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.

Oxshott Tennis Club Professionals

James Starr
  • James Starr - Director of Tennis

  • James is responsible for managing the tennis coaching team and all areas of the Coaching Programmes, Social Tennis, Club Championships, LTA Match Play Events and Club Membership. James played county tennis for Surrey and as a junior was part of the Surrey STCC Scholarship Tennis Programme and he was also awarded a Tennis Scholarship to Ardingley College, West Sussex.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification
    LTA Coach Accredited +
    RPT National Professional Qualification (Spanish Tennis Teaching System)
    PTR Professional Tennis Coach Qualification (US Tennis Teaching System)
    LTA Qualified Cardio Tennis Instructor
    Surrey Tennis County Coach
    Aegon Surrey Team of the Year 2016 Team Captain
    Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Over 15 years coaching experience
    Diploma in Personal Training (Premier Training International)
    Contact: 07716 222371


Alex Jackson
  • Alex Jackson - Focus Performance Team

  • Alex is very popular amongst both adult and junior members and has over 10 years of coaching experience. Alex is a firm believer of maximising players potential by challenging them both physically and mentally along with laying down solid technical foundations. As a player Alex reached number 1 in Surrey for 18 & under and was top ten nationally. Alex’s main responsibility is assisting with the organisation and running of The Focus Performance Programme.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach Qualification
    LTA Coach Accredited +
    Professional Stringer Awards (UKRSA)
    Surrey Tennis County Coach
    10 years coaching experience
    Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Contact: 07815 726975

Paul Marshall
  • Paul Marshall - Head of Adult Tennis

  • Paul joined the coaching team in September 2017 with his main focus being Adult tennis and LTA Matchplays. Paul has been a tennis professional and personal trainer for many years developing, promoting, planning and delivering tennis & fitness programmes 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
    LTA Coach Accredited +
    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 - Head of Junior Tennis

  • Lucas joined the coaching team in April 2015 from Reeds School and has proven to be very popular amongst members. Lucas will be focussing on our junior development.
    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
    Head Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    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

Alex Morris
  • Alex Morris - Focus Performance Team

  • Alex comes to us with an outstanding coaching pedigree gained from working in an LTA High Performance Centre (where he was international travelling coach to some of the country's top juniors), traditional clubs and school environments.
    A member of the LTA National Training Squad, Alex was one of the country's top juniors, regularly representing Surrey and the South East Region and competing in International tournaments.  A multiple Wimbledon Tennis Club Open Singles and Doubles champion, Alex now plays fo rthe Surrey Over 35 County team.
    Alex has a passion for teaching the game he loves and enjoys working with players of all ages and abilities. Alex's main responsibility is assisting with the organisation and running of The Focus Performance Programme.

    LTA Level 4 Senior Club Coach qualification
    LTA Coach Accredited +
    Head Coach - Junior Programme, Wimbledon Tennis Club
    Performance Coach - West Hants Club
    Captain of West Hants Girls U12,  Aegon Tennis Finals, 2017
    Professional Stringers Award( UKRSA)
    15 years coaching experience: minis, juniors, adults - beginners to performance
    Contact: 07740 792912

Michael Kerr
  • Michael Kerr - Tennis Professional

  • Michael is an LTA Level 3 licensed coach. He has over 15 years experience in delivering both group and individual lessons. Michael has coached in a variety of clubs and schools working with players of all ages and abilities and aims to tailor each lesson to suit the player’s needs and requirements. He believes in developing fundamental motor skills through correct technique, gameplay and tactics in a fun learning environment and takes great pride in watching individuals improve. Michaels main responsibility is running the schools and parks outreach programme.

    LTA Level 3 Coach Qualification
    LTA Coach Accredited +
    Babolat Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Over 15 years coaching experience
    Contact: 07818 062242

Craig Allen
  • Craig Allen - Tennis Professional

  • Craig has over 25 years of coaching experience at all ages and levels, although he has committed himself more so to performance coaching. In April 2019, Craig joined the LTA National Performance Team. Whilst the role is full time, he's allowed to coach a few hours per week, but is restricted to coaching people over the age of 16. If you are interested in individual coaching please see Craigs contact details below.

    LTA Level 5 Performance Coach Qualification
    Kent Coach of the year 2014
    Adidas Sponsored Coach Ambassador
    Former Kent County Coach & 14U Boys Team Captain for 20 years
    Over 25 years coaching experience
    Contact: 07702 349226

Kevin Witham
  • Kevin Witham - Focus Performance Team

  • Kevin has been a leading performance trainer and facilitator for nearly 25 years lecturing in exercise prescription for all ages, nutrition and sports injury treatments and rehabilitation and has helped many people reach their health goals over that time. Kevin has been involved with motivating and coaching senior leaders and teams in many large corporations as well as running a successful business working on a one to one level, improving health and fitness from the very young to the very old, sports people and often with people with chronic medical conditions. He is passionate about helping people improve their health and fitness through sustainable lifestyle changes and always try's to bring a positive approach to his work making exercise fun whilst mixing the latest science with a common sense approach. Kevin has an honours degree in Environmental Science. Kevin is responsible for the running of the Strength and Conditioning sessions for our Focus Performance players.

    Master Diploma in Fitness Training & Sports Therapy
    Advanced Personal Training Qualification
    Advanced Sports Therapy
    Optimum & Sports Nutrition Qualification
    Member of the National Register of Personal Trainers Member of Nutrition Advisors Register
    Member of the Register of Exercise Professional
    Contact: 07885 310332