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Meet The Tennis Coaches

Westway Tennis

Find the right coach for your level, needs and ability.

All of our coaches are fully qualified and LTA Accredited. To book a lesson or to talk over how you would like to improve your tennis, please contact the coaches directly. Profiles of all of our tennis coaches can been found below along with their individual contact details.

Prices vary depending upon the coaches’ qualifications, experience and availability. We only allow coaches that are approved by Westway Sports & Fitness Centre to instruct private lessons.

Andy Kemp

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Role:Head of Coach and Player Development
Telephone: 07977986068
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 5 – Master Performance Coach Award
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport & Exercise Sciences
  • Higher Diploma in Sports Psychology
  • LTA Coach Tutor/Mentor

 

  • 20 years’ experience in coaching, managing & operating tennis players & programmes
  • Knowledge & experience from working in many of the best academies worldwide
  • Individually coached/mentored players from Talent ID/Mini Tennis to WTA/ATP World Ranked Tour Players

 

  • Responsible for the content, structure & on-court delivery pertaining to the Junior Tennis Programme
  • Lead, educate and up skill the Tennis Coaching Team
  • Oversee Player Development, Manage the Talent ID Process & Mini Tennis Award Scheme

 

  • Monday – Saturday

 

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Mark Sheppard

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Role: Head of Strength & Conditioning
Telephone: 07779097457
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • Level 2 S&C Coaching for Sport Certificate & Associate member UKSCA (UK Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • BAWLA Leaders Certificate (British Amateur Weightlifting Association)
  • Level 1 Coaching Certificates in Resistance Stretching (Innovative Body Solutions), Tennis & Cricket
  • Degree 1 Cheng Hsin Certificate

 

  • Works with the English Cricket Board (England U19 & England Women’s Squad), the British Paralympic Assoc. & the LTA
  • LTA & ECB Executive Committee responsible for advising on LTAD
  • Head of Sports Science & Physical Conditioning at Hazelwood Tennis Academy – Produced three WTA top 100 female players (all of whom became British No.1)
  • ECB Coach Education Tutor: Level 3 Coaches Course

  • Design, implement and delivers a physical training programme that educates, develops physical skills and teaches self-management, appropriate to age and ability

  • Mon – Thurs

 

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Jorge Hernandez

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Role: Junior Development Coordinator & Coach
Telephone: 07828472899
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 4 – Senior Performance Coach Award
  • RFET (Royal Spanish Tennis Federation) Level 2
  • Degree in Teaching Physical Education And Sport (Salamanca University, Spain)

 

  • Played Semi-Professionally at National level in Spain
  • Coached/mentored players from Talent ID to World Ranked ITF/TE Junior Players

 

  • Works with players of all ages and levels
  • Delivery of sessions in the Adult & Junior Coaching Programmes
  • Monitoring player progress throughout the Junior Tennis Programme (Mini Tennis Award Scheme).
  • Tournament travel
  • Player Programming (Goal setting, Tournament Schedule, etc)

 

  • Monday – Friday

 

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Emil Pop

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Role: Head of Performance Tennis
Telephone: 07887684242
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 4 – Senior Performance Coach Award
  • Diploma in Physical Education and Sports, with specialisation in Tennis
  • Tennis Leaders Award Tutor

 

  • Played at National and International Junior Level
  • Over 12 years of experience in coaching at all levels in different countries around the world
  • Coached/mentored players from Talent ID to World Ranked ITF/TE Junior Players

 

  • Works with players of all ages and levels
  • Delivery of sessions in the Adult & Junior Coaching Programmes
  • Monitoring player progress throughout the Junior Tennis Programme (Mini Tennis Award Scheme)
  • Tournament travel
  • Player Programming (Goal setting, Tournament Schedule, etc).

 

  • N / A

 

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David Burwood

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Role: Adult Coordinator & Coach
Telephone: 07811328303
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 4 – Senior Club Coach Award.
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Business Administration with a Specialism in Marketing.

 

  • Over 25 years of tennis coaching experience, helping adult & junior players enjoy & improve their tennis through fun, active sessions on a 1-1 or group basis.
  • Has competed extensively in Europe & the USA. Currently competes on the ITF Seniors Tour, achieving an ITF Seniors World Singles & Doubles Ranking in 2014.
  • Was awarded a University Blue from Bath for his contribution to tennis.
  • European Universities Mixed Doubles Champion 1991.
  • LTA Sponsorships Manager (1998 – 2001).​

 

  • Coaches all ages and abilities across the Westway Tennis Progamme.
  • Delivers sessions in the Adult & Junior Tennis Programmes
  • Delivers Disability sessions in the Westway Tennis Programme.

 

  • Tuesday – Friday, 7am start – 4pm finish & occasional evenings & Saturdays.

 

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Matthew Trytell

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Role: Tennis Coach & Disability Tennis Coordinator
Telephone: 07445370814
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach Award
  • Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement (Royal Society for Public Health)

 

  • Experience of teaching all levels of adults and juniors, using past and present knowledge to improve the players performance
  • Assisted & mentored by university coaches in the NYC Metro area
  • Captain of the St Peter’s University Tennis Team, New Jersey (Division 1)
  • Experience with individuals who have physical & emotional disabilities

 

  • Leads the School & Community Tennis Programme
  • Delivery of sessions in the Junior & Adult Tennis Programmes
  • Monitor player progress through the School & Community Tennis Programme & the Junior Tennis Programme (Mini Tennis Award Scheme)
  • Delivers Disability sessions in the Westway Tennis Programmes

 

  • Monday – Friday

 

