Coaching Team

The Tennis 4 All Coaches 

The team is made up of 7 coaches and lots of tennis leaders.

The Team:

James Harding -Head Coach and Head of Performance
                                     LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach 

James has been coaching since 2002 and has worked within various club within Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. James Coaches the performance and invitational groups at Caunton and works with those children who aspire to a high club or county level and above. James is currently working with many of our juniors who are part of the Notts and Lincs County training team. He was awarded the 'Nottinghamshire Coach of Year' award for 2016, 2018 and 2020. 

ames also represented his University 1st team in division 1 tennis.


Zeferino Antonio-LTA Level 3 Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach

Zef is a Level 3 coach and is a graduate from Nottingham Trent University where he studied Coaching and Sport Science. Zef played at county level as a junior and represented both college and university 1st teams in BUCS. 

Zef coaches performance and invitational groups alongside other groups and individual lessons.

Zef is also the Nottinghamshire County Captain/ Coach for the Girls 12 and under county team.


Jon Penney- LTA Level 3 Coach

Jon is a Level 3 coach and works with our mini tennis players, older juniors and adults. Jon also runs one of the our cardio tennis sessions which are a great fun for adults. Jon is an experienced coach at working within schools and Nurseries.


Maria Cotton-LTA Level 3 Coach

Maria is a Level 3 coach and has come through our coaching programme as a junior and has now joined the coaching team . As a player she achieved junior county level and represented Nottinghamshire.  She has

undertaken her Coaching courses through the LTA along with our guidance and now coaches juniors and adults.


Jamie McDermott Brown-LTA Level 3 Coach

Jamie is an LTA Level 3 Coach who has experienced of working with all ages and also Cardio tennis. Jamie has been playing for 8 years and coaching for 4.


James Thompson-LTA Level 2 Coach

James is an LTA Level 2 Coach and has been here with us at Caunton for around 15 years when he stared playing as a young junior. He is now starting his level 3 and looking to move up the coaching levels and become a full time coach. He has competed for our Men’s and Mixed tennis teams.  


Annabel Bird-LTA Level 3 Coach

Annabel is an LTA Level 3 Coach who has been playing tennis since the age of 5. She plays regular competitions and has represented Nottinghamshire at Tennis. She won the ‘Road to Wimbledon’ event in 2019 and got to play at Wimbledon and made it through t the last 16. She has also won County doubles titles in 2018 and 2021. Annabel is a level 2 Coach and is looking to become a full time coach in the future.