Coaching Programme

Meet the Coaches!

 Dan Burgess: Head Coach (Level 3 LTA Coach)

 My tennis career began at the age of fourteen when, straight away, I knew     it was the sport for me. I joined my local tennis club, Grenville Smyth, and   at  the age of sixteen, and still a junior, I was playing in their men’s A team.   Competitive tennis is something that I’ve always enjoyed whether it’s   playing in county tournaments or for my club.

 I started coaching at the age of seventeen, becoming a fully qualified coach   two years later. I have been Head Coach at Woodland since 2019 and   enjoy  working with people of every age and ability and take great pleasure   in seeing them improve and develop. My aim for the future is to become a   performance coach, having already produced some county performance   players.


 Tom Deverson (Level 2 LTA Coach)

I started playing tennis at the age of thirteen and shortly     after joined Woodland as a junior. I rose through the   junior  ranks, winning the junior club championships and   was one of the team who topped the 14 and under and 17   and under divisions of the West Somerset League in   successive years. I played in the senior teams whilst still a   junior and have represented Woodland in the men’s A team (division one) and the mixed B team (division 2). My proudest win though has been the Woodland’s Men’s Singles championship.

My love of the game has led to a desire to expand my tennis knowledge and begin a career within this great sport. I have completed my level 2 coaching qualification and I gain a lot of satisfaction from watching people’s games improve and helping them to progress and enhance their tennis skills. In the future I would like to work towards my level 3 qualification.


Coaching Programme


For information regarding Saturday coaching, please contact our Junior Coordinator, Rachel at [email protected] or call her on 07919 204673.

For information regarding Wednesday coaching or holiday camps, please contact Tom Deverson at [email protected] or call him on 07999 708775.

Individual Coaching

If you wish to have individual coaching then this can be booked direct with Tom Deverson.  

Lesson Fees (per hour) 

  • Tom: £15

Please note: Club policy states that refunds will not be given unless there is an exceptional circumstance.


You can contact Tom on 07999 708775 or [email protected]

Before booking onto a coaching course, please take time to familiarise yourself with the current Club Covid protocols for attending Woodland plus the rules in place for juniors if applicable.

Woodland Covid Rules: August, 2021

Junior Covid Rules: August, 2021