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Peter Harrison

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07753281503
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 3 – Certificate in Coaching
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificated in Personal Training
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Fitness
  • LEVEL 2 QCF AIQ Gym Instructor Qualifications

 

  • Previously coached kids of all ages at Brook Green tennis club
  • Previously volunteered for Westway tennis before taking a full on role

 

  • Delivery of sessions in the junior coaching programme
  • Delivery of sessions in local schools
  • Delivering disability sessions in the tennis programme

 

  • Monday – Saturday

 

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Petrona Donald

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07960684433
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • LTA Licensed Level 3 – Certificate in Coaching
  • Activity Leadership
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence)
  • BTEC First Diploma In Sport ( Exercise & Fitness)

 

  • Presently works in the Junior Tennis Programme: Leading & assisting in a variety of sessions, with particular emphasis in School & Community (3-11 years)
  • Previously volunteered as a Tennis Coaching Assistant at Westway Sport & Fitness (1 year) before taking on a 1 year apprenticeship, gaining a qualification in Activity Leadership

 

  • Delivery of sessions in the School & Community Tennis Programme
  • Monitor player progress through the School & Community Tennis Programme(Mini Tennis Award Scheme)
  • Assist the delivery of sessions in the Junior Tennis Programme
  • Provide administrative support to the School & Community Tennis Programme

 

  • Monday-Saturday

 

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Kad Achouri

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07949109578
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications:

  • Brevet D’etat de Tennis – Level 3 French Tennis Coach Qualification
  • LTA Licensed Level 3 – Certificate in Coaching

 

  • Has been coaching for more than 15 years in France, Spain (Barcelona) and the UK

 

  • Coaches mostly in the morning and afternoon and runs weekend sessions for both adults and children

 

  • N / A

 

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Ronnie Maxwell

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07956 108127
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA Licensed Level 5 – Master Performance Coach Award
  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Economics and Sociology

 

  • 25 yrs experience in coaching, travelling and scheduling tennis player’s programmes.
  • Coached players from junior level to world ranked junior and senior level.
  • Coached players to represent the Indian Davis Cup team and Finnish Fed Cup team.
  • Presently the captain of the Middlesex U18 Girls’ team.
  • Coached a number of players to achieve scholarships in US universities including Harvard and Yale.

 

  • Pay and Play sessions – Monday (Womens) and Saturday (Mixed)
  • Drills – Saturday (Mens and Mixed)
  • Adult Coaching Courses – Monday

 

  • N / A

 

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Kiko Morera

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07871906096
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA Level 3
  • LTA Accredited+
  • PTR Level 3
  • Sterngth and Conditioning for sports level 2

 

  • Over 20 years of experience as a Tennis Coach
  • Worked with ITF Junior, ATP and WTA players
  • Worked at Academies such as Bisham Abbey IHPC (UK), JC Ferrero (Spain), Academia Tenis David Ferrer (Spain) and Vilnius Tennis Academy (Lithuania)

 

  • Development and Performance coach
  • Adults coach

 

  • Monday – Friday 7am – 1pm

 

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Ekow Yusuf Manly-Spain

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Role: Tennis Shop Co-ordinator
Telephone: 07789 280030
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach
  • RPT European Certified Coach
  • PTR Certified Coach
  • AfPE Level 4 in Supporting delivery Physical Education & School Sports
  • Sport UK Level 1/2/3 Tutor
  • Level 3 Early Years Physical Development Practitioner
  • LTA ABTO Tennis Referee

 

  • Played at Junior and Senior level internationally
  • Over 27 years coaching experience internationally
  • Worked with County, Regional, National & International players in Europe & Africa
  • Experience working within Tennis Academies and Independent Schools

 

  • Coordinator of the Westway Tennis Pro-Shop
  • Racquet Stringing Technician
  • Coach at Westway

 

  • Monday – Sunday on request

 

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Liana Kiseleva

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07554 001400
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA Licensed Level 3 Coach award
  • Diploma in Physical Education and Sports, with specialisation in Tennis (Moscow State Academy of Physical Education)

 

  • Played at national level in Russia
  • Over 10 years coaching experience in Russia (children and adults)

 

  • Delivery of the Junior Tennis programme
  • Delivery of the Adult Tennis programme
  • Monitors player progress through Junior Tennis Programme (Mini Tennis Award Scheme)
  • Assistant ACEing Autism programme

 

  • Monday – Saturday

 

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Damien Connelly

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07768 605133
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA Level 4 equivalent (USPTA) coach
  • ITF Level 2
  • BSc Sports Science

 

  • Extensive experience coaching adult & junior players in both the UK and New Zealand, including some of the most promising juniors in New Zealand
  • An accomplished competitive player in his own right, Damien is British No 1 and a GB representative in the ITF master’s tour over 40’s
  • Damien is excited to bring a professional approach to player development, revolving around the technical, tactical, physical & psychological aspects of the game.

 

  • Delivers group and private sessions for juniors and adults of all levels and abilities
  • Works in the junior development and performance club programs
  • Works on the Adult programme

 

  • Monday to Saturday

 

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Ollie Plaskett

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07534088621
Email: [email protected]
Key Qualifications

  • LTA level 3 Licensed Coach
  • PTR and USPTA Certified

 

  • Competed in the professional men’s futures circuit prior to attaining a full scholarship to nationally ranked Div1 University of Auburn/Arizona.
  • Attained national single and doubles ranking whilst competing at college.
  • Coached all levels/ages in USA and England, recently took on the role of full time traveling head coach of WTA player competing in all major grand slams.

 

  • Deliver private/group sessions at Westway.
  • Works in the Junior Performance/Club and School programs. Adult Beginners/Improvers (Tuesday)

 

  • Monday – Friday and Sunday

 

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