Oxshott Tennis Club Professionals

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JAMES STARR 

Director of Tennis

James is responsible for managing the tennis coaching team and all areas of the Coaching Programme, Social Tennis, Club Championships, LTA Match Play Events and Club Membership.

James played county tennis for Surrey and as a junior was part of the Surrey Tennis STCC Scholarship Tennis Programme, he was also awarded a Tennis Scholarship to Ardingly College, West Sussex.

LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification

LTA Coach Accredited +

RPT National Professional Qualification (Spanish Tennis Teaching System)

PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification (US Tennis Teaching System)

LTA Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor

Surrey Tennis County Coach

Aegon Surrey Team of the Year 2016 Team Captain

Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador

Over 15 years coaching experience

Diploma in Personal Training (Premier Training International)

Contact: 07716 222371

james@oxshottsports.com

 

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ALEX JACKSON

Focus Performance Team

Alex is very popular amongst both adult and junior members and has over 10 years of coaching experience. Alex is a firm believer of maximising players potential by challenging them both physically and mentally along with laying down solid technical foundations. As a player Alex reached number 1 in Surrey for 18 & under and was top ten nationally. 

Alex’s main responsibility is assisting with the organisation and running of The Focus Performance Programme.

LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification

LTA Coach Accredited +

Professional Stringer Awards (UKRSA)

Surrey Tennis County Coach

Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador

10 years coaching experience

Contact: 07815 726975

 

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PAUL MARSHALL

Head of Adult Tennis

Paul joined the coaching team in September 2017 with his main focus being Adult tennis and LTA matchplays. Paul has been a tennis professional and personal trainer for many years developing, promoting, planning and delivering tennis & fitness programs and services for individuals and groups, from beginners to county players, for weekly social players to full-time tournament competitors.

LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach Qualification

LTA Coach Accredited +

PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification

Tecnifibre Sponsored Coach Ambassador

Over 30 years coaching experience

Master Personal Trainer Level 3 (Discovery training)

Fitness Instructor (YMCA)

S A Q (speed, agility & quickness) Trainer qualification

TRX suspension training

Contact: 07770 996446


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LUCAS BROWNE

Head of Junior Tennis

Lucas joined the coaching team in April 2015 from Reeds School and has proven to be very popular amongst members, Lucas will be focusing on our Junior development.
Lucas enjoys working with tots at grass-roots level through to performance players at national level and believes lessons should be enjoyable, whilst teaching the correct techniques that will lay solid foundations to improve and maximise their enjoyment of the game.

PTR Instructor Tennis Coach Qualification

Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador

Mini Tennis Awards course

Over 20 years coaching experience

Worked with a former US Open Junior Champion

Worked with national and world schools champion players

Contact: 07958 333479

 

 

ALEX MORRIS

Focus Performance Team 

Alex comes to us with an outstanding coaching pedigree gained from working in an LTA High Performance Centre (where he was international travelling coach to some of the country’s top juniors), traditional clubs and school environments.

A member of the LTA National Training Squad, Alex was one of the country’s top juniors, regularly representing Surrey and the South East Region and competing in international tournaments. A multiple Wimbledon Tennis Club Open Singles and Doubles champion, Alex now plays for the Surrey Over 35 County team.

Alex has a passion for teaching the game he loves and enjoys working with players of all ages and abilities. Alex’s main responsibility is assisting with the organisation and running of The Focus Performance Programme.

LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification

LTA Coach Accredited +

Head Coach - Junior Programme, Wimbledon Tennis Club

Performance Coach - West Hants Club

Captain of West Hants Girls U12, Aegon Tennis Finals, 2017

15 years coaching experience: minis, juniors, adults - beginners to performance

Professional Stringers Award (UKRSA)

Contact: 07740 792912

 

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MICHAEL KERR

Tennis Professional

Michael is an LTA Level 3 licensed coach. He has over 15 years experience in delivering both group and individual lessons. Michael has coached in a variety of clubs and schools working with players of all ages and abilities and aims to tailor each lesson to suit the player’s needs and requirements. He believes in developing fundamental motor skills through correct technique, gameplay and tactics in a fun learning environment and takes great pride in watching individuals improve. Michaels main responsibility is running the schools and parks outreach programme.

LTA Level 3 Coach Qualification

LTA Coach Accredited +

Babolat Sponsored Coach Ambassador

Over 15 years coaching experience

Contact: 07818 062242

 

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CRAIG ALLEN

Tennis Professional

Craig has over 25 years of coaching experience at all ages and levels, although he has committed himself more so to performance coaching. In April 2019, Craig joined the LTA National Performance Team. Whilst the role is full time, he's allowed to coach a few hours per week, but is restricted to coaching people over the age of 16. If you are interested in individual coaching please see Craigs contact details below.

LTA Level 5 Performance Coach Qualification

Kent Coach of the year 2014

Adidas Sponsored Coach Ambassador

Former Kent Tennis County Coach & 14U Boys Team Captain for 20 years

Over 25 years coaching experience

Contact: 07702 349226

 

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KEVIN WITHAM

Focus Performance Team

Kevin has been a leading performance trainer and facilitator for nearly 25 years lecturing in exercise prescription for all ages, nutrition and sports injury treatments and rehabilitation and has helped many people reach their health goals over that time. Kevin has been involved with motivating and coaching senior leaders and teams in many large corporations as well as running a successful business working on a one to one level, improving health and fitness from the very young to the very old, sports people and often with people with chronic medical conditions. He is passionate about helping people improve their health and fitness through sustainable lifestyle changes and always try's to bring a positive approach to his work making exercise fun whilst mixing the latest science with a common sense approach. Kevin has an honours degree in Environmental Science.

Kevin is responsible for the running of the Strength and Conditioning sessions for our Focus Performance players.

Masters Diploma in Fitness Training & Sports Therapy 

Advanced Personal Training Qualification

Advanced Sports Therapy

Optimum & Sports Nutrition Qualification

Member of The National Register of Personal Trainers

Member of Nutrition Advisors Registor

Member of The Register of Exercise Professional

Contact: 07885 301332