About DS Tennis Coaching

DS Tennis Coaching is run by Dave Sanger.  For over 16 years Dave has been coaching as an individual tennis coach in Bournemouth. After finishing a 4 year career as a full time Professional Tennis Player he became Head Coach at the Homefield Tennis Academy from Sept 2003 to February 2005.  In March 2005 he moved to Southbourne Tennis Club where he was appointed Head Tennis Coach. In this time Dave has coached and worked with all standards and abilities and disabilities, from individuals to groups , with players from the age of 3 up to 93.  He has coached and worked with many of Dorset and Hampshires aspiring tennis players.  He has helped numerous players to National Championships, Scholarships at UK and American Universities and to County Championships winners medals. He also enjoys running regular charity events for Children in Need and Southbourne Tennis Clubs Charity of the year which have included Julias House Childrens Hospice and Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline, Victoria Education Centre and Dorset Blind Association.

In 2012, Dave decided it was a good time to extend his coaching experience and knowledge and he set up DS Tennis Coaching Ltd which became a limited company in July 2012.  His aims for the company is to offer affordable tennis coaching for all, from the very young to the elderly, from beginners to advanced players, from girls tennis to people with disabilities.  Dave and his team are professional, motivating and willing to go the extra mile so if you are interested in tennis make sure you choose to do tennis with us!

Personal Achievements

Played in the Qualifying of the Wimbledon Championships 2003 beating a young Andy   Murray in the last round of pre qualifying

Played in other qualifying of ATP tour events.

Played on the Professional Tennis Circuit for 4 years

Quarter finalist in British Nationals

Won Junior ITF World Ranking Events

Won National British Tour Events

Dorset Singles & Doubles Champion

Dorset Men’s County Captain 2009-2014

 Coaching Achivements:

Qualified coach since 2002

Level 4 LTA Senior Performance Coach

Fully LTA Licensed, First Aid qualified, CRB Approved and Insured

Foundation Degree in Coach and Athlete Development 2008

Other Coaching Achievements:

Southbourne Tennis Club  were Winners of Dorset Club of the Year 2007/2008 and 2012/2013 /2014/2015

Southbourne Tennis Club recognised Nationally for its Disability tennis programme 2012 - current day

Southbourne Tennis Club Acheived LTA Satellite Club Accreditation from 2007 - 2012

Southbourne Tennis Club Winners Dorset Team Tennis Boys U12 - 2007/2008/2009/2010/2011,2014 U14 - 2009,2010,2011, U16 - 2012

Southbourne Tennis Club U16 & U14 Boys Team played in the LTA's National Team Tennis Competition 2011/2012


' Excellent coaching - We have all improved considerably due to their consistance and patience. Thank you Dave and Matt!!! 'Come on'!!!!'.         Over 50's group at Southbourne Tennis Club

'Great course, love your philosophy towards the game and coaching! '       P.W Bournemouth

'Hi,  Emily had a wonderful time on Tuesday. It was her first ever lesson, and is very much looking forward to the next one. :). '           T.M Bournemouth.