Coaching Team

Coaching Team

We are very proud of our committed and talented coaching team.  All of our coaches are either LTA Accredited or working towards accreditation.  

Private coaching lessons

Private lessons are open to all players, adults and juniors.  All payments are made directly to the coach and prices (see below next to each coach) include hourly court hire.

Lesson prices are for 1 player.  2 player lessons incur an extra £5 charge.   Group lesson requests of 3 players or more should be arranged direct with Sheen Parks Tennis and cannot be arranged direct with the coach.

To book a private individual lesson with a member of the team, please contact the coach direct or e-mail us to ask for further details.  Please note that each site has its own team of coaches.  The private lesson prices are up to date as of November 2020.

LTA Accredited + coaches

Caroline Jordan- Head Coach  (Co-Director Sheen Parks Tennis) 07917844294 (£45/hour)

  

LTA Level 4 Performance Coach for the past 20 years, working towards Level 5.  Ex-National Player. GB representative and 8-time County Champion.  Caroline is passionate about tennis; she enjoys coaching all levels of player, undertaking the role of Girls' Surrey County Coach for 15 years with 5 national titles under her tenure. Caroline divides her time between our Sheen sites and Cambridge Gardens.

Kate Maurici (Co-Director Sheen Parks Tennis) 07958292995 (£40/hour)

LTA Level 3 Coach and Referee.  Kate has been coaching in the Richmond area for 9 years.  Tennis coaching is her second career as a former Barrister.   She is Cardio Tennis and Inclusive Tennis trained and is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist.  Kate loves her work as the Surrey County Training Coach for the 8U and 9U girls' teams.  She particularly enjoys building confidence in female players from juniors upwards, but also in players returning to the game after a break from injury or otherwise.   A keen LTA Referee, Kate is available to answer any questions on opportunities to compete in tennis. Kate is based at our Sheen sites.  

Russell Smith 07748635536 (£45/hour)

LTA Level 4 Performance Coach. Russell has worked in the past at David Lloyd Raynes Park, Virgin Active Chiswick and the Annabelle Croft Academy.  He has 20 years of coaching experience and enjoys developing all levels of tennis.  If your goal is to compete in tournaments, or just become more active then Russell will be happy to help.  Russell is based at our Cambridge Gardens site.

Mark Bullock [email protected] (£45/hour

LTA Level 4 Coach and Inclusive Sport Development Advisor.  Mark is enormously experienced in delivering inclusive tennis. If you would like to try tennis or are already playing and are looking for a coach, or for help on how to start competing, then please call Mark.  Mark has experience of coaching wheelchair players, VI, Deaf players and LD. 

Mihai Nagit - LTA Level 3 Coach  07876 258038 (£35/hour)

Mihai's aim is "to serve people who want to learn and enjoy the beauty of tennis".  He is a regular competitor in the Richmond Local Tennis Leagues and having won the local league 7 times, is keen to impart lessons on mental toughness and matchplay tactics for players who love to compete.  Mihai is based at Cambridge Gardens and King George's Field.

Mark O'Keefe 07828518740 (£35/hour)

Mark has over 15 years of coaching and playing experience.  Previously ranked in the top 50 in the UK in Junior's and Men's. He coaches all players from beginner to performance level.  He is currently working with a top 30 ranked player in the UK as well as having worked with a Junior who made the quarter finals of Wimbledon.  Mark loves tennis and is happy to help wherever he can to assist players of any age and experience to improve.  Mark is based at our Sheen sites. 

David Polayah 07971102147 (£35/hour)

 

RPT Level 3 Coach. David is based mainly at King George's Field.

Kareen Suffren 07956734060 (£35/hour)

LTA Level 3 Coach Kareen is our lead coach at Westerly Ware. She also coaches at Palewell Common.  Kareen enjoys the mental side of coaching and encourages players to believe they can acheive their goals. Kareen teaches all levels of player but is particularly good with the younger players. She is full of energy on court and loves this phrase which she applies to her coaching 'use the power of your mind to achieve your peak performance"

LTA Accredited Coaches:

Rebecca Brook

LTA Level 2 Assistant Coach.  Rebecca has a Degree in Primary Education with a specialism in PE.  She played for the women's 1st team during her time at the University of Roehampton. She has been coaching tennis to children and adults for 8 years and also enjoys coaching cardio tennis. Rebecca's attitude to tennis coaching is that it has first and foremost to be fun! Becca is mainly based at Cambridge Gardens.

