Our Southampton coaching team
Jamie admits to "eating, sleeping and breathing tennis" so that explains why he coaches all ages from tots to seniors, runs holiday camps, organises tournaments, delivers Bootcamp Tennis, leads Buggy Tennis and so on. Having represented GB at the Deaf Olympics, Jamie brings his hard-won personal experiences onto court and injects fun into every session so players learn and laugh together. A coach for 12 years, he holds a Level 3 qualification and is a lifelong (and therefore patient) Saints supporter.
Call Jamie on 07986 055205 for individual lessons.
Working in a special needs school, Jemma is a part-time Level 2 qualified coach with a talent to engage kids and facilitate learning. With a background in grass roots tennis (Portswood Club and Southampton parks), she loves what many others don't: getting things started. This explains her past success developing the University of Hertfordshire tennis club from 0 to 70 players in a season. Jemma loves being outside, walking the dogs (that's really sweet), competing in triathlons (that's quite serious) and ultra running (that's really silly). On sabbatical currently, probably sleeping, she will be back on court soon.
After a successful playing career that included top level tennis in Germany, Gary has been coaching tennis for over 20 years. A Level 4 LTA accredited coach, he leads by example helping people be the best they can be - from beginners sessions and family fun to on-court fitness classes and performance tennis, Gary is there with a his signature smile and sense of humour. When he's not bingeing pizza and binge-watching Netflix, Gary can be found cheering at his daughter's equestrian events and then mucking out afterwards, where he cheers a little bit less. Call Gary on 07901 640434 for individual lessons.
We are pleased to announce that Tom has now joined our Coaching Team in Hampshire. He brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of coaching and he is looking forward to developing our programs at Colden Common Tennis Club as well as Places for Leisure Eastleigh. Tom is:
- LTA LICENSED LEVEL 3 TENNIS COACH
- QUALIFIED LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER
His passion for tennis has kept him involved in the sport for over 15 yrs and has developed his coaching technique through the experience gained from nurturing players from all levels from Tots all the way to County and Regional standard players. In addition Tom has spent time working abroad to gain a better understanding of how to apply his coaching and has developed programs for both adults and juniors in the US, Spain and Australia.