Tennis Coaching Edinburgh. Tennis is one of the most fun, most technical, most competitive sports around. I’ve been playing tennis for over 30 years and was a top-30 ranked junior and briefly played as a pro.

My aim is to provide accessible and effective tennis coaching. My players have gone on to be ranked number 1 in different age categories and I will teach everything from technique to strategies to sportsmanship, and I also specialise in Cardio Tennis.

No matter your age and ability, I can provide structured training to meet your abilities and needs.

My Adult and Junior courses are specifically tailored to your individual needs. I can provide adult classes at different times of the day and Junior Tennis Coaching around school hours.


Private Coaching

The most effective lessons are private one-to-one lessons. I will discuss your needs then spend your first lesson assessing your tennis competency. This first one hour session will provide me a huge insight into your playing and I can then tailor your lessons to meet your needs. Whether you’re an aspiring tennis champion or just looking to improve your game, I can help.

Private lessons are open to all ages from Mini Tots (3 years old) to Adults. All payments are made directly to myself and you will need to book a court yourself. I coach primarily at Craiglockhart Leisure Centre but can travel locally for lessons.

Lessons are for one player. Additional players can be added for £5 per player (maximum of 3 players). Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are liable for full payment.


Getting Started

If you’re not sure about your playing standard, see my Playing Standard guide below.

Tennis racket… Please bring your own tennis racket to your lesson. Basic beginner rackets can be bought from as little as £15 and having your own racket will mean you get used to it which will help your game. As you progress, tennis rackets become a very personal choice, but if you need any advise I can help.

What to wear… Most important wear appropriate footwear. You don’t need to wear tennis shoes at first but make sure you wear appropriate trainers. Comfortable sports wear is recommend as is a change of clothes.


Playing Standards

Beginner… This means you’ve right at the beginning of your tennis journey. Either you’ve never played before, just started playing or are just returning to tennis after a number of years away.

Improver… You have basic technique and you’re able to sustain a rally. At this level you may be able to hit a short rally but you’ll make quite a few mistakes and you may have never served before.

Intermediate… You play regularly and your technique is quite solid. Against a more advanced player you may struggle to keep up but against a normal player you can play with some tactics

Advanced…You may compete but you have played a lot of tennis over the years. You can hit balls with placement and both a lot of top-spin and power. You rally consistently and you hit with power and direction from both your forehand and background. At this level you either compete regularly or wish to do so.

An expert tennis coach like myself can help you determine your level and plan and reach your objectives.