Individual Coaching

You can book one to one adult tennis coaching lessons through Duncan on 07711 239825 or via email at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk. Coaches charges are displayed under each coaches profiles.

Individual lessons are great for improving your general game or specific shot.

  • Lesson are available daytimes, evening and at weekends.
  • All coaches are LTA qualified licensed.
  • An additional £2 will be added for adult non members.
    Please note 24 hours cancellation notice must be given otherwise lesson fees may be charged

Duncan and Roger are also available for group and team coaching sessions.

Weekly Adult Tennis Coaching Sessions

The full programme of adult tennis coaching sessions for all abilities is shown below:

DayTimeClassCost
Tuesday7.30pm - 9.00pmBeginner/Improver session (see details below)*£55 - 5 sessions
Wednesday7.30pm - 8.30pmImprovers – A great session to freshen up techniques and receive some tactical and positioning advice. The perfect follow on session to the beginner groups.£8 per week
8.30pm - 9.30pmMatchplay with tactical advice – a chance to put into practice the shots from the previous sessions or for those who want to focus on their tactical game and positioning.£5 or £10 for both
Thursday9.15am - 10.45amDrills – The session aims to give technical advice with a focus on positioning too. A great session with a good workout attached. Open to all members.£10
Includes £5 towards cost of membership if you sign up at the end of the course.
We have now introduced a bespoke group lesson option. If you would like to set up a group just for you and your friends, we’ll aim to accommodate. Please contact Duncan to organise times and costs.

For further information or enquiries on any courses please contact Duncan Willitts on 07711 239825 or via email at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

Adult Beginners/Improvers Courses 2017

Our next Beginners/Improvers 5 week course runs from Tuesday 25th July. Timings are from 7:30 – 9:00pm. Please contact Duncan at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk to register your interest.

COURSE CONTENT

Adult Tennis Coaching SessionsThere is a general theme for each week, although the exact structure will depend on people’s levels as seen on the first week. As a guide:

  • Week 1 covers forehands
  • Week 2 covers backhands
  • Week 3 covers volleys and smashes
  • Week 4 covers linking shots and aiming
  • Week 5 introduces matchplay and basic tactics

Serving is covered in each week, being such an important aspect of play.

The general aim of the course is to introduce people to basics of technique, implementing these techniques into first rallies and then points. At the end of the course the aim is that most people will be able to play matches with confidence.

View some basics on how to play the game at the LTA website.

Junior Coaching

A range of sessions are available for ages 3 through to 16. We are also able to set private groups (minimum of four players) – please email to discuss timings and costs.

Tennis Camps take place at the Club during school Half Term and Holidays. Further information is displayed in the Junior’s section.

OUR COACHING STAFF

Duncan Willitts

DUNCAN WILLITTS
Director of Coaching

LTA CCA/Performance (Part 4) licensed coach.

Duncan has been coaching for ten years and has experience of coaching all ages and abilities both individually and in groups. He has also coached the county squads for Middlesex LTA. Duncan played on the Britsh Tour and achieved a rating of 2.1

Fees: £35 per hour, £20 per half hour
Contact: 07764 743183 / ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

Roger White

ROGER WHITE
Head Coach

Level 4 LTA coach

Roger grew up as a junior in Ashford Tennis club and reached to a National level and took the opportunity to play Division 1 tennis in the USA. He is a certified PTR professional coach with a degree in Exercise Science. He has coached in the USA and his focus is movement, techniques and enjoying the game of tennis for all ages and abilities.

Fees: £30 per hour, £17 per half hour
Contact: 07709 593464 / roger@taketennislessons.co.uk

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DEAN HURTER
Coach

Level 4 LTA coach (pending)

Dean grew up in South Africa where he has been coaching tennis for the last two and a half years under a professional coach. He worked as a tennis coach and camp counsellor at a summer sports camp in the USA in July/ August 2015 before coming to the UK. He is a very good with young children and has a lot of patience. He is very fit, energetic and encourages children to have fun on the tennis court, as well as learn something new.

Fees: £28 per hour, £15 per half hour
Contact: 07770 783458 / dean@taketennislessons.co.uk

Keith Claxton

KEITH CLAXTON
Coaching Assistant

Level 2 LTA coach

Keith has been a club member for 22 years now and is current Men’s Vets doubles Champion.

Keith mainly helps with the adult beginners and junior sessions.

Fees: n/a
Contact: 07958 983018

Kane Bolton

KANE BOLTON
Coaching Assistant

Level 1 LTA coach

Kane is our current club Mens Singles Champion and is the clubs main assistant coach. Kane is also available for hits with club members.

Fees: £12 per hour for a hit
Contact: 07546 431307