Group and individual coaching is available to both members and non-members.
Our regular group sessions are shown below - the price depends on numbers, duration of session and whether indoors or outdoors.

To book individual coaching sessions, please contact the coach of your choice (for details see 'Our Coaching Team' below).


Level 2/3 (Beginner/Returners) Wednesday 19.00 - 20.00pm
Level 3/4 (Intermediates) Thursday 10.00 - 11.30am
Level 4-6 (Intermediates) Friday 09.30 - 11.30am
CARDIO (fun and fitness drill sessions with music) - more info
All levels Monday 19.00 - 20.30pm
All levels Tuesday 09.30 - 11.00am
All levels Tuesday 11.00 - 12.00 midday

OUR cOACHing team

Although the Canterbury Tennis Academy specialises in junior coaching, all our coaches work with adult players and are keen to help out whenever possible.



Head Coach - Lead Academy Coach

Master Performance Coach (Level 5);
BSc. (Psychology)

Coaching Rate: £30/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07980 885306


Simon played competitively at university in South Carolina and played on the satellite circuit throughout Europe and north America. Played for Kent in the Over 35 team that won the National Championships in 2007.

Simon is passionate about helping players maximise their fullest potential. He has two boys in the programme so can bring parental insight as well as wide experience to his coaching.



Senior Performance Coach (Level 4);
MSc (Sports Science)

Coaching Rate: £27.50/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07723 958911


Duncan is a passionate and committed member of the team. He has a keen interest in all aspects of tennis development, with a particular focus on sport psychology.

Duncan has played a lot of competitive tennis, both singles and doubles, reaching a player rating of 5.2.



Coach - Lead coach for the 8+ Inspire Programme

Club coach (Level 3); BSc (Sports coaching);

Coaching Rate: £25/hr plus court fee

Phone:  07792 067279


Nick competes regularly for the Canterbury LTC teams. He runs our competition programme.

He is renowned for his enthusiastic, professional approach and is a great favourite with the junior players.



Coach - Lead coach mini red Inspire

Club Coach (Level 4)

Coaching Rate: £27.50/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07725 195039


Greg competes regularly for the Canterbury LTC teams and is fascinated by doubles.

He is passionate about helping adults and children develop key fundamental skills whilst creating an environment that can really increase the players’ love for the sport.




Club Coach (Level 3)

Coaching Rate: £25/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07716 021657


Will has coached abroad in Greece, Turkey, Florida and, most recently, India where he helped develop a mini tennis programme.

Will is passionate about developing athletes to become better players and loves to train hard to improve his own game.



Strength and Conditioning Coach

Available for individual or group training

Coaching Rate: Price on request

Phone: 07780 872571


Sophie loves tennis and has watched the world’s top players play and train at many of the largest tournaments on the WTA tour.

She is also a very strong swimmer and was part of a team that swum the English Channel.

If you want to get fitter, stronger and more flexible then give Sophie a call.


ben roger


Club Coach (Level 3)

Coaching Rate: £25/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07702 966713


Ben trained in the United States from the age of 16 before returning to the UK to study at Essex University where he captained the university's 1st team. He has a great passion for helping players develop to their full potential.



simon pendergast


Club Coach (Level 3)

Coaching Rate: £18/hr plus court fee

Phone: 07714 739180


Simon is akey member of the inspire coaching team, who also delivers schools coaching and is a licensed referee. He has played in Kent club leagues, competes throughout the year and still works hard to improve his game!



Club Administrator and Assistant Coach

Coaching assistant (Level 1)


Phone: 07913 554592


Sharon administers the outdoor club and can answer most of your questions. She is our fixture secretary, team tennis coordinator and an assistant referee. Sharon loves the game, plays for the CLTC ladies teams and has two children in the CTA programme.

If you want information about the competitive mini tennis journey, Sharon will be able to help you avoid the pitfalls and help you enjoy the journey more.




Lead Junior and Coaching Administrator


Lina plays tennis regularly both for CLTC and her local club, Bethersden.

She is always on hand to help out with any problems.

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