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You Need 4 People On Your Tennis Journey

A Tennis Coach

A friend



Hi, I'm Steve!

I believe that each of us has the potential to become whatever we set our mind to in life, but it requires a team around us.


But Tennis is such a lonely world, you compete as an individual, you are self-employed and your best friends are often your main competitors on the court. 

I want to change that. 

Tennis needs people like you, People who love the sport, are gifted with tennis skills and a desire to make a difference. People who work well with others to identify problems and like to look for a solution with others. 

And you need people like me. Someone who'll not only help you find the confidence to step up and fulfil your potential through my coaching and mentoring but a friend who will cheer you on. 

Steve Whelan, My Tennis Coaching with a group of tennis coaches at David Lloyd Enfield during a LTA Instructor Course
Steve Whelan, My Tennis Coach with a group of LTA Tennis Assistants at David Lloyd Heston

Steve is a great tutor and makes the learning fun. I was very surprised, pleasantly, by how much of the basics has become second nature over the years of playing tennis and this course has taken me back to understanding the basic principles and how to best implement them in younger players. - Adelle, LTA Assistant

Together We Can

  • Instil you with the confidence and conviction to bring your best Tennis to the court.

  • Create a clear vision of what you want to achieve on your Tennis Journey.

  • Develop an actionable plan to get there.

  • Clear the blocks and discover the mindset and headspace that will allow you to enjoy it.

My Tennis Coaching, Steve Whelan with two wiining junior tennis players at the David Lloyd Regional Finals

In 1999 it all started for me

My Tennis Coaching career started back in the days when the world was preparing itself for computers to crash and dates would reset to zero. The millennium bug was all the news in the Summer of 1999. 

Things have changed a lot since then!

Since the Summer of 1999, I have coached thousands of people to achieve their own goals and dreams. 

My players have won county championships, represented Great Britain and achieved world rankings. 

But the thousands of hours of experience are not enough. To keep up to date with the modern game (which has changed significantly in twenty-plus years), I have collected certificates, qualifications and professional development across multiple sports and countries. 

I am a Lawn Tennis Association Level 4 Performance Coach and LTA Coach Education Tutor. I have worked with world-leading experts and been mentored by some of the best coaches in the world of Tennis. 

Over the past eight years, I have trained hundreds of Tennis Coaches through their LTA Coach Qualifications and written and delivered hundreds of hours of coach education content.  

Some of My Highlights

  • LTA Performance Coach - Twenty Years were working on the LTA Player Pathway with County, Regional and national juniors. 

  • County Captain - Current Buckinghamshire County Captain. I also have previously worked with Cheshire, Tennis Wales and Hertfordshire Counties.

  • Regional Coach - Former Regional Performance Coach for David Lloyd Leisure and has been a member of the LTA Coaching team at Regional Camps. 

  • Tennis Manager - Former Tennis Manager of an LTA High-Performance Centre, Racquets Manager of the most extensive growing Junior Programme in David Lloyd 2017 & 2018

  • Tennis Educator - Lead LTA Tutor on coach qualifications, Safeguarding and CPD workshops. Including keynote presenter at LTA County Coach forums.