Meet the coaches
Lead by Head Coach Gary Waughman, our coaches are incredibly passionate about tennis and this shines through in their tennis sessions.
Head coach - Gary Waughman
Gary has been playing and coaching tennis for 25 years. His playing career saw him compete in the Bundesleague whilst training in Berlin for a 2 year period.
At the age of 20 Gary began his coaching career and over the years has worked with every level of tennis player from Mini Tennis through to Performance.
As a level 4 accredited LTA Professional he enjoys creating sessions, programs and environments where any tennis player whatever their ability can thrive and be the best they can be.
Gary believes tennis is a great sport for the whole family and enjoys the mix of running development sessions, performance tennis, BootCamp Tennis sessions and introducing new players onto the court.
We are delighted to welcome Jamie King as part of our Coaching Team in Hampshire. Jamie will work across all of our programmes delivering vibrant Coaching and Bootcamp Tennis sessions. Jamie is also a qualified tournament referee and tournament organiser for the LTA so he will be developing a competition structure within Premier Tennis at all our facilities.
Jamie has been coaching for 12 years, he is a very enthusiastic and passionate Coach who is able to work with every level of player.
He has represented Great Britain as part of the GB Team that went to the Deaf Olympics.
Jamie gained some invaluable experiences which has helped him in his coaching today, focusing on nurturing and developing players to a high standard.
We are pleased to announce that Tom has now joined our Coaching Team in Hampshire. He brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of coaching and he is looking forward to developing our programs at Colden Common Tennis Club as well as Places for Leisure Eastleigh. Tom is:
- LTA LICENSED LEVEL 3 TENNIS COACH
- QUALIFIED LEVEL 3 PERSONAL TRAINER
His passion for tennis has kept him involved in the sport for over 15 yrs and has developed his coaching technique through the experience gained from nurturing players from all levels from Tots all the way to County and Regional standard players. In addition Tom has spent time working abroad to gain a better understanding of how to apply his coaching and has developed programs for both adults and juniors in the US, Spain and Australia.
We are very pleased to have Jemma on board as a member of our Coaching Team in Hampshire and has a strong background in developing grass roots tennis across the area including Portswood Tennis Club (2012-2014) and Southampton community parks (2011-2012).
An Internship with the British Tennis Foundation, developing tennis within the Hertfordshire community, Gosling High Performance Centre and University of Hertfordshire allowed her to grow the University programme from scratch to 70 players in a season, catering for all levels of players from club to social showing Jemma's natural ability to engage with players and facilitate learning.
David is an experienced level 2 coach and will be working closely with our Schools program, Mini Red program as well as helping our Rusty Racket players. Dave has worked at a number of local schools and clubs although the bulk of his work has been at David Lloyd Southampton.
He has a broad experience working with children from tots to teenagers and also adults including beginner courses, social tennis and Bootcamp Tennis. David enjoys running tournaments such as Parent and Child, Touch Tennis and now and again you will see him hosting Tennis Quizes. His tennis philosophy is simple:
Keep it fun and inclusive whilst helping players progress and improve.