• WITA Tennis Services

    TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PLAYERS

  • London & Meknes

    Hello & Welcome!

  • OUR MISSION

    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.

    OUR PROMISE

    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.

     

  • WITA TENNIS SERVICES

    1Crowthorne Road,London W10 6RP

  • Book sessions, courses & restringing

    Booking sessions
    Please email coaching@witatennis.com

    or call Ekow on 07789280030 to arrange the session details

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  • SERVICES

  • SCHOOLS TENNIS

    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.

       

       

  • Juniors Tennis

    Capital City Academy NW10 3ST

    Tennis with ABC's: Agility, Balance, Coordination & Speed!

     

    WITA TENNIS provides junior coaching for children from age 2 years onwards.

     

    Availability:

    After school from 5:30 to 8pm Summer time only ( Due to our venue not having floodlights)

    Weekends 10am to 3pm - All Year round.

    During school vacations - we can organise mini camps.

     

    Please note; we do not organise our own group coaching- commencing from January 2016. We advise parents to organise their own group in terms of age and ability, to take up a standing booking slot and we will deliver the session at our coaching venue.

     

    Click Here for LTA guidelines for U10s tennis to assist parents

     

    Or contact:

    07789-280-030

    coaching@witatennis.com

  • Performance Training

    WITA tennis offer performance training to players aspiring to compete in Orange, Green and Yellow

    ball, playing in school/college teams and those who wish to gain college or university scholarships.

    Performance training is by invitation ONLY; hence if you wish to be assessed – please email for a trial!

     A player who’s invited into a performance squad will need to be fully committed and adhere

    to the following pre-requisite;

    •  Attend training twice a week – which incorporates fitness training.
    •  Undertake one private coaching session a week.
    •  Partake in monthly competition
    • Booking for trial assessment click:

    For further details or questions needing answers - Email:- coaching@witatennis.com

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  • School Sports Premium

    WITA Tennis  has been delivering PE tennis  lessons within schools in West London for over 

    six years.

    Dedicated coaching

    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

    Pricing

    Full day PPA cover for KS1/KS2 £150 (9am to 3pm)

    Half day PPA cover for KS1/KS2 £75

    Breakfast and after school club £50

    WITA tennis guarantee

    Trained practitioners

    DBS checked

    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: schppa@witatennis.com

  • 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 

    activities.

     

    General activities:

    • Run and movement—for all sports. Includes footwork and hand/eye skills.
    • Tennis fun—learning racquet/ball contact & technique.
    • Tennis swing technique for ALL shots in the game.
    • Tennis games/skills. Applying technique and having fun playing the game.
    • Slow down/cool down. High fives and progress stickers.

    Equipment: (provided by WITA TENNIS)

    Soft sponge tennis balls

    • Soft balls
    • Oversized tennis balls
    • Racquets:19″ strung tennis racquets, Colourful foam racquets, velcro tennis mitts and sponge hand-racquets.
    • Quick foldable mini tennis nets
    • Quick step doughnuts, ladders and lines.
    • Mini-footballs, Frisbees, bean bags, balloons, and other tennis kid-friendly sports goodies!

    Benefits

    Parents

    • Your child gets a head start into physical literacy and tennis.
    • Early development of hand/eye  & body coordination.
    • Safety is our first priority.
    • Classes are low student/coach ratio.
    • Children learn teamwork and sportsmanship.
    • Children develop a love of the game of tennis.
    • Classes are structured and pre-planned.
    • Stickers are given to communicate progress in activities to parents.
    • No equipment purchase required.
    • No registration fee!
    • We teach all tennis “ABC’S” while having FUN!

    Children

    • Strive to thrive through the use of easy to hold, lightweight padded equipment.
    • Children learn a love for tennis and sports.
    • Children direct energy towards specific sport skills.
    • Teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasised.
    • Children learn to exercise without the workout.
    • Early development of hand/eye coordination.
    • IT’S GREAT FUN, COLOURFUL AND EXCITING!

