SE1 Tennis is determined to deliver great tennis coaching to all ages and abilities. Our philosophy is to teach players of any age or standard to enjoy the game of tennis. We love to share our life long passion for tennis by helping people from all backgrounds to experience the game.
We use well established coaching methods to help players achieve their goals of improving whilst having fun. Lessons are planned so that training is appropriate for the age and skill of the player.
Head Coach - Alex Kaminski
LTA Level 4
Alex has been tennis coaching for 15 years at many different venues across London including the Hurlingham Club and Bank of England sports centre.
A level 4 senior club coach which Alex achieved in 2011. During his coaching career he has worked with a vast range of ages and abilities from beginner through to regional level players. He has a real passion for improvement for every ability and takes great care of his players in every session.
He leads our sessions at GMH Park and Colombo centre in conjunction with Be Active Social Enterprise providing adult and junior group classes.
Alex participates in competitions regularly and represents Wilton LTC men's first team in Team Tennis and doubles leagues competing at a good county level and have a current rating of 3.2.
Alex studied Economics and Criminology at Kingston University and helped his community by serving as a special constable in Merton borough for several years.
Alex's rate is £50 per hour.
2 person lesson is £60 (£30 each).
Club Coach - Tom Rush
PTR Instructor Level
Whether you are new to the game, returning after a hiatus, or simply hoping to tweak that forehand; Tom is looking forward to meeting the challenge with you.
With a relaxed approach and keen attention to detail he uses tailored training exercises to hone technique and build confidence in players. A latecomer to the game himself he has insight into the pitfalls to avoid and empathy for the frustrations encountered at Beginner/Improver level.
Over the past 8yrs he's immersed himself in all things tennis: local park leagues, club level social matchplay, charity events, Middlesex league team matches, club tournaments and LTA competitions. From grass roots level coaching with kids to training at a top European academy, he's always gaining expertise and keeping up to date with the latest training methods, technique and equipment.
His own tennis journey has been nothing short of 'life changing' in terms of health and well-being. So his mission now is in some small way at least, to change other peoples lives through tennis.
He first volunteered with us 6 years ago at the Colombo Centre and is now back with us as a PTR qualified coach, his rate is £40 per hour.
Club Coach - Mark Hines
LTA Accredited Coach
Mark came back to his childhood love of tennis after a career as an architect. He is a LTA qualified level two coach and trained at Bromley Tennis Centre, which produced Wimbledon and US Open sensation Emma Raducanu.
Mark’s focus is on helping adult beginner players of all ages enjoy the game, whilst keeping fit and having fun (however fit and sporty (or not!) you may be!) He will work with you to build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the sport - forehands, backhands, serving and volleying to enable you to start to rally and play.
He will also develop your technical and tactical awareness and introduce you to some of the physical and mental challenges involved.
Most importantly, he will share his love of tennis with you, build your confidence, keep you motivated and help you enjoy this beautiful game.
Mark is available for lessons at the Colombo Centre on Saturdays and Sunday mornings.
Mark’s rate is £35 hour for an individual lesson or £40 for 2 people in a lesson.
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