Thassorika Sooriya - LTA Level 2 Assistant Coach. Thasoo works at Palewell Common and Cambridge Gardens.

Marcio Pereira de Silva (07748 083891)

LTA Level 2 Assistant Coach (£28/hour)

Marcio works at Palewell Common, Sheen Common and Cambridge Gardens.  He is particularly popular for his work with the 5-10 year old age group.  

Ella Maurici

LTA Level 2  Assistant Coach - Ella has played for our girls' teams throughout her time at Sheen Parks Tennis and has been Division Winner in 2 Surrey Team Tennis Competitions.  She also represented the London Borough of Richmond in their London Youth Games Tennis Team in 2018 and 2019. Ella works at our Sheen sites. 

Hettie Hunt

 LTA Level 1 Assistant Coach - Hettie works on our Junior Programme and loves the fact that her pupils come to the classes excited to play tennis.  Hettie enjoys passing on her tennis knowledge to the children and encouraging them to gain more confidence and most importantly have fun in their sessions. Hettie has played in Team Tennis for Sheen Parks Tennis, and was on the Division winning team in 2018. Hettie works at Cambridge Gardens.

Current Qualified LTA Tennis Leaders:

Joseph Maurici, Edie Kemp, Ane Julve-Ros, Ines Julve- Ros, Madeleine Lacy, Alexandra Puianu, Vlad Puianu, Maike Sammartano, Alexander Harris, Florence Forde, Louisa Royle, Nell Newell, Eva Mitchell, George Buckingham, Max Meikle, Krisha Wagner

 

Sports Therapist

Jean-Pierre Guillonnet (JP) 07831806232  ITEC Level 5 Sports Massage(muscle injury) Therapist. 

twickenhamsportsmassage.co.uk

I have lived, played, coached, strung racquets and refereed tennis in the area all my life. In 2010, I studied anatomy, physiology and pathology as well as holistic massage at St Mary’s University College, Twickenham. Over the years I have developed a deeper interest and understanding in these areas and now specialise in sports massage. This is the manipulation of soft tissue in order to prevent or assist in recovering from sports injuries and enhance performance. It can be beneficial to non-sports people to reduce the tension in your muscles and help you to move  and feel betterI love making people feel better and help them in their daily lives.

 

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Stefan Joseph 07912648593  (£50/hour) BSc Degree in Strength and Conditioning from St Mary's University and Masters in sport, health and applied science. He has previously worked for the Watford F.C. Academy as a sports scientist/S&C Coach and has good experience working with tennis players.  His experience also includes high level rowers, elite youth runners, weightlifters, powerlifters, mixed martial arts fighters and academy level rugby players.  Stefan is also a Level 3 Personal Trainer and can help you with re-habilitation from an injury or just to meet your fitness and nutritional goals.  Stefan can train you either at home, outside, or at a local gym. 

 

 

Professional Coach Photos kindly provided by the fantastic Sheen photographer, Simon Groves. 

 

 

 

 

Where we teach

Here are the Sheen Parks Tennis venues where you can play.

  • 1

    Cambridge Gardens

    Clevedon Road, Surrey, TW1 2TA

  • 2

    King George's Field

    Ham Street, Richmond,, Surrey, TW10 7RS

  • 3

    Palewell Common

    Palewell Common Drive, LONDON, Surrey, SW14 8RF

  • 4

    Sheen Common

    Sheen Common, Fife Road, London, Surrey, SW14 7ER

  • 5

    Sheen Parks Tennis at Christchurch Hall

    Sheen Parks Tennis at Christchurch Hall, Christchurch Road, London, SW14 7AW

  • 6

    Sheen Parks Tennis at Holy Trinity School

    Holy Trinity C of E School, Carrington Road, RICHMOND, Surrey, TW10 5AA

  • 7

    Sheen Parks Tennis at Richmond Park Academy

    Richmond Park Academy, Park Avenue, LONDON, SW14 8RG

  • 8

    Sheen Parks Tennis at Sheen Mount School

    Sheen Mount Primary School, West Temple Sheen, LONDON, SW14 7RT

  • 9

    Sheen Parks Tennis at The Kingston Academy

    Kingston Academy, Richmond Road, KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey, KT2 5PE

  • 10

    Sheen Parks Tennis at the Sheen Lane Health Centre

    Sheen Parks Tennis at the Sheen Lane Health Centre, 70 Sheen Lane, London, SW14 8LP

  • 11

    Westerly Ware

    Kew Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AP