Meet the team of tennis coaches at our Sussex club
Are you looking for some private tennis lessons?
Wickwoods is fortunate to have a superb team of coaches, all of whom are well-recognised in Sussex for their skill, experience, and reputation. Our exciting and dynamic programme is suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced players and features regular tournaments, social sessions, and one-to-one adult tennis coaching.
We are 15 minutes outside Brighton, near Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Henfield.
Damien is an LTA level 3 accredited coach with experience working with junior and adult players at both development and performance academies. He was part of the David Lloyd set-up and was previously head tennis coach at a Sussex-based club. Damien also plays AEGON Men’s Open Division 1 League in singles and doubles.
Individual private coaching is available with Damien for £45 per hour. To contact Damien call 07857 284825.
Natasha is a former U18 National Junior Champion who played professionally on the WTA tour and reached a career-high ranking of 390 singles and 350 doubles. After retiring at the age of 24 due to a series of injuries, Natasha gained her LTA level 3 coach qualification, became captain Sussex ladies’ tennis team, and also qualified as an osteopath.
Individual private coaching is available with Tasha for £45 per hour.
Tony has years of experience in developing players at both national and international levels and was previously a county coach of Sussex. His approach, which balances a strong emphasis on technical skill with fun and healthy competition, helps him bring out the best in players of all ages and abilities.
Karen has been a member of Wickwoods for 45 years and has over 20 years of coaching experience. She is an LTA Level 3 Accredited Club Coach and is also PTR Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor!
As a Former Head of Lindfield Tennis Club and a Sussex Squad Captain for 10 years, Karen offers a wealth of experience which she applies to her group tennis sessions on the programme and in her private coaching. As a member, she is a regular attendee of events, she has also held Champion titles in our tournaments, including our Summer Annual Tournament held each year.
Individual private coaching is available with Karen for £45 per hour.
Scott helps players change their inner critic into their inner friend so they enjoy the game more through the use of mindfulness, embodiment, positive psychology, performance science and neuroscience practices. He has 14 years of coaching experience and has played Division 1 County League. He is an RPT National Professional and an LTA level 3 Accredited coach. He also works as a Positive Intelligence mental fitness coach.
He loves to use a mix of video analysis, on-court training and off-court mindset work, to ensure players reach their goals and overcome their internal saboteurs.
Individual private coaching is available with Scott for £50 an hour. To book, please call 07859076834.
Mark Ryan - Tennis Liaison
Mark comes with over 30 years of experience. He's a prior director of Brighton & Hove Tennis and has coached at a performance level in Germany, Spain & Portugal. Locally, he played Tennis for Sussex.
He is qualified as B.A of E Grade 2 Coach, S.R.A Part 3 Coach and L.T.A Level 3 Coach.