Meet the team

All of our coaches love being on court helping people play the wonderful game of tennis. Here are some personal details to help you get to know them a little better.

Dave Earl

  • Favourite tennis player Boris Becker
  • Dream doubles partner Martina Navratilova
  • Quick tip Keep your head and eyes still as you hit and look up after the ball has gone
  • Favourite singer/group Elvis, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones

James Flanagan

  • Favourite tennis player Roger Federer
  • Dream doubles partner Andy Roddick
  • Quick tip Get to the ball first. Arrive at it slowly
  • Favourite singer/group The Black Keys

Claire Wiley

  • Favourite tennis player Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Dream doubles partner Kim Clijsters
  • Quick tip Get a racket on the ball and remember there's more space above the net than below it
  • Favourite singer/group Wolf Club

Paul Gavin

  • Favourite tennis player Lleyton Hewitt
  • Dream doubles partner Rafa Nadal
  • Quick tip Breathe out as you make contact with the ball to stay relaxed during the stroke
  • Favourite singer/group Mumford & Sons

Sean Watson

  • Favourite tennis player Wesley Moody
  • Dream doubles partner Maria Sharapova
  • Quick tip With slice accelerate the racket close to the ball
  • Favourite singer/group Engelburt Humperdink

Ben Jones

  • Favourite tennis player Nick Kygrios
  • Dream doubles partner Iga Świątek
  • Quick tip When serving use direction as the best weapon of attack
  • Favourite singer/group The 1975