Tennis Coaches

All our tennis coaches have been carefully selected based on international qualifications, stellar references, and relevant coaching experience. They are great with children and adults, possess excellent communication skills, and are enthusiastic, energetic, respectful and punctual. 

Book private tennis lessons or join our Horsecity tennis programs and be inspired by their passion!

 

Coach Dave

Position: Co-Founder & Managing Director

Hailing from Manchester, England, David has over 14 years experience in the tennis coaching industry working in high performance academies, prestigious clubs, resorts and schools all over the world. He is qualified through the UK Lawn Tennis Association to CCAP Level 4 High Performance Level.

David has a real passion for tennis and an eye for talent. His experience as a player and a coach enables him to know what it takes to fast-track young players through to the top competitive level.

As a player, he enjoyed success at UK county and regional level events and represented his home county, Lancashire on several occasions.

David's coaching career began aged 18 when he was a full-time scholar at the Sutton Junior Tennis Academy, London when injuries cut his playing career short.

He then became Head Coach at the age of 23 at Batley Indoor Tennis Centre in Yorkshire UK, producing County and National level players through the LTA's Mini Tennis Red, Orange and Green ball system, which is expanding and becoming prominent worldwide. He also spent one year as Head Pro at the prestigious Aphrodite Hills Academy and Resort in Cyprus.

At aged 27, David worked as Director of Tennis for TFL Singapore, developing mini-tennis and junior programs to the highest standard at Shangri-La Hotel, Raffles Town Club and Tanglin Trust School. He also enjoyed a brief stint at Shaw Park Tennis Centre in Brisbane, Australia which achieved Club of the Year status in 2013.

David believes hard-work, intensity, respect, mental-toughness, sound stroke fundamentals, and most of all having fun are essential ingredients to help maximize one's tennis potential. He very much enjoys coaching all levels of play and his main strength is adapting his coaching to the specific needs of the player. 

As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Anyone for Tennis, David hopes to increase awareness and participation levels of tennis in Singapore for all - facilitating access to the sport, and producing players of international standard to compete locally and worldwide.

  

Coach Cata

Position: Head Tennis Coach

Coach Cata arrives from Romania with a wealth of top class experience in playing.

Cata began playing tennis at 7 years old. Aged 14, he became Junior National Doubles Champion. Aged 16, he was National Junior Singles Champion. Aged 18, he broke into the top 100 juniors ITF ranking. In that same year, he played quarter-finals in Juniors Rolland Garros (losing to Chilean, Fernando Gonzalez, who is an Australian Open Men's finalist who lost to Roger Federer in 2007).

Cata went on to play ATP Tour events at aged 17 with the highest ranking of 571 in the world. After injuries cut short his professional playing career, he began his coaching career in the USA at the esteemed Oklahoma University as an assistant coach to US College players. Cata also taught tennis throughout Europe (Tunisia, Tuscany, Sardinia-Italy) at the German-based Sunball Tennis Schulle in a variety of locations, clubs, hotels and resorts. 

After this great experience, Cata returned home to teach professional and advanced players in Craiova, Romania. During his glittering career, he also represented Romania as a Federation Coach in 2014 Wimbledon (Juniors Girls), and was also the coach for the Junior Girls doubles champions in 2014.

Cata specializes in coaching professional players, but he also really enjoys teaching recreational players, juniors and adults. He has excellent communication skills and builds great relations with the student in order to provide the best possible service.

 

Coach Charlie

Position: Tennis Coach

Charlie is a certified Tennis Coach with the Profession Tennis Registry (PTR) and also the Australasian Academy of Tennis Coaches (AATC) specialising in junior development.

Having played and coached from the age of 7, Charlie is incredibly passionate about tennis at all levels and has experienced firsthand what is required in order to progress and succeed at all stages of development from junior beginners all the way through to adulthood.

Originally from Kent in the UK, Charlie was a member of The Neville Lawn Tennis Club where as a junior he progressed through the performance squads competing in county and regional tournaments before becoming a coach himself at The Neville. In his time at the club, he acquired several club championship titles in singles and doubles.

Having also spent time in Spain at Solpark Tennis Club in Moraira, Charlie is well accustomed to clay court tennis and the different tactics and styles required to succeed on this surface.

He attended Bournemouth University where he graduated with a 2:1 BA Hons degree in Marketing. Whilst completing his studies, he represented the Varsity Tennis Team for the 3 years he was a student, competing at a high level in both singles and doubles.

Charlie believes tennis is first and foremost something to enjoy and can be a social platform at all stages of life. Therefore, he will always strive to tailor any lesson to suit the individual, whatever the age and level, ensuring they get the most out of their time on court.

 

Coach Will

Position: Tennis Coach

Will is an LTA Level 3 Coach with 6 years full-time coaching experience. He has played tennis since the age of 8, and competed for Harpenden Lawn Tennis Club as a junior in singles and doubles in the National Junior League. He played for the men’s first and second team in the premier division of the Hertfordshire Summer Doubles League

Will was coached by Aaron Meredith (LTA Level 4) in the UK. He moved to Barcelona, Spain in 2005, where he was coached by Sergio Casal (US Open & Roland Garros doubles champion) at the Sanchez-Casal Academy.

