Welcome to Deeside Tennis Academy


Improve skill! Increase confidence! Transform your game!


Hi! My name is Graham! 

I run Deeside Tennis Academy.

It involves the coaching programs of Aboyne and Torphins tennis clubs. We have our core coaching program which is the entry point for most people! We also have Deeside Competition Squads which train for completion. We have small groups of Performance squads as well. We also have an adult coaching program between Easter and October. I organise the NESLTA HotShot tour which aims to introduce large numbers of kids to competition.

Graham Kay bio: 

-Shortlisted for Scottish coach of the year 2017 .

-Part of the winning team for Scottish Tennis club of year 2018 (Aboyne Tennis  Club)  

-Honours degree in psychology (Dissertation on mental imagery and tennis serve)

- HND in sports coaching

-LTA Club Coaching Award  

-LTA 14u Performance Coaching Certificate

-Former North East Scotland District Head Coach

-Former Adult Tennis Professional at David Lloyds Aberdeen 

-Mentored by highly respected coaches Kris Soutar and Mark Malcolm 


-Founder of Deeside Tennis Squad. A thriving junior competition Squad  that has over 60  regular competing juniors

-Proven track record training tournament winning, district-level juniors of all age-levels.


-Aboyne Secondary School  Head coach



We are based in Deeside at Aboyne LTCTorphins LTC we also occasionally coach at some smaller clubs in this area as well.

Our Coaching program is split into three streams: Core CoachingCompetition Squad Coaching  and Performance Coaching. We also have Adult Coaching for all levels.



  • Junior Core Coaching : After school and weekend group coaching sessions. These provide the core skills.
  • Junior Competiton Squad Coaching :  Competition squad coaching with a great atmosphere. Usually a players second session of the week. 
  • Junior Performance Coaching : For top performing competition players. These are usually a players third session of the week and provide detailed and specific help for the best players.
  • Adult Coaching : catering for all level groups,teams, rusty racquets
  • Private Lessons : 1-2-1's and private groups for all levels
  • Hitting Partners : We can arrange hitting partners to meet your level and we also have level 1 and 2 qualified coaches who could help
  • Competition Support
  • Strength and Conditioning Sessions
  • Video Analysis
  • Match Analysis
  • HotShot Tour (Matchplays for Red/Orange/Green/Yellow level)
  • Coach Mentoring
  • Competition Squad Camps Abroad
  • Holiday Tennis Camps 
  • Parent Support
  • Club Support


Everything here is set up to give players technical and tactical coaching delivered in an enjoyable and engaging manner. It delivers the best Academy level coaching right on your doorstep! The aim is to inspire, nurture and support the heart, body and mind of all our players. 

We understand that each individual will have their own personal journeys across many possible stages and settings. From beginner to advanced level in either a social or competitive environment we will support you all the way. 


Chrisitne Fyfe

-Christine is a Level 2 qualified coach and recently won the Scottish Tennis mum of the year award becasuse of her inspiring efforts for local tennis! 

LTA level 2 Coaches

William Mcllellan

Neil Thomson-Mitchell 

Grant Mcmurtrie 

Cameron Smith 

Level 1 Coaches 

Kalya Mitchell-Mehta 

Emily Marshall 

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[email protected]

07756 392232

Where we teach

Here are the Deeside Tennis Academy venues where you can play.

  1. Aboyne LTC

    Ballater Road, ABOYNE, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5HY

  2. Torphins LTC

    Torphins Lawn Tennis Club, Grampian Terrace, Torphins, BANCHORY, Kincardineshire, AB31 4JS

Our Partners

Aboyne Tennis Club
Martin Kay Design