
12. If you love sport and having fun then you should be spending your school holidays with
WITA tennis! We provide fun based holiday courses at Capital City Academy NW10 3ST.
With trophies, certificates, prizes, theme days, tournaments, fresh air and new friends it all
adds up to zero boredom and a healthy active school break!
For further information or to engage our services please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY YEARS TENNIS & PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PRE-SCHOOLS
At WITA TENNIS, we like to believe that early introduction to physical actives and sports can make a world of difference for children before commencing school; it's also been established that children who are introduced to physical literacy prior to commencing nursery and school excel and are more confident/ nonchalant at being exposed to challenges. The British Heart Foundation states, physical activity helps to development- cognitive ‘thinking’, physical development, personal,social, emotional outcomes, health & wellbeing.
A Quote (below)from: Marmot,M (2010)
‘ The foundation for virtually every aspect of human development- physical, intellectual and
emotional- are laid in childhood. What happens during these early years has lifelong effects on
many aspects of health and wellbeing.’
So! here lies an opportunity to engage our services to bring Fundamental changes to your
establishment and for you facility to make an early impact on your young Toddlers!
What is Early Years Tennis & Physical Development About?
Each class is 30 minutes of pre-planned structured activity so there is movement,
excitement and fun!
WITA Early Years tennis/ Physical Literacy 30-minute programs are divided into 4-5
Run and movement—for all sports. Includes footwork and hand/eye skills.
WITA Tennis Parties are an exciting new party option for children on their 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th birthdays.
Suitable for both boys and girls our parties ensure that every child enjoys a fun and active party, and they may even pick up a few tennis skills in the process.
Our parties are perfect if you are looking for something different to do for your child’s birthday, WITA Tennis Parties are hosted by experienced, fully trained and insured coaches, all of whom are DBS checked for your piece of mind.
We go the extra mile to ensure that your child's special day is happy and momentous. Our expertises in children’s tennis coaching, together with our caring and fun approach to teaching, make us the ideal party facilitator. We will be attentive to you and your child's needs, offering you a five star service.
What WITA Tennis Party involves:
Great fun and games with plenty of action
For girls and boys aged 3-8
Warm, positive and fun-filled environment
Special gift for the Birthday Boy or Girl
Invitations, prizes and goody bags can be provided For up to 30 children
Make your child’s birthday extra special with a WITA Tennis party!
Demand for our parties is high; hence as soon as possible book your child's birthday for this year once you have dates - so you are not disappointed!
Please; note party room, food and drinks are catered for - on request, with additional cost!
£260 for a party of up to 6 people
£360 for a party of up to 12 people
£420 for a party of 13 to 18 people
£480 for a party of 19 to 24 people
Our fantastic parties last one hour ( if longer time is required this can be worked on a pro rate basis) : its vital attendees arrive on time-late starts-leading to later finish, may incur extra charges.
TENNIS HOLIDAYS IN LONDON &MOROCCO
Enjoy Tennis & Great Cultural Experiences!!!
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Tennis breaks in London:-
We host you at the Stay Club, with tennis daily at the Westway Tennis & Fitness Centre( 7 Indoor courts & 2 outdoor Clay) London leading facility. Great location with the Exclusive Westfield Shopping Mall, The Outlet shopping facility next to the Iconic Wembley stadium, The famous Oxford street. Visit and play at the London Olympic Park, Wimbledon tennis facilities.
WITA TENNIS brings you tailor made tennis holidays, in the warm climate of Morocco.Enjoy the beautiful countryside , pleasant hospitality of the Moroccan people. We provide a fun relaxing break in the old Capital of Morocco (Meknes) also in Fes, Ifrane the Garden City , Rabat & last but not least Marrekech, playing tennis and visiting local attractions from old Roman settlements, to ancient Forts!
Summary of the Tennis Holidays: Our tennis Holidays in includes (12hours) of coaching; sightseeing trips to amazing local attractions, Souks/old Medinas and enjoying traditional foods. The Moroccan tennis break is great fun, the program is delivered within Fantastic setting of the Following Facilities; Meknes tennis club, an ATP tennis venue, Marrakech Sports Centre a Unique facility and in Ifrane at the Famous & Renowned Al Akhawayn University ;Accommodation is half board, albeit; all participants will receive a light breakfast, at the on site restaurant at the tennis club each day.
Each April we host a holiday In Marrakesh during the Royal Hassan Marrakesh Open; Participants get an opportunity to attend the event to see some of the Top Professional in the World!
Itinerary of the Holidays as follows:
• 15 hours structured coaching, with opportunity to play more tennis if desired. • There will be an excursion to, local medina and historic sites.
The Holidays is suitable for players of Improver/ Intermediate playing level. Those unsure of their playing ability, please contact us to take you through an assessment.