Will was President of the University of Portsmouth Tennis Club, and captained the first team in his final year, in Division 1A of the South BUCS League. He has a BSc in Sports Science, with a dissertation in biomechanics.

Will has coached players from the age of 2 all the way to 82. He has taught complete beginners all the way through to performance players wanting to become professional.

Will is a big fan of the philosophy that ‘Perfect Practice makes Perfect’. He combines this strategy with effective tactical/technical intervention. If there is something wrong with your stroke, he will spot it and make sure it is corrected. Players can look forward to having fun and productive sessions with Will. 

 

Coach Jon

Position: Performance Tennis Coach

Jon is an LTA Level 3 accredited coach who began playing tennis at the age of six at La Manga club resort in Spain.

As a junior, he competed for both Hertfordshire and Essex county teams in the UK and at the age of 16 went on to attend the world renowned Nick Bollitterri tennis academy, Florida. Jon was then offered a sports scholarship at Division I college in the United States, New York.

After 3 years as a student athlete, Jon returned to England to complete a Masters Degree and held the position of both the University Tennis Coordinator, as well as the tennis programmes Head Coach at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He did this whilst also coaching at the Bishop Stortford Tennis Club and Newmarket Tennis Club. 

Jon now has a total of 10 years coaching experience teaching every level of player, ranging from junior beginners and adults to advanced performance players (and anyone in between)! 

Jon’s coaching philosophy is based on giving players the best tactical understanding of the sport and then developing the correct technique for each scenario they could be faced with. He wants to give each player all of the tools they need to feel confident in any situation on the tennis court and for them to develop an 'all court game'.

 

Coach Tim

Position: Tennis Coach

Born in Brighton, UK, Coach Tim is a LTA Level 2 accredited tennis coach whose tennis career started at a very young age, being born into a tennis family. At the age of 7, Tim moved to Spain with his family where his siblings and himself could take on a lot more tennis training while his father set up a tennis academy.

In his younger years under 10, the technique, foundations were laid by Tim’s father who is a level 5 master coach who has coached athletes of the highest level, including several ATP players 

In Tim’s teenage years, he travelled all over Spain playing national & international tournaments. He trained at Sanchez Casal Academy in Barcelona and worked with other top coaches in Spain.Tim’s sister achieved a WTA world ranking of 800 whilst his brother was competing in ITFs and achieved a ranking in top 1000.

Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Master’s in IT and Security at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge whilst playing 1st spot on the mens first team. After 2 years of competing, Tim was offered the head tennis coach position.

Tim’s coaching philosophy is very much a Spanish discipline method, being physically robust combined with clever tactics and the correct technique for a player to reach their full potential. Whilst players suffer harder training conditions, they reap the competitive rewards. His coaching style extends from complete beginners of any age to young professionals looking to take on tennis as a career.

 

Coach David

Position: Tennis Coach

Coach David, originally from Romania, started playing tennis at the age of 9. From the age of 16, he was assistant to the Head Coach of his home club in Medias where they trained several junior tennis teams as well as the Under 10s girls team, who won the Nationals. 

David then moved to Denmark to study at the age of 19 and started playing on the first team of Tennis Club Odense, being the captain and frontrunner for 3 years, and a key part of the team moving into the 1st division in the indoor season of 2016. 

In 2014 before relocating to Denmark, David was working alongside Bill Eastburn, the Head Coach of Tennis Club Odense, a coach with over 25 years of experience at the Grand Slam level of professional and junior tennis. David then became in a pretty short period of time Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) accredited in 10 & under, performance tennis, 11 to 17 professional level, and cardio tennis and GPTCA accredited.

David is a highly motivated tennis coach, great at making tennis lessons fun for various playing levels and abilities. He also has experience working with elite tennis players and having a good understanding of what it takes to be a high-level player in today’s tennis environment. David also has the ability to see a problem and an accompanying solution from different angles and consequently have different approaches in order for players to improve.

Coaching in Romania in his teenage years and later adding on 5 years of coaching for a big club in Denmark, David is able to combine the strictness of Eastern European tennis and leisurely practices from Western European tennis. He is very much looking forward to be able to offer a wide range of adaptability to his students as well as getting them to enjoy being on the tennis court.

 

Coach Ismael

Position: Tennis Coach

Coach Ismael is a certified Tennis Coach from Spain with RFET (Royal Spanish Tennis Federation) and ICI (International Coaches Institute) certifications specializing in junior development athletes.

Having played tennis since the age of 7, Ismael’s passion has always been in tennis and sports. Growing up, he decided to study Science of Physical Activity and Sports in Spain and completed a Master’s program in Development, Innovation and Performance in Tennis, including in-depth research done in Neuroscience applied to sport and strength training.

Ismael had coached in several well-known prestigious tennis academies in Spain such as JCFerrero-Equelite Sport Academy, Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy, and Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy. Ismael was also part of the traveling coaching team while in Sanchez-Casal Academy and coached mainly junior players in three of their worldwide facilities (Spain, the US and China), focusing on their fitness pillar and tennis development.

Ismael is highly experienced in training players of all ages and stage levels, having worked with younger players starting with red ball, junior competition groups, as well as adults playing for leisure or wanting serious hitting sessions.

Ismael is able to adapt the lesson to the player’s needs, developing their game combined with some fun. He will be able to help his clients achieve their goals on a technical, tactical, physical and mental level.