Sue Auger
I have been tennis coaching for just over 4 years now after a career change from childcare and I really enjoy it.My passions are tennis and cricket so I love going to watch these. I also enjoy travelling and lived in Canada for a few years. I also enjoy nights out with friends and in particular going to the theatre. 
Haydn Benney
I'm an LTA Level 4 Accredited+ Coach with significant experience of teaching including working internationally for Peter Burwash International and Neilson Active holidays. I am delighted to be working with Premier Tennis in Oxford.  I play to a good level, continue to really enjoy tennis and love being able to help players of all ages and abilities. 
Lucy Brown
I started playing tennis at the age of 9 and went on to represent Great Britain. I played professionally for 6 years, travelling much of the world. Since retiring at the end of 2016 I have been coaching and really enjoy getting the best out of players and seeing them improve. When I’m not on the tennis court I enjoy spending time with my dog, running and clay shooting. 
Josh Crossley
I have been a coach for the past 7 years within Oxfordshire. I work within the Oxfordshire County Tennis programme and Captained the Under 12 Team last year. I am currently working on completing the Level 4 Senior Performance Course and alongside this I like to work on the strength and conditioning side of tennis! Bringing fitness to life on the tennis court. If I am not on the tennis court I am normally cycling around the roads of Oxfordshire
Eduardo De Melo Pereira
Eduardo is an ex regional/national level player, and the current Nuffield Health Oxford Men’s singles and Doubles champion for both 2019 and 2020. Eduardo is originally from Spain and Brazil but has been based in Oxford since 2005 and has many years of experience coaching a mixed range of adults and juniors, helping them to improve their tennis. He loves the psychology behind tennis, and helping players to be winners on the court, but most importantly having fun. Call 07732196521 or email epereira.rj96@gmail.com for individual lessons.
Alison Denly
Ali Denly is Head Coach at Chinnor Tennis Club. She represented Team GB in junior team events, was the U16 GB champion, and for 3 successive years earned a Tennis Blue at Oxford University.Ali is a LTA Level 4 accredited + coach and has worked at various clubs including The Hurlingham Club and The Riverside Club, Chiswick.  She has a post graduate certificate in Education and been both a junior form and sports teacher.  Ali has been coaching at Wycombe Abbey School and private houses for the last fourteen years.  She enjoys teaching all standards/ages and focusses on making lessons fun, whilst developing the skills necessary to enjoy the physical and mental benefits that tennis has to offer.
Tom Lambert
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 3 tennis coach and I've been coaching in Oxfordshire for 4 years. I became a coach because of my love of the game. I think tennis is a game for everyone and I'm really happy to play a small part in making that happen. I also still play regularly myself for the Kingston bagpuize with Southmoor men's A team.When I'm not coaching or playing tennis I enjoy listening to music, good podcasts and playing squash!
Jose Oliveira Costa
Jose is a level 4 qualified tennis coach and hails from Porto. He has been based in Oxford since 2017 and draws on his significant experience and technical expertise to hepl players improve, whether adults playing in the park or kids on holiday camps, where he is our head coach. He always wears a smile, probably because he recharges with his home town's famous port every so often... Please email jos.oliveira.costa@gmail.com for individual lessons.
Stephen Prew
I have been playing Tennis since the age of 14. I left School and started my coaching Career at various local Clubs across Oxfordshire. I hold the UKPC Level 3 qualification, CRB checked and First Aid qualified. I am currently Head Coach at St Hugh’s School looking after and delivering Tennis to 130 pupils a week and also delivering sessions at Clubs in the evenings. I believe if you enjoy your Tennis, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Enjoying it is the main aim.
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

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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