What you need to know… Flights should be booked with AirArabia ( we recommend you use or preferred travel agents- Cultural travel) contact Cassie via email:Cassie@culturaltours.co.uk or
phone;44 207 631 0643
We recommend the following flights for Holidays in Meknes, Fez & Ifrane; Outbound: Saturday’s AirArabia Flight 30104 Depart: London Gatwick Arrive: Fez
Return: Saturday’s AirArabia Flight 30103
Depart:Fez Arrive: London Gatwick
You will need to share the cost of transfer from airport to hotel, which we will assist with. Please do not book flight until you have received a confirmation email from us and we’ve forwarded your details to Cultural tours. Those who choose to book independently, please confirm your place with us first before booking you flight.
Cost of the Holidays from start from £500 per person ;
( plus £10 airport transfer on arrival and return )
Inclusive of the fee: Accommodation on half board basis, light breakfast on arrival at the tennis club, lunch, dinner, one litre bottle of water each day,15 hours of tennis coaching and use of Club house/ swimming pool.
Morocco has a closed currency system, hence- you will only be able to change currency on arrival at Fez.
Should you be interested to book a place on our tennis Holidays, contact Ekow Yusuf Manly-Spain or email: email@example.com Once your place has been confirmed with us, you will be required to make payment via our online booking facility or a Paypal request will be emailed to you and at that time you will be required to confirm your flight details.
Places are limited, however minimum numbers are required!
* Please note! We reserve the total and absolute Right to terminate without notice the Vacation arrangements of any client whose Comportment is likely to cause distress, danger, damage, or annoyance to our Guest/ Clients, Employees, Property or Third Party! Full cancellation charges will apply, WITA Tennis will be under no obligation whatsoever to provide a refund or compensation for cost which may be incurred!
We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance cover to cover any in eventualities; it’s the sole responsibility of the Participants to take out their own holiday insurance.
* Force Majeur; WITA TENNIS, Can not take liability in unforeseen situations such as War, Natural disaster, civil strife, terrorist activities or industrial disputes!
No refunds will be given in event of tennis being affected in whole or part by Force Majeur conditions!!!
Morocco is on the North coast of Africa, bordered Western Sahara to the South and Algeria to the East and South East. With Ceuta a Spainish Enclave next to Morocco.
Time Zone: G.M.T + 1 (UTC+1) Summer (DST)
Climate: Summers hot and dry. Winters generally mild and wet.
Hot and Dry,
Temperatures: Between 29 and 32 Celsius - Summer ( Winter 9 to 11 Celsius)
Official Languages: Arabic, Berger- some French and English is spoken!
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Visas: Valid passport ! No Visa is required for British Nationals ( other nationals please check - requirements)
Cheap Flights by AirArabia (Flight 2hrs 50mins)
Medical: Jabs needed ; contact GP (private hospitals throughout Morocco )
To book your Holidays with us go to the top of the page and complete your online booking.
Travelling Coaches - Click UP to enquire!
Woke International Tennis Academy brings you excellence and experience. We have a team of travelling coaches with a combine experience of over thirty years of coaching, national, international, ITF and Davis cup players.
Our touring team of coaches are led by renowned coach; also WITA Director of Tennis (Ekow Manly-Spain) and are available all year round, taking the job seriously-we are committed to the players and families they work with.
Our success with teams and individuals is notable, our players tend to achieve their apex on tour and a small number may on the pro circuit. For families going on holidays, you can contract a coach to travel with you, as your personal coach. We are the key to your success, we can plan your entire tour if you so wish. You can organise the tour and we will supply the coaches, WITA is the catalyst that will enable you to be prolific when on tour or on holiday. Contact us with your touring requirements and itinerary, also to negotiate fees, terms and conditions.
Tennis Vacations in London Playing at the Westway Tennis Centre, Olympic Park, Wimbledon & in Morocco (Rabat, Marrakesh & Meknes available during ATP and Grand Slam Events!
Residential Bank Holiday Intensive courses for Adults London & Morocco!
Accommodation at the Stay Club Willesden Junction & Tennis at The Westway Tennis & Fitnesses Centre.
MOROCCO & GHANA TRAINING & GAP YEAR TRIPS
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FITNESS AND WELLBEING CONSULTANCY
Improve your all round Conditioning and Cardiovascular health
Personal evaluation and customized workout routine
Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation
Improve Strength, Build muscle + tone up
Enhance speed, Agility and Quickness
Maximize Flexibility + Energy Levels
Improve co ordination and Balance
Aerobic and Anaerobic training
Core stability training
Remote Virtual Tennis Specific Strength & Conditioning Consultation Service’s Via Skype or Windows Teams
Tennis Specific Speed -Agility & Quickness Services
EKOW YUSUF MANLY-SPAIN
Personal training consultant with Etcheberry Experience www.etcheberryexperience.com
One-on-One Personal Training :-
Pre- Season/ In-Season & Off Season.
* Increase Racket Speed
* Prevent Injuries
* Eliminate Fatigue
* Improve Quickness & Agility
Get one-on-one Inspiration to improve;Strength & Conditioning for better tennis ,
Group training also available!
We Run Elite Tennis Specific Training Camps
Tone and Shape your Body!!!
Bring the body and the Mind will follow...
