Meet Our Coaches

Westway Tennis

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All our coaches are fully qualified and LTA accredited. To book a lesson or to talk over what you might want, please contact a coach directly.

We usually recommend paying around £35 – £50 per session, although you’ll find prices vary depending upon the coach’s qualifications, experience and availability. We only allow coaches that are approved by the Westway Sports & Fitness Centre to instruct private lessons.

The use of ball hoppers and baskets is forbidden unless you get prior consent from us.

For information on tennis coaches please contact a member of the tennis team.

 

Oren Holtzman (Head of Tennis)

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Role: Developmental Performance Manager
Telephone: 07969 423 365
Email: oren.holtzman@gmail.com

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Andy Kemp (Head Coach)

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Role: Head Coach
Telephone: 07977986068
Email: andykemp2014@gmail.com

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

Experience:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

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Mark Sheppard (Head of Strength & Conditioning)

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Role: Head of Strength & Conditioning
Telephone: 07779097457
Email: mark@athleticintelligence.co.uk

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

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

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Jorge Hernandez (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07828472899
Email: jordi_her@hotmail.com

  • 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)

Experience:

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

Responsibilities:

  • 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)

 

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Emil Pop (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07887684242
Email: eptennisltd@gmail.com

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

Experience:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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).

 

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David Burwood (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Availability at Westway: Tuesday – Friday, 7am – 3pm finish for individual lessons.
Telephone: 07811328303
Email: davidburwood@hotmail.com

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

Experience:

  • 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).​

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

 

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Matthew Trytell (Schools & Community Coordinator)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07445370814
Email: mtrytell@gmail.com

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

Experience:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

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Peter Harrison (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07753281503
Email: petergh16379@yahoo.co.uk

  • LTA, RPT Licensed Level 3

Experience:

  • Played at national junior and senior level

Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of sessions across adult and senior programmes
  • Works with players of all ages and levels

 

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Petrona Donald (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07960684433
Email: petree_@hotmail.co.uk

  • LTA Licensed Level 2 – Certificate in Coaching
  • Activity Leadership
  • BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence)
  • BTEC First Diploma In Sport ( Exercise & Fitness)

Experience:

  • 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

Responsibilities:

  • 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

 

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Kad Achouri (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07949109578
Email: kadtennis@hotmail.co.uk

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

Experience:

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

Responsibilities

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

 

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Ronnie Maxwell (Tennis Coach)

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Role: Tennis Coach
Telephone: 07956 108127
Email: ronnie_7_maxwell@hotmail.com

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

Experience

  • 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.

Responsibilities

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

 

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