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Coaching | Ham & Petersham Lawn Tennis Club
We held Tennis camps in 2018 at Easter and in July / early August.

Our coaches are:
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James Kober
Head Coach

Phone 07466 808515
Email:
james@tennishampetersham.com
or
james36k@bellsouth.net

James is a USPTA International Elite Professional and a PTR Licensed Professional & LTA Accredited Coach with over 25 years of teaching experience.

James has led our Men’s team Winter and Summer for the last two years in the Surrey League where they are unbeaten and have been promoted several divisions. He provides the vital liaison link with Grey Court School and runs Aegon matches for the Club. James runs after school tennis programmes at the Russell School, the Vineyard and the German School which are hugely successful and introduce hundreds of new players to our wonderful sport while also adding to the junior membership section of Ham & Petersham. James also coaches all the Grey Court tennis teams twice a week during lunch!

James played junior tennis for Surrey and represented his County, Region and played National and International events during his junior years. James returned from Florida, USA, three years ago after spending 22 years there.

He attended the University of West Florida on a full tennis scholarship and captained the team to a No. 1 national ranking in the USA. Straight out of University, James became the Tennis Director at the 8 court Holley-by-the-Sea tennis facility and then from 2006 - 2013 he was the Tennis Director of the 12 court Shoreline Tennis Centre. There, James oversaw a staff of 3 tennis professionals and coached 27 ladies'/men's and seniors' teams as well as 5 USTA junior teams including Nationally and Internationally ranked juniors and coached at the prestigious International Orange Bowl.

James has kept up a high playing standard and was in the top 15 in the singles rankings and No. 10 in mixed doubles rankings in the state of Florida.

Currently James is No. 1 in the 40’s age division in Surrey and No. 7 in the country, and won the Surrey Doubles Knockout Championship with the Ham & Petersham Men’s Team.

James thoroughly enjoys teaching players of all standards and teaches players from 3 years and up.

James is a strong believer that tennis is “A Sport for a Lifetime” and believes that you can play tennis whether you are 3 or 93! With that in mind, whether you are a total beginner, a “weekend warrior”, someone trying to get back into tennis or an advanced player, James can help you develop and improve your game!

James runs red, orange, green and yellow ball "Challenger", "Tour" and "Elite" squads and group lessons as well as a high performance squad on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at Ham & Petersham LTC and also the prestigious National Tennis Centre in Roehampton. For more info please call him on 07466 808515 or email: Kober10s@outlook.com


Lesson fees:
£35 per hour for a private lesson
£20 per person per hour for semi-private lesson
£15 per person per hour for a "3 & me" lesson.

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Katrina Ledderboge-Vucinic


Phone: 07817 687 506
Email:
Katrina@tennishampetersham.com
or
Archimedes.tennis@gmail.com

Katrina is a Licensed LTA Coach (DCA Level 3 Equivalency).
She is an RPT and PTR qualified coach, CRB checked & First Aid trained.

Katrina has 18 years coaching experience in the UK and Germany.

She has competed successfully at county level in handball, athletics & tennis as a junior in Germany. She has a holistic approach to health, fitness & nutrition, into which tennis is embedded.

Katrina loves tennis and would like her students to discover and feel that love for themselves, whatever their age or level of competence.

Her 18 years experience, ongoing curiosity about and extensive study of coaching methods & developments, and what she learns from every player, allow her to develop her own coaching style and offer a highly individual approach.

With regular use of various teaching aids and video for visual learning & analysis, she creates an interesting & challenging learning environment.

Katrina puts strong emphasis on building a trusting & respectful relationship with all players, be it in group or individual lessons, in order to help identify their goals and work towards them.

Katrina runs the DROP IN ADULT SESSION: TUESDAYS 7-8.30pm April-August; £8 per player), which welcomes all members (and those who are thinking of joining and want to try it out), be they beginners (in which case we might find additional opportunities for practice), improvers, or seasoned club players. The session consists of technical & tactical coaching, doubles & singles drills, and match play. She also aims to introduce new & current members to other club members and encourages them to try out Saturday (all year round) or Thursday (summer only) Social Tennis, as well as our Singles Ladder. Please call or text if you have any questions.

Katrina runs Tuesday Star Club and Wednesday group training for juniors (red, orange, green & yellow ball).

Lesson fees:
£35 per hour for a private lesson
£17.50 per person for a shared lesson
£12 per person for 3 players

Lessons can be in English or German.

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Mark Fynn


Phone: 07983 624984
Email:
mark.fynn@hotmail.com

Mark has represented Zimbabwe numerous times internationally as a junior. Undefeated throughout high school career at St. John's College (Zimbabwe).

Attended The McCallie School (U.S.A.) - played number 1, and named to the All-State Team. Ranked number 1 in Tennessee boys under 18.

Played 4 years of Division 1 college tennis at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, playing number 1 in both singles and doubles. Named to All Southern Conference Team for both singles and doubles. Team captain in 2007.

Won 3 Bronze Medals at the African Games in 2001 and 2015. Had an ATP singles ranking of 890, and an ATP doubles ranking of 531. Won 2 professional doubles titles.

Played Davis Cup for Zimbabwe for 8 years, playing in 27 different ties. Davis Cup playing captain on 2 occasions.

Is a PTR certified coach, and has worked with players of all ages and abilities. Loves coaching, and feels very fortunate to be able to do something that he enjoys so much every day.

Mark is available for private, semi-private and group lessons and also works alongside our Head Coach, James, with all our junior squads at Ham & Petersham and performance squads at the National Tennis Centre.

Lesson fees:
£35 per hour for a private lesson.
£20 per hour for a semi-private lesson.
£15 per person per hour for a "3 & me" lesson.

Court Reservations for Coaching

See below, and for detailed information please go to Court Bookings page and click on the link to the Court Bookings details (all bookings after 4.00pm are subject to daylight restrictions, we have no floodlights at present):

Day of Week

Total number of Courts (out of 4) being used for coaching

Coach

Time

Comments

Monday

1

James Kober
4.00 to 7.00pm
Tuesday

4

Katrina Ledderboge
Star Club: From 13th September to 27th September it runs from 5pm to 7pm, then from 4th October to 18th October it runs from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Grey Court School Star Club
Tuesday

3

Katrina Ledderboge
7.00 to 8.30pm
April to September only. Drop in Adult Session coaching.
Wednesday

4

Katrina Ledderboge and James Kober
4.00 to 7.00pm
Junior sessions
Thursday

2

Adult Club Night
6.15pm to dusk
Summer only
Thursday

1

James Kober
5.00 to 8.00pm
Individual coaching
Friday

1

James Kober
5.00 to 6.30pm
Saturday

4

Adult Social Tennis priority
10.00am to 12.30pm
Saturday

1

Katrina Ledderboge
9.00 to 10.00am
Saturday

2-4

Check the Court Bookings (accessible via the Court Bookings page) to see if there are any matches taking place
Afternoon
Sunday

1

Katrina Ledderboge
9.00am to 2.30pm
Sunday

1

James Kober
10.00am to 12 noon
Sunday

2-4

Check the Court Bookings (accessible via the Court Bookings page) to see if there are any matches taking place