For further info call: 07789 280 030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We love to hear from you!
WITA TENNIS SERVICES
EKOW YUSUF JIBRIL MANLY-SPAIN
LTA Accredited + Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
Yonex Brand Ambassador
WITA DIRECTOR OF TENNIS
Ekow Yusuf Manly-Spain is a certified/ Licensed PTR, LTA-level 4 Senior Performance Coach, RPT Professional Tennis Director.
Coach Ekow Yusuf Manly-Spain, has obtained certification from the ITF Academy coach program , in the following disciplines;- Coaching Beginners & Intermediate Player course introduction, Introduction to Competition, Introduction to different types of drills, CBI Players course - Strategy & Tactics, CBI Teaching Mythology, Play Tennis course Introduction, Introduction to Equipment, Training Female Tennis Players, knowing yourself as a Coach, Ethics in Coaching, Variability in tennis training, Tennis Periodisation, Tennis Xpress Fundamentals of teaching tennis to Adult Players, Introduction to Tennis 10’s, Player Development, Contemporary coaching techniques, Introduction to Communication 1 & 2 and Match data for tactical analysis.
As a professional player Ekow competed on the European and African Tournament circuits; later becoming a full-time professional coach in 1991.
Ekow gained his coaching experience through working with the UK's most renowned coaches assisting with Junior county players, national and international players. He coaches all level of players, from beginners (Junior and Adults) to touring professional; specialising in Bio-mechanical correction/analysis, tactical/mental awareness corrections, cardio-tennis and tennis specific strength and conditioning.
With over 27 years of experience Ekow has been in contact with some of the best and talented juniors in the world. Notable individuals include Sri Lankan player; Tim De Abrew, number #1 in his country, Egyptian player Bassam Beides (top ten in Egypt. In 2002), and the four top female players in Ghana; #1, 2, 3, & 4. Ekow worked with player Jon Leslie; Princeton) who was practice partner to Former World number one junior ( Donald Young Jr.);and other players representing Ivy League colleges in the U.S.A
Assistant Head coach Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Head Coach City of Westminster
Head Coach City of London Cooperation( Golden Lane site)
Head Coach Elmwood Tennis Club
Senior coach Hyde Park Sporting Club
Senior Coach Excel Pro Tennis
Resident Coach Dolphin Square
Head coach Paddington Recreation grounds, David Lloyd and Lifetime Tennis
Being a dedicated Performance coach, when he got a chance to work with some of the best juniors in London's inner city, he took it; joining a team of coaches at the Westway Indoor Tennis Centre, in 1995. he later went on to become Head Coach at Exportise Sports Camps, founded by former Olympic gold medallist Steve Bachelor and his co-founder Dutch Olympian Bram Van Asset, running sports camps at some of England's finest independent schools, his responsibilities was to oversee the Pro-tennis camp, which was tailored for the dedicated tennis player, intensive coaching, match play, and detailed technical analysis, including video assessments.
Ekow has worked with former England Women's Team manager, Sue Mappin, who co-ordinated what was the largest grass roots programme in the UK, known as the Cliff Richard tennis Foundation, founded by Sir Cliff Richard. Before she became head of the lta tennis foundation. Ekow also travelled around the U.K( introducing mini tennis into schools) with Paul Regan who was head of coaching education at the tennis foundation and now works with the U.K wheel chair tennis team which represented Britain in the 2012 London Olympics.
In recent years Ekow worked with the Richard Kracjec tennis foundation assisting deprived children in the East End of London.
Coach Ekow was involved with the Greenhouse sports charity for three years delivering tennis/ mentoring to underprivileged children in the East End of London.
Ekow was a licensed Referee and a member of ABTO (Association of British tennis officials) and organiser of events ( Team Challenge)for both Juniors and ( Timed Doubles & Singles)Adults.
The following are a few of the Independent schools in England that coach Ekow as worked with:
University of Westminster
St John's (Leatherhead)
Cranley prep school ( Guildford )
South Bank international (Hampstead)
Kensington Int. (Kensington)
St. Mary's abbots (Kensington)
French Lycee (Kensington)
Eton House (Kensington)
ASL(American school in London (Hampstead)
Hereward house Swiss cottage
Milescover Dale –Hammersmith & Fulham
Scared Heart-Hammersmith & Fulham
La petite-Nottinghill gate
The Square Nursery-Holland Park
Oxford Gardens -Kensington
Avondale Primary- Kensington
St.Mary’s of the Angels-Kensington
The Spanish School Portabalo -Kensington
Head Coach The Cumberland Sport College ( East London-Newham)
Coach Ekow currently is based at the Westway Tennis & Fitness Centre in London as an Independent Tennis Professional available Monday to Sunday and has availability also at given times at Capital City Academy. Ekow also consults in the areas of tennis marketing; fitness training/tennis specific fitness test,provides Exclusive Executive tennis holidays in London & Morocco , overseas training for players, gap-year tennis in Morocco and the United Kingdom,Brand Ambassador for Yonex ,Private Coach to VVIP'S.