Barnes Tennis Coaching with Ahtennis
Barnes Tennis Coaching with Ahtennis
Top coaches launch tennis camps in Barnes and Wimbledon for Easter
AHTennis offer Mini tennis, Junior and adult groups, squad work, plus individual or shared lessons all based at the Barn Elms Sports Centre, Barnes. They run junior tennis camps in school holidays and half terms. This Easter, camps run from 29th March – 1st April, in Barnes and 6th – 9th April Dundonald Rec, Wimbledon Full details are on the website.
Meet Alex and Beatha, top coaches at AHTennis. Passionate, certified professionals, they’re experts in technical improvement, raising the level of the player whilst ensuring a fun workout. A quick read of their bios below, and you’ll note their experience includes Roehampton club, Wimbledon club, National Tennis Centre, and Sutton Tennis Academy – assuring yours and your child’s game are in the best hands.
At weekends, Friday evenings after school they run mini tennis group sessions followed by a two hours of match play and drills sessions. With plenty of court space, participants can spread out and work on their match play skills. Saturday mornings is a time to start these mini players right.
They are taught all technique stances, grips for each stroke and shot, and have a lot of fun learning. Getting the juniors into good habits on the tennis court is key, so they will hit many balls and receive top technical coaching tips. Getting them rallying is key so that they can start the game themselves and practice. Mini tennis is in action through Saturday mornings for all ages and levels.
For the older juniors, specialist 2.5-hour squad sessions are available on Saturdays, with experienced tournament-level junior intensive basket drills, tactics, strength and conditioning work, and point play. 2-hour groups aimed at juniors who are still serious about their tennis and keen to progress more fun, technique drills and point play, are held on Sundays.
Adults needn’t miss out on the fun of the courts, with coaching professionals offering the highest standard of coaching. Players are given error detection and correction for maximum progress, which in turn leads to maximum enjoyment of this amazing game. Saturday and Sunday afternoon there are 2-hour classes aiming to raise player understanding and stroke play with drills / point play doubles and singles.
Individual lessons are also offered through the week for players serious about improving their tennis skills with dedicated coaching – call to check availability.
I have been coaching tennis for over twenty years, coaching over 15,000 players. I feel very lucky to have found a vocation that I love. As a player most notably, I made it to the Midland Bank national finals in Nottingham and battled my way to the semi-finals of the Hilton Head $25,000 Championships in South Carolina, USA.
With regards to coaching, I was Head Coach of the Mark Warner Tennis Centre Lakitira in Greece when it was voted no.1 tennis centre in the Med by ACE tennis magazine, a senior pro at the Roehampton club, Head Coach of the renowned Wimbledon club, and Professional coach at the National Tennis Centre. I’m passionate about players’ enjoyment and technical improvement; be them an adult improver or a junior looking to become a professional.
Certified LTA Senior Performance Coach, RPT Director, PTR professional, USTA Master Professional.
I have been playing tennis for as long as I remember. I left school at 13 to pursue a career in tennis, training full-time at Sutton Tennis Academy and later creating a full-time program with senior coaches from the Kent County team. In the competitive world I made it to the top 5 in Kent for U18 women and ladies draws.
After competing competitively, I decided to become a tennis coach and work within my passion. Since then, I have worked for over 5 years for several excellent programs that have been based at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton, including Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, and I’ve been the private coach for high performance tennis players and wheelchair tennis players, including Lauren Jones.
I am a highly competent and trustworthy coach and happy to talk to parents and communicate the development of their child. Alex and I work together to create and deliver the highest quality program we can put together, offering the best of Barnes tennis coaching.
“It has been a process that our entire family will cherish for life as Alex managed to install in my son not only core tennis foundation skills with Ahtennis’ Barnes tennis coaching, but the confidence that a tennis player needs in order to believe in himself to progress.”
“Their coaches assessed what level our son is at 9.5 years after a very intensive training programme with Alex. Their report was very good, and our son was praised mostly for his technical skills and correct technique used on the main shots. Next year we spent a week at Rafa Nadal’s Academy which he truly enjoyed, and it cemented our belief that he will need to take his tennis further. Having been to both of these World class facilities we strongly believe Alex has technically been the best coach we have come across.” Rodica, mother of Philip.
“Alex Harvey coaches my son Toran Tserkezis, who is 10 years old. He started training our son at the age of 7. Toran, under his training, has won a number of Grade 3, 4 and 5 9U tournaments, and he recently won the 9U Surrey Country Championships in August 2019. Alex is an amazing coach who understands our son, who is not the easiest child to train. Alex is brilliant in concentrating on the technical details, which most coaches miss. He also concentrates on developing their mental strength in competitions and in general. We strongly recommend Alex as a tennis coach and generally as an all-round coach of fantastic benefit.” Thanos Tserkezis, father of Toran.
For more details, visit www.ahtennis.co.uk – alternatively, call on 07813026176 for up to date availability on coaching sessions and training opportunities.