Adult Coaching

We are proud of our adult coaching and cater for all standards and abilities.

Led by Richard Downs, our outstanding LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach, we offer a range of coaching options throughout the week.

Private lessons can be booked with Richard during the week and are designed for anyone who wants to improve their game. These sessions are tailored to the individual’s needs.

An introduction from Richard

I have been coaching at Coopers for many years and initially focused on Saturday mornings with the Juniors. I also played at the Club in my youth. I started playing Tennis aged six and went on to represent Coopers Hill and Berkshire County as a Junior. I played professionally on tour for a number of years in world ranking tournaments and I am proud to still play for Berkshire as the over 35's Men’s Captain.

I began coaching whilst playing on the Tennis Circuit gaining valuable experience of different athletes and coaching techniques. I transferred to coaching full time and over the past 20 years have worked with a wide range of players from complete beginners to current internationals.

I’m an LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach with experience at Club, County and Regional level and take great pride in helping players of all ages and abilities to improve their game. I’m excited to now be developing and increasing the coaching programme at Coopers and hope to see many of you on court soon.

If you would like to book an individual lesson, as either an adult or junior, please contact me on 07793 553379 and I would be delighted to look at options with you.

I also offer a restringing service on demand.
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2024/25 Season

For the 2024/25 season, we will be running the following weekly groups:

Beginners: On Tuesdays between 18:00 and 19:00 we have our Beginners Group. This is a fun session for those who haven’t picked up a racket before or in many years. In this session we will run through the basic shots and techniques you need.
Masterclass: On Tuesdays between 19:00 and 20:00 we have our Masterclass. This session is for experienced players looking to improve technically and tactically as well as developing their match play.
Ladies Team Practice: We are planning to run a Ladies Team Practice. This session will focus on doubles drills and preparing our ladies for their matches in either the Midweek or Woking Leagues. Exact timings for this group will be confirmed in due course.