Coaching

Coaching

Paul Turner, Head Coach

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Paul has over 25 years experience and has worked in the USA, New Zealand and most recently in Austrailia on the WTA Paul specialises in tennis specific footwork and runs courses around UK and Ireland for coaches. He has been head Coach at Preston since 2007. 

Private Lessons cost £35 per hour - Contact Paul Turner on 07894290325 or ptctennis@me.com.

Tennis Professionals

Fuzzy - Tennis Professional

Fuzzy has been coaching for over 20 years and has run successful tennis coaching programmes at some of the most prestigious tennis clubs around the world including Captiva Island - Florida, Jamaica, Thailand and Hawaii.

Contact Fuzzy on 07711639056 or pjfoster71@yahoo.co.uk

£35 per hour

Ed Cotcher - Tennis Professional

Ed has been coaching full time for over 8 years based at Preston Tennis Club. He is a fully licensed LTA Level 3 coach and enjoys working with both juniors and adults of all playing standards.Ed won several tournaments around Sussex as a junior and currently plays in Division 1 of the AEGON Men’s Sussex League

Qualifications:
LTA Level 3 Coach 

£30 per hour

Contact: 07952188729

Email: simplycotch@hotmail.com

Tanya D'Cruz - Tennis Professional

Qualifications 

LTA Accredited + Coach, Level 3
LTA Licensed Official/Referee
First Aid

Specialist Areas

Working with players of all ages from beginner to intermediate 
Individual and Group Coaching sessions 
Cardio/Tennis Fit sessions
Tournament/Competition Organiser

Achievements

Coach: Promotes and facilitates the playing and enjoyment of tennis to players of all ages and abilities.
Player: Competes in County vets Tennis for Sussex. 
Tournament Organiser: Creates a Respectful and Fair environment whereby competitors may maximise their player experience.

Coaching philosophy: 

I believe in challenging yourself through goals, which are achieved through encouragement, practice, patience and the belief you can succeed.

Qualifications:
LTA Level 3 Coach 

£30 per hour

Contact: 07887 547837

Email: tanya.dcruz@icloud.com

Sam Oakley - Tennis Professional

Specialist areas

• Developing adults from beginners to club team players
• Individual and group coaching juniors players starting at all ages 
• Cardio and fitness tennis 

Achievements 

• Top 10 in Sussex as junior players
• 2013 winter county cup team 
• Aegon team tennis division one player 

Qualifications:
LTA Level 3 Coach 

Contact: 07585400500

£30 per hour

Email: samvoakley@hotmail.com

Tom Monk - Tennis Professional

I have 18 years’ experience as a tennis coach. I have predominately coached in tennis clubs in and around Sussex. In 2004, I coached in the Adidas Academy in Auckland, New Zealand whilst travelling the world. Over the past 7 years I have worked as a full-time Physical Education teacher and pastoral lead in a secondary school in Sussex. 

I have competed to a National level as a junior, as well as representing Sussex and the South-East region as captain. I became a national champion in the school’s national competition at 13 years of age. As an adult I have played in the men’s National Premier League.

Specialist Areas:

Coaching junior players from club, county, national and international levels
Working with adult players of all ages from beginner to advanced 
Individual and group coaching sessions 
Tennis Fit sessions

Qualifications:
LTA Senior Performance Accredited + Coach, Level 4
First Aid

Coaching Philosophy:
To create an inspirational coaching environment for all ages that is enjoyable, challenging and that builds an individual’s confidence in their game. To use my passion for the game to encourage others to evolve as a life-long learner as a player. This is accomplished by setting achievable goals through a thoughtful, patient, and deliberate setting on the practise court.  

Contact: 07545019140
Email: monktom@hotmail.com
£35 per hour

Amber Pennington - Trainee Tennis Professional

?I have been a member at the Club since I was 6 years old and have played County Tennis. I have completed my Level 1 and Level 2 Tennis Coaching and First Aid qualifications. I love all Sport but have always been passionate about tennis and also love teaching. In addition to tennis, I have had various experience coaching youth development groups in swimming, cricket and netball.

Qualifications:
LTA Level 2

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