Oxfordshire
Luke Coltman
I am a level 3 coach with 11 years of coaching experience within the UK and the United States. This experience in coaching includes: Adults (all levels), Mini-Junior Programmes, Wheelchair tennis, Visually Impaired tennis and Cardio Tennis. Outside of tennis I have a degree in Sport and Exercise Science, my areas of interest include physiology and biomechanics, as well as studying sports nutrition and sports psychology. I also have a masters in physiotherapy and am currently working full time as a senior specialist physiotherapist at one of the leading teaching hospitals in the country. 
John Cvitanovic
Hi, my name is John Cvitanovic and I am an LTA Level 3 coach. I have been coaching both in the UK and Croatia over the past 9 years. During this period I have delivered Summer camps, Mini-tennis junior programmes and Adult coaching across all levels from beginner to advanced club players. I enjoy working with groups and individuals, seeing someone progress and improve provides a great sense of joy and motivation to keep delivering great coaching. Apart from my obvious love of tennis, I enjoy gardening, obstacle course racing (ToughMudder etc) and spending time with my dogs (Two miniature dachshunds if you were wondering!). I studied music and music theory and have a background in IT, specifically infrastructure design and cyber security. For private lessons, you can contact John at johncvitanovic@gmail.com or 07933 942007
Tom Lambert
I am the manager of the parks programs and camps in Oxford City. I am a Level 5 Master Performance Coach with a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science. I have worked with National and International level players including coaching Junior National Champions and coaching the winning team at the School National Championship. I was lead coach at Gosling Full Time Academy and have been heavily involved in University Tennis at Exeter, Hertfordshire, Oxford Brookes and Oxford. I am a huge fan of sport and really value how it can be used to improve peoples lives. I work predominantly with competitive players and enjoy exploring how they can find their peak performance. My own sporting life has seen me turn my hand to many sports with Tennis and Hockey being my most successful. I now enjoy a round of golf or heading out for a cycle and love to watch live sport.
Laurie Mackenzie
I am a level 4 senior club coach working in Oxfordshire Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. I currently coach at Oxford University and manage a growing program of nearly 200 players of all ages. I specialise in working in community tennis and I'm passionate about getting people into tennis. In my spare time I enjoy watching all sports and learning brazilian jiu jitsu.
Jose Oliveira Costa
Jose is a qualified tennis professional with the LTA, the Portuguese Tennis Federation, the United States Professional Tennis Association and RPT Spain. He started playing tennis at the age of 9 at his home club in Portugal and tennis has been a part of his life ever since. Jose graduated in Sport and Physical Education with a specialisation in High-Performance Training from the University of Porto. In 2006, he received his first certification as a tennis coach. During his studies, he not only had the opportunity to coach and work with some of the best junior county players, but he also got a scholarship to study at Sao Paulo University in Brazil, where he gained his first international experience as a tennis coach. Since then, Jose has spent several years travelling the world sharing his love and passion for tennis and learning from some of the best coaches in the field.For the past seven years, Jose has been based in Oxford working with Premier Tennis. He is helping adults improve their game and getting some juniors to compete in national and international tennis tournaments.
Abdul 'Ralph' Rauf
Ralph is a Level 2, DBS registered LTA coach undergoing his Level 3 qualification. He has been involved in sport his entire life, playing tennis to a high club standard and competing today for North Oxford LTC. Ralph has been running the hugely popular Cardio Tennis and Social Tennis sessions at Florence Park for over a year and continues to welcome new people to the game each week. Ralph has a great way of making learning fun and interactive, putting a racket in your hand and a smile on your face!Ralph is available for individual lessons and can be contacted on: Arauf5555@aol.com or 07794 512555
Ashley Robinson
I'm a level 3 Accredited+ tennis coach and have been coaching a range of ages and abilities in Cirencester for the past 2 and a half years. Originally from Cornwall I began playing tennis when I was 8 years old and coaching from age 16. I started coaching as loved the idea of doing my passion for a living! Outside of tennis, I enjoy watching and playing cricket and being in the outdoors.

Become a Premier Tennis coach

We employ coaches at different levels to run and support a wide variety of programmes. Currently, there are opportunities to coach on our club, school, park and holiday club programmes, as well as individual private lessons which we are regularly asked about.

All Premier Tennis coaches are required to be DBS checked and have the relevant first aid qualification; they must also successfully demonstrate their coaching ability and attend training sessions with our coaching team as required. Get in touch with us to find out more.

What do Premier Tennis coaches receive?

Premier Tennis coaches are rewarded well, and in return, we expect a high degree of professionalism – which is nothing less than our customers demand or deserve.

We have excellent opportunities for ongoing coach education with our in-house partner Growing the Game. This enables us to create bespoke coaching courses for achieving Level 1 and 2 or above, often at a discount, with like-minded and motivated coaches.

You will also benefit from our own additional training, as we are committed to ensuring all our coaches are fully up to speed on age-appropriate drills and teaching techniques, as well as customer service expectations.

Further off-court support is available to our in-house coaches and local partners in the form of mentoring, marketing, customer service and administration, finance and legal advice.

How you can join the team

If you are an existing or aspiring coach looking for additional work, get in touch on 01865 689754 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

If you are an established manager of coaching programmes keen to go to the next level to grow your tennis business, drop a line in the first instance to our Director of Tennis, James Auckland, to see how we can help.

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