Coaching Programme

Meet the Coaches!

Dan (Level 3, LTA accredited 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 (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.


Using the selection menu below you can pre select junior or adult courses (under Any Programme) at varying skill levels. Remember to hit "search" once you have selected your criteria. If there is nothing that seems relevant to you, or you have any problems booking  then please contact our Head Coach, Dan Burgess 07852 445313 or email  [email protected]  for something tailored to your needs. See below for more information about Dan Burgess.


Individual Coaching

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

Lesson Fees (per hour) 

  • Dan: £25
  • Tom: £15

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

If you would like any information on the coaching programme or individual lessons please contact Dan on 07852 445313 or email him on [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 - updated March, 2021.

Junior Covid Rules - updated March, 2021.