Under the guidance of James Starr, our PTR and LTA licensed Head Coach and his team, we run a full spectrum of coaching at Oxshott.

Starting with Mini-Tennis through the week and on Saturday mornings, with older children moving on to performance squads and team play.

For full details of the coaching available for juniors, please click here.

Senior members enjoy managed club nights on Tuesdays (for beginners/intermediates) and Wednesdays (for Advanced intermediates/team players), a fun mix-in on Saturday afternoons, plus an array of sessions covering beginners, Rusty Racquets, Ladies midweek social tennis (with lunch!), Cardio Tennis, Coffee Mornings through to Ladies and Men’s Team Training.

All of this and private lessons for individuals and groups of any age. For full details of the coaching available for adults, please click here.

We have a great coaching team led by James, and including Alex Jackson, Lucas Browne and Paul Marshall.

For anything you can’t find here, please contact James by email at james@oxshottsports.com or call him on 07716 222371.

Our Tennis Coaches

James Starr
  • James Starr - Head Tennis Coach

  • James oversees all areas of the Adult, Junior and Performance Programmes, Tennis Camps, Social Tennis, Club Championships, LTA Match Play Events and Club Membership. James is qualified with multiple governing bodies: LTA British Tennis, RPT Spanish Tennis Teaching System and the PTR.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification
    RPT National Professional Qualification
    PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification
    LTA Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor
    Aegon Surrey Team of the Year 2016 Team Captain
    Over 15 years coaching experience
    Former Surrey County Player
    Tennis Scholarship to Ardingly College, West Sussex
    Diploma in Personal Training
    Contact: 07716 222371 james@oxshottsports.com

Alex Jackson
  • Alex Jackson - Tennis Coach

  • Alex joined us towards the end of 2013 and has proved to be a popular and very accomplished coach. Alex’s main responsibility is assisting with the organisation and running of The Performance Programme and taking the majority of sessions.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach qualification
    Professional Stringer awards UKRSA
    Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    7 years coaching experience
    Former Surrey U18’s number 1
    Former National number 6
    Experience in Performance
    Contact: 07815 726975

Paul Marshall
  • Paul Marshall - Tennis Coach

  • Paul joined the coaching team in September 2017 with his main focus being Adult coaching and organising and running the Strength and Conditioning sessions for The Performance Programme at Oxshott. Paul has been a tennis professional and personal trainer for many years developing, promoting, planning and delivering tennis & fitness programs and services for individuals and groups, from beginners to county players, for weekly social players to full-time tournament competitors.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Performance Coach Qualification
    PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification
    Tecnifibre Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Over 30 years coaching experience
    Master Personal Trainer Level 3 (Discovery training)
    Fitness Instructor (YMCA)
    S A Q (speed, agility & quickness) Trainer qualification
    TRX suspension training
    Contact: 07770 996446

Lucas Browne
  • Lucas Browne - Tennis Coach

  • Lucas joined the coaching team from Reeds School and has already proven to be very popular amongst members. Lucas will be focussing on our schools programme as well as working with the clubs coaching and team training sessions.  Lucas enjoys working with tots at grass-roots level through to performance players at national level and believes lessons should be enjoyable, whilst teaching the correct techniques that will lay solid foundations to improve and maximise their enjoyment of the game!

    PTR Instructor Tennis Coach Qualification
    Mini Tennis Awards course
    Over 20 years coaching experience
    Worked with a former US Open Junior Champion
    Worked with National & World Schools Champion players
    Contact: 07958 333479

Craig Allen
  • Craig Allen - Tennis Coach

  • Craig, a very experienced coach, joined us at the beginning of 2018 to work with our Performance Programme players. Craig has been coaching for the past 21 years and has coached all ages and levels, but has dedicated himself to performance tennis. Craig prides himself on building long term relationships with the players he has worked with. Craig has coached some players for up to 10 years seeing them through the various transitional phases from Mini tennis to full ball, junior domestic competition, international and finally onto US College Scholarship or Pro Tour.

    LTA Level 5 Performance Coach Qualification
    Kent Coach of the year 2014
    Adidas Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Kent County Coach & 14U Boys Team Captain
    Over 20 years coaching experience
    Contact: 07702 349226

Michael Dolman
  • Michael Dolman - Tennis Coach

  • Michael joined the OVSC Coaching team in September 2016 following the completion of his university degree from Loughborough.  Michael has proved to be an immediate hit with clients of all ages, with his main focuse being junior development. 

    LTA level 3 qualification
    Former tennis director at Camp Equinunk, Pennsylvania
    Tennis Captain at Cranleigh School
    Former OVSC Champion
    Contact 07972 110882