Dukes Wood Tennis Club has a strong partnership with Think Tennis as our tennis coaching service provider. Head Coach Tom Dean creates and facilitates an excellent curriculum each term of junior and adult group coaching programs. He and his team bring a wealth of experience to our tennis club. They offer both private, multi-person and group coaching.
The Think Tennis Coaching programme is designed to cater for all abilities and all ages. The coaches are all LTA Accredited + and have many years of experience. The coaches have worked with club, county, national and international playing standards.
There is a natural pathway for juniors to start the game for the first time, competition levels and to transition to county standards and above. Ultimately it’s about creating a fun and safe environment for players to enjoy, develop and love the game. Tennis is a life sport and can be played and enjoyed by all.
OUR COACHING TEAM
Our dynamic trio of coaches are highly qualified and great fun to be on court with. Lead by Head Coach Tom Dean, see below for the profiles of each of our Dukes Wood Coaches.
Level 5 Master Club Coach Applicant
LTA Level 4 Performance Plus Accredited
Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor
Qualified Wheelchair Tennis Instructor
First Aid Qualified
I coach and work with players of all ages and abilities who have varied objectives and goals. My aim is to provide players with the best physical, technical and tactical knowledge and understanding to reach their targets in a fun environment. In my experience in competing and also coaching players to National Talent ID Ranked Standard, my enthusiasm and love for the game comes across In my coaching style.
Level 3 LTA Qualified coach
LTA Accredited Coach
Degree in coaching and sports science
First aid qualified
Tennis is a great sport that helps aid to the skills of others. I have a real love and passion for the game, and that always comes across in my coaching. If a player is enthusiastic, motivated and wants to develop, then there will be great results in their game. I have great skills, knowledge and experience working with both junior and adult players of all ages and abilities. I’m looking to further my studies by obtaining me level 4 LTA performance qualification and attending regular courses to keep up my accreditation.
LTA Level 3 Qualified Club Coach
LTA Accredited Coach
Professional UKRSA Qualified Stringer
Advanced Personal Training Diploma
First Aid Appointed
I’m a Passionate, Hard-working tennis Professional with 13 years coaching experience. I have worked with a wide range of players from total beginners to national level players. I have run sessions for every level including schools and at clubs including for players who attained Talent ID.
I love my job and my goal is to help you enjoy your tennis and guide you however you need.