Joao Miguel Costa
Meet the latest Professional to join our Hampshire Team.   My name is João Miguel Costa.  I am a Portuguese Tennis Professional with the Rpt LVL 2.   I am an enthusiastic person who is looking for personal improvement every day. I am always striving to improve my Coaching skills to deliver the best I can to all my players. My Tennis career started in my mid 20’s and I have coached in 3 Countries. Oncourt, I like to have a mindfulness approach on all the aspects involved, organizing fun drills for the young and adults. Off court, I enjoy a lovely walk in the countryside.  Joao Miguel will be available for individual lessons alongside his commitment to our group coaching program. Joao will initially be based at Places Leisure Eastleigh.  To book individual lessons with Joao Miguel please call or message him on 07760 349147
Fraser Hussey
An LTA Level 3 coach, cardio tennis instructor and mini tennis leader, Fraser has the qualifications to help players of all abilities progress and achieve their personal objectives - but it's his enthusiasm and (100% natural!) permasmile that get people engaged and coming back time and again. As a former top Hampshire player, he likes to hit the gym and then chill out with a movie or three. If you ever need a recommendation, just check in with Fraser the Film Buff. Call Fraser on 07828 631155 for individual lessons.
Lawrence Hyde
Lawrence is a qualified LTA Level 3 Club Coach as well as a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer. He holds a certificate of‘Tennis Intelligence Applied’as recognised by the USPTA.Lawrence has been competing since the age of 10 having won junior and adult, single and doubles tournaments. He has over 15 years of coaching experience all levels from complete beginners to performance players. Lawrence was also Head Coach in Cairns, Australia for 4 years and Club Coach at the prestigious Tuxedo Club in NY, USA for 4 years.Lawrence has an In-depth knowledge of the fundamentals and mechanics of tennis strokes and his gift in coaching is in his ability to make the complicated simple.Lawrence is grateful for his international coaching experience as it has allowed him to combine both his passions of tennis and travel.
Jamie King
Jamie admits to "eating, sleeping and breathing tennis" so that explains why he coaches all ages from tots to seniors, runs holiday camps, organises tournaments, delivers Bootcamp Tennis, leads Buggy Tennis and so on. Having represented GB at the Deaf Olympics, Jamie brings his hard-won personal experiences onto court and injects fun into every session so players learn and laugh together. A coach for 12 years, he holds a Level 3 qualification and is a lifelong (and therefore patient) Saints supporter. Call Jamie on 07986 055205 for individual lessons.
David Macnab
David is a law graduate who has followed his son, Fraser, into tennis coaching (as the saying goes... like son, like father). An RPT Level 2 coach, his tennis philosophy is to ensure kids progress but above all have fun and keep coming back. Outside tennis, David tries to keep fit, find time for friends and loves movies, whether new or old. Every year, he and Fraser enjoy a special holiday together, just to talk drills over sundowners - that's commitment to the cause. Call David on 07502 086567 for individual lessons.
Gary Waughman (Premier Tennis Hampshire Manager)
After a successful playing career that included top level tennis in Germany, Gary has been coaching tennis for over 20 years. A Level 4 LTA accredited coach, he leads by example helping people be the best they can be - from beginners sessions and family fun to on-court fitness classes and performance tennis, Gary is there with his signature smile and sense of humour. When he's not binge-eating pizza and binge-watching Netflix, Gary can be found cheering at his daughter's equestrian events and then mucking out afterwards, where he cheers a little bit less. Call Gary on 07901 640434 for individual lessons. 

Become a Premier Tennis coach

We employ coaches at different levels to run and support a wide variety of programmes. Currently, there are opportunities to coach on our club, school, park and holiday club programmes, as well as individual private lessons which we are regularly asked about.

All Premier Tennis coaches are required to be DBS checked and have the relevant first aid qualification; they must also successfully demonstrate their coaching ability and attend training sessions with our coaching team as required. Get in touch with us to find out more.

What do Premier Tennis coaches receive?

Premier Tennis coaches are rewarded well, and in return, we expect a high degree of professionalism – which is nothing less than our customers demand or deserve.

We have excellent opportunities for ongoing coach education with our in-house partner Growing the Game. This enables us to create bespoke coaching courses for achieving Level 1 and 2 or above, often at a discount, with like-minded and motivated coaches.

You will also benefit from our own additional training, as we are committed to ensuring all our coaches are fully up to speed on age-appropriate drills and teaching techniques, as well as customer service expectations.

Further off-court support is available to our in-house coaches and local partners in the form of mentoring, marketing, customer service and administration, finance and legal advice.

How you can join the team

If you are an existing or aspiring coach looking for additional work, get in touch on 01865 689754 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

If you are an established manager of coaching programmes keen to go to the next level to grow your tennis business, drop a line in the first instance to our Director of Tennis, James Auckland, to see how we can help.

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