Coaching Team

Our Head Tennis Coach, Roddy Barbour, is a LTA Level 3 Accredited+ coach with 11 years tennis coaching experience behind him. He has coached in many different countries and originally started his coaching career at Craiglockhart Tennis Centre in Edinburgh, before moving to coach in Turkey for 2 years, then onto New Zealand, as well as coaching in Greece, developing and experiencing a variety of coaching methods on his way.

Roddy is originally from North Berwick and it was always his wish to take on the role as Head Tennis Coach at North Berwick and really develop the club to its full potential. 

His main aims for the club are to create tennis players from a very young age with smaller groups, to develop their game with more specific tuition and create a more competitive junior programme but at same time making sure it's always fun. 

For adult club members Roddy provides a wide range of coaching options for each player, all through the year. From complete beginners to advanced players, Roddy provides access to coaching using various ideas such as Cardio Tennis and Superdrills alongside the traditional group and 1-to-1 coaching sessions.

For information about the Adult and Junior Coaching Programmes and booking details, click here or contact Roddy at

Karen price: Karen has now been working with the vantage tennis team for 4 years and is also the junior Convenor of the club. She has a real push for promoting girls tennis. To contact Karen for private lessons her email is

Sarah Coverdale : Sarah has years of tennis coaching experience and also played at a very high level,  she has recently moved up from down south and joined the Vantage tennis coaching team. Sarah is very available for private lessons her email is