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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
Monday9.30pm - 10.30pmCardio Tennis - fun cardio session: a fitness and tennis programme to suit all levels.£8 for Members; £10 Non-Members
10.00pm - 11.30pmOver 50s - A session covering general techniques and game play.£6 for Members; £10 Non-Members
Tuesday7.00pm - 8.30pmBeginner classes (see details below)£8 for Members; £10 Non-Members (First lesson Free)
Wednesday7.00pm - 8.00pmImprovers – A great session to freshen up techniques and receive some tactical and positioning advice. The perfect follow on session to the beginner groups. Includes matchplay with advice for those who want to focus on their tactical game and positioning.£8 for Members; £10 Non-Members
7.00pm - 8.00pmCardio Tennis - fun cardio session: a fitness and tennis programme to suit all levels.£8 for Members; £10 Non-Members
Thursday9.30am - 11.30amDrills – The session aims to give technical advice with a focus on positioning too. A great session with a good workout attached.£10 for Members; £12 Non-Members


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 Classes

Our Beginners classes run throughout the year on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Please contact Duncan at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk to register your interest.

CLASS CONTENT

Adult Tennis Coaching SessionsThe classes cover basic tennis technique and is aimed at those who have never played before or those who have not picked up a racket for a long time! The emphasis is on fun and there is no pressure to perform to any set standard. Stronger players can progress into more advanced sessions where they can mix in with players of a similar ability. You can dip in and out of the sessions if you are unable to attend some weeks.
There is a general theme for each week, although the exact structure will depend upon people’s levels. As a guide areas that are covered include:

  • Forehands and backhands
  • Serving
  • Volleys and smashes
  • Linking shots and aiming
  • Matchplay and basic tactics

The general aim of the classes is to introduce people to basics of technique, implementing these techniques into first rallies and then points. After a number of sessions 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: £32 per hour, £18 per half hour. Juniors £27 per hour.
Contact: 07709 593464 / roger@taketennislessons.co.uk

Kane Bolton

KANE BOLTON
Coach

Level 2 LTA coach

Kane has a current LTA rating of 2.2 and competes regularly at National level across the UK including the British tour. He is also the current Ashford Men’s Singles champion and is an LTA level 2 coach.

Fees: £25 per hour, Structured hit £15
Contact: 07546 431307 / kane@taketennislessons.co.uk

Petr Pospisil Tennis coach at Ashford Tennis Club

PETR POSPISIL
Coach

Level 3 LTA coach

I played competitive tennis throughout my childhood – winning around 25 singles titles grade 5 and 3 and around 50 doubles titles in the same grade.

I began coaching at my local club ages 12 as an assistant of head coach and got my coaching licence at age of 18. I then moved to Munich in Germany where I was responsible for fitness coaching for Bundes league players and providing hitting lessons. Some of the players where at ATP level. After my move to London in 2000 I began coaching at Harbour club in Chelsea.

I was also responsible for coaching Oliver Golding for 7 years. He then won US Open singles and doubles and Australian title in doubles as a junior.

I am confident in delivering individual lessons and group lessons of any age and ability. I would be delighted to get new clients on court to assist them with techniques and match play!

Fees: £32 per hour, £18 per half hour
Contact: 07503 444347 / petrpospisil24@gmail.com

Jake Fazio

JAKE FAZIO
Coach

Level 3 LTA coach

Jake is an LTA level 3 qualified coach and is currently studying sports coaching at Roehampton University.

Fees: £25 per hour, Structured hit £15
Contact: 07511 811003 / jake@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

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