Also Colombo Sports Centre, off Blackfriars Road has some new courts and there's a guy (forgotten his name ) who does community coaching there at Weeekends. I wouldn't bother with the community coaching session as it's a bit 'mixed ability' but worth getting his name from the Sports Centre as he seems a good guy.
Hey Big - there is a guy named Dennis who coaches at Tanner St Park. They know him at the cafe near the park. If in the meantime, you want to hit some balls I'm looking for a hitting partner - used to play but am quite rusty and trying to get back into the game. Cheers, Shawna
Karl, I hear, has been poached by Wandsworth. At least for the community coaching. However he may be willing to do private coaching elsewhere.
Also an Argentinian Italian guy called Tony who coaches at the Fulham Football In the Community scheme in Archbishps which is beteeen 10-12am is also an experienced tennis coach. He is a really inspirational football coach and I guess would be equally fun to have as a tennis coach.
The Dennis guy has been trading illegally in this area for quite a while as a tennis coach - he doesn't have the permission of Southwark to use the courts for paid coaching and has run foul of them for this before. It's suprising to me that he is able to continue this way but I guess for the most part he slips under the radar. Of course he has no insurance, etc. as a result.
That may or may not bother you, but the other thing is that he's just not a particularly good tennis player and I wouldn't expect to get a much value out of a coaching session with him.
Southwark advertise coaching at Burgess park tennis center - no idea what it's like though.
Hi, all just moved to SE1 and looking for a tennis couch for my 10 years old son, i heard aboud Dennis who is couching Saturday lessons at Tanner park, but honestly not so keen after reading the post above, any one has experiane coaching his kids with him?!!! Any other option?