Tennis philosophy

I believe people learn best whilst they are having fun, in an encouraging and supportive environment. I want you and your child to be inspired and get the tennis bug. I want people to learn to play the game (of tennis), as this is what is so addictive.

Reliability - We are 100% reliable – tennis is on every week as advertised. We will be there, whatever the weather! We also sometimes have indoor options if the weather is particularly poor. Professional standards – all coaches are LTA licensed or registered and have full public liability insurance, clear CRB and first aid qualifications.

Please consider membership of your club – as this gives you more opportunities to play

Matchplay – we include matchplay in our coaching sessions, as ultimately this is what we are developing the players to be able to do. As players compete in more matches, competition becomes more familiar and challenges are less daunting, and it gives a renewed focus to training and coaching. Ultimately the game of tennis is what keeps us coming back for more, so the sooner we play matches, the sooner we get the tennis ‘bug’.

We are a team of professional licensed and registered LTA tennis coaches.

As a role model, their job has many facets, and an encouraging, supportive enthusiastic coach is what you can expect.

Each week we have a ‘Star of the week’ which is voted for by the other children and the coach.

We like to keep everyone active throughout the lesson whilst taking appropriate time to explain and improve technique

We consider our duty of care to your child a serious responsibility – expect compassion and understanding from all our coaches

We are always open to hear your views and comments and will respond to all feedback received

Jo, Riccall
They both loved it tonight, and came home giddy as kippers!

Matt Ward

  • 0788 226 7971
  • email me! matt at icanplaytennis dot net
Head Coach:

all clubs

Damian Galloway

  • 07970 092535

    Coaching rates for individual lessons:
    Juniors £15/hr
    Adults £22/hr

Coaches at:


David Thompson

  • 07725 029867
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Frankie Marsh

  • 07719 993144
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Jack Wood

  • 07786 656456
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Jason May

  • 07900 394788
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Bishop Wilton

Jill Rounce

  • 07921 837642
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Mark Hamilton

  • 07718 275386
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Marius Barnard

  • 07734 219999
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Head Office Address: 7 Beckside, Elvington, York, YO41 4BE

Phone:0788 2267971
Email: info at icanplaytennis dot net

Please get in touch on any subject - I will always take the time to respond to you personally.

Feedback on our coaching, the team or any aspect of our offer is always welcome - good or otherwise.
Many thanks