    Nurseries and Primary Schools

    • Tennis offers unique programming to enhance your school curriculum and use sports premium effectively.
    • All children succeed through the use of easy to hold, lightweight padded equipment.
    • Our flexible program can adapt to your nursery/ school and curriculum.
    • Uses minimal space, on any surface, indoors or outdoors.
    • WITA TENNIS handles all payment and registration.
    • WITA TENNIS  provides all equipment.
    • All coaches have up to date DBS background checks, First Aid certificate & are Capregistered.
    • WITA TENNIS  provides all marketing tools for your school.
    • We are a fully insured program.

    Contact

    Email: eytpd@witatennis.com 

    Phone: 07789-280-030

  • Ultimate Player

    Join the most exciting and pioneering sport programme for children

    Ultimate Player is a safe platform which encourages children to participate in sport

    1. Coaches reward your child with personal stats & awards
    2. Players progress through levels towards the Ultimate Player
    3. They create their own identity with the online tag builder
  • WITA CHILDREN’S PARTIES

    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!

     

    Prices

     

    • £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.

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  • TENNIS HOLIDAYS IN MOROCCO

    Beat the winter blues!

    Click UP to enquire!

    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 & 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 (20 hours) 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 the the Fantastic setting of the Meknes tennis club, an ATP tennis venue. Accommodation is half board, albeit; all participants will receive a light breakfast, lunch and dinner at the on site restaurant at the tennis club each day.

     

    Itinerary of the Holidays as follows:

    • 20 hours structured coaching, with opportunity to play more tennis if desired.
    • There will be an excursion to Ifrane( Morocco’s garden city), 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:
    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,20 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 this tennis Holidays, contact Ekow Yusuf Manly-Spain or email: moroctennis@witatennis.com Once your place has been confirmed with us, you will be required to make payment via our online booking facility and at that time confirm your flight details.
    We recommend you purchase travel insurance cover to cover any in eventualities.

     

    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)

    • Capital: Rabat

    • 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.

     

    Weekend tennis breaks in London

    Residential Bank Holiday Intensive courses for Adults

    Hosting Travelling Teams

    Accommodation and Tennis available in London

  • 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

    EKOW MANLY-SPAIN

    Personal training consultant with Etcheberry Experience www.etcheberryexperience.com

    One-on-One Personal Training

    Get one-on-one Inspiration to reduce body Fat, manage Weight,
     

    Group training also available

     

    Tone and Shape your Body!!!

    Bring the body and the Mind will follow...

     

    For further info call: 07789 280 030 or email: fitnesswelbeing@witatennis.com

    EKOW MANLY-SPAIN

    Personal training consultant with Etcheberry Experience www.etcheberryexperience.com

    One-on-One Personal Training

    Get one-on-one Inspiration to reduce body Fat, manage Weight,
     

    Group training also available

     

    Tone and Shape your Body!!!

    Bring the body and the Mind will follow...

     

    For further info call: 07789 280 030 or email: fitnesswelbeing@witatennis.com

  • CONTACT US

    We love to hear from you!

    Phone

     

    07789280030

     

    WITA Tennis

     

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  • EKOW YUSUF JIBRIL MANLY-SPAIN

    LTA Accredited Level 4 Senior Performance Coach

  • WITA DIRECTOR OF TENNIS

    Ekow Manly-Spain is a certified PTR, LTA-level 4 Senior Performance Coach, RPT European Licensed Coach.

     

    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 20 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 coached players (Jon Leslie; Princeton), representing Ivy League colleges in the U.S.A

     

    Coaching CV:

     

    • 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 Britten 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 is a licensed Referee and a member of ABTO (Association of British tennis officials) and organises 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
    • 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 Friday’s 7am to 10am and weekends 8am to 9am, with the occasional 3pm to 5pm. Ekow also consults in the areas of tennis marketing; fitness training/tennis specific fitness test,provides Exclusive Executive tennis holidays, overseas training for players, gap-year tennis in Morocco and the United Kingdon, private coach to VVIP'S.

  • SUMMER 2019 TENNIS CAMPS

    CAPITAL CITY ACADEMY, DOYLE GARDENS, NW10 3ST

    Dates TBC 

    Toddlers 2-3yrs

    Red

     

    5-8yrs

    Red

     

    8-10 yrs

    Orange

     

    10-11 yrs

    Green

     

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