Adam Swan

Head Coach

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
Adam has been a tennis coach for over 30 years, and has worked in many different countries with all standards of players, including members of the Royal family, the Royal Navy team and has taken players from mini red tennis through to county titles and ITF world tour points.

LTA, STP, PTR, RPT and RPP qualified.

Adam has played county tennis since a junior and has played number 1 for Kent as well as winning two South of England national doubles titles and has been ranked as high as 3 in the country.

Favourite Players Male/Female
Roger Federer and Stefi Graf

Favourite Shot

Favourite Quote
‘The fight is won or lost long before I get in the ring’ Muhammad Ali.

Something not many people know about Adam
He was a child model.

Contact Adam

James Bateman

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
James started coaching at the age of 16 in Eastbourne and has never looked back.
LTA level 3 Qualified.
Passionate about the progression of players.

Favourite Players Male/Female
Diego Schwartzman and Elina Svitolina

Favourite Shot
Drop Volley

Favourite Quote
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure’

Something not many people know about James
He was very nearly a baby actor in Coronation Street

Contact James

Lucy Van Doren

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
First qualified to teach tennis at the age of 17 and was pretty much raised at tennis clubs.
LTA level 3 qualified
Loves being involved at the start of players journeys in to tennis, whatever their age.

Favourite Players Male/Female
Vasek Pospisil (CAN) and Sarah Van Doren (her mum!)

Favourite Shot
Sharp angled backhand drive

Favourite Book
Charlotte’s Web (E.B White), even though she is terrified of spiders.

Something that not many people know about Lucy
Lucy once played an entire tournament left handed (she is right handed)

Contact Lucy

Tom Silvey

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
Fully licensed LTA level 3 coach.

Favourite Player Male/Female
Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters and Coco Gauff

Favourite Shots
Forehand down the line and jumping two handed backhand

Favourite Quote
‘One important key to success is self-confidence, and important key is self-confidence is preparation’

Something that not many people know about Tom
Tom passed his go-karting racing license at the age of 8, he also loves playing the guitar.

Contact Tom

Darren Bradley

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
Darren has over 25 years working at various clubs around the country.
LTA level 3 Qualified.
Passionate about seeing the progression of juniors through their tennis journey. Loves running tournaments and match-plays.

Favourite Players Male/Female
Andre Agassi and Martina ‘The Swiss Miss’ Hingis

Favourite Shot in Tennis
Attacking forehand down the line

Favourite Quote
‘Let that be a lesson to you, no one beats Vitus Gerulaitus 17 times in a row’ – Vitus Gerulaitus from the Masters Semi-finals 1980 when he finally beat Jimmy Conners.

Something not many people know about Darren
He has a pet ferret called Cora

Contact Darren

Charlie Casey

Experience/Qualifications/Skill Set
LTA Accredited Level 3 coach. RPT level 3 qualified.

Favourite Player Male/Female
Rafael Nadal and Ons Jabeur

Favourite Shot
Inside in Forehand (forehand from the backhand side hit down the line)

Favourite Quote
‘Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ – Samuel Beckett

Something that not many people know about Charlie
I have played the main stage at Glastonbury.

Contact Charlie

Buddy hitting is also available with Alfie Janousek  (07833 231695) and Roger Hardaway – Sunday’s only (07802 250201).  Please contact direct.