Oxfordshire
Andy Aitken
LTA Senior Performance CoachAndy has been a coach for the last 12 years in Oxfordshire, and an LTA Level 4 SPC since July 2011, and in 2017 was awarded Oxfordshire Coach of the Year.Andy is head coach at Wantage Lawn Tennis Club and helps other coaches within Oxfordshire to run tennis programmes at other clubs within the county. Outside of tennis you’ll usually find him trying to get better on a golf course somewhere! 
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. 
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
Having started my tennis journey at the age of 5, I have been very passionate for the sport ever since! Growing up in Oxford, I feel as I have been exposed to coaching people from all sorts of age ranges and backgrounds! I love it! Being a big fan of both Murray and Djokovic, these have been my role models throughout playing tennis both to a county, and to a regional level.  I have played competitive tennis since I have been a teenager, and I now coach in my spare time whilst being a student at university. Trying to get as many people from all age ranges, involved through the fantastic park’s tennis scheme, is a great passion of mine! Let’s get Oxford on the tennis court!
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... Call 07490 695036 or email jos.oliveira.costa@gmail.com for individual lessons.
Matt Parry
I am a level 3 qualified coach from Wales who has played at a high club level for a number of years. My playing experience has enabled me to teach all ranges of abilities from beginners and advanced players. Being a Welshman, I am used to coaching in all-weather conditions, rain or shine (mainly the former!). It takes a lot to scare me away from lessons and getting on court. 
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
Paul Wardell
Head Coach Pangbourne CollegeLTA Level 4 Senior Performance CoachI have been coaching for 25 years and have worked with all levels of players. I spent my early career in Surrey coaching in schools, clubs and with the county training squads. I have taken players to national level and also take beginners to their maximum heart rate in a Cardio session! I used tennis to take me to New Zealand where I enjoyed teaching and travelling. I have 2 children who keep me busy playing other sports and my wife and I enjoy long distance cycling.

Be 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 for us in schools and parks programmes, and individual private lessons around Oxfordshire, Surrey and on our holiday camps around the UK (as head coach or assistant coach).

All Premier Tennis coaches are required to be CRB/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 good links for ongoing coach education. 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 in the form of mentoring, marketing support, administration, finance and legal advice.

How you can join the team

If you’re an existing or aspiring coach who is interested in becoming part of the Premier Tennis team, please email our Director of Tennis, James Auckland - james.auckland@premiertennis.co.uk, call us on 01865 689754 or fill in our contact form.

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