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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:

Monday9.30am- 10.30amCardio Tennis - fun cardio session: a fitness and tennis programme to suit all levels.£10
10.00am - 12.00pmOver 50s - A session covering general techniques and game play.£10
Tuesday7.00pm - 8.00pmImprovers classes£10
8.00pm - 9.00pmBeginners course (see details of Beginners course below)£10
Wednesday8.00pm - 9.00pmDrills – The session aims to give technical advice with a focus on positioning too. A great session with a good workout attached.£10
Thursday9.30am - 11.00amDrills – as per the Wednesday evening session£10

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 Courses

Our 5 week Adult Beginners’ classes run throughout the year on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 8:00 – 9:00pm. Our next course starts on June 24th 2024 – you can sign up here  or you can contact Duncan at ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk to register your interest.


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.


Duncan Willitts tennis coach

Director of Coaching

LTA CCA/Performance (Part 4) licensed coach.

Duncan has been coaching for over 20 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: £48 per hour, £25 per half hour
Contact: 07711 239825 / ashfordcoaching@taketennislessons.co.uk

Matt Banks

Head Coach

Level 3 Accredited + LTA coach

Matt grew up playing tennis locally in the Surrey area before heading off to Uni where he played number 1 tennis on the SOAS University tennis team.

He is a highly organised and analytical coach, who gets a real sense of enjoyment from meeting new people and seeing them improve at tennis.

Fluent in Chinese, Matt has returned to the UK from China to rejoin the Take Tennis Lessons team.

Fees: £40 per hour, £20 per half hour.
Contact: 07511 811003 / matthew_pm_banks@yahoo.co.uk

Roger White tennis coach


LTA Accredited 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: £40 per hour, £20 per half hour.
Contact: 07709 593464 / roger@taketennislessons.co.uk

Jake Fazio


Level 3 LTA coach

Jake is an LTA level 3 qualified coach and is currently completing teacher training.

Fees: £35 per hour, £18 per half hour
Contact: 07511 811003 / jake@taketennislessons.co.uk

Keith Claxton

Coaching Assistant

Level 2 LTA coach

Keith has been a club member for over 25 years now and enjoys passing on his experience to new players.

He mainly helps with the adult beginners and junior sessions.

Fees: n/a
Contact: 07958 983018

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