Coaching at Oxshott

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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, John Rodgers and Lucas Browne. 

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


Our Tennis Coaches

James Starr
  • James Starr - Head Tennis Coach

  • James became Head Coach in May 2014, and is working hard to provide adult and junior programmes, tennis camps, social tennis together with elite squad training for our juniors, coffee mornings and Cardio Tennis

    PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification
    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification
    LTA Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor
    Over 15 years coaching experience
    Former Surrey County Player
    Tennis Scholarship to Ardingly College, West Sussex
    Diploma in Personal Training
    Contact: 07716 222371
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 plays in our top teams.

    LTA Level 3 coach qualification
    2 years coaching experience
    Former Surrey U18’s number 1
    Former National number 6
    Experience in Performance
    Contact: 07815 726975

John Rogers
  • John Rogers - Tennis Coach

  • John, a very experienced coach, recently joined us after spending a few years in New Zealand. He has already become a key component of our coaching team, and very popular both with the junior and senior members of the club. John will be focusing on our Mini-Tennis programme as well as passing on his experience to all levels and ages.

    LTA Part 2 ACA
    Fitness/Speed Drills for Tennis 2012
    Footwork and Movement with David Bailey 2009
    Serve and Serve Progression with Peter McCraw 2008
    Coverage of the net and Approach shots course 2009
    Over 20 years coaching experience
    Tennis Scholarship to Millfield School, Somerset
    Contact: 07565 916690

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

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

Jake Warrington
  • Jake Warrington - LTA Apprentice Coach

  • LTA Coaching Apprenticeship Scheme
    LTA Level 2 coaching assistant qualification
    Former OVSC U18 Singles Champion
    Former OVSC U18 Doubles Champion