Lucy Balls (Parent & Head of Girls Sport at Reeds School, Surrey)
The tennis coaching offered at Oxshott Village Sports Club is of an exceptional high professional standard. The well qualified team of coaches led by James Starr offer good technical and fun sessions. My son has been part of the performance squad for two years, he trains three times a week, and has made huge improvements in his tennis as a result of his time spent at the club.
Nick Weal (Parent & GB Davis Cup & National Coach at LTA)
The tennis coaching at Oxshott Village Sports Club is excellent. The kids hit loads of balls and have lots of fun with it. My son and daughter both love going and are motivated to practice more.
Andy Rumbold (Parent & Head of English at Abedour School, Surrey)
The coaching at Oxshott Village Sports Club is first class. My son has thoroughly enjoyed it and his game has improved massively in a short space of time. The sessions are really well structured, fun, dynamic and (literally) keep the children on their toes. In my son’s words, ‘they’re epic, Dad, and you learn tons.
Eddy Chan (Parent)
Since joining Oxshott Village Sports Club last summer, I cannot praise my son’s coach James Starr highly enough. James is a perfectionist, focusing on perfect technique to ensure long term success. As a result of James’ first class coaching, my son’s progress and development has been rapid, and now represents the club at team competitions. James makes the lessons fun and at the same time gets the best out of Nicholas. The club itself has numerous courts in great condition, and all the coaching staff are friendly. My entire family enjoys our membership at this fantastic tennis club.
Neil Macgregor (Club member)
My daughter and I have been playing tennis at Oxshott tennis and sports club for over a year. We were initially greeted by head coach James Starr who I found to be very friendly and welcoming.
He introduced me to his team who I have found all to be very professional and have helped to improve both mine and my daughters tennis immensely. My daughter plays in regular squads organised by James and his team and has private lessons with some of his fantastic coaches. My daughter is now playing for the ladies first and second teams.
I myself play two or three times a week in the super social tennis organised by James and his coaches. I have found the whole club, including the office staff, bar stewards, members and coaches a super and friendly club.
Mark Charles (Club member)
Having been a tennis member at OVSC for 24 years, I have seen many changes to the club. One of the most positive of these changes has been in the tennis coaching team and what they offer. Since the current team has been developing under James Starr’s professional direction, I have felt that the tennis section benefits from a coaching structure that delivers excellent, wide-ranging coaching that can be accessed by all ages and abilities. This inclusive culture extends beyond just coaching as the team also arrange social/fun tennis events throughout the year, enabling all members to meet, play and socialise in a relaxed environment.
Brian Green (Club member & PGA Golf Professional)
I have been having regular private lessons with Alex Jackson for about 3 and a half years and he has taken me from complete beginner to being able to play to a level where I can really enjoy the game. Alex is everything you could ask for in a coach, he’s a bit of a perfectionist but also very patient and he knows what you are capable of and will push you to achieve it. He also takes a keen interest in my improvement and that means a lot